Colombia government - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Colombia government Trump asks Colombia's help to end Venezuela political crisis WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he intends to work closely with his Colombian counterpart to find a solution to spiraling violence in Venezuela. Sitting side by side with President Juan Manuel Santos in the Oval Office, Trump said he will seek Colombia's help in pressuring neighboring Venezuela to address the near-daily protests and violence that ... Thu, 18 May 2017 21:53:00 GMT 2017-05-18T21:53:00Z Trump, Santos Pledge Cooperation in Drug Fight President Donald Trump vowed to collaborate with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on drug trafficking and the ongoing political crisis in Venezuela... Thu, 18 May 2017 21:35:00 GMT 2017-05-18T21:35:00Z Trump: Russia Investigation a 'Witch Hunt' President Donald Trump denounced the appointment of a special counsel to investigate his campaign's ties with Russia Thursday, calling it an unprecedented... Thu, 18 May 2017 20:52:00 GMT 2017-05-18T20:52:00Z Trump: FBI Director To Be Named 'Very Soon' As President Donald Trump welcomed the president of Colombia to the White House, he indicated that a replacement for former FBI Director James Comey would... Thu, 18 May 2017 19:51:00 GMT 2017-05-18T19:51:00Z Trump to meet with Colombian president at White House WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will meet with President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia at the White House later this month. The White House says the two presidents plan to discuss the relationship between their countries as well as drug trafficking and organized crime. They'll also focus on implementation of Colombia's peace agreement and strategies for countering... Thu, 04 May 2017 17:19:00 GMT 2017-05-04T17:19:00Z Warnings but no action preceded deadly flood in Colombia MOCOA, Colombia (AP) — People were caught off guard when a devastating flash flood surged through a small city in southern Colombia, but not everyone was surprised. Government agencies, land use experts, and environmental organizations had said for years that Mocoa could face dangerous flooding. Many who lived in the most vulnerable areas were aware of the warnings, even if ... Wed, 05 Apr 2017 22:17:00 GMT 2017-04-05T22:17:00Z Desperation sets in as flood death toll in Colombia tops 200 MOCOA, Colombia (AP) — Townspeople desperately searched their ruined homes and the local hospital for loved ones Sunday after a torrent of water, mud and debris swept through a city in southern Colombia, causing more than 200 deaths, many of them children, and leaving hundreds more missing and injured. Neighborhoods were left strewn with rocks, wooden pla... Mon, 03 Apr 2017 00:01:00 GMT 2017-04-03T00:01:00Z The Latest: Death toll rises to 207 in Colombia avalanche MOCOA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the deadly river overflow in southern Colombia (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says that at least 207 people have been killed in a water and mud avalanche in the country's south, but the death toll is changing "every moment." Santos spoke Sunday... Sun, 02 Apr 2017 19:43:00 GMT 2017-04-02T19:43:00Z The Latest: Death toll rises to 193 in Colombia disaster BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the deadly river overflow in southern Colombia (all times local): 8 p.m. The number of people killed in Colombia after a surge of mud and water from three overflowing rivers swept through a small city has risen to 193. Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos announced the rising dea... Sun, 02 Apr 2017 04:30:00 GMT 2017-04-02T04:30:00Z Colombia: 193 dead after rivers overflow, toppling homes BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — An avalanche of water from three overflowing rivers tore through a small city in Colombia while people slept, destroying homes, sweeping away cars and killing at least 193 unsuspecting residents. The incident triggered by a sudden, heavy rainstorm happened around midnight Friday and into early Saturday in Mocoa, a provincial capita... Sun, 02 Apr 2017 03:42:00 GMT 2017-04-02T03:42:00Z Colombia official says Venezuela raid may be tied to crisis BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A Colombian official said a four-day incursion into the country by Venezuelan troops may have been linked to Colombia's call for elections in the troubled, neighboring south American nation. Around 60 Venezuelan soldiers crossed the border into Colombia Monday night and raised their national flag in a camp they set up on a plantain... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:00:00 GMT 2017-03-24T18:00:00Z US says Colombia's coca production surges to record levels PUERTO BELLO, Colombia (AP) — 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. Cultivation of the plant used to make cocaine rose 18 percent last year from 2015, with coca crops planted on an estimated 188,000 hectares (465,000 acres) of the Andean nation. ... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 03:11:00 GMT 2017-03-15T03:11:00Z Colombia protests China's execution of 72-year-old drug mule BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A retired journalist who joined the criminal underworld while researching a book on South America's drug cartels became the first Colombian, and possibly the first Latin American, to be executed in China for drug offenses. The execution Monday night of Ismael Arciniegas occurred amid a last-ditch diplomatic effort by Colombia's gov... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 17:29:00 GMT 2017-02-28T17:29:00Z Venezuela's VP shrugs off drug sanctions as US weighs policy CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's government condemned U.S. sanctions on the country's vice president, saying Tuesday that the Trump administration's designation of Tareck El Aissami as a major drug trafficker represented an unprecedented and "highly dangerous" infringement on the South American nation's sovereignty. In a series of defiant messages po... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 21:40:00 GMT 2017-02-14T21:40:00Z Hugo Chavez returns to life in TV show criticized by allies BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The revolution will now be televised. The life of Hugo Chavez, who mesmerized Venezuela's impoverished masses before dying of cancer in 2013, is being dramatized in a Spanish-language TV series that is generating a backlash even before it airs. Produced by Sony Pictures Television, "El Comandante" premieres this ... Mon, 30 Jan 2017 18:51:00 GMT 2017-01-30T18:51:00Z Colombia ELN rebels agree to free captive, start peace talks BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's second-largest rebel group has agreed to free a prominent politician held captive for almost a year, clearing the way for repeatedly postponed peace talks to begin next month. The agreement worked out during months of backchannel talks with the National Liberation Army was announced at a news conference Wednesday in Quit... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:19:00 GMT 2017-01-19T00:19:00Z Colombia's Santos accepts Nobel, urges shift in drug war STOCKHOLM (AP) — Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on Saturday, saying it helped his country achieve the "impossible dream" of ending a half-century-long civil war. A smiling Santos received his Nobel diploma and gold medal at a ceremony in Oslo, Norway, for his efforts to end a conflict that has killed 220,000 people a... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 22:52:00 GMT 2016-12-10T22:52:00Z Colombian congress ratifies peace deal; critics boycott vote BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Congress formally ratified a revised peace agreement with Colombia's biggest leftist rebel group, capping a torturous four years of negotiations, a stunning referendum rejection, last-minute compromises and two signing ceremonies. The initial pact was narrowly rejected by voters last month, and President Juan Manuel Santos decided ... Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:15:00 GMT 2016-12-01T11:15:00Z Colombia's congress ratifies peace accord with rebels BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — After five decades of war, more than four years of negotiations and two signing ceremonies, Colombia's congress late Wednesday formally ratified a peace agreement allowing leftist rebels to enter politics. The 310-page revised accord was approved unanimously by the lower house, which voted a day after the Senate approved the same t... Thu, 01 Dec 2016 03:14:00 GMT 2016-12-01T03:14:00Z