After years of hard work to prevent a peace deal between the rebels and his successor's government, former Colombian President Álvaro Uribe has propelled himself back into the global conversation
Residents in the poverty-stricken refugee town of Riosucio believe the violence that forced them to flee their land will continue despite the signing of a historic peace accord.
The country's FARC rebels have promised to quit the drug trade, but other groups are ready and waiting to take control.
The biggest hurdle is obtaining public support for the peace agreement in a referendum to be held on October 2, with polls hinting that a Brexit-style upset is possible.
Peace talks between the government and the FARC rebels now seem certain to produce a final accord ending half a century of conflict.
Colombian police raided a notorious neighborhood known as El Bronx where addicts were fed to dogs or disolved in acid when they couldn't pay their tabs.
President Juan Manuel Santos and Rodrigo Londoño, the highest profile leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, are due to sign a “definitive ceasefire” in Havana on Thursday.
The government's decision to publicly blame the ELN for the disappearance of a Spanish correspondent and two Colombian TV journalists effectively rules out an advance in promised peace talks with the rebels. The ELN has yet to respond.
Salud Hernández-Mora disappeared while working on a story about drug trafficking in a remote region. Witnesses say they saw her arguing with an unidentified man in the town of El Tarra, before taking a motorcycle to an unknown destination.
Nicolás spent his adolescence as a soldier in Colombia's FARC rebel forces. As a peace accord nears, his story provides a glimpse of the deep scars left by the country's half-century-long conflict.
The government is claiming the largest drug bust in Colombia's history — 8.8 tons of cocaine — within a major offensive against the Urabeños, the country's biggest trafficking group.
Colombia peace process has accelerated the hunt for the remains of the estimated 45,000 who disappeared in its half-century-long conflict.
The massive leak of documents from the Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca has sparked an outpouring of nationalistic hubris.
The secretary of state’s meeting with leaders of the FARC rebel group in Havana added to the sense that a peace accord ending 50 years of civil war in Colombia is close, and not all Colombians are happy about that.
Captain Ányelo Palacios claims he was one of roughly 300 police cadets coerced into the sex network. He is a key witness in the scandal that has led to the resignation of the country's deputy interior minister and the director of the national police.
The probe is centered on people who went missing in the notorious La Modelo prison. Many have long suspected their deaths were ordered by jailed paramilitary leaders and their bodies stuffed in drains that have never been properly inspected.
The country’s second largest rebel group also decreed a 72-hour prohibition of commercial activity in areas it controls. The show of force comes as Colombia’s largest guerrilla force, the FARC, prepares to sign peace with the government.
The announcement represents another major step towards ending the hemisphere's longest conflict, with a final peace accord expected to be signed at some point this year.
The South American country suffers from an unusually high number of such attacks, with about 100 reported every year.
The move puts Colombia at the forefront of a wave of moves to decriminalize marijuana use, and in some cases production, that is gaining momentum in Latin America.