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In a cool forest patch along a rutted dirt road outside the Amazon jungle town of El Retorno in Guaviare, southern Colombia, Luis Vergara lifts his machete to clear a path through the brush. He walks through a 90-hectare plot of land he has replanted with valuable abarco trees - Colombian mahogany - in ...
'Expodefensa gives decision makers, big industries, military- and police forces from all over the world an important space to do business,' said Luis Carlos Villegas, Colombian Minister of Defence who recently came under attack after claiming that the killings of social leaders in Colombia were "mostly ...

"A pound of sugar costs 80,000 or 90,000 bolivars ... the salary of a Venezuelan is 40,000 weekly." It works. Selling bolivar notes can earn him roughly $20 in a day -- the same amount of cash he took to Colombia in his backpack. Still, Colombian officials fear the mass migration of Venezuelans will take a ...
National Security Minister Robert Montague says a recent visit to the 9th citizen Security Week in Colombia has provided local security officials with helpful information and ... The 9th Citizen Security Week was led by the Inter-American Development Bank with support from the Colombian government.
Upon his return to his home country, he was turned over to Colombian law enforcement officials. Hebert Veloza Garcia, 50, a former leader of Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia or AUC, was deported via ICE Air Operations under escort by ERO deportation officers. Veloza Garcia was transferred into ERO ...

His requests were denied by the National Protection Unit after officials deemed the measure unnecessary. Chavarro was just one among 30 people murdered in Colombia on Christmas Eve, with the majority arising from violence and alcohol-related confrontations. A report registered a total of 313 people ...
Minister Alan Duncan announces an additional £7m in funding for the Colombian peace process ... As part of the UK's continuing commitment to a lasting peace in Colombia, Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister for The Americas Sir Alan Duncan has announced an increase in financial support for ...
They did not specify whom the money would be laundered for. First, they said the FARC, then Chinese smugglers and later the mafia. That's why they weren't sent to jail," El Tiempo reports. ICE warned Colombian authorities of their concerns, saying the network is powerful and expansive, with "tentacles" ...
BOGOTA (Reuters) - A Colombian judge sentenced a former vice-minister of transport to five years and two months in prison on Tuesday after the ex-official admitted to taking millions of dollars in ... Colombia's attorney general said Odebrecht paid more than $27 million in bribes in the Andean country.
BOGOTA, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Colombia could end this year with a current account deficit as low as 3.6 percent of gross domestic product, finance Minister Mauricio Cardenas said on Friday, and cuts to the central bank's interest rate may continue. The bank's board surprised the market in November by ...
The legislation would have regulated transitional justice within the monumental peace deal with former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, militants. The bill included temporary tribunals to try and sentence participants in the armed conflict. The bill was approved on Monday by the House of ...
Bogota, November 24, 2017 (venezuelanalysis.com) - Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Holguin told press Monday that increased Venezuelan migration to Colombia is "complicating" the peace process in the neighboring country. "It is complicating the post-conflict in terms of the resources the Colombian ...
Earlier this month, Vice President Mike Pence met with Colombian leaders to tone down Mr. Trump's rhetoric and offer more time for Colombia to get a handle on the problem. That is a more sensible approach. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also met with Colombia's Foreign Minister, Maria Angela Holguin ...
An alleged coordinator of a drug trafficking network in Colombia claimed that transnational criminal groups operate in Costa Rica alongside local ... Gustavo Mata, the Minister of Security for Costa Rica, recognized that the authorities have had difficulties in controlling the passage of drugs in the country.
ELN Guerrillas Attack Colombian army Days After ceasefire Agreement ... Secretary of the government of the Cauca, Alejandra Miller, explained that ... but it doesn't look to have changed action on the ground in Colombia.
Units of the Colombian army, National police, and Office of the ... of this successful operation was announced to the nation by Minister of ...

Pablo Escobar, shortly after he was killed in Medellin, Colombia, December 2, 1993. ... Officials in Washington put pressure on their Colombian ... after years of what seemed to be little official action against their activities.
Niagara economic development officials to return from Colombia trade ... facilitating and hosting meetings with a number of Colombian firms.
BOGOTA, Colombia (CNS) -- Pope Francis urged Colombians to put ... the slave trade in Colombia -- was Pope Francis' first official event on ...
Exclusive: Colombian journalist Pays Alleged Venezuela Official to Lie on Camera ... ties between top Venezuelan officials and the Soles drug trafficking ring. ... Claudia Cano, a journalist with Colombia's Canal Uno aired an ...
ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT TO Colombia -- Pope Francis began his five-day ... The papal visit comes nearly a year after the Colombian ...
(CNN) When Pope Francis arrives Wednesday in Colombia for a five-day ... forged an agreement, but Colombian voters struck it down in a referendum. ... Former US Secretary of State John Kerry officially recognized ... Though the focus is on peace, Vatican officials say the Pope's visit is about much more.
On April 28, 2016, Colombia became the fourth country in Catholic-majority South ... Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny supported the "yes" campaign. .... Vatican officials, as well as the Catholic Spanish bishops Conference, ...
Officials with the Colombian prosecution office, Fiscalia, tell The ... can go for a lower sentence because she is forced to do it," an official says.
United Nations human rights officials Tuesday held Venezuela's government ... with the heads of several Latin American countries, including Colombia, Mexico ... Foreign ministers of 17 Latin American nations are meeting in Lima, Peru, ... Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez said in an ...
Colombia's agriculture minister said Tuesday the country had ... disease spurred a number of foreign countries to ban Colombian meat imports.
When Norbert Reinhart emerged from the Colombian jungle in 1999 after 94 ... the arrest the day after her 18th birthday, in an email from her father's secretary. "That was it -- there was no information," she said on a Skype call from Colombia. ... "Consular officials are in contact with local authorities to gather ...
Colombian President Shuffles Cabinet, Replaces Three Ministers ... Maria Lorena Gutierrez, currently Colombia's Ambassador to Germany, will take the helm ... agriculture Minister Aurelio Iragorri is set to leave the cabinet to take over leadership of Santos' U ... email Prankster Dupes White House officials.
Colombian officials received $27 million in bribes from Brazilian engineering firm Odebrecht, more than double previously thought, as the ...
More than 640 of these caches have been recovered by UN officials, members of Colombia's security forces and former guerrillas.
21 March 2017 - UN Environment will assist Colombia with overcoming the environmental degradation legacy of the internal conflict which lasted for more than 50 years, especially in remote rural areas.
Colombia's banana growers long suffered from violence during the war. Now they hope to raise their harvest and exports.
The International finance corporation (IFC), the private lending arm of the World Bank, was pressured to divest from a major mining project in Colombia owned by Eco Oro in December 2016. The Canadian ... "You can see that local communities who have had ...
... pesky reporters and their irritating questions. He is possibly the most criticized public official in Colombia after President Juan Manuel Santos as in some areas the country's largest terrorist group embarrassingly proved better at maintaining ...
BOGOTA - Colombia could produce at least 95-million tonnes of coal in 2017, below an initial target of 102-million tonnes, the mining vice-minister said on Wednesday. The Andean country is the world's fifth-largest producer of the fuel and recorded an ...
Romero's comments hew to the long-held official narrative that foreign emissaries, but not cartels, are active in Bolivia.
FILE - Supporters rallying for the nation's peace agreement with FARC hold a giant flag during a march in Bogota, Colombia, Nov.15, 2016. Share ... Hundreds of Colombian villagers have been killed or driven from their homes despite the recent peace ...
In a communique issued Monday, the National Liberation army of Colombia clarified that the over 50-year-old conflict in the country was rooted in state violence and state terrorism, instead of the common belief that state violence was the consequence ...
According to Swedish Industry Minister Mikael Damberg, the Colombian armed forces are an integral part of the peaceful transition of a country scarred by a decade-long civil war, and may be making major investments in the future, the Swedish economic ...
Colombia's Interior Minister Juan Fernando Cristo, said violence against rights defenders could undermine the peace deal.
The United States' soon-to-be-released official 2016 report on coca cultivation in Colombia reveals that cultivation of the illicit crop in Colombia has gone up 38% since the start of the $10 billion counter-narcotics strategy "Plan Colombia" in 2000 ...
Coca production in Colombia has surged to levels unseen in two decades of U.S. eradication efforts, according to a White House report released Tuesday.
[JURIST] The Colombian Senate [official website, in Spanish] Monday approved [press release, in Spanish] a transitional justice structure that will attempt to bring reparations to the more than 8 million victims of the decades-long conflict between the ...
FILE - Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos makes the victory sign after voting in a referendum to decide whether or not to support the peace deal he signed with rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, in Bogota, Colombia, Oct ...
BOGOTA (Reuters) -- Dozens of Colombian officials, including finance Minister Mauricio Cardenas, are being investigated for overspending of about $6 billion during the renovation of state oil company Ecopetrol's refinery Reficar, the comptroller ...
Colombia's Minister for Defense on Tuesday confirmed that coca production in the South American country continues to rise despite ongoing government efforts to curb it.
BOGOTA, March 13 (Reuters) - Dozens of Colombian officials, including finance Minister Mauricio Cardenas, are being investigated for overspending of about $6 billion during the renovation of state oil company Ecopetrol's refinery Reficar, the ...
The Odebracht bribery scandal that was initially alleged by US judicial authorities, in Colombia is growing as bribery allegations implicate more and more top politicians and high-ranking officials. The arrests made last year in relation to the scandal ...
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - Catholic Church officials: Pope Francis to visit Colombia in September. Latest from the SFGATE homepage: Click below for the top news from around the Bay Area and beyond.


 

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