Latin America

Can leftist Gustavo Petro become Colombia's first president?

Petro's stance on tackling inequality, reducing reliance on carbon fuels and ending the status quo of right-wing politics, has appealed to a new generation eager for change.

Colombia

Colombia election: Ivan Duque may jeopardise FARC deal

Critics fear Duque will be little more than a puppet of a former president with a questionable past, but those in the business community welcome his economic policies.

Latin America

Colombia's biggest dam: 'A new war is taking place'

Flooding reignites protests against country’s biggest dam in a region still traumatised by years of conflict.

Reporter's Notebook

Colombia set for presidential runoff: What to expect

Second-round showdown between Ivan Duque and Gustavo Petro will likely impact a still fragile peace agreement with the FARC.

Inside Story

Is peace in Colombia at risk?

A fierce critic of the agreement with FARC rebels is in pole position to be president.

Colombia

Ex-FARC rebels eye Gustavo Petro as Colombia's new hope

Many former FARC fighters see the presidential candidate building a lasting peace in the country if he wins.

Ex-FARC rebels eye Gustavo Petro as Colombia's new hope

Latin America

Historic Colombia presidential vote heading into runoff

Right-winger Ivan Duque and leftist Gustavo Petro to contest second round of voting on June 17.

Latin America

Colombians vote in first presidential election since peace deal

Voters head to the polls amid concerns about corruption, peace and the Venezuela crisis.

Latin America

Can a true leftist become president of Colombia?

Petro promises to defy Colombia's historical and political aversion to left-wing politics.

Colombia: Can leftist Gustavo Petro become president?

Reporter's Notebook

What to expect from Colombia's presidential election

Colombians are likely to choose between the two candidates on the opposite extremes of the political spectrum.

Colombia presidential election: What to expect

Colombia

Colombia: Former FARC fighters feel betrayed by government

Former FARC members claim they are being hunted and armed paramilitary groups are once again rising in former FARC territory in Colombia.

Latin America

Colombia dam: Residents say government ignored repeated warnings

Residents of the 12 villages threatened by a possible dam collapse are angry because their repeated warnings to the government about the project were ignored.

Latin America

Colombia dam warning: More residents may have to evacuate

A giant hydroelectric project that is under construction upriver is threatened by a possible wall collapse.

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.