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Pablo Beltran, representative of the ELN delegation, addressing the media in Quito, Ecuador. Photograph: Daniel Tapia/Reuters

Colombia’s Marxist ELN rebels resumed attacks on oil installations and the armed forces on Wednesday, threatening the future of peace talks just hours(...)

On one of the busiest weeks for travel in the year, Atlanta airport suffered extended power failure forcing the cancellation of more than 1,000 flights and stranding travellers

Power has been fully restored at the world’s busiest airport after more than 1,000 flights were grounded just days before the start of the Christmas t(...)

Pope Francis arrives to offer  a Mass at the Catama Park of Villavicencio, capital of Meta department, Colombia,  September 8th, 2017. He is on a five-day visit in Colombia. Photograph: Leonardo Munoz/EPA

Former Colombian Farc rebel leader Rodrigo Londono, now the head of a new political party, on Friday asked for forgiveness from the visiting Pope Fra(...)

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(...)

The Lost City consists of a series of 169 terraces carved into the mountainside, a net of tiled roads and several small circular plazas. The entrance can  be accessed only by a climb up some 1,200 stone steps through dense jungle. Photograph:  Thierry Tronnel/Corbis via Getty Images

My fellow trekkers and I stand side by side looking out from our lodgings to a glorious night-time jungle scene. The dense scrub lights up like a Chri(...)

Colombian soldier Fredy Moreno (centre) who was kidnaped by National Liberation Army, is seen next to ELN members, before his release in Arauca, Colombia on February 6th, 2017. Photograph: Daniel Martinez/AFP/Getty Images

Two Dutch journalists – one of them the presenter of a high-profile TV programme – have gone missing in Colombia, believed by the authorities there to(...)

Archbishop Thomas White was only the second Irish man in the history of the Catholic Church to have served as a Papal Nuncio in a country where he did not already hold a bishopric.

Archbishop Thomas White, who has died aged 85, had a long and distinguished career in the Vatican diplomatic corps and served in Africa, Asia, the Ame(...)

Ligia María Chaverra (77) and José Francisco Álvarez (21), community leaders and displaced people in the humanitarian zone of Caracolí near Curvaradó in Colombia’s northwestern department of Chocó. Photograph: David McKechnie

To resist and to resist For our land We the peasants say No more war José Francisco Álvarez (21) puts an arm around Ligia María Chaverra (77) and (...)

Martha Amorocho, whose two sons, Alejandro and Juan Carlos, were caught up in the bombing at El Nogal. Alejandro died and Juan Carlos was badly injured. Photograph: David McKechnie

It was a Friday evening when Martha Amorocho, her husband Francisco and their 20-year-old son Alejandro arrived back at their apartment in the financi(...)

Tanja Niemeijer, a Dutch-born Farc guerrilla who was on the insurgent group’s negotiating team during peace talks in Havana, photographed in Bogotá, Colombia, earlier this year. Photograph: David McKechnie

It says something for the trajectory of Tanja Nijmeijer’s life that her role as one of Farc’s principal negotiators in Havana is one of the things for(...)

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