Latin America

Colombia evacuates thousands amid fears dam may burst

The Hidroituango dam on the river Cauca was in the final stages of construction when a blocked tunnel was cleared, causing flooding downstream that swept through a riverside village.

Latin America

War crimes tribunal investigating Colombia's war atrocities

The tribunal’s president says the goal is to obtain some sense of justice, even if the crimes were greater than any penalty to be imposed.

Asylum Seekers

Former ELN kidnap victim faces deportation from UK

Fredy Celis fled Colombia with his family after he was kidnapped by armed group ELN. Now, the UK wants to send him back.

A former ELN kidnap victim is facing deportation from the UK

Books

For the love of books: Mobile libraries around the world

This World Book Day, we meet the people behind mobile libraries serving communities from Nigeria to the Netherlands.

For the love of books: Mobile libraries around the world

Colombia

Ecuador to stop hosting Colombia peace talks

Ecuador's government ends support for negotiations between Bogota and leftist group ELN after incidents on the border.

Latin America

Rebels kidnap couple on Ecuador and Colombia border

Following deaths of kidnapped journalists, rebels by splinter FARC group also abduct Ecuadorian couple, government says.

Rebels kidnap couple on Ecuador and Colombia border

Colombia

Will the ex-FARC leader's arrest threaten peace?

While analysts say the arrest is a 'serious blow' to FARC, they say it could bolster the peace process in the long run.

Will the arrest of an ex-FARC leader threaten peace in Colombia?

FARC

FARC leader's arrest sends 'bad message' for peace

Jesus Santrich was arrested in Bogota on charges of planning to smuggle $320m worth of cocaine to the US.

Colombia

Can football heal old wounds in Colombia?

As former FARC rebels try to reintegrate into society, will the country's most popular sport help ease the transition?

Can football heal old wounds in Colombia?

Latin America

Colombia begins to register Venezuelan migrants

Bogota has promised that the census is not to deport the Venezuelans back to their crisis-stricken country of origin, but to better design policies to assist them.

Human Rights

Rights groups decry murder of Colombian social leader

The Colombian social leader, known as an 'untiring fighter' for human rights, was killed last week at her home.

Rights groups decry murder of Maria Magdalena Cruz Rojas

FARC

Colombia: Where did the FARC's former rebels go?

More than 55 percent of former FARC rebels have left the 26 reincorporation zones set up under the 2016 peace agreement.

Why are former FARC rebels leaving reintegration camps?

FARC

Why did FARC fail its first electoral test in Colombia?

While the now-political party wasn’t expected to make gains, analysts blame a failure to reinvent itself for its showing

Colombia: Why did the FARC 'fail' its first electoral test?

Latin America

Colombia: Right-wing parties opposed to FARC deal lead vote

Results show a resurgence of right-wing parties opposed to the peace deal that allowed former FARC rebels to legally participate in politics, putting at risk the implementation of the already fragile agreement.

FARC

Colombia: FARC performs poorly in first electoral test

Conservative parties, who opposed the 2016 peace deal with the FARC, take lead in parliamentary elections.