The Odebrecht scandal and its pressure on Colombia’s corrupt politics

The uncovered corruption includes an alleged $11.1 million in bribes in Colombia so far

How much corruption costs to Colombia?

In Colombia, corruption is a serious obstacle for the country’s growth.

Colombia prosecutors seize $98M in FARC assets

Colombian authorities seized $98 million worth of assets belonging to the demobilizing FARC rebel group, the country’s chief prosecutor said lat week.

Santos thanks Correa for support on Colombian peace process

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday reiterated his thanks to his Ecuadorian counterpart and host, Rafael Correa, for the latter’s support of Bogota’s peace process with the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrillas.

Corruption scandal ensnares leaders of Peru and Colombia

A corruption scandal in Latin America wound its way through the political establishments of two countries on Tuesday as Peru’s attorney general issued an arrest warrant for a former president and Colombian prosecutors said their president’s campaign might have received questionable donations.

Authorities to finally investigate Colombia’s biggest corruption scandal in history

Colombia’s fiscal authority announced Tuesday that it will investigate oil refinery Reficar, center of the biggest corruption ignominy in the country’s history.

Colombia’s businesses have become numb to corruption: poll

A poll conducted among businessmen by the national businesses association ANDI concluded that there is widespread acceptance towards government corruption in Colombia.

Combating the Colombian corruption crisis

As Odebrecht admits to bribery on a massive international scale, we can see the impact that corruption has on Colombia and how things might change in the future.

The domino effect of the Odebrecht bribery scandal in Colombia

The arrest of former senator Otto Bula on Saturday was the latest in a domino effect of falling political figures in Colombia as the bribery scandal surrounding Latin America’s largest engineering firm, Odebrecht continues to reveal conspiring actors.

Coca cultivation increases in Colombia

Post-conflict minister Rafael Pardo, acknowledged that coca cultivation will increase in 2017 in an interview conducted by W Radio. The new position was established by the peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC.

Colombia kidnappings down 92% since 2000, police say

Police in Colombia say the number of people kidnapped has fallen 92% since 2000.

Colombia steps back

The Senate plenary approved in a second debate the referendum project promoted by Senator Viviane Morales that seeks to forbid the adoption of children by same-sex couples.

Obstacles Remain After Colombia Ratifies New Peace Deal

Colombia's Congress has ratified a revised version of the peace accord with the FARC, a positive sign of political will to move the process forward despite lingering uncertainties concerning the time frame for implementation.

What’s behind the Wayuu children death rates?

Malnutrition has been a common topic when talking about the Guajira region in Colombia, but who is to blame in this outrageous common event? The government, the culture or the land.

Colombia Farc rebels hand over child soldiers

The Colombian rebel group, the Farc, has handed over a first group of child soldiers as part of a peace accord signed with the government last month.

Poll confirms majority in Colombia opposes peace deal with FARC

If Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos wants to close peace with the FARC, he best begin campaigning hard as a second poll confirmed that the majority of voters rejects the current peace agreement.

Colombia launches big demining brigade

Colombia has launched what it says is the world's biggest operation for clearing unexploded mines as it closes in on an end to its half-century civil conflict.

Why this week venezuelan exodus to Colombia spells the end for Maduro

On Sunday, July 10, more than 35,000 Venezuelans crossed the border into the Colombian city of Cúcuta. Many Venezuelans have compared the exodus into Cúcuta, Colombia to the fall of the Berlin Wall, and they are not wholly mistaken.

Corruption perception in Colombia is sustained

Despite five years of enforcement of Law 1474 of 2011, statistics seem to indicate that the anticorruption statute has not been useful to change the negative perceptions over one of the topics which most impacts Colombia.

Colombia's future hinges on an inclusive peace deal that recognises human rights

The promised end of a conflict that has raged for more than half a century will only usher in a new era if it lays the foundations for social and political change

Illegal mining widespread in Colombia

Illegal mining operations exist in 307 of Colombia’s 1,102 municipalities and cause the Andean nation to lose more than $67.8 million (200 billion pesos) in tax revenue annually, the Colombian Mining Association, or ACM, reported.

No deal is better than a bad deal: 4 years of US-Colombia free trade pact

Since a free trade agreement between the United States and Colombia came into force on May 15, 2012, exports from Colombia to the US have been cut in half while violence against labor rights workers persists.

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