Arts & Culture

Centuries-old carnival in Colombia celebrates folklore

Barranquilla carnival is said to be the second largest in the world and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage event.


Colombia: FARC and ELN areas of influence

Over the last few decades Colombia's biggest rebel groups FARC and ELN have gained a major foothold in the country.

Latin America

Return of bullfighting sparks protests in Bogota

Animal-rights activists take to the streets after the Colombian capital hosts its first bullfight in four years.

Latin America

More UN observers 'dismissed' for Colombia rebels party

Three monitors and supervisor 'separated' from their mission for taking part in New Year's Eve party with FARC rebels.


Colombia pardons 110 FARC rebels as part of peace deal

Pardons apply to political crimes, but not killings and rape, minister says, as FARC expels uncooperative commanders.


Colombia: Botched plastic surgeries and misogyny

Colombian women, victims of unsafe plastic surgeries, struggle to find justice and understanding in a sexist society.

by Catalina Ruiz-Navarro

Special series

The Nobel Interview: Juan Manuel Santos

As Colombia's president receives the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize, he discusses the FARC peace deal and challenges ahead.


Colombia's Santos accepts Nobel Peace Prize

President awarded prize for efforts to bring his country’s more than 50-year-long conflict with FARC to an end.


Colombia's Santos to receive Nobel Peace Prize

President to be awarded the prize for his efforts to bring the country’s more than 50-year-long civil war to an end.


Civilians, FARC hold vigil following revised peace deal

After the rejection of the initial treaty, the Colombian government signed a revised peace deal with FARC rebels.

Arts & Culture

Palenquero: The identity behind a language in Colombia

Spoken by residents of a settlement established by runaway slaves, Palenquero is seen as a form of cultural resistance.


Emotional tributes paid to Chapecoense football team

Thousands gathered at Atanasio Girardot Stadium in Medellin to pay tribute to players of the Brazilian football club.

Latin America Investigates

Colombia: Under the Knife

We investigate Colombia's backstreet cosmetic surgery trade and the scams that leave victims scarred for life.


Colombia's parliament approves historic peace deal

FARC accord finally approved after referendum rejection, bringing country one step closer to ending a 50-year-old war.


Colombia plane ran out of fuel, pilot said before crash

Electrical failure and lack of fuel resulted in plane crash, according to recording of pilot's final communication.