Leftist Gustavo Petro, a former member of the M-19 guerrilla movement, who has vowed profound social and economic change, won Colombia's presidency on Sunday, the first progressive to do so in the country's history.
Colombians clamoring for "change" gave a leftist ex-guerrilla a historic lead Sunday (29 May) in a first round of presidential elections that will culminate in a runoff against a populist outsider in June.
Brazil on Thursday (19 March) announced it was closing land borders and prohibiting entry to people from European and many Pacific Asian countries to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, as Mexico and Peru reported their first virus deaths.
The European Union said on Thursday (24 October) it would extend for four years funding to support implementation of Colombia's peace accord with former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels, including an initial contribution of 33.5 million euros.
The European Commission announced on Monday (14 October) that it will challenge at the World Trade Organisation the tariffs imposed by Colombia on frozen French fries, which the EU executive sees as “completely unjustified”.
Producers of Peru's "superfoods," native and highly nutritious products such as quinoa, Hass avocados and blueberries, have emerged as big winners in the first five years of the Andean nation's free-trade agreement with the European Union.
The European Union and Brazil yesterday (17 July) proposed to the World Trade Organization a reform of farm subsidies in order to "level the playing field" for emerging economies, an EU statement said.
The European Parliament last Thursday (2 February) approved measures to protect European banana producers against increasing competition from imports from Ecuador; a result of the country’s accession to the EU’s trade deal with Colombia and Peru. Euractiv Spain reports.
Lasting peace is nearly within striking distance in Colombia. But now the question about what to do with the former child soldiers of the FARC guerilla group has been raised. The EU thinks it should be a priority. Euractiv Spain reports.
The European Union is set to invest €4 million in Colombia to promote "unconventional" renewable energy projects after taking stock of a study carried out by the Development Bank of Central America (CAF). EURACTIV Spain reports.
Ecuadorian Vice-President Jorge Glas told EURACTIV Spain that the trade agreement recently signed with the EU will generate plenty of opportunities and underpin the changes his country has been working toward in recent years. On 11 November, Ecuador joined a...
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos hopes that a new peace deal with the FARC guerrilla group could be possible by the end of November and did not dismiss the possibility of organising another referendum, in an exclusive interview with EURACTIV’s partner EFE.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos won the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize today (7 October) for his efforts to end a 52-year-old war with Marxist rebels, a surprise choice and a show of support after Colombians rejected a peace accord last Sunday (2 October).
The European Union could remove Colombian guerilla movement FARC from its list of known terrorists, pending the signing of the peace agreement between the group and the country's government. EURACTIV Spain reports.
European Parliament leader Antonio Tajani has insisted that political relations with Latin America are a “priority” for Europe, highlighting the potential for cooperation on trade and security in particular. EURACTIV Spain reports.