Nov 15, 2016

Abe to meet Colombian president on APEC sidelines in Peru: source

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos are planning to hold talks on the sidelines of regional gatherings in Peru this weekend, a Japanese government source said Monday. The two are expected to aim for a breakthrough in negotiations toward a ...

Colombian President Santos wins Nobel Peace Prize

Oct 7, 2016

Colombian President Santos wins Nobel Peace Prize

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos won the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for bringing to an end half a century of civil war. In its citation, the Norwegian Nobel Committee paid tribute to Santos for concluding a peace accord with FARC guerillas. It ...

Jul 28, 2014

Japan, Colombia to cooperate on natural resource development

Japanese and Colombian leaders are expected to agree Tuesday that the countries will cooperate in promoting Japanese investment in developing the Latin American country’s natural resources, a Japanese delegation source said Sunday. In a joint statement to be released after talks in Bogota between ...

Santos re-elected Colombia president in peace vote

Jun 16, 2014

Santos re-elected Colombia president in peace vote

Juan Manuel Santos convincingly won re-election Sunday after Colombia’s tightest presidential contest in years, an endorsement of his 18-month-old peace talks to end the Western Hemisphere’s longest-running conflict. Santos defeated right-wing challenger Oscar Ivan Zuluaga with 53 percent of valid votes against 47 percent, ...