Latin America

Colombia tax reforms: Unions threaten nationwide strike

Facing heat from all sides, the honeymoon period appears to be over for Colombian president 100 days after taking office.

Latin America

Colombia opens first tent camp for Venezuelan migrants, refugees

Officials open Bogota camp to host 500 Venezuelans who were inhabiting a growing shanty town near city's bus station.

Colombia opens first tent camp for Venezuelan migrants, refugees

Colombia

Venezuelan migrants' dangerous trek through Colombia

More than three million Venezuelans have fled poverty, hunger, and crime in their country in recent years, in one of the biggest migrations in the world today.

Latin America

Venezuela exodus takes its toll on Colombian economy

Venezuela's crumbling economy has forced millions of people to leave the country and seek refuge in the neighbouring country.

Latin America

Colombia's cannabis users light up in protest against crackdown

Critics questions whether President Duque's decree banning personal drug possession will any effect on criminal organisations, production or trafficking.

Latin America

Colombia protests: Anger over education funding

Colombian students lead nation-wide protest over higher-education budget cuts.

Nicolas Maduro

Venezuela's Maduro: US planning to assassinate me

Beleaguered president says Trump administration 'has given the order' that he be killed, but vows plan will not succeed.

Venezuela's Maduro: US planning to assassinate me

Latin America

Colombia plans to clear informal Venezuelan camp in Bogota

Bogota is struggling to cope with the sudden influx of Venezuelans fleeing the crisis across the border.

Latin America

Colombia's coffee workers despair over low wage

Coffee producers are calling on leading high-street companies like Starbucks and Nestle to subsidise farmers who are struggling.

Latin America

Will 'thousands killed by Colombia's army' get justice?

Families fear transitional system will delay justice for those killed by Colombian military during war with FARC.

Colombia false positive scandal: Families demand 'greater truth'

Poverty & Development

Colombia: 'I'm not proud cultivating coca, but we have no choice'

Farmers say there are no alternatives to illegal cultivation as armed groups, corruption take hold of their communities.

Colombia: 'I'm not proud cultivating coca, but we have no choice'

Colombia

Colombia to withdraw from pan-South American UNASUR bloc

Duque says the group of South American states acts as an accomplice to the 'Venezuelan dictatorship'.

Colombia to withdraw from pan-South American UNASUR bloc

Colombia

Colombia anti-corruption referendum comes up shy on votes

The proposal included lowering politician's salaries and increased transparency in public contracts.

Latin America

Latin American states urged to ease entry for fleeing Venezuelans

UN call comes after Ecuador and Peru announce tighter entry requirements for Venezuelans escaping the economic crisis.

Venezuela

'When migration is motivated by hunger, it won't end'

Hundreds stuck at Ecuador-Colombia border after Ecuador says only those with valid passport will be allowed to enter.

New Ecuador passport rules leave hundreds of Venezuelans hopeless