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Colombian president Ivan Duque requesting reinforcement in Arauca, the border with Venezuela, after clashes. Photograph: Colombian Presidency/AFP via Getty

Twenty-three people have been reported killed so far in Colombia’s Arauca province amid fighting between illegal armed groups, defence minister Diego(...)

FARC rebels rest on a window of a local store at a small village in the mountains of Colombia. File Photograph: Federico Rios Escobar/The New York Times

A top commander belonging to a group of former Colombian rebels who rearmed following a 2016 peace deal was killed in an ambush in Venezuela, Colombia(...)

Lighting, ventilation and air conditioning systems in indoor cannabis grow houses require huge amounts of energy. Photograph: iStock

The environmental impact of drug use is obvious in many parts of Ireland. Used needles and crack pipes are common sights on some city streets, while d(...)

Colombia’s most wanted drug trafficker has been captured by security forces after evading arrest for more than a decade. Photograph: Colombian army/AFP/Getty Images

Colombia’s most-wanted drug trafficker has been captured by security forces after evading arrest for more than a decade. Colombia’s president Ivan Du(...)

Exporting soldiers has become a vast industry in Colombia, fueled by the country’s long US-backed war, limited opportunity at home and growing demand abroad. Photograph: Federico Rios/The New York Times

In Haiti, investigators continue to search for the mastermind behind the hiring of more than 20 former Colombian soldiers for a mission that ended in (...)

A video grab shows men suspected of being members of a 28-member hit-squad involved in the assassination of Haitian president Jovenel Moïse this week. Photograph: Handout/ESN/AFP via Getty Images

Police and intelligence agencies in the United States and Colombia are investigating links to the assassination of Haitian president Jovenel Moïse, af(...)

Protest against President Bolsonaro’s handling of the pandemic. Photograph: MIchael Dantas/AFP via Getty Images

In a week which saw Brazil set a new record for daily infections of Covid-19, the country’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, stepped up his campai(...)

Colombia’s president Ivan Duque (L) walks surrounded by bodyguards close to the presidential helicopter at the tarmac of the Camilo Daza International Airport after it was hit by gunfire in Cucuta, Colombia. Photograph: Schneyder Mendoza/AFP/Getty Images

Colombian president Ivan Duque has said a helicopter carrying him and several senior officials came under fire in the southern Catatumbo region border(...)

A protest in Bogotá, Colombia last Wednesday over proposed tax reforms. Photograph: Federico Rios/The New York Times

The dead include a ninth-grader who went out to protest with his brother; an artist shot in the head as cameras rolled; and a teenager whose mother’s (...)

Carlos Holmes Trujillo in November 2019. Photograph: Joedson Alves/EPA

Colombia’s defence minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo has died from viral pneumonia related to Covid-19, the government said on Tuesday. Mr Trujillo was(...)

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