Colombia


Rebels turn in first 140 weapons in Colombia peace deal

2017-03-18 10:04

Colombia's largest rebel group has handed over 140 weapons to United Nations observers as part of an historic peace agreement.

Explosion at Colombia bullring injures dozens

2017-02-20 08:34

An explosion has injured at least 26 people in the Colombian capital, most of them police guarding a bullring that had been targeted by protests on reopening last month, officials say.

Scared jungle children starve in Colombia's 'peace'

2017-02-17 14:04

The cries of hungry babies pierce the quiet of dawn in the green jungles of northwestern Colombia.

Strong earthquake rattles Bogota

2017-02-06 16:47

A shallow, 5.6-magnitude earthquake has rattled residents of Colombia's largest city, leading office workers to evacuate buildings and forcing the city's airport to temporarily close.

Popular suspension bridge fails in Colombia, killing 7

2017-01-10 11:39

A suspension bridge popular with tourists in a rural area of central Colombia has failed, killing at least seven people and injuring 14 more.

Colombian cargo plane crash kills five crew

2016-12-21 14:15

A Colombian cargo plane crashed three minutes after taking off in the east of the country Tuesday evening, killing five crew members and critically injuring another, officials said.

Bolivian official breaks silence on Colombia plane crash

2016-12-09 07:20

A Bolivian official who signed off on the flight plan for a chartered aircraft that crashed in the Andes is breaking her silence and accusing her bosses of trying to stage a cover-up

Colombia air crash survivor says there was no time to react

2016-12-05 20:59

One of the survivors of the plane crash in the Andes said the passengers of the chartered flight had no idea their aircraft was running out of gas before it slammed into a mountainside.

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WATCH: Colombian aviation expert explains 'no fuel' hypothesis

Investigators searching for the cause of the plane crash near Medellin, Colombia, are now considering the possibility the aircraft may have run out of fuel. Colombia’s Civil Aviation Security Secretary explains. Watch.

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Colombia crash: Plane may have run out of fuel

2016-12-01 06:02

Colombia is investigating what made a charter plane crash into its northwestern mountains, killing 71 people.

 

FARC fighters bid fond farewell to arms

2017-03-02 14:04

For 17 years in the hot green jungles of Colombia, a gun has been Emiro Suarez's constant companion.

Bomb explodes near Colombia bull ring

2017-02-19 20:40

A homemade bomb has exploded near Bogota's bull ring where police and animal rights activists have clashed in recent weeks.

Colombia keeps cocaine from spoiling Valentine's Day flowers

2017-02-14 13:24

Cocaine is probably the last thing people think about when buying roses, yet every year Colombian police and growers work around the clock to make sure traffickers don't sneak the drug onto cargo planes hauling flowers to the U.S. for Valentine's Day

17 Colombian civil leaders 'massacred'

2017-01-31 09:42

Colombian officials say that 17 civil campaigners have been murdered over the past two months in the country, amid tensions over its contested peace process.

Colombian narco captured after faking own death

2017-01-04 19:40

Colombian authorities say they have arrested a top lieutenant in the country's biggest drug cartel, even though he was supposedly dead.

Pilot in footballers' crash in Colombia 'was not trained properly'

2016-12-18 13:22

The pilot in the plane crash that killed 71 people traveling to Colombia on a Bolivian charter including footballers from Brazil had not flown enough hours to pilot commercial flights, a copilot's attorney said Saturday.

Colombians protest over rape, killing of 7-year-old girl

2016-12-06 14:01

Hundreds of angry Colombians are taking to the streets to protest the kidnapping and rape of a 7-year-old girl found strangled in an upper-class Bogota apartment.

Week-old baby among 6 dead from flooding in Colombia

2016-12-02 10:44

Six people including an 8-day-old baby were killed when their home was washed away by heavy rains in the southern Colombian city of Cali.

Colombia ratifies peace deal with FARC

2016-12-01 06:54

Colombia's Congress unanimously approved a peace deal with FARC guerrillas to end more than a half-century of civil war, lawmakers said.

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WATCH: Data shows flight path of plane carrying Chapecoense team

Some of the first daylight visuals, and the flight path, of the ill-fated British Aerospace 146 short-haul plane that was carrying Brazil's Chapecoense football team have emerged. Watch.

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