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Venezuela adds troops near Colombian border after soldiers killed

Venezuela adds troops near Colombian border after soldiers killed

Venezuela has reinforced its border with Colombia with more troops after three Venezuelan soldiers died in an attack by an armed group over the weekend.

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Peru declares health emergency as Venezuelan exodus now a migrant crisis
Colombia

Peru declares health emergency as Venezuelan exodus now a migrant crisis

More than 2 million people have left Venezuela for other South American countries in the past year.

  • by Mitra Taj
Colombia recognises Palestine as a 'free, independent' state
Israel

Colombia recognises Palestine as a 'free, independent' state

The Colombian government has recognised Palestinian statehood, taking the decision during president Juan Manuel Santos' final week in office.

'Temple of democracy': Colombia's ex-guerrillas arrive in Congress
Colombia

'Temple of democracy': Colombia's ex-guerrillas arrive in Congress

Colombia's new Congress has held its inaugural session with the unprecedented presence of lawmakers and senators from the former guerrilla movement FARC.

  • by Sinikka Tarvainen
'We are going hungry here': Venezuela's tale of abandoned, needy children and their parents
Human rights

'We are going hungry here': Venezuela's tale of abandoned, needy children and their parents

On a recent humid evening in in Colombia Cucuta, a Venezuelan woman wrapped her newborn daughter in a pale yellow blanket and left her with a note.

  • by Christine Armario
England fans dare to dream, take over streets after shootout win
UK

England fans dare to dream, take over streets after shootout win

After decades of penalty shootout heartbreak, you might have thought England had won the whole thing given the reaction back home.

  • by George Sargent & Simon Dawson
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Colombia's conundrum: its coffee is better in Australia
Colombia

Colombia's conundrum: its coffee is better in Australia

Everything in this Australian cafe is just like back in Colombia. Except the coffee. Colombian coffee is much better in Australia.

  • by Andrew Wight
'DC Colombian' snatches presidency from former guerrilla
Colombia

'DC Colombian' snatches presidency from former guerrilla

It's highly divisive election with the result set to change the course of the drug war and potentially upend the 2016 peace accord.

  • by Joshua Goodman
In Colombia, a far-right candidate and a former rebel head to run-off
Colombia

In Colombia, a far-right candidate and a former rebel head to run-off

The two candidates came out ahead in a first-round vote on Sunday, setting the stage for a divisive election, the first since a peace deal with rebels.

  • by Susan Abad
Alleged drug-ring leader brought from Colombia to US court
Colombia

Alleged drug-ring leader brought from Colombia to US court

Daniel Rendon-Herrera, also known as "Don Mario", pleaded not guilty in Brooklyn.

Less violence, more drama for Colombia’s election
Colombia

Less violence, more drama for Colombia’s election

An inconclusive outcome from the first Colombian election since a decades-long guerilla conflict ended and the combatants were brought into the political tent.

  • by Andrew J. Wight