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Colombia

Two top Colombian intelligence officers were dismissed on Tuesday after allegations that the Colombian military was spying on government peace negotiators.

Has corruption undermined one of the region's leaders in sustainability and the benefits the policies have brought to the city's poor?
Can green policies survive across municipal administrations?
The IDB tackles climate change at the municipal level.

Colombian Vice President Angelino Garzón accepted an offer on Wednesday made by President Juan Manuel Santos and Chancellor Maria Angela Holguin to become the Colombian ambassador to Brazil.

Medellín-based utility company EPM Group explains how it benefits from a comprehensive approach to sustainability.

Likely top stories this week: Former President Michelle Bachelet wins Chile’s presidential elections; Protesters rally in support of ousted Bogotá Mayor Gustavo Petro; USAID plans to pull out of Ecuador by September 2014; the FARC’s 30-day ceasefire goes into effect; a study finds that Mexico leads the world in kidnappings.

On December 9, the mayor of Bogotá, Gustavo Petro, was removed and disqualified from holding public office for 15 years.

The mayor of Bogotá, Gustavo Petro, was removed from office Monday and banned from holding public office again for 15 years in a decision handed down by Colombian Attorney General Alejandro Ordóñez.

Likely top stories this week: The Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) announce a ceasefire; Venezuelans vote in municipal elections; the Mexican Congress debates energy reform; Police strikes across Argentina continue; Bill Clinton visits Rio de Janeiro for the Clinton Global Initiative Latin America meeting.

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