Luis Jaime Acosta

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 06:48
Colombia’s former President Alvaro Uribe on Monday proposed that leaders of the Marxist FARC rebel group lose their freedom for at least five years and they would be banned from elected office as part of changes to a peace deal between the government and the insurgents.
Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 06:36
Colombians are sure to approve a peace deal with Marxist FARC rebels in a referendum next month because they see the enormous economic opportunity and know renewed war would be a "catastrophe," President Juan Manuel Santos told Reuters.
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 06:12
Colombia's FARC rebel leaders will likely be protected by their own demobilized security units in coordination with the armed forces once peace is signed and the Marxist group enters politics, the defense minister said on Wednesday.
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 05:58
Colombia is seeking a less toxic herbicide to restart aerial fumigations of coca crops, the director of the national police said, after the Andean country halted spraying with the chemical glyphosate due to health concerns.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 06:48
Colombia will shift its focus in the fight against illegal drugs by funding the planting of legal crops, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Tuesday as the government halts aerial fumigation in one of the world's top cocaine producers.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 06:31
If the reinsertion policy fails, there could be additional suffering for Colombia after 51 years of conflict as former fighters struggle to find jobs and a new life.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 06:43
Nine members of leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia guerrillas were killed on Monday in an aerial bomb attack by the Colombian army and in clashes with troops in a southeastern jungle region, President Juan Manuel Santos wrote on Twitter.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 07:03
President Juan Manuel Santos, who launched the peace talks in late 2012, is encouraging the FARC to enter politics but believes it is way too radical to end Colombia's traditional conservative sway.
Monday, May 19, 2014 - 09:20
Zuluaga's recent surge in polls of voter intentions could be challenged after local press published a video showing him and a former campaign manager being briefed about government intelligence by a man now in custody.
Monday, May 12, 2014 - 06:18
Both President Juan Manuel Santos and his closest rival Oscar Ivan Zuluaga have been tarnished by mud-slinging between their camps, shifting attention in an election that was on track to be a referendum on the peace process