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Carlos Vargas

Colombian Duque's bid to change peace deal rattles sabers, but war unlikely

Mar 17 2019

BOGOTA President Ivan Duque's call for changes to key peace legislation has prompted former rebels to warn he has put Colombia on the path to war, but with his government on a weak footing in Congress, major revisions that could reignite conflict seem unlikely.

Colombian Duque's Venezuela stance avoids him lame duck status, for now

Feb 26 2019

BOGOTA Colombian President Ivan Duque's tough stance on the crisis in neighboring Venezuela has helped boost his ratings from record lows, but sustaining his popularity and pushing through key legislation may prove elusive.

Ex-city police chief claims role in Venezuela drone attack

Aug 08 2018

BOGOTA/CARACAS A former Venezuelan municipal police chief and anti-government activist says he helped organize an operation to launch armed drones over a military rally on Saturday that President Nicolas Maduro has called an assassination attempt. | Video

Former city police chief claims role in Venezuela drone attack

Aug 07 2018

BOGOTA/CARACAS, Aug 7 A former Venezuelan municipal police chief and anti-government activist says he helped organize an operation to launch armed drones over a military rally on Saturday that President Nicolas Maduro has called an assassination attempt.

Soccer: Colombia fall short of 2014 heights in painful exit

Jul 04 2018

NIZNHY NOVGOROD, Russia, BOGOTA, Colombia Colombia can count themselves unfortunate to exit the World Cup after a shootout defeat to England, but in truth they were never able to recreate the swagger of their pioneering 2014 side.

Tears of joy as rebels sign ceasefire with Colombian government

Jun 23 2016

HAVANA/BOGOTA Colombia's government and leftist FARC rebels signed a historic ceasefire deal on Thursday that brought them tantalizingly close to ending the longest running conflict in the Americas. | Video

Colombia confirms two microcephaly cases linked to Zika virus

Apr 14 2016

BOGOTA Two cases of microcephaly linked to the Zika virus have been confirmed in Colombia, but there has been no explosion of cases of the birth defect, the health ministry said on Thursday.

Colombia economy grew 4.6 percent in 2014; hit by oil in final quarter

Mar 17 2015

BOGOTA Colombia's economy grew 4.6 percent in 2014, a hair below the government forecast, with construction providing much of the momentum in the face of falling oil prices, though fourth-quarter weakness surprised analysts.

Colombia Congress passes tax reform to contain deficit

Dec 15 2014

BOGOTA Colombia's lower house passed a tax law that will earn the government 53 trillion pesos ($22.3 billion) over the next four years mostly from businesses, by extending and modifying existing taxes that will expire at the end of this year.

Colombia central banker sees rate steady, reaching neutral zone

Oct 08 2014

CARTAGENA Colombia's benchmark interest rate is approaching a neutral level and there is little reason to alter it, central bank board member Carlos Gustavo Cano said on Wednesday, adding there is room to cut the rate again if necessary.

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