August 22, 2012 Colombia’s Finance Minister (MinHacienda), Juan Carlos Echeverry is a very smart man who has steered the economy through difficult waters during the current crisis.
August 22, 2012 RCN Radio reports that the Chinese operator (subsidiary of Sinochem) must suspend operations in the municipality of Gigante until repairs and rearrangements are made so that the company ceases to pollute the Paramo Miraflores.
August 23, 2012 A cabinet shuffle has become widely reported in the Colombian press. All ministers have already signed resignation letters in preparation for what might be a large number of changes.
August 19, 2012 RCN Radio reports that the Farc attacked the TransAndino pipeline this morning with explosives and so operations have been suspended until it can be repaired.
August 17, 2012 It is widely reported in the Colombian media that the double whammy of a vote by workers on Monday to end the strike and the Court’s decision that the strike was illegal (on Wednesday) has caused the Sintraime union leadership to concede defeat.
August 17, 2012 Mayors of Tame and Puerto Rondon in Arauca suspended three months without pay pending investigations into contracting. Auditor General and 19 Villavicencio (Meta) city councils declared unfit for public office for 10 years.