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Report links Colombian police to deaths of 10 protesters

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian police killed at least 10 people during protests that broke out in September of last year, following the death of a taxi driver who was beaten to death while in polic...

EXPLAINER: What are Colombia's ex-FARC splinter groups?

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Biden administration revoked the terrorist designation of Colombia’s former FARC guerrilla army on Tuesday, five years after the rebel group signed a peace deal with the go...

Venezuelans crossing into Colombia for coronavirus vaccines

VILLA DEL ROSARIO, Colombia. (AP) — Xiomara Ruiz woke up before dawn and boarded a bus with her son to make a one-hour trip to the bridge connecting Venezuela to Colombia, which they crossed on foot. ...

Deforestation rising in Colombia 5 years after peace deal

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Deforestation has risen in Colombia since the country’s largest guerilla group signed a historic peace deal with the government five years ago and withdrew from remote areas of...

4 LatAm nations create fishing-free corridor in east Pacific

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Four Latin American countries announced Tuesday that they will expand and unite their marine reserves to create a vast corridor in the Pacific Ocean in hopes of protecting sea ...

More protests in Colombia as government unveils new tax plan

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Protests against poverty and inequality resumed on Colombia's independence day Tuesday as President Ivan Duque presented a $4 billion tax plan aimed at helping the government p...

Colombia announces police reforms aimed at stemming abuses

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian President Ivan Duque on Monday announced reforms to the nation’s police forces that are meant to improve accountability and decrease human rights abuses, following we...

Colombia catches hacker wanted in the U.S. for 'Gozi' virus

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian officials say they have arrested a Romanian hacker who is wanted in the U.S. for distributing a virus that infected more than a million computers from 2007 to 2012. ...

Colombia reaches 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 as cases surge

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia reached 100,000 confirmed deaths from COVID-19 this week, becoming just the tenth country in the world to hit the grim milestone. The South American...

Car bomb explodes inside Colombia military base; 36 injured

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A car bomb exploded inside a military base in the Colombian border town of Cucuta on Tuesday, leaving 36 people injured, including three in critical condition, officials said. ...

Colombian protest leaders call off anti-government marches

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Protest leaders in Colombia said on Tuesday that they will stop organizing marches in the country’s largest cities following seven weeks of antigovernment demonstrations that h...

Colombian rebel group says it captured 8 Venezuela soldiers

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A Colombian rebel group that has been fighting against the Venezuelan army since March, said in a letter addressed to the International Committee of the Red Cross that it has c...

Colombian finance minister resigns amid deadly protests

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s finance minister resigned on Monday following five days of protests over a tax reform proposal that left at least 17 dead. Alberto Carrasquilla’s ...

Colombia peace court alarmed over killings of former rebels

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s postwar reconciliation tribunal said Monday that violence against former guerrilla fighters and community leaders is increasing in rural areas and jeopardizing its a...

Car bomb wounds 19 in town in western Colombia

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A car bomb exploded in a town in western Colombia Friday, wounding 19 people amid an increase in violence in some of the country's rural regions. Officials s...