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Explained: Why Colombia is witnessing a spate of violence

May 06, 2021 8:45 am

The protests began last Wednesday against a proposed tax reform. Although the tax plan was shelved, the protests have since morphed into a broader show of opposition against Duque's government, poverty and police violence.

At least 31 indigenous people hurt in Colombia following armed attack

April 23, 2021 8:18 am

The attack took place in the rural municipality of Caldono in Colombia's Cauca province — a region that is a strategically important for drug trafficking.

Watch: The moment when part of TV set collapses on journalist

March 12, 2021 10:58 am

Journalist Carlos Orduz of ESPN Colombia was one of the panelists on the live show when a part of the set fell on his back, throwing him face-first on to the table in front of him.

Colombia brings back lockdowns as coronavirus cases rise

January 06, 2021 9:25 am

Over the past week, Colombia has been reporting more than 11,000 infections per day, while in some cities ICU wards for coronavirus patients have reached 90% occupancy rates.

Meet 69-year-old 'Toothless Cindy', who raps on Colombia's buses to make ends meet

November 07, 2020 5:56 pm

Marlene Alfonso, who calls herself ’’Toothless Cindy,” or “Cindy sin Dientes” in Spanish, is one of the dozens of Venezuelan migrants who work on Bogota’s public bus system every day.

Explained: How the killing of former FARC rebels spells trouble for Colombia's peace process

November 05, 2020 9:49 am

The ex-combatants have been calling for a faithful implementation of the landmark 2016 peace deal, considered pivotal in bringing down overall levels of violence in Colombia.

Indigenous Colombians march on Bogota to demand audience with President Ivan Duque

October 20, 2020 8:54 pm

Protesters in Colombia have demanded that the president meet with Indigenous groups to discuss rising violence in parts of the country. Trade unions and student groups have also called for a national strike.

Colombian court releases ex-president Alvaro Uribe from house arrest

October 11, 2020 2:35 pm

Ex-president Alvaro Uribe is being investigated for witness tampering and has been accused of having links to paramilitary groups. He had been under house arrest since August.

Transgender woman killed at army checkpoint in Colombia, prompting outrage

September 26, 2020 11:25 am

Red Comunitaria Trans, a Colombian trans rights group said on Twitter that Juliana Giraldo Diaz had been murdered in cold blood.

Colombia minister asks forgiveness as police brutality protests continue

September 12, 2020 2:41 pm

Following protests over the death of Javier Ordonez at the hands of the police, defense minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo said "the national police apologize for any violation of the law or ignorance of regulations by any members of the institution."