Latin America

Spanish fake flamenco star who conned dozens in Colombia arrested

García allegedly swindled people by passing himself off as a top singer and lawyer

Latin America

Why radio is proving the best medium to promote Colombia’s peace process

Community broadcasters are being trained to bring stories of reconciliation to remote areas

LATIN AMERICA

Citizens of Bogotá to get the last word on bullfighting

The Colombian capital has taken a step closer to a referendum on the activity But a court must first decide whether it will be legally binding

Latin America

Colombia’s military top brass involved in extrajudicial killings, says HRW

Generals and colonels “allegedly knew, planned or ordered” executions, according to NGO

Latin America

Colombian lawmakers approve a one-term limit for presidents

Law, backed by recently reelected Santos, seen as ploy to keep Uribe from running in 2018

Latin America

FARC and Colombia resume talks despite rising tensions over bombings

Rebels don't want to “throw away” progress made in nearly three years of negotiations

LATIN AMERICA

FARC suspends ceasefire after 26 rebels die in military air attack

Fatalities represent new setback to de-escalation of conflict after killing of 10 soldiers

Latin America

Colombian leader replaces defense chief to speed up FARC peace talks

Controversial minister and current US ambassador to Washington will switch roles

Colombia changes course in drug war

Country to eliminate glyphosate fumigation, its main weapon against coca production

Latin America

FARC holds secret meeting with sister group to push them to join peace talks

Colombia's second-largest insurgency, ELN, has rejected disarmament treaty in the past

Latin America

FARC ceasefire broken as attack leaves 10 soldiers dead

Colombian leader lifts suspension of air strikes on rebels as peace talks hang in balance

Latin America

Over 784,000 Colombians emerged from poverty last year, says Santos

But nearly four million people in the country still earn less than $36 a month

Latin America

Santos orders military to suspend bombings of FARC bases for a month

Colombian leader offers gesture after rebels announce they will clear minefields

Latin America

Colombian rebels force 15,000 people from their homes every month

NGOs fear that the situation will not improve even after a peace treaty is signed with FARC

COLOMBIA

Peace does not weed out mines

Demining the Colombian countryside is one of the first steps the government and FARC could take to scale back the armed conflict

COLOMBIA

Santos under fire for considering FARC rebels for police posts

Colombian president is destroying self-esteem of law enforcement, says rival Álvaro Uribe

LATIN AMERICA

Mark Zuckerberg launches free internet initiative in Colombia

Facebook founder teams up with Santos government to offer access for country’s poor

LATIN AMERICA

Colombian armed groups turn to illegal gold mining to raise funds

Authorities carried out operations at 655 mines and arrested more than 1,500 in 2014

Latin America

FARC ceasefire remains intact two weeks on, says Colombian leader

Santos announces change in approach after advancements in peace negotiations

LATIN AMERICA

FARC announces it will free soldier captured just hours before ceasefire

Serviceman was abducted during battle ahead of unilateral suspension of active hostilities

LATIN AMERICA

Colombia’s FARC guerrillas declare unilateral and indefinite ceasefire

Government must decide whether to do the same or risk ending truce via military action

PEACE TALKS

Colombian government and FARC resume peace talks

Both sides manage to overcome the crisis caused by kidnapping of General Alzate

LATIN AMERICA

Colombia tries to reboot FARC talks

Guerrilla group angry that Santos suspended negotiations when it kidnapped a general

LATIN AMERICA

Colombia and FARC negotiate hostage release to unblock stalled peace talks

Army general and four others due for imminent liberation, say international guarantors

LATIN AMERICA

Colombia halts peace talks with FARC rebels after general is abducted

President Santos demands return of officer and two aides before resuming negotiations

Bullfighters from around the world unite to save Bogotá’s bullring

Professionals and fans stage dual demonstration in Colombian capital and Madrid

LATIN AMERICA

FARC members receive indigenous justice in Colombia

Tribe sentences five rebels to between 40 and 60 years in jail for killing two of their leaders