Latin America

Colombia suspends talks with ELN rebels over bomb attacks

The bombings likely reflect divisions in the ELN leadership, but with the public already opposed to the talks, the attacks have ended negotiations for the foreseeable future.

Colombia

Colombia: FARC vows to fight poverty in 2018 campaign

Rebels handed in their weapons, but must overcome the distrust of the public, which rejected the peace deal in a referendum and remains angry at FARC's history of violence and kidnapping.

Latin America

Venezuelan refugees in Colombia face deportation threat

As Venezuela’s crisis deepens, more of its citizens are fleeing a country that once served as a haven for economic migrants and political refugees.

Colombia

Colombia withdraws negotiators after ELN attacks

Peace talks with the armed group in trouble as government orders back negotiators following a series of attacks.

Colombia

Peace in Colombia boosts health service availability

The peace deal with leftist FARC rebels in Colombia is facilitating the delivery of medical services to areas that were previously hard to reach.

Arts & Culture

Thousands of Colombians salsa danced on Christmas day

Cali, Colombia, self-styled World Salsa Capital, held a huge salsa dancing parade for Christmas day.

Latin America

Colombian 'Black Friday' sellers face fierce competition

Every Christmas season, Colombia witnesses a tropical version of Black Friday. This time around there has been increasing tension as Colombian vendors face a difficult economic environment and new competition from recently arrived Chinese dealers.

Colombia

Colombia's Gulf Clan calls for peace

Colombia's most powerful criminal gang has declared a unilateral ceasefire.

Colombia

HRW urges Colombia to not promote officers linked to killings

Human Rights Watch is urging the Colombian government to halt the promotion of five senior military officers. They are being investigated for allegedly executing civilians who were wrongly accused of being "guerrilla" fighters.

Latin America

Colombia's deaf devise new way to discuss peace deal

Colombia's deaf community has devised a new way to communicate their thoughts on the peace deal between government and FARC rebels, who have formed their own legitimate political party.

Weather

Colombia floods and mudslide prove deadly

Troops called in to help search for victims after torrential rains hit southwest Colombia.

Colombia floods and mudslide prove deadly

Latin America

UN and Colombia sign anti-cocaine pact

The United Nations and Colombia have signed an agreement aimed at disrupting the country's cocaine trade.

Politics

Deadly clashes as Colombia destroys coca crops

Drug traffickers and armed gangs oppose the initiative, and at least seven people have died in a recent clashes over it. Many others were injured by land mines laid by gangs to scare people away from destroying coca plants.

Colombia

The new struggle for Colombia's countryside after FARC

The peace deal with the rebel group has left a power vacuum the government is struggling to fill.

The new struggle for Colombia's countryside after FARC

Latin America

Colombia massacre: Vice president visits victim's village

Colombia's vice president tried to ease tension by visiting the village where six protesting farmers were killed by police last week.