Colombia

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‘They think we’re terrorists’: Colombia’s female former guerrilla fighters find no peace
The 2016 ceasefire was supposed to help Farc’s ex-guerrillas reintegrate into society, but with little work and many having been murdered, fear stalks the camps

Shanti Das in Pondores

06, Nov, 2022 @12:00 PM

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More than 1,700 environmental activists murdered in the past decade – report
Figures likely to be an underestimate, says Global Witness, as land defenders are killed by hitmen, crime groups and governments

Patrick Greenfield

28, Sep, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Harry Styles stadium show falls foul of football fans in Bogotá
Bid to move pop star’s Colombian tour date to capital’s biggest venue has united supporters of clubs who play there

Luke Taylor in Bogotá

24, Sep, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Colombian leader’s promise of ‘total peace’ may prove too ambitious
Little-known militia groups have surfaced to declare their willingness to strike peace deals – and reap ceasefire rewards

Megan Janetsky in Bogotá

22, Sep, 2022 @9:50 AM

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Colombia’s leftwing government unveils tax-the-rich plan to tackle poverty
President Gustavo Petro’s proposed legislation could raise $11.5bn a year with measures including wealth tax and levy on oil exports

Megan Janetsky in Bogotá

26, Aug, 2022 @9:30 AM

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‘I live in fear’: can Colombia’s new president ease violence at the border?
As armed groups prosper, local residents put hopes Gustavo Petro’s pledge to normalise relations with Venezuela

Megan Janetsky in La Parada, Colombia

24, Aug, 2022 @9:30 AM

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After 50 years, could Colombia finally have awoken from its nightmare? | María José Pizarro Rodríguez
With our new coalition government we have a chance at peace, says senator María José Pizarro

María José Pizarro Rodríguez

20, Aug, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Afro-Colombians helped install a new government in Bogotá. Will it address their needs?
Despite launching several initiatives, the Pacific coast region suffers from lack of basic services and is in the grips of violence

Mat Youkee in Guapi

15, Aug, 2022 @12:58 PM

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Colombian government and ELN rebels meet in Havana to restart peace talks
Government pledges ‘judicial and political steps’ to enable talks to resume with nation’s last guerrillas broken off three years ago

Staff and agencies in Bogotá

12, Aug, 2022 @9:09 PM

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Colombian narco militia seeks peace talks after calling ‘unilateral’ ceasefire
Feared Gulf Clan has unleashed terror campaign since arrest of leader in May but keen to talk to leftist president Gustavo Petro

Megan Janetsky in Bogotá

08, Aug, 2022 @9:59 PM

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The 23-year-old fashion designer dressing Colombia’s first black female vice-president
When Francia Márquez became the South American country’s VP elect, she chose the unknown Esteban Sinisterra Paz to create her outfits

Joe Parkin Daniels in Medellín

06, Aug, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Rare hummingbird last seen in 2010 rediscovered in Colombia
Birdwatcher ‘overcome with emotion’ on spotting the Santa Marta sabrewing, only third time it has been documented

Graeme Green

05, Aug, 2022 @10:08 AM

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