After Death of Number Two, Colombia’s Urabeños Offer to Surrender

(Insightcrime) The most wanted drug trafficker in Colombia and leader of the powerful Urabeños has offered to surrender himself and his organization to authorities just days after his number two was killed by security...

Colombian Indigenous Groups Denounce Exclusion from Final Peace Agreement

Several Colombian Indigenous groups have condemned their exclusion from the implementation of the final peace agreement between the government and the FARC, as a violation of their rights. The Commission for Follow-up, Impulse and Verification...

Pockets of Rising Violence in Rural Colombia Despite National Drop in Murders

(InSight Crime) While Colombia boasts its lowest homicide rate in nearly half a century, pockets of spiking violence in several rural areas tell a different story -- that of armed groups struggling for control...

Colombians give Pope Francis rapturous welcome

BOGOTA -- At the start of his first full day in Colombia, Pope Francis urged Colombians to persevere on the path to reconciliation and reject violence despite an unpopular peace deal that has left...

Pope Francis appeals for reconciliation in war-scarred Colombia

BOGOTA, Colombia — Pope Francis on Thursday pressed a message of reconciliation as he began a five-day trip through Colombia, a country scarred by more than 50 years of internecine conflict and struggling to...

Pope visits Colombia to boost peace process after 50 years of war

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis travels to Colombia this week to encourage a fledgling peace process that ended half a century of war between a succession of governments and the guerrilla group FARC...

Pope Francis sends video message ahead of Colombia visit

(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis on Monday sent a video message to the people of Colombia ahead of his Apostolic Journey to the country on 6-11 September, inviting them to “take the first step” towards...

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Colombia State Council wants FARC leader sued before international court

Colombia’s State Council on Thursday called for “Timochenko,” the leader of the country’s largest rebel group FARC, to be put before an international court...

FARC-EP Reiterates Will of Stopping War in Colombia

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army (FARC-EP) asserted today in this capital that it wants to stop war, but the Government is forcing...

Medellin and Bogota Among Cities With More Unfaithful in Latin America

When it comes to timelines, Colombians don’t waste time and meet their affair partners face to face within one week, much quicker than Chilians...

North Colombia tribe devastated as lightning strike kills at least 11

At least 11 people died and 14 were injured when lightning struck a group of indigenous leaders united in a field in northern Colombia. Some media...

Bogota’s Transmilenio bus mass transit system gets Wifi in 15 locations

Bus commuters in the Colombia’s capital Bogota can now enjoy 15 Wi-fi hotspots for free from Thursday thanks to a city initiative. These 15 points...

Victims again urge FARC and Colombia’s government to agree on ceasefire

Victim representatives taking part in peace talks between Colombia’s government and the country’s largest rebel group FARC on Tuesday urged the warring parties to...

Severe drought threatens Colombia’s prized coffee crops, farmers say

Colombia Reports Coffee growers in the Colombian Andes say a drought caused by the El Niño weather phenomenon is threatening their crops, some of the...

Radar Failure Leaves Bogota Airport Blind for 8 Minutes

COLOMBIA NEWS - A power outage left the control tower at Colombia’s main airport, El Dorado International Airport in Bogota,  without radar for eight...

FTA with European Union beneficial for Colombia: President Santos

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said that the free trade agreement the Andean nation finalized with the European Union Tuesday is beneficial to Colombia,...

Norte de Santander Pipeline Bombed

CUBARA, Colombia (UPI) -- An oil pipeline was bombed in Colombia's Norte de Santander province, the mayor of Cubara said, the 17th time this...

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Grateful Colombian refugee opens home to Venezuelans in need

Angelica Lamos Ballesteros, 51, was welcomed in Venezuela when gun-toting guerrillas forced her from her home in Colombia’s mountainous Norte de Santander department. Now back in Colombia, she has opened her home to Venezuelans...

The 30th “Week for Peace” coincides with the Pope’s visit “a friend of peace”

(Agenzia Fides) - The 2017 edition of the "Week for Peace", to be held in Colombia from 3 to 10 September, coincides this year with two important events for the country: the beginning of...

Healing Colombia’s war-ravaged landscapes

“The armed conflict took so much from us”, one young farmer and communications activist tells us, motioning at photographs of devastated avocado plantations on a sweltering July morning on Colombia’s Caribbean north coast. Our group...

Colombia is becoming Latin America’s brightest star

Following more than half a century of armed conflict, peace is shining a new light on Colombia’s future. A peace deal reached last November ended a 52-year conflict with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia...

Colombia’s FARC to Become Political Party With New Name, Same Acronym

Colombia’s formerly largest armed insurgent group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), is set to turn into a political party with the same acronym, Luciano Marin Arango, also known as "Ivan Marquez," said...

Bogotá Celebrates 479th!

TODAY COLOMBIA - Bogota is 479 years old today, Sunday, August 6, 2017. Colombia's major city will be celebrating with parades during the day and fireworks at night. And given that the 8th is...

Colombia Eliminates Visa For Nicaraguan Tourists

With the objective of encouring tourism to Colombia, the South American country has eliminated the visa requirement for Nicaraguan tourists. By resolution 5622 de 2017, Colombia's Cancillería (Foreign Ministry), eliminated the travel block. With this...

Despite Peace Talks, ELN Guerrillas Continue Expansion

(Insightcrime.org) When Latin America's oldest insurgency, the FARC, officially becomes a political party, their cousins in the ELN will assume the status of Colombia's most powerful guerrilla army. But while the ELN are also...

FARC Officially Becomes A Political Party On Sept. 1

Colombia's FARC rebels will officially transform into a political party on September 1, a major step in reintegrating the former guerillas into civilian life as part of a historic peace deal. “We will publicly launch...

Short Essay about Colombian Independence

The history of Colombia is closely related to the Spanish conquest of South America and the history of Spain itself to some extent. The Colombian Declaration of Independence is the most important event associated...

The Possibility of a Colombian-Cuban Alliance

TODAY COLOMBIA - During the opening of a business conference in La Havana, Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos announced the possibility of a Colombian-Cuban alliance in the hopes to create an attractive tour package...