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Colombian economy is dominated by the service sector, which contributed approximately 62.8% to the total GDP in 2016. Industrial sector contributes 30.5% of GDP, in which the manufacturing contributes 11.2% of GDP.
Quito, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) Delegations of the government of Colombia and of the National Liberation army (ELN) continue today with consultations in Ecuador to determine the beginning of the public dialog table towards a peace agreement in this South ...
As Odebrecht admits to bribery on a massive international scale, Emily Hastings examines the impact that corruption has on Colombia and how things might change in the future. ... The Colombian government has already announced it will void any of the ...
... news from Colombia at the weekend that workers' leader Huber Ballesteros has been released after over three years behind bars as a political prisoner is a landmark in the journey towards peace.
Colombia's government acknowledged on Friday the threat of dissident FARC guerrillas following the seizure of 500 kilograms of cocaine in southwest Colombia. The seizure of the high-purity cocaine which belonged to dissident guerrillas calling ...
The peace deal, struck between the Colombian government and the FARC rebels in November, centers around some 5,700 members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) giving up armed struggle and transforming into a legal political ...
The meeting was scheduled for January 12 but was postponed due to logistical reasons at the last minute. The Colombian government had previously abruptly and unexpectedly canceled talks that were set to begin Oct. 27 after President Juan Manuel Santos ...
The Colombian government had demanded that the ELN release hostage Odin Sanchez as a precondition to begin the talks, but the guerrilla group argued that there were disagreements on the timeline for his release.
Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Labor released a report in response to the complaint filed by U.S. and Colombian unions detailing systematic labor rights violations in Colombia. The U.S. government acknowledged many of the serious issues raised in ...
The Colombian state was found guilty of human rights offenses during a 2002 military operation in the country's second biggest city Medellin by the Inter-American Court of Human rights (IACHR) this week.
Bogota, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian government has expressed its willingness to begin formal talks with the ELN with the promptness and seriousness demanded by the country, an option that both sides are exploring in Ecuador since today ...
... Colombian government can follow the timeline established for creating peace with the The Revolutionary armed forces guerrilla group.
Representatives of the Colombian government and the guerilla group National Liberation army (ELN) are planning to meet Friday in Ecuador to set a proper date to begin public, formal peace negotiations.
About 5,700 Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerillas are in the process of gathering to demobilize over a period of six months at 26 UN-monitored camps as part of a peace process with the government reached last November after more than ...
... farmers move away from illicit crops to legal production. Nevertheless, the Colombian government has resumed the fumigation, while the U.S.
The briefing, which was written in mid-July of 2016, makes clear the Colombian deployment would be "resourced" out of the same existing pool of police officers the Liberals will tap into for their UN peacekeeping scheme.
The Colombian government demanded that the ELN release prisoner Odin Sanchez as a prerequisite to begin the talks, but the guerrilla group argued that there were disagreements over the timeline for his release and asked the government to pardon two ...
Colombia's 2016 inflation was set at 5.75% by the country's national central bank, missing the government-set target for the year but still down from the inflation recorded in 2015.
Colombia's government confirmed over the weekend that Hollande would visit one of 26 areas where Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerillas are currently gathering to demobilize over a period of six months. Uribe ... Betancourt, who had ...
The Colombian government on Wednesday, 4 January, said the United Nations should maintain its neutrality after a video of its officials dancing with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) at a New Year celebration went viral. In a letter ...
"And not only did we sign the peace agreement, we also started to implement it," he added, noting that the bilateral cease-fire between government forces and the FARC, launched at the end of August, has helped reduce violence in the country. "The ...
Colombia's government decreed a minimum wage hike of 7% after labor unions had walked out of weeks of ritual but fruitless negotiations with employers.
ELN is the second-largest rebel group in Colombia after the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - People's army (FARC), fighting against the government for many decades. The Colombian authorities have repeatedly tried to launch talks with the rebel ...
Bogota (AFP) - Colombian rebels may be preparing to lay down their guns, but the nation faces a deeper challenge to heal itself: treating mental illnesses stemming from the trauma of a half-century war.
An article published by Colombian publication PanAm Post suggests bitcoin, and digital currencies in general, are now illegal in Colombia.
In 1903, the United States supported a bloodless revolution in the Colombian province of Panama after the Colombian government rejected a U.S. treaty to acquire land in Panama to build the canal. The United States Senate offered $10 million for the ...
ROBLES, Colombia - Only 24 when he joined the late Manuel "Sureshot" Marulanda in the rural militia that evolved into the FARC rebel group, at 76, Miguel Angel Pascuas says he and his comrades are ready to lay down their guns "if the government ...
more-in. Colombia's government now knows only too well that there is many a slip between the cup and the lip. In October, a referendum to ratify a ... Without doubt, the Nobel Peace Prize given to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos gave him the ...
She had found her calling in social work and was making a living fulfilling government contracts, often bringing aid and information to isolated communities in the mountains and valleys of Northern Colombia. In rural areas, farmers and their families ...
Mexico has replaced Colombia as the country with the highest number of abductions in The Americas as criminal gangs increasingly turn to kidnapping for ransom.
According to the United Nations, the area of cultivation of coca plants in Colombia doubled between 2013 and 2015. One reason for this was that, as part of the peace negotiations with the FARC, the government refrained from the aerial spraying of coca ...
... expressing its concern over Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos' announcement that Colombia and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) are set to further military cooperation.
Thousands of Venezuelans crossed into Colombia to buy food and medicine after their government partially reopened the border following a messy crackdown on what it called currency hoarders.
BOGOTA - World Jewish Congress CEO and Executive Vice President Robert Singer visited Colombia last week for meetings with the Jewish community of Bogota and senior government officials and dignitaries. Singer was welcomed on his visit by the ...
"This was a colossal achievement. The conflict between the Colombian government and the FARC's Marxist insurgents lasted half a century and claimed the lives of about 220,000 people.
BOGOTA - The Colombian government has pardoned at least 110 FARC rebels as part of a peace deal to end a 52-year conflict, the justice minister said Wednesday.
We urge you to press and work with the Colombian government to publicly condemn this violence in the strongest possible terms, increase and expand mechanisms designed to prevent such attacks from being carried out, and provide defenders and social ...
"IFAD is ready to play its part in building a new, peaceful and prosperous Colombia. With this new strategy, we want to assure the Colombian people and the government that IFAD's 40 years of experience in rural development is now, more than ever, at ...
In November, the Colombian government and the FARC signed a revised and final peace deal, which was approved by Congress. In the coming weeks the rebels will leave their camps, relocating to a set number of sites throughout the country.
The Colombian government has pardoned at least 110 FARC rebels as part of a peace deal to end a 52-year conflict, the justice minister said Wednesday.
The government of Colombia has pardoned around 110 FARC rebels as part of the peace deal, Colombian Justice Minister Jorge Londono said on Wednesday ,14 December.
Santos, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of a historic peace deal between the Colombian government and the FARC rebel group which waged a guerilla war in the country for half a century, noted that his country has been ravaged in large ...
The first ever peace agreement between the Colombian government and FARC was rejected in a referendum last month and a revised peace accord is in the works.
Another worry is that divisions within the ELN could benefit dissident members of the FARC guerrilla organization, which has just finalized a peace agreement with the Colombian government and is awaiting judicial guarantees before demobilizing. But up ...
Illegal armed groups and informal miners extract approximately 80% of the gold on the market in Colombia, according to the Colombian Mining Association (ACM). ACM chairman Santiago ... The Colombian government has badly managed mining. The badly ...
Hours after Colombia's constitutional court approved a revised peace deal with the country's largest rebel group, the FARC, the government presented Congress an amnesty law that is key for the guerrillas' effective demobilization. The amnesty law is ...
Last night, Colombia's government introduced the first legislation meant to initiate the process of implementing the peace agreement reached with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia in Havana. The debate will start Monday and the bill will first ...
After nearly four years of seesawing talks between government negotiators and FARC commanders in Havana, the two sides announced a peace deal in September and staged an elaborate signing ceremony.
9 December 2016: Following the signing of a peace agreement between the government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's army (FARC-EP), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has announced its support for a ...
Many items subsidised by Venezuela's socialist government, including diesel and petrol, are sold at a huge profit over the border in Colombia. On Sunday, he ... In 2015, the Colombian government complained that it had not been consulted or informed.


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