UN seeks to shore up Colombia ceasefire

2016-10-19 11:31

The UN Security Council agreed that a new UN mission for Colombia could continue to monitor a ceasefire despite a referendum vote rejecting the peace deal.

Why Nobel Peace Prize goes to Santos

2016-10-07 22:16

The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos for his ongoing efforts to end a lethal five-decades-long civil war.

FARC ready to 'fix' Colombia peace deal

2016-10-03 21:14

The leader of Colombia's FARC rebels says they are prepared to "fix" a peace deal with the government, a day after voters narrowly rejected it in a referendum.

1000s of Venezuelans stream to Colombia for food

2016-07-11 21:06

Tens of thousands of Venezuelans have streamed across bridges into Colombia after their government briefly lifted a year-old border closure to allow people to buy food and medicine.

Colombia says 2 more journalists missing

2016-05-24 21:23

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says two additional journalists are missing in a lawless part of the country where security forces are already hunting for a Spanish journalist.

Colombia seizes record 8 tons of cocaine from crime ring

2016-05-16 09:04

Colombian police say they have seized their largest domestic haul ever of illegal drugs: 8 tons of cocaine from the Usuga Clan, the country's leading organised crime ring.

Colombia authorises air strikes against criminal gangs

2016-05-06 09:41

Colombia authorised the use of all military force, including air strikes, against the country's three biggest criminal gangs in a major escalation against "organised armed groups."

Nearly 72 000 cases of Zika in Colombia since October

2016-04-24 09:37

Nearly 72 000 cases of Zika have been reported in Colombia since October, with almost 13 000 occurring in pregnant women, although the country is going through a decline in outbreaks, health authorities say.

Drug kingpin killed in Colombia

2016-03-06 12:22

The top leader of powerful Clan Usuga gang was killed in a police raid, authorities said Saturday, in another major blow to Colombia's most important gang.

Uproar as gay sex recording gets released in Colombia

2016-02-19 09:31

The broadcast of a secretly shot video in which a prominent Colombian politician discusses sexual encounters with other men is prompting a fierce debate about homophobia and journalistic ethics in this conservative South American country.


Colombia extends ceasefire with rebels to save peace deal

2016-10-14 11:37

President Juan Manuel Santos is extending a ceasefire with Colombia's largest rebel movement in a bid to give more time to an effort to save a peace deal rejected by voters.

Colombian President Santos wins Nobel Peace Prize

2016-10-07 11:26

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end a civil war that killed more than 200 000 Colombians.

Why divided Colombia said 'No' to peace deal

2016-10-03 13:54

Colombians say they are sick of their country's 52-year civil war. So why did a thin majority of voters reject their biggest chance yet for peace?

New tarantula species named after Nobel laureate

2016-07-06 17:45

A new species of tarantula has been identified near the hometown of Gabriel García Márquez and in an unusual posthumous honour, the spider has been named for the late Nobel literature laureate.

Colombia seizes biggest cocaine haul

2016-05-16 20:01

Colombian authorities say they've made the biggest cocaine seizure in the history of a country long plagued by traffic in the drug.

Colombia arrests big Panama drug-money suspect

2016-05-06 21:05

Colombian police have arrested one of the heads of a prominent Panama business family listed by the United States as a major launderer of drug money.

Colombia legalises same-sex marriage

2016-04-29 09:11

Colombia has become the fourth South American country to allow same-sex marriage when the constitutional court definitively legalised it.

Belgium finds 3 tons of cocaine with bananas

2016-03-08 18:26

Belgian authorities have found three ton of cocaine in a container of bananas from Colombia at the port of Antwerp, customs officials say.

Colombian sisters reunited after 30 years

2016-02-27 10:07

Two Colombian stepsisters have been reunited 30 years after they were separated when a deadly avalanche destroyed their home.

Colombia's Farc vow to end use of child soldiers

2016-02-11 08:08

Colombia's FARC rebel force promised Wednesday to end recruitment of all child soldiers to its ranks, in a fresh bid to seal a peace deal ending a half-century conflict.

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