Imprisoned members of FARC at the camp where they will ratify a peace deal with the government.
The peace deal in Colombia is not only a welcome surprise after 50 years of war, it's also groundbreaking. If Colombians vote in favor, it could offer hope for other countries in conflict.
Here’s hoping: “Yes” campaigners in Bogotá.
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Colombia has a chance to get behind a peace agreement that its people have waited decades to see.
Álvaro Uribe isn’t leaving anything to chance.
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After 52 years fighting the FARC, Colombia is about to vote on a comprehensive peace deal. But not everyone wants in.
San José, Costa Rica.
A new program seeks to divert Central Americans who are fleeing violence from crossing the U.S. border. An expert on Costa Rica explains why the tiny country was chosen and the challenges they face.
Colombians celebrate the peace agreement.
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History was made with the agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC. Making the gesture a reality will require a concerted effort from all involved.
Islamic State lost ground, Colombia got a chance at lasting peace, and the Pope sounded a liberated note on homosexuality.
Colombians show their support for the Victims’ Law.
Colombia is pursuing a bold programme to give people back land seized by paramilitaries. But its beneficiaries don't feel safe.
Dale una oportunidad a la paz.
Colombia has set up a new peace process to secure justice for hundreds of thousands of victims of the FARC. But it's tried and failed at this approach before.
Cuban President Castro holds the hands of Colombia’s President Santos and FARC rebel leader Rodrigo “Timochenko” Londono. Havana, September 23 2015.
The peace deal in Colombia is not only a welcome surprise after 50 years of war, it's also groundbreaking. That offers hope for other countries in conflict.
Peace at last
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Peace has been elusive in Colombia for so many years because of the country's economic history. To understand the reason why peace has come only now, one needs to "follow the money."
Colombians marching for peace.
Colombia's decades-long conflict with the FARC could be nearing a major breakthrough. But can the Colombian state stand in the way of other opportunistic militias?
A classic villainous smirk.
Both Netflix's Narcos and the documentary Cartel Land fall into the trap of sensationalising violence and in doing so horribly simplify the story.
Stand-off: Colombian and Venezuelan police at the border.
With drug trafficking, turf war, and craven politicking all at work, Colombia and Venezuela's fraught relationship has taken a turn for the worse.
Sport at the centre of Medellín’s regeneration.
The Colombian city of Medellín doesn’t have the best reputation. Crime, violence, drug cartels and murder are all characteristics that spring to mind. Perhaps most famous for its two Escobars, Pablo the…
Drug lord Pablo Escobar was regarded as one of the most powerful entities within Latin America, but his legacy remains the subject of debate.
Even today, some 20 years after his death, there is still debate in Colombia on how to interpret the mythology surrounding feared drug lord Pablo Escobar and his Medellín Cartel. Escobar was regarded as…
Progress may have been slow, but the signs are there that Colombian revolutionary guerilla group the FARC may be finally willing to negotiate with the government.
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Last month marked the one year anniversary of peace talks between the Colombian government and the western hemisphere’s oldest and strongest insurgency – the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (the…