News from Colombia

04-12-2013 09:42 AM
Colombian farmers protest against agricultural policies
Several thousand Colombian farmers have marched through the streets of Bogota to demand that the government comply with agreements reached in Septembe...
30-08-2013 02:31 AM
Colombia farmers' strike gets Bogota marchers' support
Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of the Colombian capital, Bogota, in support of a strike by small-scale farmers. The farmers ...
28-08-2013 03:33 AM
Colombian government to negotiate with striking farmers
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says his government will enter into negotiations with agricultural workers as their strike enters its ninth day...
10-05-2013 10:57 AM
Opinion: the mountains and valleys that define Colombian agriculture
Colombia is a nation of many different regions; a country diverse in its accents and cultures. The Andes follow one line across South America from Chi...
12-09-2012 08:34 AM
Government sets sights on reducing coca crops
Luis Alberto Pérez, head of the National Police’s Anti-Narcotics Force, said the goal is clear: to eradicate about 5,000 hectares (12,355 acres) of co...
25-07-2012 08:31 AM
Colombia minister expects slower 2012 growth
Colombian Finance Minister Juan Carlos Echeverry said on Tuesday that the Andean country would grow more slowly than expected in 2012 at 4.5 percent v...
20-06-2012 11:47 AM
TvAgro CEO Juan Gonzalo Angel Restrepo won Golden Seed award
Agricultural and Environmental Corporation of the Americas, Corpoagro, awarded President and CEO of Globalmedia Telecommunications Juan Gonzalo Angel ...
23-07-2011 08:46 AM
Agriculture minister charged with embezzling $25m
Former Agricultural Minister Andres Felipe Arias was charged with abuse of power and embezzlement of millions of dollars of state subsidies, but was n...
20-01-2011 08:20 AM
Colombian farmers growing alternatives to coca
Jorge Elias Benjumea proudly inspects his plantain field. The 46-year-old father of three says he’s not only happy his crops are doing well...