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Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos sworn in for 2nd term

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos sworn in for 2nd term

BOGOTA, Aug. 8 (UPI) --Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who was re-elected to a second term in June, was sworn in on Thursday.
JC Finley
Colombia's Santos wins re-election

Colombia's Santos wins re-election

BOGOTA, June 16 (UPI) --Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos won re-election by a 5.95 percent margin over Oscar Ivan Zuluaga.
Ed Adamczyk
Colombia, rebel group announce peace process

Colombia, rebel group announce peace process

BOGOTA, June 10 (UPI) --Colombia has begun peace talks with the country's second-largest guerrilla group, a statement on the website of President Juan Manuel Santos said Tuesday.
Ed Adamczyk
Colombia bus fire leaves 31 children dead

Colombia bus fire leaves 31 children dead

FUNDACION , Colombia, May 19 (UPI) --A fire aboard a bus leaving a church event in Colombia killed 32 people, including 31 children.
Ed Adamczyk

Colombia military in turmoil after corruption firings

BOGOTA, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Colombia's military establishment is in turmoil after President Juan Manuel Santos fired armed forces commanders, including several senior officers suspected of multimillion dollar corruption and extreme abuse of authority.

Colombian army kills seven FARC rebels, captures five in skirmish

BOGOTA, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Seven members of the Colombian rebel group FARC were killed in a skirmish with Colombian troops in the central state of Tolima, officials say.

Report: U.S. aid has helped Colombia combat the FARC

BOGOTA, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Assistance from the United States has helped Colombia bring the FARC insurgency to the bargaining table, officials from both countries say.

Colombia turns down rebels' cease-fire offer

BOGOTA, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said he won't halt a military crackdown on Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia rebels until a peace deal is clinched.
Uruguay legalizes marijuana

Uruguay legalizes marijuana

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Uruguay passed a pioneering law letting people grow, buy and smoke marijuana, and the country's leftist president, Jose Mujica, said he would sign the measure.
Terrorist attack kills nine in Colombia

Terrorist attack kills nine in Colombia

Dec. 10 (UPI) -- At least nine were killed in an attack on Saturday that President Juan Manuel Santos attributed to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.
JC Finley
Obama cites 'tremendous progress' in Colombia

Obama cites 'tremendous progress' in Colombia

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- "Tremendous progress" in improving security in Colombia has led to greater U.S.-Colombian cooperation overall, U.S. President Barack Obama said Tuesday.
President Obama meets with Colombia President Santos

President Obama meets with Colombia President Santos

Dec. 3 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama met with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Tuesday at the White House.
JC Finley
Obama schedule for Tuesday, Dec. 3

Obama schedule for Tuesday, Dec. 3

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- President Obama hosts Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Tuesday for a bilateral meeting in Washington, the White House said.

Colombian president to stand for re-election next year

(UPI) --Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Wednesday that he will seek re-election following his first term in office.
Justin Salhani

Colombia accuses Russia of violating airspace

BOGOTA, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos accused Russia of violating Colombian airspace twice with military bomber jets.
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President Juan Manuel Santos Calderon of Colombia attends a bilateral meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama (not pictured) September 24, 2010 in New York City. Obama has been in New York since Wednesday attending the annual General Assembly at the United Nations, where yesterday he stressed the need for a resolution between Israel and Palestine, and a renewed international effort to keep Iran from attaining nuclear weapons. UPI/Spencer Platt/POOL
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Juan Manuel Santos Calderón (Spanish pronunciation: ; born 10 August 1951) is a Colombian politician who has been the President of Colombia since 7 August 2010. He previously served as Minister of Foreign Trade, Minister of Finance, and Minister of National Defense.

Juan Manuel Santos has been Chief Executive of the Colombian Coffee Delegation to the International Coffee Organization in London and Sub-Director of his family owned newspaper El Tiempo. He was Minister of Foreign Trade during the administration of president César Gaviria in 1991. In 1992 he was appointed President of the VII United Nations Conference on Trade and Development for a period of four years. In 1999 he was appointed as President of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and served as Director of the Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF) for the period 2001–2002.

In 1994 Juan Manuel Santos founded the Good Government Foundation, whose stated objective is helping and improving the governability and efficiency of the Colombian Government. This organization presented a proposal for a demilitarized zone and peace talks with the FARC guerrilla.

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