John Otis

Friday, June 5, 2015 - 06:27
President Juan Manuel Santos’s government and Marxist guerrillas said Thursday they will form a truth commission to investigate and establish responsibility for atrocities that took place in a half century of conflict, a development that signals that slow-moving peace negotiations are advancing.
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 07:37
Perhaps the main reason why the Colombian government might conclude that aerial eradication is more trouble than it’s worth is the peace process with the FARC
Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 00:00
Ricardo Martinelli is leaving office in July with sky-high job approval numbers and a long list of achievements, but also a wake of strong-arm tactics that have given rise to detractors angling for change.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 00:00
If she wins a spot in Congress, Rojas says she will push the guerrillas to provide a full accounting of the thousands of people they are accused of kidnapping, many of whom are presumed dead.
Friday, December 13, 2013 - 00:00
Through currency controls, the Maduro administration is also restricting their access to dollars, which ISPs require to upgrade services and keep abreast of technological changes.
Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 00:00
We've just arrived in La Macarena, a hundred miles south of Bogota, and it looks very different from what I remember.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 00:00
As the conflict has become more violent, the Colombian government has moved from conciliatory statements to painting the demonstrations as illegal and as being infiltrated by Marxist guerrillas
Friday, July 12, 2013 - 00:00
A Colombian TV news director, who oversaw hard-hitting political coverage in central Antioquia department, resigned on June 28 after his editorial meeting was secretly recorded and used by politicians to push for his ouster
Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 00:00
Cargill's Colombian subsidiary Black River Asset Management set up 36 shell corporations to make dozens of small land purchases that, individually, did not violate the legal limit.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 00:00
The editorial staff publicly criticized ownership's decision to shutter the newsweekly in the wake of the June 14 passage of a restrictive new communications law.