LATIN AMERICA

Colombia approves amnesty for FARC combatants

Move will benefit estimated 5,000 former guerrillas, many in jail for political crimes

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Colombia calls on Madrid to take down “offensive” Narcos poster

Authorities in South American country say downtown hoarding damages reputation of nation

LGTBQ rights

Conservatives force Colombia to hold referendum on gay adoption

Supporters hope to overturn 2015 court ruling, which allows country’s homosexuals to adopt

COLOMBIA AIR CRASH

Copa Sudamericana: the final where soccer was the least of it

Medellín stadium pays emotional tribute to the Brazilian players who died in this week’s accident

COLOMBIA AIR ACCIDENT

A “miracle” amid the tragedy of the Chapecoense air disaster

Six people, two seriously injured, survived tragedy because aircraft did not explode on impact

BUSINESS

Colombian government takes over Spanish-controlled power firm

Move comes after Gas Natural Fenosa refused to pay suppliers of distributor Electricaribe

COLOMBIA

Will Colombians accept revised peace deal with FARC rebels?

Government incorporates proposals from opponents who rejected agreement in referendum

COLOMBIA

Colombia’s new generation for peace

Young people are at the forefront of this historic moment in their country’s history

LATIN AMERICA

The FARC announce a definitive ceasefire in Colombia

The conflict between the government and the armed group has ended after four years of talks

COLOMBIA

Colombians believe reconciliation would bring poverty reduction

As peace process advances, survey reveals concerns about the future of the country

THE AMERICAS

“No more femicides, we’re all Rosa Elvira”

Protestors gather at Bogotá City Hall after authorities blame woman for causing her own death

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

Colombia investigates disappearance of over 100 inmates inside prison

Investigators believe the victims were killed by paramilitaries operating inside the jail

Latin America

Colombia rejects asking Spain to return donation of ancient gold pieces

Constitutional Court to decide whether or not gift made by president in 1890s was legal

VERNE IN ENGLISH

Colombian policewoman becomes unlikely hero after breastfeeding abandoned newborn

Luisa Fernanda Urrea hits headlines after “mother’s instinct” prompts her to interrupt her vacation, put on her sister’s uniform and attend to child

LATIN AMERICA

Colombia and FARC reach deal on helping victims of decades-old conflict

Government and guerrilla group seal agreement on one of most delicate issues in peace talks

Latin America

FARC doctor arrested in Madrid for carrying out forced abortions

Pregnant guerrilla members were executed if they did not agree to undergo terminations

Latin America

Colombia moves closer to legalizing marijuana for medical purposes

Government preparing order to allow patients to use pharmaceuticals containing the drug

Latin America

Where Colombia’s paramilitaries watched their victims go up in smoke

Journalist gathers testimonies about the 500 people who were incinerated near Cúcuta

LATIN AMERICA

Murder of Colombian journalist sullies local election campaign

Reporters’ association calls for more security measures in wake of Flor Alba Núñez’s death

LATIN AMERICA

The day the movies came to an indigenous Colombian village

Arhuaco tribe members attend the first film screening in their remote mountain community

Latin America

The “other embassy” for Venezuelans in Madrid

Migrants escaping turmoil are gathering in a downtown restaurant to seek help