Latin America

Pope Francis urges Colombia to stick to peace after FARC deal

Pope Francis has celebrated mass in front of tens of thousands of Colombians, urging the country to put behind it the recently ended conflict between the government and the former rebel group FARC.

Latin America

Pope Francis arrives in Colombia to promote peace

Pope to encourage reconciliation as Colombia prepares to receive 7,000 former FARC fighters into society to repair divisions.

Latin America

Pope's Colombia visit underscores role of Catholic Church

Pope Francis will be visiting Colombia during a five-day tour that many hope will help consolidate the war-torn country.

Latin America

Colombia, ELN rebels agree truce before Pope's visit

The 102-day truce, which will begin on October 1, was struck before Pope Francis' visit to Colombia this week.

Colombia

Searching DNA: Identifying the disappeared in Colombia

Can forensic science advances bring closure for relatives of tens of thousands of Colombia's war disappeared?

Searching DNA: Identifying the disappeared in Colombia

Latin America

Colombia's FARC transforms into a political party

Former rebel group officially launches political party after disarming to end more than 50 years of conflict.

Latin America

Colombia's FARC reborn as 'revolutionary force' party

Former rebel group retains FARC acronym as it transforms into the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force political party

Latin America

Colombia: Former rebels FARC enters politics after peace deal

Former rebel group FARC is set to move into the political arena in Colombia following the signing of a historical peace agreement with the government last year.

Latin America

Colombia's surge in cocaine production hinders security efforts

A new United Nations report shows that coca production in Colombia has surged to levels not seen in two decades.

Latin America

Colombia declares FARC war over as last guns taken away

Disarmament process officially concluded as UN removed the final shipment of weapons from a FARC demobilisation camp.

Latin America

Colombian Olympians plea: 'Don't slash my dreams'

Colombian sports fans and athletes took to social media to criticise government plans to slash national sports budget.

Olympian plea: 'Don't slash my dreams' after budget cut

Latin America

Calls for an anti-mining vote in Colombia

Colombia's Constitutional Court has ruled the government should not have sole authority to approve mining exploration permits.

Latin America

Venezuela vote brings border traffic to a standstill

The flow of Venezuelans passing into neighbouring Colombia nearly came to a standstill at one popular border crossing on Sunday as President Maduro’s government held its controversial vote.

Latin America

UN mission to help Colombian rebels reintegrate

A crucial test for last year's peace deal as 10,000 FARC rebels set to begin new lives as civilians.

UN mission to help Colombian rebels reintegrate