• Fri
  • Sep 19, 2014
  • Updated: 11:17pm


Colombia, Farc reach agreement on rebels’ future if peace signed

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

Riot police crack down on Colombian protesters

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

Colombia says ready to negotiate peace with ELN rebels

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

Venezuela, Colombia strain to patch over tensions

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 hold Argentina to draw in World Cup qualifier

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

Colombia kidnappings seen as bid for peace talks

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

Briefs, January 21, 2013

Protesters call for president to resign

21 Jan 2013 - 6:18am

Honduran ambassador forced to quit over embassy orgy scandal

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 paid for freed Chinese hostages, says oil company

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 workers freed in Colombia

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