Cross border security is at serious risk. So are the lives of the people who live there.
The coal, oil and natural gas industries are also connected with human rights violations, public health disasters and environmental devastation.
A 2016 accord with the FARC guerrillas was supposed to end Colombia's 52-year civil war. But a deadly car bomb in Bogotá shows that armed insurgents still threaten the South American country.
Canada has been considered a human rights champion when it comes to accepting Syrian refugees. So why is it doing next to nothing for those fleeing Venezuela?
There are over 100 species of wild coffee, but only a few supply the world's morning caffeine kick. Sadly, climate change and disease could be about to change that.
Colombian researchers hope to revive an endangered species by rehabilitating monkeys confiscated from smugglers. The captive animals' struggles show that survival is not guaranteed.
Strikes and rallies have gripped Colombia for months. That's bad news for its new government but a sign of progress in a country that had little tolerance for dissent during its 52-year civil war.
The success or failure of Mexico's new president will have an impact on politics in the rest of Latin America as right-wing forces reclaim power. Is a brighter future for the region possible?
Colombia's new president Ivan Duque has some big issues in his inbox.
Senegal has made great strides in astronomy and planetary sciences in recent years.
With their jewel-like colours, Colombia's poison frogs are coveted by collectors. Does naming their species help protect them or make them a target for trophy hunters?
Fleeing economic collapse, around 2.3 million Venezuelans have left the country over the past few years.
Colombia's coffee industry is at risk due to unpredictable seasons, floods, landslides, droughts and pests. Farmers say they want to learn to adapt to these environmental changes but don't know how.
Post-conflict processes are often slowed down or even halted by fear. Can Colombia buck the trend?
In the most peaceful election in their modern history, Colombians have elected as their next president a conservative who will renegotiate the country's fragile 2016 accord with the FARC guerrillas.
The Colombian government has learned the hard way that simply explaining a complex deal to people won't win them over.
Two candidates from Colombia's May 27 presidential vote will face off on June 17. One is a former guerrilla. The other is a hard-liner. Their views for the nation's future couldn't be more different.
As reports of crimes against humanity mount, Colombia's post-conflict justice system is still moving desperately slowly.
Since the Brexit vote in 2016, rebellious movements have repeatedly shown their ability to shape political outcomes across the globe, often in unexpected ways: So what lies next?
Nearly 300 community organizers and activists have been killed in Colombia since the country's 2016 peace accord. Who's behind these targeted assassinations?