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

Brazil

Brazil sends troops as border town residents attack Venezuelans

Extra troops to be deployed after Brazilians drive migrants back home over robbery and stabbing blamed on Venezuelans.

Brazil sends troops as border town residents attack Venezuelans

Latin America

Colombia blocks treasure hunters from 'holy grail of shipwrecks'

Spanish galleon San Jose, laden with approximately $20bn worth of treasure, sank more than 300 years ago.

Latin America

Colombia deaths tribunal: Concerns over court's jurisdiction

International Criminal Court could open its own investigation, if it determines Colombian authorities are unable or unwilling to thoroughly investigate and prosecute over 2,000 cases.

Ecuador

Ecuador declares state of emergency over Venezuela migrant influx

More than 4,000 migrants are arriving in Ecuador each day in an attempt to flee the ongoing crises in Venezuela.

Ecuador declares state of emergency over Venezuela migrant influx

Latin America

Ivan Duque sworn in as Colombia's next president

More than 12,000 police deployed in central Bogota in advance of swearing-in ceremony of President Ivan Duque.

Latin America

Maduro to release proof of Colombian role in drone 'attack'

Venezuelan president says he has 'sufficient evidence' that Colombia is behind the foiled 'assassination attempt'.

Maduro to release proof of Colombian role in drone 'attack'

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.

Refugees

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