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Latin America

Maduro accuses Colombia's president of assassination attempt

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos dismissed allegations he was involved in the attack.

Latin America

Colombia's drug trade: Efforts to eradicate coca cultivation

Colombia tries new tactics to stop the illicit drug trade, but some people say they could do more harm than good.

Politics

Colombia: Santos grants 440,000 Venezuela refugees two-year help

Outgoing president grants refugees two-year temporary residency permits, allowing them to study and get medical care.

Colombia: Santos grants 440,000 Venezuela refugees two-year help

Venezuela

'The truth is we had to leave': Fleeing Venezuela for Colombia

About 35,000 Venezuelans cross Simon Boliviar bridge into Colombia daily, including 4,000 who do not return Venezuela.

'The truth is we had to leave': Fleeing Venezuela for Colombia

Human Rights

'2017 was deadliest year for environmental activism'

At least 207 activists were killed, with Brazil, the Philippines and Colombia named as the most dangerous countries.

2017 was deadliest year for environmental activism: report

Colombia

Colombians fight to end a 'river of spilled blood'

At least 311 rights defenders and activists have been killed in Colombia since the beginning of 2016.

Colombia's social leaders 'very scared' amid surge in murders

Colombia

Ex-FARC rebels sworn into Colombia's Congress

Outgoing president calls for protection of peace as several former rebel fighters become legislators.

Ex-FARC rebels sworn into Colombia's Congress

Latin America

Chile imposes tough new immigration measures

Chile imposes tougher immigration measures to cope with the influx of migrants from neighbouring countries.

FARC

Why many ex-FARC rebels won't give up on peace

Election of right-wing Duque puts 2016 deal at risk, but many ex-rebels say they're now even more determined for peace.

FARC members: We won't back down on peace, even with Duque

World Cup 2018

World Cup 2018: England beat Colombia to reach quarters

Dier scores decisive penalty kick in ill-tempered last-16 match against Colombia to seal England's progress.

England beat Colombia to reach World Cup quarter-final

Latin America

Colombia election: President-elect Duque vows to unite nation

Ivan Duque has pledged to unite his South American nation after a divisive campaign against leftist Gustavo Petro, but insisted he would change a landmark peace accord with FARC rebels.

Politics

Who is Ivan Duque, Colombia's president-elect?

The 41-year-old protege of former President Uribe has promised to make changes to the 2016 peace deal with the FARC.

Latin America

Uncertainty for FARC peace deal as Ivan Duque wins in Colombia

Right-wing candidate, 41, has pledged to roll back parts of the landmark 2016 peace accord with the FARC group.

Uncertainty for FARC peace deal as Ivan Duque wins in Colombia

Latin America

Colombia: Peace process tops voters' minds in polarised election

Conservative Ivan Duque faces leftist Gustavo Petro as Colombians vote in first presidential poll since FARC peace deal.

Colombia: Peace process tops voters' minds in polarised election

Opinion

What is at stake in Colombia's runoff vote?

The June 17 vote will determine Colombia's future.

Katherine Aguirre Tobon

by Katherine Aguirre Tobon

Katherine Aguirre Tobon