Members of the security forces and rescue personnel  at the site of car bomb explosion at a police cadet training school in Bogotá last week. Photograph:  Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty Images

Colombia’s ELN rebel group on Monday claimed responsibility for last week’s car bomb attack against a police academy that killed 21 as a legitimate ac(...)

Colombia’s new president Iván Duque during the inauguration ceremony at Bolivar Square in Bogota, on Tuesday. Photograph:  Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images

Colombia’s youngest elected president has been sworn in to office, promising to “make corrections” to a peace deal with leftist rebels that has divide(...)

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro reacts after explosives detonated in drones above  an event in Caracas on Saturday. Venezuelan government TV/via Reuters

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has escaped a reported assassination attempt involving drones carrying explosives while he was giving a speech on (...)

Members of the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force (Farc) political party (from left)  Victoria Sandino, Pablo Catatumbo, Marco Calarca and Olmedo Ruiz, at the Capitol in Bogotá for the new Congress on Friday. Photograph:  Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images

Half a century after their Marxist comrades took up arms in the Colombian mountains and vowed to overthrow the state, members of the country’s once-fe(...)

Ivan Duque, the Democratic Center Party candidate for the presidency of Colombia. Mr Duque will compete with Colombia Humana party candidate Gustavo Petro in the second round of elections on Sunday. Photograph: Jhon Jairo Bonilla/EPA

After a bitter campaign marred by a flood of disinformation spread via social media, Colombia will elect a new president on Sunday with the outcome se(...)

Ivan Duque, who won  Sunday’s first-round vote in the Colombian presidential election, with his running mate for vice-president, Marta Lucia Ramirez, in Bogotá on Sunday. Photograph:  Fernando Vergara/AP

Colombia headed for its most divisive presidential race in decades after right-winger Ivan Duque won Sunday’s first-round vote, triggering a runoff wi(...)

Presidential candidate Iván Duque with  former Colombian president Álvaro Uribe at a campaign rally in Bogota, Colombia. Photograph: Nacho Doce

The flower displays are wilting at the Casa de Nariño palace in Bogotá where, after two terms as president, Juan Manuel Santos is in a reflective mood(...)

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos: Victims want the truth. Photograph:   Reuters

The commission meant to expose the truth behind killings, kidnappings, sexual violence and other crimes committed during Colombia’s five decades of wa(...)

  President Michael D Higgins makes his address to the UN General Assembly in New York  on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace. Photograph: Maxwells

The world’s turbulent countries can learn something from Ireland’s successful peace process, President Michael D Higgins told a United Nations meetin(...)

Farc supporters demonstrate against the arrest of Farc former peace negotiator Jesús Santrich, outside the General Prosecutor’s Office in Medellin, Colombia,  earlier this month. File photograph: Joaquin Sarmiento/AFP/Getty Images

The decision by the nephew of a former senior Colombian guerrilla leader to co-operate with the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has sparked the lates(...)

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