US Threatens to Brand Colombia Not Compliant on Anti-Drug Efforts

TODAY COLOMBIA via Insightcrime.org - In an annual designation of major drug trafficking and producing nations, US President Donald Trump broke with decades of precedent by calling out the anti-narcotics efforts of Colombia, potentially...

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...

Colombians Have Good Reason to be Skeptical of FARC Disarmament

Colombia’s longstanding guerrilla group the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) participated in a symbolic disarmament in the Mesetas region of the country’s Meta department, southeast of Bogota. This region is one of the...

Colombian militants have a new plan for the country, and it’s called ‘insurgent feminism’

TODAY COLOMBIA - When Victoria Sandino, a long-time fighter in the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), joined the guerrilla organisation’s peace talks with her country’s government in 2014, she never imagined that she...

Trump Holds Secret Meeting With Former Colombian Presidents

TODAY COLOMBIA  (Bogota) President Donald Trump quietly met a pair of former Colombian presidents last weekend at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, thrusting his administration into an ugly power struggle in Latin America that...

Colombians are fed up with corruption, and everyone seems to be under investigation

TODAY COLOMBIA (The Conversation) Civil unrest seems to be the order of the day – and the coming weeks – in Latin America. The sprawling Odebrecht bribery scandal that started in Brazil is now...

Baby Boom in Colombia’s Farc Rebel Army

TODAY COLOMBIA - Since the landmark Colombian peace deal came into force last December, the Farc rebel group has been been experiencing a baby boom. During the 50 year-long conflict, female Farc fighters were banned...

Evidence Mounts that Colombian President Did Receive Funds from Odebrecht

TODAY COLOMBIA - Colombian ex-congressman Otto Bula, who was ensnared in the Odebrecht scandal and who accused the campaign of President Juan Manuel Santos of having received almost one million dollars from the Brazilian...

Nobel peace prize winners visit Colombia, reject Trump’s wall

Nobel Peace Prize laureates who gathered for a summit in Colombia’s capital Bogota on Thursday rejected the United States’ plans to build a wall on the border with Mexico. According to the 1987 Nobel Peace...

German Foreign Minister Steinmeier calls Colombia peace deal ‘a signal of hope for the...

Germany's foreign minister has praised Colombia's overtures of peace with FARC rebels. His visit to Bogota comes as government representatives and the National Liberation Army (ELN) plan formal negotiations. During a visit to the Colombian...

Trump in Colombia Is As Unpopular as Maduro Is In Venezuela: CID Gallup

TODAY COLOMBIA - Outgoing US President Barack Obama remains a superstar to Colombians, while incoming President-elect Donald Trump’s disapproval rating is exceeded only by that of Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro, according to the year-end Gallup...

Colombian Goverment Spokesmen Travel to Cuba for Peace Dialogue

  (Prensa Latina) Colombian lawyer Humberto de la Calle confirmed today that he will travel to Havana along with the presiding government delegation to discuss with the insurgent FARC-EP some proposals for possible adjustments to...

Dunald Tromp remuves fuut frum muoth un Columbia

US presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday did exactly what infuriates many Colombians. He misspelled the name of the country in one of his attacks on rival Hillary Clinton. The presidential candidate who insists he hires only the...

Colombian women, LGBT victims stand to get equal ‘peace rights’

If Colombia signs its landmark peace deal to end a half century of civil war, the pact will offer equal social rights for women and LGBT victims, a draft inked Sunday in Havana showed. Under...

Colombia fails to enforce US standards, say unions

Colombia has failed to enforce worker protections in a free trade agreement with the United States, U.S. and Colombian labor unions said on Monday, raising questions about similar provisions in the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership...

Nearly Half of Colombians Fear Venezuela War Over Border Crisis: Poll

TODAY COLOMBIA via Reuters, BOGOTA— Nearly half of Colombians fear a diplomatic dispute that began last month when Venezuela closed several border crossings and deported thousands of Colombians, could lead to war, a survey...

First Transgender Woman Running for Mayor of Small Town in Antioquia

(TODAY COLOMBIA) While Caitlyn Jenner graces the cover of Vanity Fair and the world speaks of her beauty, Alondra Metaute, a 38-year-old transgender Colombian woman, is running for mayor of Sopetrán, a small town in Antioquia in north...

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What Of A Colombia Without All Those 0’s In Its Money?

The new to Colombia are often bewildered by all those zeros following the numbers 1 to 9 to in the local currency. I am...

Colombia Struggles To Deliver Justice In Army ‘Cash-For-Kills’ Scandal

As Colombia’s 50-year armed conflict enters a post-conflict phase, the country is having to face up to the toll it took on millions of...

Drug Capos Looking for Way Out Via Colombia Peace Accords

TODAY COLOMBIA via Insightcrime - Authorities in Colombia have filtered out more than two dozen drug capos attempting to pass themselves off as FARC...

US Threatens to Brand Colombia Not Compliant on Anti-Drug Efforts

TODAY COLOMBIA via Insightcrime.org - In an annual designation of major drug trafficking and producing nations, US President Donald Trump broke with decades of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...