Referendum on Proposed Anti-Corruption Laws Falls Short in Colombia

A set of anti-corruption initiatives in Colombia failed to attract the required number of votes Sunday, despite earning nearly 100 percent support of the voters. Over 11 million Colombians voted to approve the seven initiatives,...

Venezuelan women turn to sex work in Colombia

Venezuelan women are being driven into the sex trade in Colombia in order to survive, a Sky News investigation has found. Scores of women were found touting for business on the streets of the border...

Venezuelan economic crisis tears families as they flee into Colombia

Crowds of families sit with their cases and bags underneath the trees on the border with Colombia and Venezuela. One woman with tears streaming down her face tells Sky News how she has been forced...

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 have poured over the border fleeing violence in Venezuela. Defense Secretary...

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, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said. In a statement summarizing...

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 of Santa Marta, Colombia, were given one interesting suggestion: Stop...

‘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 and forced disappearances under the terms of a peace deal. "We...

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Venezuelans Find Oil Bonanza in Colombia

On a patch of barren savannah in eastern Colombia, a settlement called Oasis has sprung to life in five years. Hundreds of oil workers...

Colombia’s illegal textile trade used for laundering drug money

Colombia’s National Police on Wednesday warned that the Mexican Sinaloa Cartel and other drug trafficking organizations are using the local fabric and textile industry to launder...

Good governance delivered economic growth for Colombia in 2013: Santos

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos touted Colombia’s “healthy” economy in a forum Friday morning, pointing to high growth and low inflation as signs of...

Armed Groups Make Valle del Cauca Colombia’s Violence Capital

Colombia's ombudsman's office has warned how guerrilla militias and narco-paramilitary groups have made the department of Valle del Cauca and its capital Cali the...

Colombia Farc rebels ask for ‘more time’ for peace deal

Colombia's left-wing Farc rebels have rejected criticism that efforts to end almost fifty years of conflict are moving too slowly. Farc lead negotiator Ivan Marquez...

Colombia No. 5 of World’s 10 Best Places to Retire in 2017

From International Living - For just over a quarter of a century, International Living has ranked, rated, and named the best retirement destinations in...

BACRIM: Winner or Loser in Colombia Peace Deal?

Colombia's organized crime groups are preparing to take over FARC-held territory once the rebel group withdraws from a decades-long conflict, but the country's looming...

60% of Medellin’s criminal gangs comprised of minors, between 11 and 17 years old.

According to media estimates, there are up to 5,000 youths operating in 250 gangs spread throughout Medellin, into neighboring municipalities of Envigado and Itagui....

Medellin website releases app for visitors

Medellin Living has released a free iPhone app for visitors to Colombia’s second largest city, the travel and expat website announced on Tuesday. The free app, approved...

El Niño blamed for water shortages in 1 in 10 of Colombia’s municipalities

Colombia Reports While Colombian meteorologists warn that the worst part of weather phenomenon El Niño lies ahead, one in 10 of the country’s municipalities are...

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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 Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) signed by incumbent President...

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 deep divisions over the nation’s peace process. Duque, the young conservative...

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 19), Luis Muriel said Sunday. "Los Cafeteros" are aiming to top...

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 Pole (PDA) party announced it will take a new stance...

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 Sergio Fajardo came third with 23.8%. Duque, a hardline conservative who...

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, President Juan Manuel Santos said late on Friday. Colombia will join...

Pablo Escobar’s Former Hit Man “Popeye” Arrested In Medellin

From a "repentant Popeye", he went on to "Popeye imprisoned", Jhon Jairo Velásquez Vásquez, the self-proclaimed former sicario (hitman) for Pablo Escobar, was arrested in Medellin on Friday, May 25, on charges of extortion...

Colombia’s presidential election: another referendum on the peace deal?

On Sunday, May 27, Colombians will head to the polls to elect a new president. At play in this year’s election are a range of issues: Venezuelan migration, economic situation, rampant corruption, high levels...

Colombia invited to join OECD; third Latin American member with Mexico and Chile

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) announced on Friday that Colombia would be officially invited to join the group. The Paris-based economic organization was founded in 1961 and has traditionally included industrialized...

How Will Colombia’s Next President Fight Organized Crime?

(Insightcrime.org) Colombia’s presidential election, scheduled for May 27, comes at a critical time in the country’s history. The peace process with the FARC is underway, but new criminal dynamics are presenting challenges that the...

Duque Mantains Lead in Poll for Colombia election

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Right-wing candidate Ivan Duque kept his lead over rivals ahead of Colombia’s May 27 presidential election, with 35 percent of voters saying they planned to back him, a survey by YanHaas...