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      Colombian president declares definitive ceasefire with Farc

      Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday declared a ceasefire with Farc rebels starting August 29. The move...

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      Colombia agrees peace deal with Farc rebels

      The Colombian government and leaders of the Farc guerrilla group on Wednesday reached a historic peace agreement to end...

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    1. Fast FT

      August 24, 2016

      Colombian peace deal imminent

      Colombia’s government and rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia are wrapping up four years of...

    2. June 30, 2016

      Colombia gets it right: hard work, ceasefire, then referendum

      Last Thursday was a momentous day for democracy — and not only because of Brexit. Several thousand miles from the UK,...

    3. June 22, 2016

      Colombia announces ceasefire with rebels

      Colombia’s government and Marxist rebels agreed on Wednesday to a ceasefire in a breakthrough deal to end one of the...

    4. May 12, 2016

      Colombia and the ‘intelligent austerity’ of life after oil

      Oil, in recent years a lifeline for the Colombian economy, will contribute almost nothing to the Andean nation’s gross...

    5. Fast FT

      March 30, 2016

      Colombia starts peace talks with ELN rebels

      Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos announced on Wednesday that, after two years of back-channel talks, his...

    6. Fast FT

      March 24, 2016

      Colombia misses peace deal deadline

      It takes time to end one of the world’s longest-running armed conflicts – even with help from US President Barack...

    7. March 17, 2016

      Colombia’s guerrillas seek the civilian life

      First, Fidel Castro swapped his military fatigues for trainers and tracksuit. Then Hugo Chávez followed. Now the latest...

    8. February 3, 2016

      Colombia seeks dollars to fight the peace

      Colombia’s long civil war finally sucked Washington into an anti-narcotics and anti-guerrilla offensive called “Plan...

    9. Fast FT

      January 13, 2016

      Colombia sells power generator to Brookfield

      Colombia’s government has finally bitten the bullet, and on Wednesday sold a controlling stake in the state-controlled...

    10. December 16, 2015

      Colombia moves closer to peace deal with Farc

      Colombia’s government and leaders of the Farc Marxist rebel group announced on Tuesday that they have agreed on...

    11. December 5, 2015

      Colombia locates wreck of 18th century treasure ship the San José

      It was the late Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez who made a treasure-laden shipwreck near Cartagena world famous....

    12. September 27, 2015

      Pacific Alliance: Like minds aim to tread united line

      Does the environment create the mindset, or the mindset the environment? This philo­sophical “nature versus nurture”...

    13. September 24, 2015

      Breakthrough in Farc talks triggers backlash in Colombia

      The breakthrough announced in Havana this week between Colombian peace negotiators and Marxist rebels has been welcomed...

    14. September 24, 2015

      Colombia to sign peace deal with rebels

      Colombia’s government and rebel Marxist leaders on Wednesday agreed to sign a peace deal in six months to end the...

    15. September 22, 2015

      Colombia and Venezuela ease tensions

      Colombia and Venezuela on Monday agreed to ease tensions after a month-long dispute over border security that led to...

    16. August 28, 2015

      Venezuela cracks down on Colombia migrants

      Tensions between the neighbouring governments of socialist Venezuela and pro-market Colombia reached new heights on...

    17. July 26, 2015

      Colombia to ease bombing raids against Farc rebels

      Colombia is to ease bombing raids against Farc guerrillas, cooling down one of the world’s longest-running armed...

    18. June 14, 2015

      Colombia to persist with peace talks despite attacks

      Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos said this weekend he would persist with the most advanced peace negotiations in...

    19. May 25, 2015

      Colombia’s Santos calls for peace talks to accelerate

      Juan Manuel Santos, Colombia’s ­president, has called for the speeding-up ­of negotiations with Marxist rebels aimed at...

    20. March 7, 2015

      Colombia and Farc rebels agree to clear landmines

      Alfonso Cano, the late commander of the Colombian rebel group Farc, said in an email intercepted eight years ago that...

    21. January 15, 2015

      Colombia considers ceasefire to speed Marxist rebel peace talks

      Juan Manuel Santos, Colombia’s president, said he would advance peace talks with Marxist Farc rebels by discussing a...

    22. beyondbrics

      January 7, 2015

      It is time to talk peace, say Colombia's ELN rebels

      Colombia’s second-largest rebel group, the National Liberation Army (ELN), said on Wednesday that it is willing to hold...

    23. November 30, 2014

      Farc’s release of kidnapped general raises Colombia peace hopes

      Colombia’s largest Marxist rebel group released three captives on Sunday, paving the way for the resumption of frozen...

    24. November 20, 2014

      Colombian rebels agree to free hostages

      Colombian Marxist rebels agreed on Wednesday to release a general and four other hostages, in a move likely to allow...

    25. November 18, 2014

      Colombian rebels hit out at peace talks suspension

      Colombia’s Marxist guerrillas on Tuesday deplored the government’s suspension of peace talks following the weekend...

    26. November 17, 2014

      Ambitious plans to transform Colombia

      In Colombia, which is home to three Andean mountain ranges and vast expanses of trackless Amazon jungle, a proper road...

    27. November 17, 2014

      General’s kidnap derails Farc peace talks in Colombia

      The kidnapping on Sunday of a Colombian general by members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or Farc, has...

    28. November 3, 2014

      Swallowing the toads of Colombia’s peace process

      The fighting has been going on for so long that few remember why it began. It has taken place near some of the largest...

    29. beyondbrics

      September 21, 2014

      Guest post: the Pacific Alliance is Latin American collaboration at its best

      By Jorge Rosenblut of Endesa In the mid 19th century, Horace Greeley urged his countrymen to explore new horizons with...

    30. September 17, 2014

      Colombia seeks dividend from wealthiest 1%

      Mauricio Cárdenas, Colombia’s finance minister, describes his government’s economic agenda with a nod to French...

    31. July 31, 2014

      Farc rebels accused of committing horrific crimes ‘with impunity’

      Last year, two teenage girls and a young woman vanished in an area dominated by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of...

    32. beyondbrics

      July 29, 2014

      Colombia gains Moody's upgrade

      Moody’s Investors Service, the credit rating agency, on Monday raised Colombia’s sovereign rating one notch to Baa2...

    33. July 24, 2014

      Oil majors lodge bids for Colombia exploration rights

      Some of the world’s largest energy companies are poised to acquire exploration rights in Colombia as Latin America’s...

    34. beyondbrics

      July 15, 2014

      Colombia: vote of confidence for finance minister

      Recently re-elected Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos starts his second term in less than a month. As he won the...

    35. beyondbrics

      June 27, 2014

      Colombia's guerrillas: swapping bullets for footballs

      Colombia’s footballers have made it into the knockout rounds of the World Cup for only the second time in their...

    36. beyondbrics

      June 19, 2014

      Colombia's GDP: goal!

      Colombia’s GDP data for the first quarter of 2014 came earlier than expected on Thursday morning, as if to be sure to...

    37. The World

      June 16, 2014

      Colombia's election – what Santos' victory means

      Such is the power of incumbency, that over the past decade no Latin American president who has run for re-election has...

    38. June 15, 2014

      Boost for Colombia peace talks as Santos wins poll

      The re-election of Juan Manuel Santos in Colombia allows him to see through peace talks with leftwing guerrillas aimed...

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