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Paramilitary chief returns to Colombia to face charges

Paramilitary chief returns to Colombia to face charges

A former paramilitary chief accused of 3,000 crimes was Tuesday returned to his native Colombia to face justice after being deported from the United States, where he had been incarcerated on drug
More than 350 million Latin American voters to elect new leaders in 2018

More than 350 million Latin American voters to elect new leaders in 2018

Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela, Costa Rica and Paraguay will elect new presidents in what could be a popular reaction against corrruption The anti-establishment tide that has swept much of the
'It's a perverse system': how Colombia's farmers are reforesting their logged land

'It's a perverse system': how Colombia's farmers are reforesting their logged land

In the wake of Colombia’s peace deal, the rush to clear Amazon jungle for cattle ranches and coca caused deforestation to soar. A new scheme hopes to enable farmers to make a sustainable living from
Unearthed Family Photos Explore Colombian Machismo

Unearthed Family Photos Explore Colombian Machismo

Colombian American artist Antonio Pulgarin remixes photos of his late uncle in his new series, 'Fragments of Masculine.'
At least 31 injured in nightclub explosion in Colombia

At least 31 injured in nightclub explosion in Colombia

A grenade was thrown into the crowd.
The 8p banana that showed Bogotá needed open public spending | María Victoria Angulo

The 8p banana that showed Bogotá needed open public spending | María Victoria Angulo

Something was rotten in the Colombian capital’s school food contracts. We faced fierce resistance trying to fix the problem, but we fought to achieve transparency • María Victoria Angulo is education
Man gored to death while baiting bulls during festival in Colombia

Man gored to death while baiting bulls during festival in Colombia

He was knocked off his feet by the charging animal.
Colombia's colourful Black and White carnival – in pictures

Colombia's colourful Black and White carnival – in pictures

More than 10,000 people take part in the Black and White carnival, which has its origins in a mix of Andean, Amazonian and Pacific cultural expressions, celebrated every year between the end of
Phone games put Colombia's indigenous cultures in palm of children's hands

Phone games put Colombia's indigenous cultures in palm of children's hands

A series of games developed with the help of anthropologists and scientists teach children about the country’s 87 indigenous groups who speak 71 languagesIn a simple wooden hut on a Caribbean beach, a
Farc deal opens path for Colombia's other rebels: 'The future has to be about war'

Farc deal opens path for Colombia's other rebels: 'The future has to be about war'

The ELN, now the country’s biggest rebel army, remains deeply at odds with the government as an October ceasefire comes to an endIn the humidity of the Colombian jungle, a rebel fighter known as
Talks continue as Colombia ceasefire with ELN expires

Talks continue as Colombia ceasefire with ELN expires

A ceasefire between Colombia’s Marxist ELN rebels and the government expired at midnight on Tuesday, ahead of the start of a new round of talks that is expected to renew the pact.
Colombia suspends ceasefire talks with ELN after attacks

Colombia suspends ceasefire talks with ELN after attacks

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced that he had suspended peace talks with National Liberation Army (ELN) rebels in response to what he said were guerrilla attacks earlier Wednesday.
A Colombian Rebel Group Resumes Attacks After Cease-Fire Ends

A Colombian Rebel Group Resumes Attacks After Cease-Fire Ends

A crater left after an attack in the eastern department of Arauca, Colombia. The government on Wednesday blamed a rebel group, the National Liberation Army, also known as the ELN.
Study: Over 200 Million Christians Worldwide Facing Severe Persecution

Study: Over 200 Million Christians Worldwide Facing Severe Persecution

North Korea stands at the top of a list of 50 countries where at least 215 million Christians faced the most severe persecution in 2017, resulting in 3,066 deaths and 1,020 rapes mainly targeting
Bogotá's world-renowned graffiti district – in pictures

Bogotá's world-renowned graffiti district – in pictures

The Colombian capital has been a mecca for street artists since graffiti was decriminalised in 2011. Businesses commission artists, celebrities leave their tag, and you can even join a tour of iconic
Colombia Bridge Collapse Throws Workers to Their Deaths

Colombia Bridge Collapse Throws Workers to Their Deaths

The remains of the bridge in central Colombia on Monday.
Tax slips don't lie? Shakira under investigation for tax evasion

Tax slips don't lie? Shakira under investigation for tax evasion

The Colombian singer, who switched residences in 2015 from the Bahamas to Barcelona, allegedly failed to pay income taxes in Spain Judicial authorities in Spain say Shakira is under investigation for
Colombia's Hidden Cocaine-Smuggling Route

Colombia's Hidden Cocaine-Smuggling Route

VICE Colombia takes a trip along El Naya to see how the drug gets made, packaged, and shipped to the US from start to finish.
Colombia Police Station Bombings Kill 7 Officers

Colombia Police Station Bombings Kill 7 Officers

Police officers standing guard on Sunday near the site of a bomb attack at a police station in Barranquilla, Colombia.
Colombia suspends peace talks with ELN rebels after bomb attacks

Colombia suspends peace talks with ELN rebels after bomb attacks

Talks to end a five decade war called off after group launched bomb attacks on three police stations nationwide on Saturday and SundayColombia’s president, Juan Manuel Santos, has suspended peace