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Former top FARC guerrilla calls for return to war in Colombia

The announcement could signal a shattering of the peace agreement, which raised hopes in Colombia and the region for the end of more than 50 years of war that left at least 220,000 dead.

Thousands protest against activist slayings in Colombia

Across Colombia, protesters carried photos of murdered activists and signs reading: "No more bloodshed." Over 400 people have been killed in an alarming wave of violence since the 2016 peace deal was signed.


Colombians stage kiss-a-thon in support of LGBT rights

The ``kiss-a-thon'' was held just days after two gay men in their early 20s were harassed at the Andino shopping center by a man who pushed the couple, screamed profanities at them and accused them of fondling each other in front of a group of children.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits Venezuelan migrants in Colombia

The opposition, with the support of the US and other countries, claimed Maduro's re-election last year to be illegitimate because leading critics were barred from running.

Colombia: At least nine killed in explosion amid protests

The incident came on the 10th day of a blockade of the area's major highway. Hundreds of members of indigenous groups have halted traffic on the roadway, demanding land titles and funding for social programs.

A twin inside a twin: In Colombia, an extraordinary birth

The condition is thought to occur in about 1 in every 500,000 births. In recent years, similar births have occurred in India, in Indonesia and in Singapore.


Venezuelan soldiers fire tear gas on residents amid tensions on Colombia border

The opposition is calling on masses of Venezuelans to escort trucks carrying the nearly 200 metric tons of emergency food and medical supplies sent largely by the United States over the last two weeks across several border bridges.

Car bomber kills 10 in Colombia police academy attack

President Ivan Duque called the explosion a "crazy terrorist act" against unarmed cadets and said he had ordered police and the military to find the perpetrators and bring them to justice.

Colombian ex President Betancur, who sought peace with rebels, dies

Betancur, a member of the Conservative party who served from 1982 to 1986 - one of Colombia's bloodiest periods - had sought a negotiated peace accord with FARC, the ELN and M-19 rebels.

Human rights activists say hitmen are targeting them in Colombia: UN

"I was surprised to learn that for 100 dollars you can 'get away with it' or at least hire a hitman," Michel Forst, the UN special rapporteur on human rights defenders said.