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Colombia rejects peace deal with FARC leaving nation shocked

WASHINGTON, October 3, 2016 — Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos faced a severe political setback  after the country failed to reach a cease-fire with the Colombian rebel group known as FARC, the Spanish language acronym for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. In a close vote, 50.23 percent of the country opposed the deal, while 49.76 ...

U.S. and Russia reach Syrian cease-fire agreement

WASHINGTON, September 9, 2016 – Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the U.S. and Russia reached an agreement a temporary cease-fire agreement in Syria, as the Syria civil war enters its fifth year. The cease-fire is set to begin on Sept. 12, and is hoped to last for seven days. Secretary Kerry called the ...

A view from Colombia on Trump

In Colombia, Donald Trump would have no chance of becoming President. Only November's election will tell how he fares in the United States.

LGBT: ‘No way’ in Colombia?

BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA, August 14, 2016 – Colombia is today struggling with what conservatives call “life-style” and liberals call “gender” issues regarding the country’s LBGT population. This past August 10, demonstrations took place throughout the country to protest the addition of voluntary LBGT measures in the National guidelines for all schools. Many mostly-Catholic private schools that ...