History weighs as Obama, Santos plot Colombia peace

Obama will host Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos at the White House to mark 15 years of US aid under "Plan Colombia."

Colombia drought to last through June: President

Colombian forecasters predict that a severe drought caused by the El Nino weather phenomenon will get worse before it gets better, which probably won't be until June, President Juan Manuel Santos has said.

Colombia fully legalises marijuana for medical use!

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos signed a decree legalising the medical use of marijuana.

In a confidence building measure, Colombia pardons 30 jailed FARC guerrillas

In a confidence building measure, Colombia pardons 30 jailed FARC guerrillas

The Preisdent said that the national government has decided to grant pardons to FARC 30 guerrillas.

Colombia pardons 30 jailed FARC guerrillas

It said none of those being pardoned were in prison for serious crimes, and added that they will be helped in finding jobs and receiving social support once they leave prison.

Colombia president apologises for 1985 raid of high court

President Juan Manuel Santos apologised for Colombia's actions during a 1985 army raid on the Supreme Court in which nearly 100 people were killed after the building was taken hostage by guerrillas.

Colombia's Santos faced ''difficult moment'' in peace deal: NYT

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said a partial agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia almost didn`t happen when the FARC rebel group`s leader balked at the last minute to a six-month deadline to end talks, according to the New York Times.

Peace with FARC rebels brings cheers, cynicism from weary Colombians

A pledge from Colombia`s government and FARC rebels to end Latin America`s longest war by next March brought both applause and doubts among a people bruised by 51 years of death, disappearances and damage to the economy.

Colombia-FARC peace deal `within six months`: President

Colombia-FARC peace deal `within six months`: President

The Colombian government and FARC rebels will sign a definitive peace deal within six months to end their half-century conflict, President Juan Manuel Santos said Wednesday as the two sides announced a major breakthrough.

Colombia and Venezuela to normalize ties after border row

Colombia and Venezuela agreed Monday to restore diplomatic dialogue and oversee the "progressive normalization" of their border, after a meeting between Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and his counterpart Nicolas Maduro.

Colombia''s Santos goes to Venezuela meeting without "great expectations"

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said on Sunday he will attend a meeting with his Venezuelan counterpart to resolve an ongoing border crisis with "the best intentions but without great expectations".

Colombian President tours tense border city

Colombia`s President Juan Manuel Santos visited a tense border city Saturday amid an escalating row with neighboring Venezuela that triggered deportations and the exodus of thousands of Colombians back home.

Colombia, Venezuela recall ambassadors amid border tension

Colombia and Venezuela recalled their ambassadors on Thursday for consultations, amid mounting tensions that began nearly a week ago when Caracas closed off their shared border.

Colombia recalls ambassador to Venezuela amid border crisis

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday recalled the country`s ambassador to Venezuela after the socialist-run country closed two border crossings and deported over a thousand Colombians.

Pope not planning meet with Colombia rebels: Vatican

Pope not planning meet with Colombia rebels: Vatican

Pope Francis is not planning to meet with Colombia`s FARC rebels when he visits Cuba in September, the Vatican said Wednesday.

FARC praises Colombia`s Santos for halting air strikes

Colombia`s FARC guerrillas on Tuesday praised President Juan Manuel Santos` decision to suspend air strikes against rebel forces, but urged further steps to de-escalate the half-century-old conflict.

Colombian president orders end to bombing raids on FARC

 Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Saturday ordered an end to bombing raids against Marxist-inspired FARC rebels in Latin America`s oldest insurgency.

FARC kill three police, cut power to 500,000 in Colombia

Colombia`s FARC rebels killed three police officers Thursday and left nearly half a million people without electricity in two separate attacks, authorities said, in the latest blow to peace talks.

Colombia`s Santos welcomes pressure on peace talks

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Thursday he welcomes international pressure to accelerate peace talks with the FARC guerrillas, which has mounted in recent weeks as fighting has intensified.

Colombian President calls for peace as FARC death toll climbs

The president of Colombia called Saturday for accelerated peace negotiations with FARC guerrillas, as local media reported that seven rebels had died in an ongoing government offensive.