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Colombia's Santos dubs new legislature 'Congress of peace'

Estanzuela - Colombia's newly re-elected President Juan Manuel Santos installed a new legislature Sunday, calling it a "Congress of peace" and asking for its support in creating a post-conflict nation amid negotiations with the FARC.
In the Media by AFP

Zou Shiming gears up for pretitle fight Saturday in Macau

Former Chinese Olympian Zou Shiming is set to tangle with Luis de la Rosa of Colombia Saturday at the Cotai Arena of the Venetian Resort in Macau, China for his final test as a pro leading up to his next flyweight title fight.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Cocaine drops in top producer Colombia, says UN

Estanzuela - Cocaine production in Colombia, a top producer, dropped nearly 13 percent last year, despite steady coca leaf agriculture, the United Nations drug watchdog said Thursday.
In the Media by Lissy de Abreu (AFP)

Ancient Inca roads win coveted World Heritage status

Doha - UN cultural agency UNESCO on Saturday granted its coveted World Heritage status to a vast and ancient Inca road system spanning six countries in South America.
In the Media by Karim Jaafar with Roberto Cortijo in Lima (AFP)

Serey Die breaks into tears during Ivory Coast national anthem

Prior to the match against Colombia, Ivory Coast midfielder Serey Die broke down in tears as his national anthem played, setting off a rumor that he had found out hours before the game that his father had passed away.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle

Colombia adopts new sexual violence law

Bogot - Sexual violence now may be prosecuted as a crime against humanity in Colombia, where President Juan Manuel Santos signed a law to stem assaults against women during the ongoing civil war.
In the Media by AFP

Voters in Colombia voters back peace talks, re-elect president

Bogot - Colombia's voters gave President Juan Manuel Santos a second term Sunday in a closely fought election that could mark a turning point in the country's decades-long struggle with Marxist guerrillas.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

After Santos election victory, Colombia resumes peace bid

Bogot - Colombia resumed its path toward peace with leftist rebels, bolstered by President Juan Manuel Santos' victory in elections seen as a referendum on his bid to end the 50-year-old conflict.Santos picked up 50.
In the Media by Philippe Zygel (AFP)

After Santos election victory, Colombia resumes peace bid

Bogot - Colombia resumed its path toward peace with leftist rebels Monday, bolstered by President Juan Manuel Santos's victory in elections seen as a referendum on his bid to end the 50-year-old conflict.Santos picked up 50.
In the Media by Philippe Zygel (AFP)

Colombians re-elect Santos in boost for FARC talks

Bogot - Colombians re-elected President Juan Manuel Santos in a cliffhanger seen as a referendum on peace talks with FARC guerrillas.The center-right Santos registered 50.
In the Media by Alina Dieste (AFP)

Santos, Colombia's would-be peacemaker

Bogot - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who was re-elected Sunday, is seen as his country's best hope for a potential peace deal with Marxist rebels.With nearly all votes tallied, the center-right Santos registered 50.
In the Media by AFP

Colombians re-elect Santos in boost for FARC talks

Bogot - Colombians re-elected President Juan Manuel Santos on Sunday in a cliffhanger poll seen as a referendum on peace talks with FARC guerrillas, election authorities said.With 99.37 percent of votes tallied, the center-right Santos registered 50.
In the Media by Alina Dieste (AFP)

Colombia votes in cliffhanger presidential poll

Bogot - Colombians went to the polls Sunday in a cliffhanger presidential election that has become a referendum on peace talks with FARC guerrillas.
In the Media by Alina Dieste (AFP)

James Rodriguez leads Colombia to goal against Greece

Of the many differences between Colombia and Greece both stylistically and tactically, it’s difficult to ignore the contrast between their main strengths.
In the Media by Tyrrell Meertins

Op-Ed: World Cup 2014 - Teams capable of overachieving in Brazil

Over the past week, I’ve provided in-depth previews of the legitimate favourites heading into the World Cup, but the great thing about this sport is the element of surprise.
In the Media by Tyrrell Meertins - 2 comments

Colombia, ELN guerrillas launch peace process

Bogot - Colombia's government and the country's second largest guerrilla group, the National Liberation Army, announced Tuesday they have opened peace talks, with a tense presidential election just days away.
In the Media by Lissy de Abreu (AFP)

Colombia, ELN guerrillas launch peace process

Bogot - Colombia's government and the country's second largest guerrilla group, the National Liberation Army, announced Tuesday they have opened peace talks, with a tense presidential election just days away.
In the Media by Lissy De Abreu (AFP)

Santos promises to end draft if Colombia peace is struck

Bogot - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, in a close re-election fight, promised Wednesday to abolish the military draft if a peace agreement is reached with FARC rebels.
In the Media by AFP

Bogota, FARC appeal for support for peace process

Havana - Colombia's government and the FARC rebel group called on the public Tuesday to support a peace process that is under challenge in the country's closely contested presidential elections.
In the Media by AFP

Bogota, FARC appeal for support for peace process

Havana - Colombia's government and the FARC rebel group called on the public Tuesday to support a peace process that is under challenge in the country's closely contested presidential elections.
In the Media by AFP

FARC leader declares opposition to drug trade

Bogot - The head of Colombia's FARC rebels, long believed to fund guerrilla activities via the drug trade, said Monday that he opposes the trade as "counter-revolutionary.
In the Media by AFP

Colombia peace talks to resume though future in doubt

Havana - Colombia's government and the FARC rebel group will resume peace talks on Tuesday, officials said, even though the country's presidential election has placed the process in doubt.
In the Media by AFP

FARC says Colombia peace talks not in 'limbo'

Bogot - Colombia's FARC rebels on Tuesday denied peace talks with the government had been put in "limbo" by the country's presidential vote, which largely hinges on how to handle the Marxist rebels.
In the Media by AFP

Colombian presidential vote heads for runoff

Bogot - Colombian opposition candidate Oscar Zuluaga led President Juan Manuel Santos in first-round elections, but they now face a runoff in a crucial campaign for peace talks with Marxist rebels.With nearly all ballots counted Sunday, Zuluaga had 29.
In the Media by Philippe Zygel (AFP)

Peace talks on the line in Colombia presidential vote

Bogot - Colombians vote Sunday in a presidential election held up as a test for peace talks between the government and Marxist guerrillas to end a half-century-old civil war.
In the Media by Philippe Zygel (AFP)

Santos willing to negotiate with U.S. over jailed FARC leader

Bogot - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Friday he was willing to negotiate with the United States to allow a jailed FARC leader participate in peace talks -- a long-standing demand of the leftist rebels.
In the Media by AFP

Boy's death raises Colombia bus fire toll to 32

Bogot - The death toll from a Colombian bus fire rose to 32 after a boy hospitalized with severe burns succumbed to his injuries, authorities said Friday.
In the Media by AFP

Colombia grieves young victims of bus inferno

Fundaci - Tiny shoes and charred toys are still strewn along the road in Fundacion, Colombia, two days after a tragic bus fire claimed the lives of 31 children.
In the Media by Paula Carrilo (AFP)

Driver arrested in bus fire that killed 33 in Colombia

Fundaci - Colombian authorities have arrested the unlicensed driver who fled his overcrowded bus after it burst into flames, burning to death 33 young children, according to an official.
In the Media by Paula CARRILLO (AFP)

31 children burn to death in Colombia bus accident

Bogot - Thirty-one children were burned to death when their bus caught fire and exploded in northern Colombia on Sunday, the Red Cross said.
In the Media by AFP
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Typical street in the Old Colonial City Centre of Zipaquirá, Colombia
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The Nukak have been decimated by diseases since contact © G Politis/ Survival
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The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity and St. Anthony of Padua at Zipaquirá, Colombia.
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