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Pekerman resigns as Colombia coach

Sep 04 2018

BOGOTA Jose Pekerman has quit as Colombia manager two months after leading them to the last 16 of the World Cup in Russia, the Colombian Football Federation (FCF) said on Tuesday.

Colombia says rebels must free 19 captives for peace talks to resume

Aug 31 2018

BOGOTA Colombia's Marxist ELN rebels must free all 19 hostages it holds before President Ivan Duque, who is evaluating peace talks with the group, will resume dialogue, a senior government official said on Friday.

Six companies apply for 21 Colombian oil exploration areas

Aug 31 2018

BOGOTA Six mostly foreign companies have so far made bids to explore for oil in 21 areas in Colombia under a new system that seeks to boost investment and find new deposits to increase the nation's reserves, a senior government official said.

Colombia's Santos set to leave office proud yet frustrated

Jul 31 2018

BOGOTA Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who staked his legacy on ending a five-decade war with Marxist rebels, leaves office next week satisfied he oversaw a historic peace deal but frustrated he could not do more to unite the nation and reduce inequality.

Colombia could create new system for oil round bidding amid delays

Jul 24 2018

BOGOTA Colombia is preparing changes to its bidding process for oil areas in an effort to increase investment and find new reserves, the head of the oil regulator said, after repeated cancellations of its latest oil round.

Colombia's President-elect names Maria Fernanda Suarez energy minister

Jul 18 2018

BOGOTA Colombia's President-elect Ivan Duque on Wednesday named Maria Fernanda Suarez as mining and energy minister when he takes office next month, a role that will require her to bolster oil output to help a weak economy and settle messy mining disputes.

Colombia Ecopetrol has no date to restart long-halted Cano Limon pipeline

Jun 20 2018

BOGOTA, June 20 Colombia's state-run oil company Ecopetrol has no estimate of when pumping will resume on the Cano Limon-Covenas pipeline, which has been halted for 161 days because of bomb attacks and oil theft, the company told Reuters.

Former guerrilla Petro fights to become Colombia's first leftist president

Jun 15 2018

BOGOTA Gustavo Petro, a former insurgent turned rabble-rousing mayor, is fighting to become Colombia's first leftist president, turning his humble beginnings and revolutionary past into a rallying cry for millions of the nation's youth and poor.

Colombia's presidential frontrunner Duque pledges to tweak peace deal

Jun 15 2018

BOGOTA When Ivan Duque was a boy, his grandmother made him memorize the speeches of assassinated Colombian presidential candidate Eliecer Gaitan. By the age of seven, he could recite them all.

Former guerrilla Petro fights to become Colombia's first leftist president

Jun 15 2018

BOGOTA Gustavo Petro, a former insurgent turned rabble-rousing mayor, is fighting to become Colombia's first leftist president, turning his humble beginnings and revolutionary past into a rallying cry for millions of the nation's youth and poor.

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