Now the war is over, academia has a special role to play in securing the peace.
A ceasefire with the ELN rebel group is another big step toward peace in Colombia, but the road ahead is long.
A court decision securing last year's peace deal and a new ceasefire have invigorated Colombia's peace process, but there are plenty of ways it could still go wrong.
Climate change could severely impact the world’s coffee-producing nations and turn a cup of decent java into a luxury in the years to come.
By 2100, more than 50 per cent of the land now used to grow coffee will no longer be arable. Climate change is changing the game to such an extent that Canada could one day become a coffee producer.
The Atrato River has been awarded rights. But it will be tough to translate these abstract ideals into actual progress.
Homeless residents of El Bronx embrace after a May 2016 raid that displaced thousands, sending some to shelters and others to streets elsewhere in the city.
Bogota's mayor wants to make the city 'better for all,' but repeated police crackdowns have displaced thousands of homeless Colombians. Are clean streets really more important than human rights?
Major nations make labour rights a key part of trade deals. But what happens next?
The highest-profile Australian currently imprisoned overseas, Cassie Sainsbury, is detained in Colombia on drug charges. She was arrested at Bogota airport in April with 5.8kg of cocaine in her suitcase…
Colombian soliders on parade in Bogota.
EPA/Mauricio Duenas Castaneda
It seems the culprits in a "cash-for-kills" scheme that claimed thousands of lives might find a way to wriggle out of the peace process.
Supporters listen as Colombia’s disarmed Marxist insurgency, the FARC, publicly launches its new political party, also called the FARC.
Meet the Commoners' Alternative Revolutionary Force, Colombia's newest political party. To move beyond its violent past, the new FARC will need a charismatic leader who can win over voters.
FARC members take a long-overdue break.
EPA/Mauricio Duenas Castaneda
The last time the FARC joined in democratic politics, thousands of its members and leaders were murdered. Will this time be different?
The tropical dry forest characteristic of Colombia’s Montes de Maria region has all but disappeared.
Felipe Villegas, Instituto Humboldt
As Colombia seeks to rebuild after fifty years of armed conflict, an emerging conservationist movement is linking lasting peace to healthy habitats.
Ondrej Prosicky / shutterstock
It is a delicate – and dangerous – moment for one of the world's most ecologically important nations.
A FARC member waves a white peace flag to commemorate the completion of their disarmament.
AP Photo/Fernando Vergara
Ending violence is only a first step. Research from Colombian universities sheds light on the role of education in peace-building.
Women transitioning from the front lines to civilian life are bringing with them some pretty high expectations of equality.
Demilitarised female guerrillas in Colombia are hoping to spark a new women's movement based in the FARC's revolutionary ideals.
In El Salvador, the dead are almost innumerable, but not forgotten.
Latin America's murder rate is the highest in the world, accounting for one in every four homicides on the planet.
Protesters march past the venue for the World Economic Forum on Africa 2017 meeting in Durban, South Africa.
Popular protest is on the rise globally, particularly in places with deeply entrenched inequalities.
Twenty-two-year-old Australian woman Cassandra Sainsbury was arrested on April 11 at El Dorado airport in Bogota, Colombia. Sainsbury was due to return to Australia via London. Her suitcase contained 5.8kg…
Colombians marched in Bogota on April 1 against corruption, the FARC peace process and national politics in general.
It is vital for people to demand transparency, but when popular outrage is manipulated for political purposes, democracy suffers.
Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos with a high-level UN delegation, confirming the FARC disarmament process.
Colombia's FARC guerrillas have officially laid down their weapons. How will these former fighters fare in the group's transition from Marxist rebellion to political party?
There’s a reason he grows this crop.
Colombia's plan to turn coca-leaf farmers into coffee growers has a fatal flaw: the market.