The U.N. says 3 million people — about 10 percent of Venezuela’s population — have already fled due to hyperinflation, shortages, violence and instability. More than a million of them have flooded into Colombia. About 4,000 more arrive every day.
Any effort to negotiate an end to half a century of fighting is going to be very, very difficult.
Drummond Co. helped make Colombia the world’s No. 4 coal exporter. But after alleged dirty deeds, now Bogota’s punishing the Alabama firm.
Peace talks in Havana hit a major breakthrough, allowing disarmed guerrillas to participate in politics. But many Colombians are skeptical an end to their half-century civil war is near.
The just-released American captive, Afghan war vet Kevin Scott Sutay, was warned not to enter Colombia’s guerrilla-ruled jungle. He strolled in alone anyway.
The country’s national parks are a sight to behold. But beware guerrilla rebels and land mines.
Despite the two-year-old Labor Action Plan, many leaders see “blatant disregard” for labor protections in Colombia.
The FARC rebels have tried to play party politics before — and it ended in murder. Nearly 30 years later, will the guerrillas make a safer swap of guns for ballots?
As its Andean neighbors drop coca crop acres, according to UN reports, Peru is cultivating the world’s largest cocaine production.
During a recent recess from peace talks, FARC guerrillas offered to support peasant protests with arms and troops, and government forces suffered one of the heaviest blows since talks began.
After a fatal robbery attempt of an American DEA agent, Colombia fights to curb taxi crimes known as the ‘millionaire’s ride’ that leave you flat broke — or worse.
Scopolamine is a medicine for motion sickness or tremors. In Colombia, it’s a scary drug called ‘devil’s breath.’ Whatever you call it, it could be causing unfaithful Colombian husbands serious problems. Here’s why.
Today’s date marks what many view as the start of Colombia’s conflict with the FARC, which has left an estimated 70,000 dead and nearly 50,000 disappeared.
Three advocates and leftist political organizers were killed across Colombia last month, as FARC and government negotiators announced an unscheduled recess in peace talks until late April.
Recent kidnappings and intensified fighting have increased public skepticism about the Colombian government and FARC rebel peace talks. Today marks a new round of negotiations in Havana, Cuba.
For decades, horse carts have been jamming up roads in Colombia’s capital. Now, the mayor has had enough.
Both the FARC and the Colombian government say they are pleased with peace negotiations so far, but citizens are losing faith. Violence continues and many feel excluded from the process.
Some Colombian miners use a balsa extract rather than the usual toxic chemicals to harvest gold.
Lack of access to land by rural populations has been a cause and a consequence of Colombia’s five-decade-old conflict – and will be a focus of today’s FARC-Colombia peace talks in Cuba.
As the government commences peace talks with FARC rebels in Cuba, here’s the kind of violence Colombians endure.