Colombia’s government and Marxist Farc rebels reached a “fundamental agreement” on the guerrillas’ future in politics, one of the thorniest issues addressed in peace talks in Cuba, according to a joint statement on Wednesday.Thursday, 7 November, 2013, 10:45am
A riot policeman raises his baton over a protester falling to the ground in Bogota as thousands of farmers and state workers marched through the Colombian capital.
The demonstrators converged on the city after 11 days of increasingly violent protests against agricultural and trade policies that they say have left them impoverished.31 Aug 2013 - 3:23am
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said on Wednesday he was ready to start negotiating peace with the country’s second-largest rebel group, the National Liberation Army (ELN), “as soon as possible”.29 Aug 2013 - 11:21am
The presidents of Venezuela and Colombia on Monday strained to paper over tensions laid bare by the disputed election of Hugo Chavez’s handpicked successor earlier this year.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos infuriated Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro when he hosted the opposition candidate who had challenged Maduro’s electoral victory in April.23 Jul 2013 - 12:11pm
Colombia's goal difference puts them above Ecuador, who lost 1-0 to Peru in Lima, while Chile hold fourth spot after beating Paraguay 2-1. Venezuela clung to fifth despite giving away a late equaliser for a 1-1 draw against Bolivia at high altitude in La Paz.9 Jun 2013 - 5:39am
The recent kidnapping of several foreigners by Colombia’s leftist ELN guerrilla group may, paradoxically, be aimed at prodding the government into peace talks, analysts say.7 Feb 2013 - 5:44pm
Protesters call for president to resign21 Jan 2013 - 6:18am
The Honduran ambassador to Colombia was forced to resign Saturday after his bodyguard reportedly held a Christmas party with prostitutes at the mission, the foreign ministry in Tegucigalpa said.6 Jan 2013 - 12:31pm
No ransom was paid to secure the release of four Chinese oil workers freed last month after being held hostage for more than a year, the company said Friday, rejecting allegations to the contrary.15 Dec 2012 - 1:14pm
Four Chinese oil company employees held hostage since June last year, allegedly by Colombia’s Farc rebels, have been freed in southern Colombia, the Chinese embassy said Thursday.
“They released the four last night in the department of Caqueta. They are in good spirits,” said the embassy's spokesperson in Bogota.23 Nov 2012 - 3:27am
Chinese oil workers freed in Colombia23 Nov 2012 - 2:56am
Colombian police say the country’s main leftist rebel group has freed four Chinese oil workers it kidnapped more than a year ago.
Caqueta state police chief Colonel Carlos Vargas told reporters the four men were released to the International Committee of Red Cross around midnight on Wednesday in a rural area of the southern town of San Vicente del Caguan.22 Nov 2012 - 9:18pm
Nicaragua claimed victory in a battle over sovereignty of tiny islands in the western Caribbean, despite the International Court of Justice's ruling that the islands belong to Colombia.21 Nov 2012 - 3:21am
Colombia’s leftist Farc rebels on Monday declared a unilateral two-month ceasefire, at the start of talks in Cuba with the Bogota government on ending Latin America’s longest-running insurgency.20 Nov 2012 - 12:02am
The recent revelation of the secret Nazi past of one of Colombia's best-known anthropologists, and a former visiting professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, has shaken academic circles to their core.19 Nov 2012 - 3:39am