Juan Forero

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 07:00
A government negotiating team meets with rebel commanders in Cuba on Saturday to try and draft a new peace agreement that would be palatable to all sides in this increasingly polarized country, the government’s lead negotiator said in an interview.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 06:18
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro extended his government’s closing of the vast border with Colombia, saying he was deploying 3,000 more troops to border towns to fight the smuggling he blames for Venezuela’s economic crisis.
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.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 06:15
U.S. prosecutors are investigating several high-ranking Venezuelan officials, including the president of the country’s congress, on suspicion that they have turned the country into a global hub for cocaine trafficking and money laundering, according to more than a dozen people familiar with the probes.
Friday, March 13, 2015 - 07:43
President Juan Manuel Santos said Wednesday that his suspension a day earlier of bombing raids on rebel camps is the first step toward a permanent bilateral cease-fire, which would be unprecedented in the country’s long conflict if it happened.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 06:48
A former bodyguard to Diosdado Cabello, the powerful president of congress and a leader of Venezuela’s military wing, defected to the U.S. to cooperate with officials investigating drug-trafficking, Venezuelan authorities said.
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 00:00
Oil production is stagnant, the state-controlled oil company, Petrobras, is hobbled by debt, and foreign oil companies are wary of investing here
Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 00:00
While the world is increasingly experimenting with nontraditional and renewable energy sources, the setbacks to the once-thriving Brazilian ethanol industry underscore the vagaries of the energy market
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 00:00
The 50-year-old former union activist and bus driver, who succeeded Hugo Chavez after the mercurial leader died of cancer in March, secured just enough votes for the measure to pass after a dissident lawmaker was recently stripped of her seat.
Monday, November 11, 2013 - 00:00
Santos said he believes that a peace deal and cessation of hostilities could take months, with negotiations in Havana likely dragging on beyond the presidential election in May.