Latin America

Colombia: Paramilitary groups take over abandoned FARC territory

Colombia's largest rebel group, the FARC, is due to finish disarming this week as part of a historic peace deal with the government. But many communities are still threatened by armed groups.

Latin America

Eight detained over Colombia shopping mall blast

Four women and four men arrested in connection with a bombing at a Bogata mall that killed three people last weekend.

Eight detained over Colombia shopping mall blast

Latin America

Colombian group frees kidnapped Dutch reporters

Officials say Derk Bolt and Eugenio Marie, abducted earlier this week, released in rural area in Norte de Santander.

Colombia's ELN frees two Dutch journalists

Latin America

Two Dutch journalists kidnapped by Colombia's ELN

Derk Johannes Bolt and Eugenio Ernest Marie Follender captured by Marxist rebel group in northeast Colombia, army says.

Two Dutch journalists kidnapped by Colombia's ELN

Latin America

Colombia shipping channel endangers unique reef

An old and unique reef off the coast of Colombia could be wiped out by government plans to build a deep-water shipping channel in the area.

Latin America

Women killed in Colombia shopping centre blast

President orders inquiry into incident in commercial centre in Bogota where security has improved over the past decade.

UpFront

Is Juan Manuel Santos too easy on FARC?

Former Colombian Vice President Francisco Santos weighs in on why he thinks the peace deal is an injustice.

UpFront

Could paramilitaries fill the void left by FARC?

'We are going to see a big problem in the near future' if paramilitaries aren't dealt with, says Francisco Santos.

Latin America

Colombia: FARC hands over most of its weapons in peace deal

Colombia’s FARC rebel group says it has handed over 60 percent of its weapons to the United Nations as part of a deal to end the half-century war with government forces.

Latin America

Colombians escape back home amid Venezuela’s crisis

As the economic and political crisis continues in Venezuela, some people see an escape in neighbouring Colombia. Thousands cross the border every day. Several of those crossing are Colombians who once sought refuge from a conflict back home.

Arts & Culture

The Bogota rubbish collector who rescues books

Jose created a community library and donates books to children, believing that education can break the cycle of poverty.

Bogota's bibliophile trash collector who rescues books

Earthrise

Colombia's Lego Homes

A look at how a Bogota company is helping reduce plastics waste while creating housing solutions in the capital.

Earthrise

Building Better Cities

We travel to Colombia and Singapore to explore ways of helping the world's expanding cities to grow sustainably.

Latin America

Colombia’s striking teachers take to streets

Tens of thousands of teachers have protested in Colombia's capital, Bogota, and other cities, calling for more state investment in education and wage increases.

Latin America

Colombia law gives former FARC rebels role in politics

New law guarantees former guerrillas a minimum of fives seats in the senate and five in the lower house.

Colombia law gives former FARC rebels role in politics