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  • Colombia's leader backs away from deadline for peace deal with FARC

    Colombia's leader backs away from deadline for peace deal with FARC
    BOGOTA, Colombia -- In a radio interview Monday, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos backed away from a self-imposed deadline of November for completing a peace accord that is being negotiated in Havana with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia,...
  • Colombia, Nicaragua clash over oil exploration in disputed waters

    BOGOTA -- Colombia’s foreign ministry on Tuesday said it had received no response from Nicaragua to its protest last week Nicaragua of the Central American country’s plan to auction off dozens of offshore oil exploration blocks in disputed...
  • Coca farming in Colombia dropped 25% last year, U.N. says

    Coca farming in Colombia dropped 25% last year, U.N. says
    BOGOTA, Colombia -- Aggressive eradication programs and better alternatives for poor farmers are being credited with reducing the acreage under coca cultivation in Colombia by 25% last year. The total area of coca, the base material for cocaine, was...
  • Colombia government, FARC rebels reach milestone on path to peace

    Colombia government, FARC rebels reach milestone on path to peace
    BOGOTA, Colombia -- In a milestone first step in efforts to end Latin America’s longest-running insurgency, Colombia’s largest rebel group and the government said Sunday in Havana that they had reached an agreement on land reform, the first of...
  • Colombia labor dispute halts Reficar refinery construction

    BOGOTA, Colombia -- Work on Colombia’s biggest-ever construction project, a $6.47-billion refinery called Reficar going up near the coastal city of Cartagena, has ground to a halt amid ongoing labor strife, the latest in a series of setbacks that...
  • Colombian president announces fall peace talks with rebels

     
    Prospects for an end to four decades of civil strife in Colombia inched closer to reality Tuesday as President Juan Manuel Santos announced that his government has signed an agreement to start peace talks in Norway with the country’s largest rebel...
  • Latin American governments congratulate Chavez win in Venezuela

     
    Governments in Latin America quickly congratulated Hugo Chavez on his reelection Sunday as president of Venezuela, a sign of his convincing win over strong opposition challenger Henrique Capriles....
  • No tsunami threat from 7.4 Colombia earthquake

     
    No tsunami warnings were issued for California or the rest of the Pacific Coast from a magnitude 7.4 earthquake that hit Colombia on Sunday morning....
  • Mexico's most powerful woman faults working mothers

     
    Elba Esther Gordillo, the much-feared head of Mexico's gigantic teachers' union, is blaming the abysmal state of education here on none other than working mothers. In an "open letter to the public" covering two full pages of Mexico's leading Reforma...
  • What foreign media are saying about the U.S. election

     
    Voters in the United State handed President Obama a second term in office on Tuesday. As the rest of the world reacted and reflected on the campaign, here’s a sample of the reactions and analysis from newspapers and other media around the globe....
  • Villaraigosa planning 9-day trade mission to South America

     
    L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa plans to travel to South America on a 9-day trade mission later this month with a delegation of business leaders and city officials....
  • Florida Governor on Trade Mission to Colombia

     
    Governor Scott will lead a trade mission to Bogot√°, Colombia with more than 190 participants representing 116 Florida companies, statewide organizations and higher educational institutions to promote economic development opportunities in the Sunshine...