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Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos is on a three-day visit to Washington this week. Photograph: Guillermo Legaria/AFP/Getty Images

Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos began a three-day visit to Washington this week to drum up support for his country’s peace process, and to par(...)

Kieran Duffy: ‘Public healthcare here is notoriously poor, and few will have any confidence in the government’s ability to effectively tackle the crisis.’

I first arrived in Colombia in August 2014, after spending some time travelling in South America. Having previously taught English in South Korea for (...)

The head of the Farc delegation Ivan Marquez (R) and the head of the Colombian government delegation Humberto de la Calle (L) at peace talks  in Havana, Cuba. Photograph: Yamil Lage/AFP/Getty Images

Colombia’s government and leftist Farc rebels agreed on Tuesday to ask the UN Security Council to help monitor and verify a rebel disarmament should t(...)

Yemenis unload food parcels provided by the Red Crescent in the southern port city of Aden. Yemenis’ ability to buy food has deteriorated. Photograph: Saleh al-Obeidi/AFP/Getty Images.

The UN World Food Programme yesterday appealed to fighting factions for access to the Yemeni city of Taiz where 240,000 civilians are in urgent need(...)

Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos. The government and leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) have waded through a five-point agenda during negotiations to end 51 years of war. Photograph: John Vizcaino/Reuters

Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos said on Wednesday he is confident he will be in a position to call a ceasefire with Marxist Farc rebels starti(...)

Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos (left) seals the deal in a handshake with  the head of the Farc, Rodrigo Londono, in the presence of   Cuban president Raul Castro.  Photograph: AFP Photo/Getty Images

A final resolution of Colombia’s long-running civil war moved significantly closer on Wednesday after the country’s government and largest guerrilla m(...)

A minesweeper heads to work clearing a minefield laid by guerrillas in La Virgen, Carmen de Viboral Municipality, Antioquia department Colombia. Photograph: Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images

Colombia’s FARC rebels shot dead three police officers on Thursday and brought down an energy pylon, cutting off power to half a million people in (...)

Colombian soldiers carry the body of a comrade killed after a rebel attack in La Esperanza village, Colombia, last month. Farc rebels on Friday suspended a ceasefire after government troops killed 26 of its fighters. Photograph: Reuters/Jaime Saldarriaga/Files

Colombia’s Marxist Farc rebels suspended a unilateral ceasefire after government troops killed 26 of its fighters, the guerrilla group said on Friday,(...)

A Colombian army soldier stands next to packages of seized cocaine during a press conference at a military base in Colombia. Photograph: Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images

The country’s public enemy number one is rich, elusive – and ruthless

Searching for peace: Colombia’s president, Juan Manuel Santos, holds a pigeon during an official event in Bello Antioquia province in August 2012. Photograph: Javier Casella/ Reuters

Clara Silva de Santos vividly recalls the “Bogotazo” of April 9th, 1948, when Colombia’s capital was plunged into violence after the assassination of (...)

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