Colombia’s president during one of the bloodiest periods has died

Former Colombian President Belisario Betancur, who attempted to broker peace with Marxist rebels during his administration, died on Friday at the age of 95, the Fundacion Santa Fe de Bogota hospital said. The hospital did...

Controversy over Documentary that Describes Uribe as “Enemy of Peace”

The premiere of the documentary "La Negociación"(The Negotiation) has caused considerable controversy in Colombia politics, with Alvaro Uribe, former president and current senator of the Centro Democratico party, accusing the documentary of distorting the...

Explorer to face venomous snakes and drug gangs in Colombia trek

A young adventurer is about to set off on a dangerous journey, through one of the most dangerous jungles on Earth. Daniel Eggington from Smethwick will trek 60 miles through a part of Colombia,...

Colombia Celebrates Peace Agreement’s Second Anniversary (Video)

President Ivan Duque, along with all members of his party, failed to attend the event, turning their backs on all victims and veterans of the armed conflict.

In Colombia, Venezuelan Agents Are Infiltrating Migrant Shelters

Venezuelan military agents have a new strategy: infiltrating shelters for migrants in Colombia. According to Colombian broadcaster Caracol, at least five of fifteen Venezuelans who were recently expelled by Colombia had false documentation, and...

‘No more camps,’ Colombia tells Venezuelans not to settle in tent city

Francis Montano sits on a cold pavement with her three children, all their worldly possessions stuffed into plastic bags, as she pleads to be let into a new camp for Venezuelan migrants in the...

Colombia Struggles to Convict Killers of Women, Experts Say

A law aimed at reducing Colombia's female homicide rate — of three killings per day — has struggled to secure convictions as people tend to blame or disbelieve women and excuse men for violence,...

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Colombia tax evaders have $50B parked in tax havens: Minister

Colombia’s minister of finance stated this weekend that Colombians are hiding $50 billion abroad in an attempt to avoid paying taxes over their assets. Finance Minister Mauricio...

ELN claims attack that harmed 13 civilians was targeting US security ‘bunkers’ along pipeline

The ELN, Colombia’s second largest rebel group, claimed civilian injuries in a recent terrorist bombing in eastern Colombia were incidental, and that the operation was intended to take...

Miss Colombia candidate disqualified over skimpy bikini shots

COLOMBIA NEWS - The recently-crowned Miss Antioquia was stripped of her tiara and booted from the Miss Colombia beauty pageant for revealing pictures of...

Colombian authorities arrest 2 politicians and 33 ‘Urabeños’ on drug trafficking charges

Colombia Reports Thirty-five alleged members of “Los Urabeños”, Colombia’s most powerful neo-paramilitary drug trafficking organization, were arrested on Thursday. Among the detainees were two local politicians. The head...

Colombia defense ministry claims 18% increase in rebel desertions in 2013

Colombia’s defense ministry on Thursday said that in 2013 the number of desertions from rebel groups like the FARC and ELN increased 18.4%. In total,...

Colombia, US Accused of Impunity Over Early Narco, AUC Releases

COLOMBIA NEWS - As Colombia prepares to release 160 paramilitaries that have served just eight-year sentences under a demobilization agreement with the government, controversy...

Army rescues 15 fishermen ‘kidnapped by ELN’ in north Colombia

Colombia Reports Colombia’s defense minister said Sunday that the army rescued 15 fishermen who had been kidnapped by the ELN, the country’s second largest rebel group. The operation...

Colombia central bank looks set to maintain expansive policy

(Reuters) - Colombia's central bank indicated it could maintain its current expansive monetary policy in the months to come, minutes from its December rate-setting...

Colombia: ‘Crime Drops’ After Venezuela Border Operation

TODAY COLOMBIA (BBC News) - The Colombian government has acknowledged that crime and smuggling have gone down since Venezuela deployed thousands of troops along...

Bogota’s entire city government resigns after mayor’s impeachment

Bogota’s entire government resigned on Wednesday, hours after President Juan Manuel Santos announced to remove Mayor Gustavo Petro from office in spite of an...

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Colombia: Over 40 Venezuelan women rescued from sex ring

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Authorities in Colombia said Thursday they have rescued more than 40 Venezuelan women from a “21st century sex slavery” ring in which migrants were held captive and forced into prostitution. The...

Colombia to cut all diplomatic ties with Venezuela starting in January

Colombian President Iván Duque announced that his country will sever all diplomatic relations with Venezuela as of January next year when Nicolás Maduro, whom he considers to be a “dictator,” starts a new consecutive...

U.S. Military Targets Growing Russian and Chinese Influence in Latin America

U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein, returning from a trip to Colombia, said over the weekend that the Trump administration is making a push to strengthen alliances across Latin America as...

Baby baristas: Could kids hold the key to Colombia’s coffee future?

MARSELLA, Colombia — At a library in the heart of Colombia's coffee country, Julián Murillo, 8, proudly narrates the process as he makes a meticulous Chemex-method brew. He places a filter-lined funnel atop a...

‘Cages are more dignified’: Colombia brings cold comfort for Venezuelans

The feet of Estilita López, 78 years old, are bloodied and bruised from the arduous journey from Yaracuy, in northern Venezuela, to Bogotá, the Colombian capital. Together with 460 fellow compatriots, she now lives...

Justice for Colombia peace negotiator

We are concerned at the recent admission by Colombia’s attorney general that his office does not have evidence against the FARC peace negotiator and congressman-elect Jesús Santrich, who has been imprisoned since 9 April. A...

A Cynical Trade With Colombia

(WSJ) The U.S. Justice and State Departments’ zealous attempts since 2016 to extradite former Colombian agriculture minister Andrés Felipe Arias—despite overwhelming evidence that he committed no crime—seem mysterious. Add that the U.S. has no...

The Benefits for Colombia of the Venezuelan Mass Exodus

The crisis in Venezuela has eroded the migratory situation, which has had a great impact in countries where thousands of people have come to seek refuge. In this sense, Colombia has maintained an open...

Cocaine Shipped From Colombia In ‘Christmas Decorations’ Leads To Arrest

A Randolph man won't be having a "White Christmas" this year after he was caught accepting a package containing more than 200 grams of cocaine hidden in Christmas-themed packaging. Nonso Obiora, 28, of Randolph, was...

Colombia, The New Magnet for Investments in Latin America

Colombia is the new “El Dorado” – or “Golden” – for investors in Latin America due to its economic stability, political leadership and openness to foreign markets, Commerce, Industry and Tourism Minister Jose Manuel...

No-go areas in Medellin

https://colombiareports.com/go-areas-medellin/Tourism in Medellin has grown massively over the past years. However, there are still places that are still too dangerous or too boring.

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