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  1. July 30, 2014

    Farc rebels accused of committing horrific crimes ‘with impunity’

    Last year, two teenage girls and a young woman vanished in an area dominated by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia...

  2. July 23, 2014

    Colombians demand justice, not just peace

    It is Sunday, shortly after midnight, and in the studios of one of Colombia’s most popular radio stations, “The Voices of...

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  1. The New Colombia 2013

    Policy reforms, improved security and a commodities boom have lead to Colombia’s emerg...
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  1. beyondbrics

    June 27, 2014

    Colombia's guerrillas: swapping bullets for footballs

    Colombia’s footballers have made it into the knockout rounds of the World Cup for only the second time in their history. As...

  2. June 15, 2014

    Boost for Colombia peace talks as Santos wins poll

    The re-election of Juan Manuel Santos in Colombia allows him to see through peace talks with leftwing guerrillas aimed at...

  3. February 7, 2014

    Colombia property: Bogotá’s class A investment

    Colombia’s capital, Bogotá, has had a reputation for kidnapping, contract killing and cocaine trafficking since the 1970s....

  4. December 12, 2013

    The ads making Colombian guerrillas lonely this Christmas

    Bullets and bombs are not the only ammunition used in the war in the Colombian jungle. The struggle against guerrilla forces...

  5. December 8, 2013

    Farc calls 30-day ceasefire to pursue Colombian peace talks

    Rebel leaders from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or Farc, have declared a one-month unilateral ceasefire in...

  6. August 20, 2013

    Farc expresses sorrow for ‘cruelty and pain’

    Leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia guerrilla group for the first time on Tuesday admitted partial...

  7. June 3, 2013

    Juan Manuel Santos interview: The peace maker

    For much of his career, Juan Manuel Santos has waged war. Now, Colombia’s president is seeking peace. As he sits in the...

  8. June 3, 2013

    Colombian security industry exports its expertise

    After just three hours’ sleep, and a good portion of the day spent under the relentless mid-morning sun, sweating but...

  9. March 9, 2013

    Colombian guerrillas free German hostages

    Colombian guerrilla group, the ELN or National Liberation Army, has freed two German hostages that had been captured in...

  10. February 15, 2013

    First Person: Alvaro Pérez

    Sewing runs in my veins. My mother had a little workshop where she made clothes, so I learnt the craft from her. I moved to...

  11. January 20, 2013

    Colombian rebels kidnap five mine workers

    Colombia’s second guerrilla group, the ELN or National Liberation Army, kidnapped five mining workers drilling for a...

  12. beyondbrics

    December 8, 2012

    Weekender, December 8

    The week in a nutshell on beyondbrics: our most read, five things we have learnt and the week in one chart. This week: the...

  13. beyondbrics

    December 5, 2012

    Colombia: on the up, peace or not

    Colombia’s government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, resumed peace talks in Havana on Wednesday,...

  14. November 18, 2012

    Colombia begins talks on agrarian reform

    Ovidio Paya, a local indigenous leader from the Nasa tribe, remembers decades ago when guerrillas from the Revolutionary...

  15. October 16, 2012

    Arrest warrants lifted for peace talks

    The government of Colombia and Farc rebels confirmed they will start peace negotiations on Wednesday in Oslo, after...

  16. October 16, 2012

    Stakes high in Colombian peace talks

    In a place where three Andean mountain ranges and vast expanses of trackless Amazon jungle have provided cover for...

  17. September 7, 2012

    Colombia: On a perilous path to peace

    Although disenchantment had been seeping into his heart for several years, it was only in December that Edilberto Reyes...

  18. September 6, 2012

    Colombian president rejects Farc ceasefire call

    Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos rejected a proposal on Thursday by leftist Farc rebels for a bilateral ceasefire...

  19. September 5, 2012

    Colombia cautious over latest peace talks

    It was in November 2011, when Colombian troops killed Farc guerrilla leader Alfonso Cano and the rebel group still wanted to...

  20. September 4, 2012

    Colombia’s gamble

    Peace talks between the Colombian government and Latin America’s oldest insurgency, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of...

  21. September 4, 2012

    Colombia confirms Farc peace talks

    Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and the Marxist Farc guerrilla movement confirmed on Tuesday that they had agreed on...

  22. August 28, 2012

    Bogotá sets up Farc peace negotiations

    In March, Juan Manuel Santos, president of Colombia, visited Havana, ostensibly to explain why the Cubans had not been...

  23. beyondbrics

    August 28, 2012

    London headlines

    * Colombia nears possible Farc peace talks * Hungary to refrain from rate cut on inflation, bailout concern * Japanese...

  24. August 27, 2012

    Colombia nears possible Farc peace talks

    Colombia’s government and representatives of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or Farc, agreed to begin peace...

  25. May 30, 2012

    French reporter released by Farc rebels

    BOGOTÁ, May 30 – Colombia’s Farc guerrillas freed French reporter Romeo Langlois on Wednesday, a month after taking him...

  26. May 15, 2012

    Five killed in Bogotá bombing

    Fernando Londoño, a former Colombian interior minister, was among at least 21 people injured by a car bomb in Bogotá in what...

  27. April 15, 2012

    Colombia sets its sights on Codelco deal

    Colombia is in talks with Codelco, the world’s biggest copper miner by production, to join an exploration boom triggered by...

  28. April 2, 2012

    Farc frees last government hostages

    Ten men held hostage for more than a decade in Colombia’s jungles by leftist guerrillas walked to freedom tonight in an...

  29. January 10, 2012

    Colombia guerrillas call for peace talks

    Colombia’s biggest leftist guerrilla group has issued a surprise call for peace talks based on the failed negotiations of...

  30. November 5, 2011

    Colombian troops kill Farc leader

    Colombian troops have dealt a devastating blow to Latin America’s oldest insurgency with the killing of its top commander,...

  31. beyondbrics

    October 31, 2011

    Colombia: Bogota's new radical mayor

    Colombians have installed an anti-corruption campaigner and former leftist rebel leader as mayor of Bogota after a peaceful...

  32. beyondbrics

    October 28, 2011

    Colombia's high-stake elections

    Juan Manuel Santos, Colombia’s president, has a lot riding on the outcome of Sunday’s mass election of mayors and local...

  33. August 31, 2011

    Colombian defence minister steps down

    Colombia’s defence minister has stepped down amid an increase in guerrilla attacks on civilians and high-profile targets...

  34. May 12, 2011

    Dear Comrade ...

    “Dear Raúl, a brotherly and revolutionary greeting to you and your comrades in the struggle … I must emphasise my...

  35. May 10, 2011

    Chávez co-operated with Farc, files say

    Colombia’s biggest guerrilla group has enjoyed a long if convoluted collaboration with the Venezuelan government, to the...

  36. March 8, 2011

    Colombian troops free 21 Farc hostages

    Colombia’s armed forces have freed 21 of 23 oil workers kidnapped on Monday amid renewed scrutiny of the risks to investors...

  37. September 23, 2010

    Farc military leader killed in air raid

    Colombian authorities have dealt a blow to the country’s main leftwing rebel group with the killing of its military...

  38. August 12, 2010

    Car bomb injures nine in Bogotá

    A car bomb exploded outside a radio station in Bogotá’s financial district on Thursday, causing gridlock in the Colombian...

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