• While the Colombian government signed a peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) terrorist group, some dissident groups refuse to demobilize. (state.gov)
  • The most recent scandal concerned unauthorized surveillance of the highly-sensitive peace talks in Havana, which were organized to negotiate an end to the longstanding armed conflict between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). (freedomhouse.org)
  • On Sunday morning, July 20, in Paris, Ingrid Betancourt, the most famous kidnap victim since Patti Hearst, was broadcasting directly to hostages in Colombia's vast rain forest, an area the size of Texas, where left-wing guerrillas of the farc (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia) were still holding between 500 and 700 captives, including 25 political prisoners. (vanityfair.com)
  • Santos, a conservative whose policies have fueled economic growth in the country, is about to start peace talks with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the Marxist-inspired insurgency that killed tens of thousands over 50 years. (reuters.com)
  • Colombia, a nation of about 46 million people, has attracted record foreign direct investment over the last few years as a U.S.-backed military offensive against drug traffickers and FARC rebels improved business confidence. (reuters.com)
  • A peace deal between the Colombian government and the rebel Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in late 2016, following the five-decade war, paved the way for many to return to their homes and farms, including thousands of coffee growers. (reuters.com)
  • Government troops are preparing for military action to take back the zone and pursue the rebels from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) into the jungle, following the breakdown of peace talks. (bbc.co.uk)
  • Rodríguez said that in any case, "Venezuela has already played the most important role it could play with respect to peace in Colombia, by getting the FARC to have the confidence and trust to sit down at the table for peace talks . (ipsnews.net)
  • Like the FARC, a smaller rebel group, the National Liberation Army (ELN), has also been active in Colombia since 1964. (ipsnews.net)
  • Colombia's government and the guerrilla rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have reached an agreement to end a war that has spanned more than five decades. (foxbusiness.com)
  • The cease-fire between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) ended a 50-year war that killed 250,000 people, and displaced 6 million, a population twice the size of Chicago. (theatlantic.com)
  • A historic peace deal between the Colombian government and left-wing Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels faltered earlier this month, when voters narrowly rejected the accord in a national vote . (businessinsider.com)
  • Paramilitary groups were formed by landowners to guard against attacks by the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), but soon became brutal drug-traffickers. (reuters.com)
  • This week a senator accused him of hiding information that children were killed in a recent bombing raid targeted at a dissident member of the now-demobilized Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels. (yahoo.com)
  • According to news reports, the 2,200km border is known to be a haven for drugs, smugglers, and the notorious fighters from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and National Liberation Army (ELN). (newsblaze.com)
  • Manuel Rueda reports from Colombia on the creator of a 'facebook' group that succeeded in getting thousands of people around the world to march in protest against the Colombian rebel group FARC. (pri.org)
  • A decades-long conflict between government forces and antigovernment insurgent groups, principally the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) heavily funded by the drug trade, escalated during the 1990s. (indexmundi.com)
  • A five-decade-long conflict between government forces and antigovernment insurgent groups, principally the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) heavily funded by the drug trade, escalated during the 1990s. (flagcounter.com)
  • The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia signed a historic cease-fire last week, and is preparing to demobilize, but the fight for control of its coca fields may have just begun. (theatlantic.com)
  • Wikipedia contributors, "Colombia," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colombia , accessed 3 May 2016. (familysearch.org)
  • In 2016, Nespresso bought its first coffee from a post-conflict region of Colombia - Caqueta - and launched it this year as a limited edition called "Aurora de la Paz," which translates as "Dawn of Peace. (reuters.com)
  • For further information about the OECD Reviews of Health Systems: Colombia 2016 please contact Ian Forde ( [email protected] , tel + 33 1 45 24 81 24) or Francesca Colombo ( [email protected] , tel +33 1 45 24 93 60). (oecd.org)
  • In this January 7, 2016, photo, Edgar holds a mixing stick with lumps of solidifying coca paste at a small makeshift lab in the mountain region of Antioquia, Colombia. (businessinsider.com)
  • In this January 7, 2016, photo, a coca field owned by Edgar and his father Gonzalo stands ready for harvest in the mountain region of Antioquia, Colombia. (businessinsider.com)
  • But critics disagree and have said that any reduction in the production of cocaine has been temporary at best, and that Plan Colombia has only served to push the problem beyond Colombia's borders. (bbc.co.uk)
  • CIPAV - along with Colombia's Cattle Ranching Federation (FEDEGAN), The Nature Conservancy, and the UN's Global Environment Facility - have invested $42 million in a five-year project to boost sustainable agricultural production in Colombia, according to The World Bank . (csmonitor.com)
  • Nespresso has been collaborating with Colombia's Coffee Growers Federation to establish AAA in Colombia since 2004. (chemie.de)
  • Named even after the man who liberated Colombia from Spanish rule, the Bolivar province has played a major role in Colombia's national history. (colombiareports.com)
  • Colombia is officially known as the Republic of Colombia. (goldprice.org)
  • The white and mestizo inhabitants from the region around Cartagena declared did not revolt until 1811 and joined the Republic of Colombia in 1819. (colombiareports.com)
  • LIKE MUCH ELSE in the Colombia of President Juan Manuel Santos, the ceremony on September 23rd started late, by an hour and 37 minutes. (economist.com)
  • That is part of "Plan Colombia", a $7.5 billion rag-bag of schemes aimed at fighting drugs, strengthening the state and helping the poor. (economist.com)
  • What future for US-backed Plan Colombia? (bbc.co.uk)
  • As Colombia prepares for the second round of its presidential election on 20 June, the BBC's Will Grant examines the impact the US-backed Plan Colombia has had on the country's battle against drug cartels and how much of a role it will have after the election. (bbc.co.uk)
  • It is a battle the government says it has been winning in recent years - and one which has been heavily funded by the United States through its controversial military aid programme, Plan Colombia. (bbc.co.uk)
  • Thanks to Plan Colombia and our national security police [forces], that's a little less than a third of what it was in 1999, 1998 and 1997. (bbc.co.uk)
  • She said: "As a drug policy, I think Plan Colombia has been a relative failure. (bbc.co.uk)
  • Officials in Bogotá, Colombia are ordering residents in some boroughs to stay in their homes for two-week intervals in hopes that staggering a shutdown across swaths of the city will allow most economic activity to continue while slowing the rate of coronavirus infections. (pri.org)
  • Plazas also helped form Death to Kidnappers (MAS), a forebear of the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC), the country's main paramilitary federation today. (counterpunch.org)
  • The initiative is part of a wider campaign in Colombia to educate citizens in the country's Atlántico department about the risks of being trafficked and reduce the vulnerability of populations at risk. (unodc.org)
  • Decades of armed conflict have left 8.8 million victims in Colombia. (icrc.org)
  • By supporting this loan, you're helping internally-displaced people in the rural, post-conflict regions of Colombia develop their businesses and provide for their families. (kiva.org)
  • It is really important to understand that Colombia is a country of civil conflict. (wikitravel.org)
  • Nespresso's coffee-sourcing expansion into several regions previously at the center of armed conflict is part of a $50 million investment for "sustainable quality coffee production" in Colombia, the company said in a release. (reuters.com)
  • By agreeing to become part of this Court, Colombia has sent a very important message to all parties of the conflict: either stop abuses or you could be facing justice in the ICC," said Jose Miguel Vivanco, executive director of Americas Division of Human Rights Watch. (hrw.org)
  • The announcement brings the end of Colombia's half-century-old internal conflict within sight. (foxbusiness.com)
  • Many people may think that perhaps there is no more conflict in Colombia, but the reality is that we continue to see thousands fleeing the increasingly volatile areas and fragmented fighting," she said, adding that the border area was dangerous. (unhcr.org)
  • Colombia is unlikely to put the conflict to rest until people can bury loved ones. (reuters.com)
  • Despite decades of internal conflict and drug related security challenges, Colombia maintains relatively strong democratic institutions characterized by peaceful, transparent elections and the protection of civil liberties. (indexmundi.com)
  • The primary regulations governing foreign investment in Colombia are Law 9 of 1991, Decree 2080 of 2000, CONPES Resolutions 51, 52, and 53, and Resolution 21 of the Board of Directors of the Central Bank. (state.gov)
  • SOGAMOSO, Colombia (Reuters) - Margarita Lucia Fonnegra did not flinch when the needle pricked her finger. (reuters.com)
  • Colombia is arguably the world's best country for birdwatchers, with 1,800 species, of which 76 are endemic. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Presidents and ministers from seven Amazon countries met in Colombia on Friday to agree on measures to protect the world's biggest rainforest, under threat from wildfires and rampant deforestation. (japantimes.co.jp)
  • Peru and Colombia called on Tuesday on fellow Amazonian countries to attend a presidential meeting next month on the forest fires raging in Brazil and Bolivia and to forge a pact to protect the world's largest tropical forest. (japantimes.co.jp)
  • Colombia is the world's biggest producer of mild arabica beans, some of the highest quality coffee. (reuters.com)
  • With seven ecosystems between the beach and the glaciers of the Sierra Nevada, it's no surprise that ecotourism has slowly come into its own here, making Palomino an almost obligatory stop for Colombia travelers. (lonelyplanet.com)
  • Travelers going to Colombia should take steps to avoid mosquito bites . (cdc.gov)
  • Prepare travelers to Colombia with recommendations for vaccines and medications. (cdc.gov)
  • In a 2013 court case against Google, a judge ruled that the search engine was not liable for the third-party content to which it linked, establishing a positive precedent for intermediary liability in Colombia (see Limits on Content ). (freedomhouse.org)
  • Betancourt, who is 46, was a minor presidential candidate in Colombia when she was kidnapped in 2002. (vanityfair.com)
  • Carnaval de Barranquilla has a tone that's distinctly Caribbean, setting the Colombia of the coast apart from the Colombia of the mountains. (cnn.com)
  • Chevron, in partnership with Ecopetrol, operates the offshore Chuchupa natural gas field in the Caribbean Sea as well as the onshore Ballena natural gas field in the province of La Guajira, in northern Colombia. (chevron.com)
  • At the massif of two ranges, and the headwaters of a river that flows 950 miles north to the Caribbean, a small group of growers produce a shining, sweet and delicately fruited Colombia that has a taste unto its own. (peets.com)
  • Antioquia, in red, links central Colombia to trafficking routes in Central America and the Caribbean. (businessinsider.com)
  • They were all kidnapped in the municipality of San Francisco, department of Antioquia by members of the army-backed paramilitary group Bloque Metro Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia (AUC), Metro Bloc of the Self-Defence Groups of Colombia. (amnesty.org)
  • Colombia danced into the Round of 16 amid a fiesta of noise in Cuiaba, with a Jackson Martinez brace helping them to a 4-1 win over Japan. (fifa.com)
  • However, the first official embassy was set up by Japan in Bogotá , Colombia in 1934 and the following year Colombia established its embassy in Tokyo . (wikipedia.org)
  • To maintain its ambition of universal, high-quality health care, Colombia should now focus on improving efficiency and strengthening financial sustainability, according to a new OECD report. (oecd.org)
  • Venezuelan authorities vowed Monday to 'root out' plots against President Nicolas Maduro after what they said was a weekend drone 'assassination' bid backed by Colombia. (japantimes.co.jp)
  • Colombia on Monday publicly defended a dossier it says proves Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro supports guerrilla groups and drug traffickers, but removed the armed forces' head of intelligence after widespread criticism of the report. (japantimes.co.jp)
  • Heavy day-to-day fighting between guerrillas, narco-traffickers, paramilitaries and state forces takes place in most of southern, south-eastern and north-western Colombia as of 2010, including certain smaller urban centers. (wikitravel.org)
  • The Venezuelan leader claimed that the attack was perpetrated by the right-wing paramilitaries from neighbouring Colombia. (newsblaze.com)
  • More than 31,000 former paramilitaries demobilized by the end of 2006 and the United Self Defense Forces of Colombia as a formal organization ceased to operate. (indexmundi.com)
  • Colombia has shown the greatest reduction in coca cultivations in a decade," said the director of the national police, Gen Oscar Naranjo. (bbc.co.uk)
  • According to the UN's preliminary report, there are 68,000 hectares [9680sq km] under coca cultivation in Colombia this year. (bbc.co.uk)
  • The government hopes the Marxist guerrilla group will help farmers transition from coca to another crop, leading to a tranquility that's been absent from rural Colombia since bands of poor farmers fled to the mountains in 1948. (theatlantic.com)
  • Although growing coca in Colombia is illegal, poor farmers cultivated it because by the time they transported their legal crops and fruits to the markets from their remote towns and villages through the dense forests, the transportations costs eroded any profit margin. (theatlantic.com)
  • The Government of Colombia actively encourages foreign direct investment. (state.gov)
  • U.S. government personnel cannot travel freely throughout Colombia for security reasons. (state.gov)
  • The dispatch which he sends in behalf of the Government and people of Colombia to the Senate and people of the United States, protesting against measures taken by us which have resulted in the secession and independence of Panama, will not be heeded. (nytimes.com)
  • NGOs have also begun calling for more information regarding the scope of government surveillance and threats to user privacy, issues that will likely gain greater traction in Colombia as internet use becomes more widespread. (freedomhouse.org)
  • On July 22, Fitch revised Colombia's Rating Outlook to Negative reflecting a large current account deficit, rising external indebtedness and a high government debt burden relative to rating peers. (foxbusiness.com)
  • It signaled the end of a government policy designed to repress labor's efforts and the beginning of the PL's pragmatic and conciliatory philosophy of selectively meeting labor's demands to bring its political leadership, including members of the Communist Party of Colombia (Partido Comunista de Colombia--PCC), into the Liberal fold. (countrystudies.us)
  • The Government of Colombia is a unitary, constitutional republic with 32 departments. (goldprice.org)
  • In the 1950s, nearly all of Colombia had split into armed political factions, and the government saw the farmers' Marxist ideology as a threat. (theatlantic.com)
  • Under government management, the chain has expanded to 800 stores and is the largest pharmacy in Colombia. (newsmax.com)
  • A biennial Ibero-American Theatre Festival ( colombia.travel ), architecture tours and a booming gastronomy scene make the capital, Bogotá a worthy stopover. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • In May, Nestlé announced that its premium portioned coffee brand, Nespresso, had committed to five further years of investment in its sustainability programme in Colombia. (chemie.de)
  • In Colombia, a loosely organized coalition of paramilitary groups was better known for selectively assassinating adversaries or carrying out massacres of villagers before its militias completed a three-year disarmament in 2006. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Now, if Colombia can't do justice for its victims, the ICC can," said Vivanco. (hrw.org)
  • As well as researching change in the Valle del Cauca, Ten Years also gives staff from Christian Aid Colombia and Justicia y Paz the opportunity to participate in facilitated reflections about how they anticipate and respond to changes in their context, particularly related to how the Peace Agreement plays out in implementation. (christianaid.org.uk)
  • Health insurers in Colombia have not yet developed into effective and efficient purchasers of health care services, according to the report. (oecd.org)
  • The report recommends that Colombia work towards developing a stronger performance and accountability management for health insurers. (oecd.org)
  • Journalists can find the report's main findings and recommendations as well as the full report at http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264248908-en . (oecd.org)
  • Paula is one of the first in Colombia to report a serious new medical conditions occurring after the use of Gardasil. (counterpunch.org)
  • Euromonitor International's Analgesics in Colombia report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a national level. (sbwire.com)
  • In Colombia, Molina's brand of so-called "sustainable intensification" is the favored agroforestry practice for livestock production. (csmonitor.com)
  • Business-friendly policies and a steadily improving security situation will help Colombia to achieve sustainable levels of strong real GDP growth, which we forecast will average 4.6% y-oy over 2012-2021. (chemie.de)
  • BOGOT, COLOMBIA - Judged by US State Department memos and news accounts, Colombia is a violent place where tourists wouldn't want to venture. (csmonitor.com)
  • Colombia has a comprehensive legal framework for business. (state.gov)
  • These achievements underscored the importance of the U.S-Colombia free trade agreement in establishing a sound framework for bilateral agriculture market access. (usda.gov)
  • The Review shows that, in the past few years, Colombia has made tremendous progress in promoting investment liberalisation and improving its investment policy framework. (oecd.org)
  • Colombia is one of the equatorial countries of the world, but unique in its extreme topography and abundance of water. (wikitravel.org)
  • Finally, as a principle role of APHIS is to make sure the United States and our trading partners adhere to the SPS rules set forth by the World Trade Organization (WTO), as well as the other relevant international standards-setting organizations, APHIS' role will continue to increase as the United States and Colombia continue to expand their current trade relationships and establish new partnerships into the foreseeable future. (usda.gov)
  • Colombia has one of the most diverse amphibian communities in the world, with 754 species currently recorded, the researchers said. (redorbit.com)
  • The World Health Organization, whose reports are practically the Bible of the Gardasil vaccination policy in Colombia, has been suggested to be complicit with the pharmaceutical industry in general and the Gardasil manufacturer in particular in urging promotion of HPV vaccination campaigns. (counterpunch.org)
  • In recent years Señal Colombia has increased its transmission of major sporting events, including the Olympic Games and FIFA World Cup, which have significantly boosted its ratings. (wikipedia.org)