Colombia approves extradition of Alvaro Ferdy Cordoba to U.S. to face drug charges

Colombia’s government on Wednesday approved the extradition of Alvaro Fredy Cordoba, the brother of a senator in the left-wing Pacto Historico party of President Gustavo Petro, to the United States to face drug-trafficking charges. The decision to extradite Cordoba, whose sister is Senator Piedad Cordoba, follows proposals from Petro to suspend extradition to the United… Read More Colombia approves extradition of Alvaro Ferdy Cordoba to U.S. to face drug charges

Colombian President Gustavo Petro says nation will not extradite drug traffickers who fulfill legal deals with government

Colombian President Gustavo Petro said on Wednesday that drug traffickers who comply with government surrender conditions and exit the trade will not be extradited to face charges abroad. Petro, who was sworn in this month on promises to bring “total peace” to Colombia, said his government is in touch with various armed groups who want… Read More Colombian President Gustavo Petro says nation will not extradite drug traffickers who fulfill legal deals with government

U.S. President Joe Biden to grant Colombia special non-NATO ally status

President Joe Biden told Colombian President Ivan Duque on Thursday he plans to designate Colombia as a major non-NATO ally, granting the strategic status to a key country in a turbulent region as the United States seeks to isolate Russia. In White House talks, Biden and Duque said they would work toward signing a regional… Read More U.S. President Joe Biden to grant Colombia special non-NATO ally status

U.S. revokes designation of Colombia’s FARC group as terrorist organization

The United States on Tuesday revoked its designation of the Colombian group the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia as a foreign terrorist organization five years after it reached a peace deal with the Colombian government. The 2016 peace accord ended the FARC’s part in the Andean country’s decades-old internal armed conflict, which has left millions… Read More U.S. revokes designation of Colombia’s FARC group as terrorist organization