Colombia: Conflict Normalizing Sexual Violence

Less than six months after the death of Rosa, at the demonstration in Bogota on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, participation had dropped to a few hundred (James Stapleton/JRS) When young...

Finding the Hidden Volcanoes of Colombia

Laguna San Diego in Colombia, a maar volcano in the province of Caldas. Click here to see this image without the annotations. Image: Landsat 7, taken July 3, 2002 — NASA Earth Observatory/USGS. Culture Volcans,...

Colombia Peace Talks Resume: Hope of Peace if Government Promotes Effective Change

Hope of peace will remain alive only if the Colombian government favours effective changes towards democracy and dignity, said today the FARC-EP, questioning recent statements of President Juan Manuel Santos. In a statement read by...

The Colombian who teaches Colombian to Colombians

Ever spoken to someone who speaks the same language as you, and not understood what they were talking about? COLOMBIA JOURNAL (BBC Trending) -- Colombia is a Spanish-speaking country. But when a someone from the...

Cali, The Set For “Cuidad Delirio”

Cali, Colombia is the setting and Caleña Carolina Ramirez shines in this Colombian-Spanish production that began shooting on Tuesday. The shooting will continue until October 10, Cali being the epicentre of the movie "Ciudad Delirio",...

Women In Colombia Go On Sex Strike!

 ’Sex strike’ is over poor roads.   Women in the remote region of Barbacaos, Colombia (in the Nariño Department), have gone on a sex strike, protesting over the poor condition of roads. The movement, known as “crossed...

FARC peace may cut Colombia cocaine, but synthetic drugs new scourge

Colombian anti-narcotics police chief General Ricardo Restrepo gestures during an interview with Reuters at the anti-narcotics military base in Bogota November 25, 2013.Photo Credit: Reuters/John Vizcaino (Reuters) – A peace deal between FARC rebels and...

Colombia’s Color Code

By Bill Fletcher, the Skanner - I had the opportunity to visit Bogota, Colombia for a meeting of representatives of public sector unions from the Western Hemisphere.  The focus of the meeting was on...

Juanes brings “Unplugged” tour home to Colombia

Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes on Tuesday will offer the first concert in his homeland of his "Unplugged" tour, which will take him to six other cities in the Andean nation, including his native Medellin. Juanes for...

Colombia Getting Naked for Education

Nudity and education don't usually mix - at least when book education is concerned. But today public university students grabbed the public and media's attention by marching half-naked down Ave. Septima. The marchers in what...

Child soldiers who escaped Colombia’s guerrilla groups

Reporter Tom Esslemont met young boys trained by the Farc – Colombia’s largest guerrilla group. By Tom Esslemont (BBC) The faded photograph on Yineth Trujillo’s book case tells the whole story. She stands at the...

Colombia’s Peace Process Sans Chávez

(IPS) - Late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez played a key role in the current attempt to negotiate peace in Colombia. Along with Cuban President Raúl Castro, he confidentially urged the FARC guerrillas to agree...

The Medellin Tranvía (Tram)

The tranvia (tram) will complement an integrated system that will eventually link Medellín to all nine of its satellite cities. The idea of a tram was first floated during Fajardo’s 2004-‘07 mayoral term, with formal...

Colombia Police Invent Coca Eradication Machine

Colombian police have reportedly invented a device that allows them to rapidly pull up coca bushes, although whether it can grant coca eradicators greater protection from anti-personnel mines and possible gunfire is another question. As...

Colombian Flowers to Celebrate Valentine’s Day (Photo Essay)

Valentine’s Day, which is celebrated around the world on February 14, is the busiest time of the year for Colombia’s flower industry. With a total population of about 10,000 people, the Savanna of Bogotá, composed...

And What Happens Post-Petro?

After signing the order ousting Bogotá Mayor Gustavo Petro, Colombian President Manuel Santos didn't wait to appoint a replacement. Ex-minister of labour and would be-candidate for mayor and president Rafael Pardo is now mayor...

21 Reasons Colombians Are Happy

1. Megadiversity Colombia is considered the second most biodiverse country in the world (following Brazil) and the most biodiverse per square kilometer. While only covering 0.8% of the globe’s surface it manages to be house...

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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...

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,...

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...

‘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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...