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MONTHLY UPDATE - JUNE 2014
16.06’14: Politics - Colombia’s election, Santos wins
On June 15th Colombian voters handed President Juan Manuel Santos mandate to continue his efforts to negotiate a peace deal with leftist guerrillas and end more than a half-century of internal conflict. Mr Santos won nearly 51% of the vote in second-round elections, beating right-wing rival Oscar Ivan Zuluaga, who won 45%.
16.06’14: Diplomacy - UN chief congratulates Colombians on presidential vote, voices support for peace efforts
Following confirmation that President Juan Manuel Santos has been re-elected, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today said he looks forward to continuing to work with his Government in ”efforts to promote peace, human rights and development” for all Colombians.
16.06’14: In pictures: Colombia’s displaced set up camp in Bogota
20.06’14: Human Rights - Colombia has 2nd highest rate of forced displacement in the world: UN
Colombia is home to one of the world’s largest populations of displaced people, according to a study by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
Meanwhile, the number of people displaced in Colombia fell by 32% from 2012 to 2013, according to a joint report by the Colombian government and a local NGO released earlier this month.
20.06’14: Economy - Colombia-Brazil consider closer links between Pacific Alliance and Mercosur
Colombia and Brazil’s presidents Juan Manuel Santos and Dilma Rousseff met in Brasilia to address regional and bilateral affairs and the possibility of closer links between the Pacific Alliance and Mercosur, which “are naturally complementary and do not compete among themselves”.
27.06’14: Social – Colombia’s unemployment rate lowest in 14 years: govt
Colombia’s unemployment rate decreased 0.6% in May to the lowest rate seen in 14 years, according to figures from Colombia’s national statistics agency.
In May, Colombia’s unemployment rate was 8.8%, which is a decrease of 0.6% compared to 9.4% in the same month in 2013.
Issue - 16.06’14: South America – Severe weather and floods
Heavy rains affected parts of Colombia, causing floods in four municipalities of Alto Putumayo sub-region. As of 14 June, there were 4085 people and 1032 houses affected.
Feature 05.07’11: Documentary - Colombia’s gold rush
Gold fever is sweeping across South America and at its most lethal in Colombia where it is fuelling the civil war.
Fault Lines travelled to Colombia to speak to the people caught in the middle - the rural workers and artisan miners who have mined for generations, and some whose ancestors were enslaved during the first gold rush centuries ago. Others are former coca farmers, put out of work by the US-led Plan Colombia.