Colombia


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.

Miners trapped in flooded Colombia coal mine

2014-10-31 17:31

At least 12 mine workers are trapped in a flooded coal mine in north-western Columbia.

'Crazy' climate forces Colombian farmers to adapt

2014-09-26 12:55

Colombia's agricultural sector has always been a blissfully low-tech business as the climate allowed farmers to harvest two or three times a year but recently, climate change has been sowing chaos in their fields.

Colombia kingpin Escobar's hitman freed from jail

2014-08-27 12:45

One of Colombia's most feared drug cartel assassins has walked free after serving 22 years in jail for scores of murders ordered by notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar during the cocaine trafficking heyday of the 1980s.

Starbucks challenges Colombian rival

2014-07-17 09:43

US-based global coffee behemoth Starbucks has jolted the Colombian coffee scene by opening a three-storey shop just a few metres away from the local favourite.

Bus driver arrested after crash kills 31 kids

2014-05-19 19:02

Colombian authorities have arrested the driver of a bus that crashed and killed 31 children.

13 missing, 3 dead in collapsed mine in Colombia

2014-05-02 11:33

A collapse at one of Colombia's many unlicensed mines has killed three people and left another 13 missing under tons of mud and rock, rescue officials say.

Acid attack kills man in Colombia

2014-04-10 09:15

A 22-year-old Colombian man has died from injuries he sustained in an acid attack, a disturbing new violent crime trend here, authorities say.

 

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.

Colombian general kidnapped by rebels

2014-11-17 09:51

A Colombian army general has gone missing in an area where leftist FARC rebels are active, President Juan Manuel Santos says, in a potentially serious strain to the South American country's peace process.

Colombian farmers sue BP for environment damage

2014-10-16 10:13

A case in which 100 Colombian farmers are suing British oil giant BP for environmental damage has opened in the High Court in London.

Colombia plane crashes in jungle

2014-09-07 10:29

Colombian authorities say there is little chance of finding survivors after a small plane with 10 people on board crashed in the Amazon jungle.

Venezuela sends 17 000 troops to seal Colombia border

2014-08-12 08:28

Venezuela says it has deployed 17 000 troops along the Colombian border to combat gasoline smuggling, as it prepared to seal the frontier nightly to stanch multi-billion-dollar annual losses.

Colombia cruise into last 8

2014-06-29 00:17

James Rodriguez has scored a brace as Colombia beat Uruguay 2-0 at the Maracana to reach the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time, where they will face Brazil.

31 children burn to death in Colombia bus blaze

2014-05-19 07:09

Thirty-one children have been burned to death after a bus they were traveling in caught fire in northern Colombia, the Red Cross says.

3 dead, 30 buried in Colombia mine collapse

2014-05-02 07:53

At least three people have been killed and as many as 30 more are feared dead after a mine collapse in western Colombia.

80% of Colombian drugs gets to US

2014-03-14 05:30

A US General says he lacks the resources to get drug traffickers, letting 80% of Colombian drugs get into the US.

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