Colombia


Colombia 'miracle' mom's tremendous fight to save baby

2015-06-26 07:05

The memory of Maria Nelly Murillo's mother and her own maternal instinct kept her going for five days as she fought to save her baby after their plane crashed in the Colombian jungle.

'Miracle' mom, baby survive Colombia jungle plane crash

2015-06-25 07:35

A mother and her infant son who disappeared in a plane crash in the dense jungles of north-western Colombia several days ago have been found alive in what authorities have called a ‘miracle’.

Woman with cocaine in breast implants arrested

2015-06-20 13:03

A Honduran woman carrying liquid cocaine in her breast implants has been arrested at the airport in Colombia's capital Bogota, police say.

Farc attack leaves Colombia port city without power

2015-06-01 11:50

Some 400 000 people in Colombia's bustling port city of Buenaventura lost power Sunday after a key electrical tower was destroyed, an act military officials blamed on Farc rebels.

61 dead in Colombia landslide - officials

2015-05-19 07:44

A massive landslide has torn through a ravine in northwest Colombia, killing at least 61 people and injuring 37, authorities say.

Rescuers search for 15 trapped Colombian miners

2015-05-13 23:14

Rescue workers are searching for 15 gold miners missing after mine shaft floods in Colombia.

Colombia rethinks spraying coca crops

2015-05-10 11:36

Colombian authorities must stop using the controversial herbicide glyphosate to eradicate illicit coca plantations, says President Juan Manuel Santos.

Colombian navy seizes more than 5 tons of cocaine on ship

2015-04-08 10:36

Navy officials in Colombia say they have seized 5.2 tons of cocaine on a ship off the country's Pacific Coast.

Colombia races to meet Valentine's Day demand

2015-02-12 13:00

Work is hectic these days for El Redil, as the flower company based in the savanna hurries to meet orders from all over the world for Valentine's Day.

Colombian, Farc in deal to free general

2014-11-20 08:10

The Colombian government and Farc have struck a deal to free a general and several others the guerrillas are holding captive, suggesting the faltering peace process is back on track.

 

Mother, baby, survived on coconut water

2015-06-25 19:48

A woman who survived a jungle plane crash with her 1-year-old son drank coconut water to stay alive for four days until being rescued, Colombia's air force says.

US indicts 17 Colombia alleged traffickers

2015-06-24 11:58

The US has announced it has indicted 17 alleged leaders and associates of Colombia’s powerful Clan Usuga drug gang, who would all risk life in prison if ever convicted.

FARC attack major Colombian oil pipeline

2015-06-18 09:32

Experts are battling to prevent environmental damage after suspected FARC rebels blew up a stretch of Colombia's second-biggest oil pipeline, authorities say.

6 soldiers, guerillas die in fresh Colombia clashes

2015-05-29 14:09

A total of six soldiers and guerrillas have been killed in Colombia, as fresh fighting erupted between Farc rebels and government troops, authorities say.

Many dead, dozens injured in Colombia landslide

2015-05-18 22:04

A landslide has sent mud and water crashing onto homes in a town in Colombia's northwest mountains killing at least 48 people and injuring dozens.

4 soldiers killed in Colombia helicopter crash

2015-05-11 12:19

Four Colombian soldiers have been killed and two others have been wounded after their helicopter crashed in the central Uribe region, the military says.

Colombian journalist sends himself death threats

2015-04-29 09:49

A Columbian journalist who admitted to sending himself death threats to benefit from state protection will face criminal charges, authorities say.

Woman arrested over execution-style murder of kids

2015-02-17 21:08

Colombian authorities have arrested a woman who is suspected of arranging the murder of four boys who were shot to death execution-style in their home, the local prosecutor's office says.

Farc to free Colombian general, others

2014-11-22 20:06

Farc guerrillas who captured a Colombian general and four others will release them next week, president Juan Manuel Santos says, paving the way for a return to peace talks.

Colombia suspends talks with rebels

2014-11-17 16:29

The Colombian government has suspended peace talks with a rebel group over the apparent kidnapping of an army general.

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