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# juan-manuel-santos - Friday 19 April, 2019

Economic and political instability in Venezuela threatens Colombia’s fragile peace

In an exclusive interview with, Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo was keen to defend his government’s desire for modifications to The Special Jurisdiction for Peace tribunal (JEP).

# juan-manuel-santos - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Colombian president who negotiated FARC deal to get Tipperary peace award

The award recognises the efforts of Santos in bringing peace to Colombia.

# juan-manuel-santos - Monday 16 April, 2018

Irish Defence Forces and Colombia's president among shortlisted for Tipperary Peace Award

Previous winners include Nelson Mandela and Malala Yousafzai.

# juan-manuel-santos - Monday 3 April, 2017

At least 254 dead, including 43 children, as toll from Colombian horror mudslide continues to climb

The deadly landslide, which struck late on Friday evening, resulted from days of heavy rains.

# juan-manuel-santos - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

Colombian rebel group "reborn" and apologises after decades of violence

Farc signed the peace accord with the country’s government.

# juan-manuel-santos - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

Farc rebels release ten hostages held for at least 12 years

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos praised the release of captives, but called the move “insufficient” to merit a peace dialogue.

# juan-manuel-santos - Monday 13 February, 2012

Poll: Should Ireland consider legalising drugs? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland consider legalising drugs?

The Guatemalan president wants to discuss legalising drugs, believing it’s the only way to control them. Should Ireland follow suit?

# juan-manuel-santos - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Column: Prohibiting drugs hasn’t worked – so why are we still trying?

Making drugs illegal has done little but enrich criminals and sow violence. We need a proper debate on legalisation – and soon, writes Danny Kushlick.

# juan-manuel-santos - Sunday 13 November, 2011

Colombian president urges rethink on drugs war

Juan Manuel Santos says he’s open to discussing the legalisation of marijuana as well as other substances in an effort to tackle the drugs trade in a new way.

# juan-manuel-santos - Saturday 5 November, 2011

FARC rebel group suffer 'hardest blow' as leader is killed

Alfonso Cano was killed in combat near a bunker in a remote part of Columbia yesterday.

# juan-manuel-santos - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

Colombian intelligence agency dissolved after spying scandals

The Colombian president says the agency’s staff will be transferred to other state positions before a new intelligence organisation is established.

# juan-manuel-santos - Wednesday 27 October, 2010

Latin America to California: Please don't decriminalise marijuana

The presidents of Colombia, Costa Rica and Mexico say voting yes on Prop 19 would be a contradiction on anti-drug policy.