Colombia president-elect Duque picks peace pact critic as defense chief

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 - 01:50 GMT

Colombia's right-wing President-elect Ivan Duque announced a controversial appointment as defense minister on Tuesday.

Kidnapped Ecuador journalist team confirmed dead

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 - 02:00 GMT

Ecuador on Friday confirmed the deaths of two journalists and their driver who had been kidnapped by renegade Colombian rebels.

UN raises concerns over killing of human rights defenders in Colombia

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 - 03:10 GMT

Dozens of human rights defenders in Colombia are being gunned down, including rising numbers of women, despite a peace accord ending half a century of civil war.

Colombians vote in elections seen as test for peace deal

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 - 12:40 GMT

Colombians went to the polls Sunday to elect a new Congress with a resurgent right.

Pope heads to Colombia as defender of peace

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 - 11:11 GMT

Pope Francis travels to Colombia on Wednesday to plead for a "stable and lasting" peace in a divided country just emerging from a 50-year war

Colombia government, rebels hail pope-backed ceasefire

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 - 09:58 GMT

Colombia's government and the country's last active guerrilla group, the ELN, announced a ceasefire Monday.

Pope visits Colombia to boost peace process after 50 years of war

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 - 11:43 GMT

Pope Francis travels to Colombia this week to encourage a fledgling peace process that ended half a century of war between a succession of governments.

Pope heads to Colombia to anoint peace process

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 - 09:54 GMT

Pope Francis launches an emotionally charged visit next week to Colombia.

After decades of war, Colombia's FARC rebels to debut political party

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 - 09:51 GMT

Colombia’s leftist FARC rebel group will debut its political party at a conference beginning on Sunday.

Rebel leader recovering well from stroke: doctors in Colombia

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 - 08:59 GMT

The leader of Colombia's FARC rebel group, Rodrigo Londono, is recovering well from a slight stroke and the speech difficulty he initially suffered is gone

Colombia FARC rebels seal historic disarmament

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 - 10:52 GMT

(FARC) said its disarmament was completed after half a century of war against the state, ending the oldest armed force in Latin America.

Colombia FARC rebels complete disarmament: UN

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 - 09:18 GMT

Colombia's leftist FARC rebel force formally completed its disarmament process on Monday to end half a century of war against the state