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Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Tuesday replaced his defense minister in a possible move towards a bilateral ceasefire and peace deal with rebel group FARC. Santos replaced outgoing Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon who “will be taking over as ambassador in Washington.” “The new defense minister will be Luis Carlos Villegas, the current ambassador...

Colombia’s government is considering the release of cocaine-eating-moths on coca plants to devour the plants before they can be harvested after banning the possibly carcinogenic chemical glysophate. The Colombian government, with US-funding, has been trying to eradicate the cocaine trade for the past two decades by spraying herbicides from helicopters. Recent...

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Monday promised free housing for victims of a flash flood that killed at least 62 and destroyed nearly an entire town in the west of the country. The town of Salgar, Antoquia, was struck by a devastating avalanche and flash flood early Monday morning. Santos, who visited the site hours after the disaster, on Monday said he would...

A stepson of “the Colombia Three,” a trio of former IRA fighters who allegedly helped Colombia’s FARC rebel group in the early 2000s, is on trial over an alleged bomb plot in the Irish capital Dublin. The stepson is one of three men who appeared in Dublin’s non-jury Special Criminal Court on Saturday over firearms, explosives, and IRA membership charges. Donal...

The US will continue to support Colombia’s efforts against drug trafficking in spite of the South American country’s decision to ban the US-supported use of glysophate, its ambassador to Bogota said. Defying Washington, Colombia bans glyphosate use for coca fumigation Despite coca fumigation in the eyes of Washington is an extremely important aspect of the US-Colombia...

Some 200 people were reportedly still missing Monday afternoon after a flash flood hit a town in northwestern Colombia. Authorities have confirmed the...

A flash flood caused by heavy rains has killed at least 45 people in a town in northwest Colombia, local authorities said Monday, warning others are...

The scholar who accused US military personnel of sexually abusing more than 50 minors without evidence hit back at media last week, saying several outlets “muddied [his] good name and intellectual prestige,” and did so out of “laziness.” Last month, Colombia Reports and US news website Fusion revealed that the claim made by Professor Renan Vega in a historical...

Colombia’s Congress on Thursday outlawed the use of glyphosate, a controversial pesticide used to eradicate coca, the plant used to make cocaine. The...

While in Washington DC, former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe decried recent convictions of political in his home country, asking for their international...

Over 700 indigenous people from the municipality of Bagado in the province of Choco have been forced to abandon their homes since March due to repeated...

The New York Times has released a 6-minute video about things to do in Medellin, displaying the city’s different culinary and cultural attractions. For...

Colombia’s Congress has scrapped a reform that would have granted the vice-president with electoral benefits currently only enjoyed by the president, at the deputy head of state’s own request. The proposal – announced to be void on Friday — had been part of the balance of power reforms that have now reached the seventh of eight rounds of debate in Congress. A...