Pope Francis waves to the crowd from the popemobile as he arrives at Bolivar Square in Bogota, Colombia. Photograph: Luis Eduardo Noriega/EPA

Pope Francis on Thursday urged Colombians to shun vengeance following a bloody 50-year war with guerrillas but challenged the country’s leaders to ena(...)

Pope Francis is welcomed by the president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, and first lady Maria Clemencia de Santos, on his arrival in Bogotá, Colombia on Wednesday. Photograph: Alessandro Di Meo/EPA

The memory of the land mine that tore off the leg of Helena González’s nephew years ago is still fresh. González (25), has spent much of her life fear(...)

A commander of the National Liberation Army (ELN)  in the northwestern jungles in Colombia on August 30th. Photograph: Federico Rios/Reuters

Colombia and the Marxist ELN rebel group said on Monday they have agreed a bilateral ceasefire that will run through to mid-January 2018. The announce(...)

Relatives of 21 victims of the Colombian civil war mourn during a ceremony in which they wake the remains of their loved ones, recently found in different mass graves, in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia, on August 18, 2017.  / AFP PHOTO / JOAQUIN SARMIENTOJOAQUIN SARMIENTO/AFP/Getty Images

As the final stocks of rebel arms were loaded onto a lorry in northern Colombia last week, President Juan Manuel Santos declared it the “last breath” (...)

Pro-government supporters hold  an image of Venezuela’s former president Hugo Chavez during  a march in Caracas on Monday.  Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Supporters of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro marched in Caracas on Monday in favour of a newly created legislative body as hackers took down doze(...)

A member of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc)  at the transitional zone “Marquetalia Cradle of Resistance” in Gaitania, Tolima department, Colombia. Photograph:  Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images

Colombia and the Marxist Farc rebel group have agreed to extend a weapons hand-in deadline for guerrilla fighters by 20 days, President Juan Manuel Sa(...)

Commander Olmedo Ruiz with his dog, Costenho, of the Farc’s 57th Front at the demobilisation camp in Chocó, Colombia, on March 3rd, 2017. Photograph: Julieta Aponte

In a small clearing in a seemingly endless jungle of plantain trees, two austere, uniformed men sit with assault rifles in their laps. Cloud cover has(...)

More than 500 people are in emergency accommodation  in  southern Colombia.  Photograph:  Luis  Robayo/AFP/Getty Images

Scores of decomposing bodies were being released for burial on Monday as rescuers continued to search for victims of weekend flooding and landslides t(...)

 Rescuers seek people among the rubble left by mudslides following heavy rains in Mocoa, Putumayo department, southern Colombia on Saturday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Flooding and mudslides in the Colombian city of Mocoa sent torrents of water and debris crashing onto houses in the early hours of Saturday morning, k(...)

Tthe Colombian National Army, soldiers and residents work together in rescue efforts in Mocoa, Colombia on Saturday. Photograph: Colombian Army Photo via AP

A landslide in Colombia’s southwestern border province of Putumayo sent mud and debris crashing onto houses overnight, killing 154 people and injuring(...)

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