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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High child death toll in Colombia

(UPI) -- The deaths of 105 children were recorded in Colombia during the first 21 days of 2013, the director of the country's national...

Colombia secondary soccer kit returns to red for Brazil 2014

Colombia’s secondary or away kit will be primarily red with dark blue and white overtones, the national soccer federation said Thursday. The kit manufacturer Adidas...

Bomb attack on Medellin shelter kills 4 hours after homeless clash with police

Four homeless residents of Medellin were killed early Saturday morning when a bomb was detonated inside a shelter in the center of Colombia’s second...

Colombian Rejects Latest UN Criticism of Military Reform

Colombia’s vice minister of defense on Friday questioned if the United Nations Commission on Human Rights has understood the controversial military jurisdiction reform after...

Colombian Christian leader accused of FARC affiliation

As peace talks continue between the Colombian government and Latin America's oldest left-wing guerrilla insurgency, FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia), a case involving...

5 more military officials join ceasefire negotiations at Colombia peace talks

Five top Colombian military officials will travel to Cuba on Tuesday to help other senior officials negotiate a truce with the rebel group FARC. The country’s government is holding peace talks with the...

Santos and sacked mayor of Bogota meet

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos and the recently ousted Bogota mayor Gustavo Petro met on Tuesday night to discuss the hotly debated decision by the Colombian Inspector...

US Feds investigating connections between marijuana dispensaries and Cartels

Several Colombian nationals who own marijuana dispensaries in the US state of Colorado are under investigation into whether their marijuana buisness’ are being illegally...

Colombian coffee production “best since 2007″

Coffee production in Colombia is up 62% on last October, coffee growers reported on Wednesday. Colombia’s National Federation of Coffee Growers reported that the monthly...

Bogota mayor loses 4th government secretary in 2.5 years

Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro burnt through another of his government secretaries, local media reported on Tuesday. Hugo Zarrate is the fourth to resign since Petro’s installment in...

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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...