COLOMBIA PEACE PROCESS

Colombian government to kick off peace talks with rebel ELN group

Despite referendum setback, President Santos turns attention to country’s second-largest guerrilla army

COLOMBIA

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos wins Nobel Peace Prize

News comes as surprise to many after Colombian voters rejected peace deal in plebiscite

VERNE IN ENGLISH

The former FARC guerrilla seeking forgiveness through hugs

“We had to do something to explain to people why the war has to end”

COLOMBIA

Colombia’s FARC conference turns into Woodstock-style celebration

Celebratory mood pervades guerrilla army’s conference to debate peace accords

COLOMBIA

As end to conflict approaches, FARC opens its conference to the world

More than 900 journalists will be present at guerilla group’s week-long congress to ratify peace deal

VENEZUELA

Colombia and Venezuela move closer to definitive reopening of border

More than 130,000 Venezuelans crossed over last weekend to buy goods in the neighboring country

VENEZUELA

Venezuela opens border crossing with Colombia for second weekend in a row

Authorities expect most of the 90,000 people who made the journey on Sunday to return home

THE AMERICAS

Colombians call for advance notice of influx of Venezuelan shoppers

Around 35,000 people flooded across the border on Sunday, in bid to get hold of essential items in short supply in home country

LATIN AMERICA

Over 35,000 Venezuelans cross into Colombia to buy rice, oil and flour

Nicolás Maduro administration allows crossing for one day due to recurring shortages of staple foods

THE AMERICAS

Colombian government and FARC rebels announce “bilateral and definitive” ceasefire

Details on ending one of the world’s longest-running conflicts will be released on Thursday in Havana

LATIN AMERICA

Kidnapped Spanish reporter released by captors in Colombia

Salud Hernández-Mora freed on Friday evening along with two other journalists held by ELN guerrillas

THE AMERICAS

Colombia confirms Spanish reporter is being held by guerrilla group

Two Colombian journalists are also in the hands of the ELN, says defense minister

LATIN AMERICA

Colombian army searches for two more missing reporters

Crew investigating whereabouts of Spanish journalist Salud Hernández-Mora has also disappeared in Catatumbo

THE AMERICAS

Spanish journalist missing in Colombia, presumed kidnapped

Armed forces have begun search for ‘El Mundo’ reporter in area controlled by left-wing guerrillas

LATIN AMERICA

Colombia’s Constitutional Court paves way for same-sex marriage

Decision comes five months after judges approved adoption by gay parents

Latin America

Spain seeks museum deal with Colombia for sunken ship trove

Madrid looking to avoid diplomatic spat that could tarnish the countries’ excellent relations

HERITAGE

Colombia finds wreck of legendary Spanish galleon sunk in 1708

The ‘San José’ could contain an underwater treasure hoard worth billions Spain says it will “defend its cultural heritage”

Latin America

Colombia approves full adoption rights for same-sex couples

Previously, homosexuals were only allowed to adopt their partner’s biological children

Verne in english

Is the Tomatina festival a waste of good tomatoes?

One Castellón firm supplies all the tons of fruit thrown at the world-famous Valencia fiesta

VERNE

The weekend Instagram gave my account to Andrés Iniesta

Namesake of the world-famous soccer player found himself unable to use the photo app

POLITICS

How Ciudadanos took on Podemos at their own digital game

Party leader Albert Rivera’s tireless online presence has pushed his party up in the polls Even the ruling Popular Party has been forced to launch a frantic offensive in response

FESTIVALS

Rototom: the politics of reggae

Benicàssim’s other festival espouses a philosophy of tolerance and having a good time

EXHIBITION

The never-ending search for beauty

Burgos’s Museum of Human Evolution examines our changing esthetic obsessions

CINEMA

Haneke wins Prince of Asturias Award

Austrian Oscar-winning director of ‘Amour’ to receive 2013 arts prize

CINEMA

The man who dressed ‘Les Mis’

Almodóvar favorite Paco Delgado was charged with the creation of the wardrobe for the new Hollywood version of Victor Hugo’s classic novel

Cabinet ditches digital canon on blank media, passing cost on to all taxpayers

Culture Ministry will determine how much should be allotted to cover excise tax each year

DESIGN

A cauldron of creativity

Thomas Heatherwick, designer of the London Olympic torch, brings his bright ideas to the Hay Festival Segovia