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Voters reject peace deal with FARC

Colombian voters have rejected a peace deal which had been signed last week between President Juan Manuel Santos and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) leader Timoleón Jimenez after […]

Ceasefire between FARC and Government formalised

The leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia—People’s Army (FARC), Timoleón Jiménez (known as Timochenko) has ordered his forces to lay down their arms in a formal ceasefire with […]

President Santos brings in six new Ministers

President Juan Manuel Santos has carried out a complete reshuffle of his Cabinet. The president asked his Cabinet to resign their portfolios last week, a normal procedure when a reshuffle […]

Cabinet of Colombia

Juan Fernando Cristo Bustos Minister of Interior María Ángela Holguín Cuéllar Minister of Foreign Affairs Mauricio Cárdenas Santamaria Minister of Finance and Public Credit Jorge Londoño Minister for Justice and […]

Germán Arce is new Energy Minister

President Juan Manuel Santos has appointed Dr. Germán Arce Zapata as the new Minister of Mines and Energy and Paula Gaviria Betancur as High Counsellor for Human Rights. You can […]

Energy Minister resigns

Colombia’s Minister of Mines and Energy, Tomás González Estrada, has resigned his portfolio. He has been replaced by María Lorena Gutiérrez. Colombia has been suffering from a drought and a […]

Centre ground parties win in locals

Most newspapers are reporting that there has been a drift to the centre in the local elections held in Colombia yesterday, with both far-right and far-left candidates losing across the […]

Old parties expected to lose ground in local elections

Today is a big day in Colombia, as voters go to the polls to elect governors in all 32 departments, mayors in all 1,102 municipalities and nearly 12,000 other elected […]

Government and FARC sign peace agreement

President Juan Manuel Santos and leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) Timoleón Jiménez have shaken hands after the signing of a peace agreement. The agreement comes after […]

IMF 2015 Article IV Consultation with Colombia

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with Colombia Press Release No. 15/236 May 29, 2015 On May 18, 2015, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) […]

Luis Carlos Villegas is new Defence Minister

President Juan Manuel Santos has carried out a straight swop between his Ambassador to the United States of America and his Defence Minister. In a statement on the Presidential website […]

Peru and Colombia Cabinets meet in historic binational meeting

The Presidents of Peru and Colombia met in the Amazon city of Iquitos in Peru along with their Cabinets in what was described as a “momentous and historic” step toward […]

Full list of new Cabinet

Yesterday Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos announced the full line-up of his new Cabinet. Of the 16 ministers, seven are confirmed in their former positions, two have been moved to […]

Juan Manuel Santos sworn in as President for a second term

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was sworn in yesterday for a second term in office which will last until 2018. During his inaugural speech the President announced that he had […]