Unlocking the secrets of fragile X in Colombia

It’s late afternoon in Ricaurte, a tiny town tucked into the Colombian Andes, when Mercedes Triviño, 82, lights the wood stove to start preparing dinner. Smoke fills the two-bedroom home she shares with six...

Colombia Takes Aim at “Narcotourism”, Closes Pablo Escobar Museum

The closure of the Pablo Escobar Museum in Medellín, Colombia, represents a serious blow to the narcoculture that has taken root in the city, where tourists see a perfect opportunity to reminisce about the...

Coffee farmers struggle to adapt to Colombia’s changing climate

In Colombia’s coffee-producing region of Risaralda, small trees run along the sharp incline of the Andes Mountains, carefully tended in tidy rows. Thousands of green coffee berries turn brilliant red as they ripen, ready...

Colombia to Host Meeting with Ecuador, Peru on Venezuelan Migrant Issue

BOGOTA - Officials from Colombia, Ecuador and Peru will meet in Bogota next week to seek a solution to a growing exodus of migrants overwhelming South American countries as they flee a devastating economic...

Referendum on Proposed Anti-Corruption Laws Falls Short in Colombia

A set of anti-corruption initiatives in Colombia failed to attract the required number of votes Sunday, despite earning nearly 100 percent support of the voters. Over 11 million Colombians voted to approve the seven initiatives,...

Venezuelan women turn to sex work in Colombia

Venezuelan women are being driven into the sex trade in Colombia in order to survive, a Sky News investigation has found. Scores of women were found touting for business on the streets of the border...

Venezuelan economic crisis tears families as they flee into Colombia

Crowds of families sit with their cases and bags underneath the trees on the border with Colombia and Venezuela. One woman with tears streaming down her face tells Sky News how she has been forced...

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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...

The Cost of Living in Around the World in An Awsome Infographic

(TODAY COLOMBIA TRAVEL) Ever feel Colombia has become too expensive? Well, for many itprobably is, but it’s probably not as expensive as life in...

Is it all just too much for Bogota’s ousted mayor?

Bogota’s ousted mayor is showing increasing signs of pessimism, as his endless attempts to reach out to both national and international justice against his...

Zero Garbage Plan Tied to Fate of Ousted Bogotá Mayor

    (IPS) - The ousted left-wing mayor of the Colombian capital, Gustavo Petro, is a casualty of the battle over the introduction of a Zero...

Colombia: Teachers targeted by criminal gangs

Common criminals and illegal armed groups have targeted the country’s teachers. So far this year, about 130 teachers have reported receiving threats, the Colombian...

Colombia and Venezuela begin talks to reopen border

Colombia’s defense minister met with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and other top officials to work out a joint security plan that would allow the reopening...

CELE Analyzes Constitutionality of Bill Lleras 2.0

On August 7, 2012, iLEI (Spanish acronym for Initiative for Freedom on Expression on the Internet), a special program of the Center for Studies...

Machos Arrest Could Knock Urabeños’ Power in West Colombia

Colombian police have captured the alleged head of the once-mighty Machos drug gang, in a blow to his allies in the Urabeños, and their...

Removing Colombia’s landmines, one by one

Since 1990, more than 10,000 Colombians have been wounded or killed by landmines, including 982 children. Britain's Halo Trust expects to be one of...

Cocaine hidden inside fake limes seized in Colombia

Colombian authorities have confiscated a huge shipment of cocaine hidden inside thousands of crates of fake plastic limes. http://player.ooyala.com/player.js?embedCode=N4cDQyZTp1CmeZZMHgxOmzGoh98F1Sti&width=560&height=315&deepLinkEmbedCode=N4cDQyZTp1CmeZZMHgxOmzGoh98F1Sti&video_pcode=RvbGU6Z74XE_a3bj4QwRGByhq9h2&playerBrandingId=7dfd98005dba40baacc82277f292e522&thruParam_tmgui=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn.api.ooyala.com%2Fv2%2Fassets%3Fwhere%3Dembed_code%2Bin%2B%2528%2527IyYWh3ZDpJPLvFO81AeOG_KjZMZ9EyZq%2527%252C%2527V2dndhMjoeQ5ue4IVpBGYjIu0SXYi_vp%2527%252C%2527hqM2toMjplYXG3wGCRQStOVFmMT-MmYU%2527%2529%26api_key%3DRvbGU6Z74XE_a3bj4QwRGByhq9h2.WFFAb%26expires%3D1640995199%26signature%3D%252Bs9y%252FeU2DLyI48siwDzPoDM8yK0Cnp4py82MKLATZh8 The discovery was made on Thursday, when...

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US Navy Hospital Ship to Deploy to Colombia

The United States is sending a U.S. Navy hospital ship to Colombia to help treat some of the hundreds of thousands of people who have poured over the border fleeing violence in Venezuela. Defense Secretary...

Drug trafficking and organized crime, agenda topics with the United States

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis met with Colombia’s defense minister on Friday to reaffirm the long-standing defense relationship between the United States and Colombia, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said. In a statement summarizing...

Colombians Told ‘No Sex’ In The Afternoon. It’s Too Darn Hot!

It’s been a sweltering summer in many parts of the world, with millions scrambling for ways to cool off. On Wednesday, the 600,000 residents of Santa Marta, Colombia, were given one interesting suggestion: Stop...

‘We apologize’: former Colombia FARC rebels seek forgiveness at tribunal

Former rebel FARC commanders in Colombia have appeared at a historic tribunal where for the first time they were made to answer for kidnappings and forced disappearances under the terms of a peace deal. "We...

Colombian President-Elect Pledges to Maintain Peace Accords With FARC Rebels

Ivan Duque, who finished first in the second round of the Colombian presidential vote, said that he would respect the peace accords with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) signed by incumbent President...

Ivan Duque Wins Colombian Presidential Elections

President-elect Ivan Duque appealed for unity after winning a runoff election over a leftist firebrand whose ascent shook Colombia’s political establishment and laid bare deep divisions over the nation’s peace process. Duque, the young conservative...

Colombia Aiming For Best-ever World Cup

(AFP) Colombia will not take struggling Japan for granted when the two sides meet in their World Cup opener in Saransk, on Tuesday (June 19), Luis Muriel said Sunday. "Los Cafeteros" are aiming to top...

Fajardo’s Party Leaning Towards Supporting Leftist Petro

Now that the right-wing Ivan Duque will face the center-left Gustavo Petro in the second round of the Colombian presidential elections, the Alternative Democratic Pole (PDA) party announced it will take a new stance...

Ivan Duque and Gustavo Petro Go To Runoff

With nearly all ballots counted in Sunday's first round, Ivan Duque was leading with 39.7% ahead of Gustavo Petro on 24.8%. Former Medellin Mayor Sergio Fajardo came third with 23.8%. Duque, a hardline conservative who...

Colombia to be NATO’s first Latin American global partner

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia will next week formally join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, making it the only Latin American nation in the alliance, President Juan Manuel Santos said late on Friday. Colombia will join...

Pablo Escobar’s Former Hit Man “Popeye” Arrested In Medellin

From a "repentant Popeye", he went on to "Popeye imprisoned", Jhon Jairo Velásquez Vásquez, the self-proclaimed former sicario (hitman) for Pablo Escobar, was arrested in Medellin on Friday, May 25, on charges of extortion...