Mudslides in southern Colombia kill 112, hundreds missing

2017-04-01 20:01

Mudslides in southern Colombia have claimed at least 112 lives and injured more than 170 following recent torrential rains, the authorities say.

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.

Colombia tries again for peace with sides signing new accord

2016-11-14 08:21

Colombia tried a second time to achieve peace, with its government and largest rebel group signing a modified deal to end its brutal civil conflict.

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.

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.

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.

Colombia voters lukewarm over peace process

2014-03-10 14:39

Columbian voters have showed lukewarm support for peace talks with guerrillas by giving the country's president a majority in Congress.

Colombia rebels want 30-day cease-fire

2013-12-09 10:05

Colombia's largest rebel group says it's calling a 30-day cease-fire, a day after nine people were killed and 23 others injured in an attack.

Farc rebels free former American GI

2013-10-28 09:09

Colombia's main rebel group has released a former US Army private who was seized in June after he refused to heed local officials' warnings and wandered into rebel-held territory.


Colombia's Santos receives Nobel Peace Prize

2016-12-10 18:45

Colombia's peace deal between the government and the Farc rebels is a model for war-torn countries like Syria, says Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.

With less fervor, Colombia takes another stab at peace

2016-11-24 12:46

With less fervor and an added dose of uncertainty, Colombia's government will sign another peace accord with the country's largest rebel group - the second in two months

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.

UN chief encourages Colombia to stay the course for peace

2016-10-11 05:51

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon encourages both sides in the Colombian peace process to stay the course despite a referendum rejecting the peace treaty last week

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.

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.

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.

Alleged army cyber spying on Colombia negotiators

2014-02-05 13:28

Investigation ordered into report Colombian army cyber unit spied on govt peace negotiators

Santos: Farc deal an accomplishment

2013-11-07 09:02

President Juan Manuel Santos has hailed a partial agreement on a role in Colombian politics for the largest rebel group, Farc, as a major accomplishment after a year of peace talks.

Kerry defends NSA surveillance programs

2013-08-13 12:00

US Secretary of State John Kerry has defended the NSA surveillance programs and downplayed their impact on US efforts to deepen relations with two Latin America allies.

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