Colombia


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 blames 3 deaths on Zika, nerve disorder

2016-02-05 22:50

Colombia say three people have died after contracting the Zika virus and developing a rare nerve disorder called Guillain-Barre, the first time health officials have directly blamed the mosquito-borne disease for causing deaths.

South America hit by floods, drought from El Niño

2015-12-24 21:01

Some parts of South America are being hit by devastating floods, while others are affected by severe drought that experts say are caused by this year's powerful El Niño weather phenomenon.

Colombia legalises adoption by gay couples

2015-11-05 09:05

Colombia’s constitutional court has lifted a restriction on adoptions by gay couples, overturning a previous ruling that banned same-sex partners from adopting unless one of the pair was a biological parent of the child.

 

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.

Investigation into deaths of 37 Colombian children

2016-02-05 12:11

Colombian justice officials are investigating the deaths of 37 children from suspected mercury poisoning in a jungle area rife with illegal mining, authorities says.

Polish cops find $27m cocaine stash among bananas

2015-12-21 21:03

Polish police say they have seized cocaine worth around $27m, that arrived via Belgium in a shipment of bananas from Colombia.

Colombian rebels kill 12 in ambush of poll workers

2015-10-27 07:55

Leftist rebels have ambushed election workers transporting ballots from an indigenous reservation in Colombia's Andean highlands, killing 12 security forces members who were protecting the group.

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