Juan Manuel Santos

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Bomb strikes Colombian Police Academy, kills 10 and injures 65

18 Jan 2019

Bomb strikes Colombian Police Academy, kills 10 and injures 65

A car bomb attack on a police cadet training academy killed 10 people and wounded 65 in Bogota yesterday, making it the worst such incident in the Colombian capital in 16 years.

ICAN, campaign against nuclear weapons, wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

06 Oct 2017

ICAN, campaign against nuclear weapons, wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, known as ICAN, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2017. An announcement was made today in Oslo, Norway.

Colombia: President Santos extends amnesty to 3600 FARC rebels

11 Jul 2017

Colombia: President Santos extends amnesty to 3600 FARC rebels

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos signed the third and final decree granting amnesty to around 3600 members of the rebel group Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

Over 15 missing after passenger boat sinks in Colombia

26 Jun 2017

Over 15 missing after passenger boat sinks in Colombia

A passenger boat with about 170 people on board sank near Guatapé in northwestern Colombia. At least six died, while over 130 have been rescued.

Colombia: FARC rebels offer to help rebuild landslide affected town

04 Apr 2017

Colombia: FARC rebels offer to help rebuild landslide affected town

FARC rebels have offered to help rebuild the town of Mocoa, in the country's south-west, that was destroyed in the recent landslide in Colombia.

Deadly landslides kill 206 in Colombia, 220 missing

02 Apr 2017

Deadly landslides kill 206 in Colombia, 220 missing

At least 206 people were killed and 202 injured by landslides in Colombia's south-west Putumayo province.

President Santos donates Nobel Peace prize award

10 Oct 2016

President Santos donates Nobel Peace prize award

Colombian President, Juan Santos, announced that he will be donating the Nobel Peace prize-money towards victims of Colombia's civil-war. The announcement came right after he partook in a religious ceremony held for the victims.

Juan Manuel Santos wins the Nobel Peace Prize

08 Oct 2016

Juan Manuel Santos wins the Nobel Peace Prize

The Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos, won the Nobel Peace prize for 2016 on Friday, September 7.

Colombia's Government seals a peace deal with FARC rebels

26 Aug 2016

Colombia's Government seals a peace deal with FARC rebels

The Colombian Government has finally reached a deal with the country's largest rebel outfit Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) ending the longest-running - 52-year-old - war in both the Americas.