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Colombian civilians caught in crossfire as rebel factions fill violent vacuum

Colombian civilians caught in crossfire as rebel factions fill violent vacuum

Farc guerrillas signed a peace deal last year but in places such as Catatumbo armed groups are wreaking bloody havoc in their absenceGuilfredo Villegas was driving through the Colombian town of San
Ecuadorian hostages held by dissident Colombian rebels plead for president's help

Ecuadorian hostages held by dissident Colombian rebels plead for president's help

Authorities ask for help identifying two people they say were taken by same faction of Farc that kidnapped three journalists last weekEcuadorian authorities say a dissident Colombian rebel group has
Blow to Colombian peace deal as former Farc rebel chief arrested on drug charges

Blow to Colombian peace deal as former Farc rebel chief arrested on drug charges

Prosecutors accuse Seauxis Hernández, AKA Jesus Santrich, of conspiring to ship 10,000kg of cocaine to the US but supporters cry setupA former Colombian rebel commander has been arrested on US
Colombian former rebels shunned as critics of peace deal dominate election

Colombian former rebels shunned as critics of peace deal dominate election

Farc took a meagre 0.33% of the vote in their first foray into electoral politics – but that might not necessarily be bad for the peace processPablo Catatumbo was once one of the most feared men in
‘This Route Doesn’t Exist on the Map’

‘This Route Doesn’t Exist on the Map’

By 7 p.m., the sun had set and groups of young men had begun to gather inside a small, nameless restaurant on a narrow street in Tapachula, Mexico. Anywhere else in the city, a hub of transit and

Putin Sows Chaos Ahead of Mexican, Colombian Elections

Thankfully, U.S. intelligence agencies have become more adept at spotting Russian interference.
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
More than 100 human rights activists killed in Colombia in 2017, UN says

More than 100 human rights activists killed in Colombia in 2017, UN says

Following Farc peace deal, activists face special risk in areas where group’s exit has left power vacuum, officials sayMore than 100 human rights defenders have been killed in Colombia this year,
'There's nothing for us': Farc rebels search for purpose a year after historic deal

'There's nothing for us': Farc rebels search for purpose a year after historic deal

At the height of its power, Colombia’s Farc was the most powerful guerrilla army in Latin America. Now former fighters are struggling to adapt to civilian lifeUntil recently, Sofía, a slight,
'Making war is easier than making peace': in conversation with Colombia's President Santos – podcast

'Making war is easier than making peace': in conversation with Colombia's President Santos – podcast

With six months left in office, Juan Manuel Santos talks to Lucy Lamble about whether his acclaimed yet controversial peace deal can survive the transitionA year on from the historic agreement between
Colombia's former Farc rebel chief 'Timochenko' to run for president

Colombia's former Farc rebel chief 'Timochenko' to run for president

Timochenko, real name Rodrigo Londoño, will contest 2018 electionFarc guerrillas demobilised last year ending 52 years of warFor most Colombians, former rebel chief Rodrigo Londoño – better known by
Tender Photos of Colombia's Beauty Amidst Times of Strife

Tender Photos of Colombia's Beauty Amidst Times of Strife

American photographer Matthew O'Brien spent a decade documenting the people and places of Colombia.

Colombian cocaine at an all-time high

Cocaine in Colombia is at an all-time high. More cocaine was produced there in 2016 than ever before, despite billions of dollars from the United States to help curb the trade, new figures from the
Fighting for Black Lives in Colombia: At War’s End, the Search for a Seat at the Table

Fighting for Black Lives in Colombia: At War’s End, the Search for a Seat at the Table

Editor’s note: This story is the third in a three-part series looking at the fight for rights of black people in Colombia. The first story explored the history of Afro-Colombians and the impact of the
Fighting for Black Lives in Colombia: The Violent Pushout of Blacks in Buenaventura

Fighting for Black Lives in Colombia: The Violent Pushout of Blacks in Buenaventura

Editor’s note: This story is the second in a three-part series looking at the fight for rights of black people in Colombia. The first story explored the history of Afro-Colombians and the impact of
Fighting for Black Lives in Colombia: ‘The People Do Not Give Up, Damn It’

Fighting for Black Lives in Colombia: ‘The People Do Not Give Up, Damn It’

Editor’s note: This story is the first in a three-part series looking at the fight for rights of black people in Colombia. This first piece explores the history of Afro-Colombians and the impact of

After 50 years, a Colombian rebel group embraces peace

After more than a half-century of violent bloodshed, the Colombian FARC rebel group formally completed its disarmament process Tuesday, sealing a long-awaited peace deal with the Colombian government.

Colombia is fighting cocaine by making farmers choose “poverty or prison”

TUMACO, Colombia — Under a canopy hiding his laboratorio from patrolling military aircraft, Ricardo shreds green coca leaves until they carpet the jungle floor like confetti. It’s an initial step in a