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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...

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...

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...

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...

Does the peace treaty with the FARC mean a new future for Colombia?

The famous Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges once wrote, “Being Colombian is an act of faith”. After the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (also...

Colombia’s tourism industry benefits from peace deal

After the deal was signed in 2016, Colombia has had an inflow increase of 14.5 % compared to 2015 The peace agreement with the FARC...

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...

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...

Colombia Wants to Tax Bitcoin despite Declaring It Illegal

TODAY COLOMBIA - In recent months, Colombia has experienced a growing interest in Bitcoin, the virtual currency that currently costs US $2,524 per coin....

Colombian guerrillas disarm, starting their risky return to civilian life

This article, originally published on April 5 2017 with the headline “For Colombian rebels, a risky shift from armed revolt to party politics”, has...

Disarmament of Latin America’s Oldest Civil Conflict Close To A Complete End

TODAY COLOMBIA - Colombia's leftist The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC ) rebel force formally completed its disarmament process on Monday to end half a...

Boat Sinks in Colombia After Capsizing, At Least 6 Dead, Dozens Missing

TODAY COLOMBIA - A tourist boat packed with about 160 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized Sunday on a reservoir near the Medellin. At...

Eight Arrested in Bogota Shopping Mall Bombing

The City Paper Bogota reports four men and four women were detained in the Centro Andino shopping mall bombing in Bogota on June 17...

More Venezuelans Flee to Colombia As Situation Worsens

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) Six men and women rise from worn, flattened mattresses as the first hint of dawn stretches over a Colombian neighborhood known...

Colombia’s peso at 7-month high as global oil prices tumble

The Colombian peso lost 7 months of gains against the U.S. dollar, Tuesday, trading above the 3,000 peso benchmark as increased supply by several...

Colombia Authorities Release Composites of Suspects in Bogota Mall Bombing

The explosion that rocked the Centro Andino shopping center in Bogotá, Saturday, killing three women and injuring 11 has security forces in Colombia searching...

Three Theories on Bogota Bombing

TODAY COLOMBIA (BOGOTA) Investigators are looking at three theories in connection with the bombing that killed three women, including a 23-year-old French citizen, in...

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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...

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...

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...