Maradona to play match for Colombia`s peace process
Maradona to play match for Colombia`s peace process

Argentina`s legendary ex-footballer Diego Maradona will play in a "pro-peace match" in Bogota this month to support Colombia`s ongoing peace process, officials said Sunday.

Colombia and US seize five tons of cocaine

Colombian authorities and US Drug Enforcement Administration agents seized more than five tons of cocaine from a Panamanian-flagged ship in the waters between Nicaragua and Costa Rica, authorities said Saturday.

Colombian mother, child killed in Tunis attack: Officials

Two Colombians killed Wednesday when gunmen stormed Tunisia`s national museum were a mother and her child who were enjoying a family holiday, the foreign ministry in Bogota said.

Colombia's ELN rebels call for US to step up in peace talks

Colombia`s ELN rebels have called on the US to assume responsibility for a role in the Colombian armed conflict, as peace talks make new strides forward.

Colombia peace talks saved 5,000 people from death, injury: Report

Colombia`s ongoing peace negotiations with Marxist FARC rebels saved 5,000 people from being killed or injured last year, amid fewer confrontations between the military and guerrillas, according to a report by a local think-tank on Wednesday.

Eleven Colombian troops dismissed for killing civilian

The Colombian Inspector General`s Office dismissed and banned 11 marines, who "arbitrarily" executed a civilian whom they falsely claimed was a guerrilla, from military service for a decade.

Tolerance of child sex crimes in Latin America thwarts convictions: Rights group

Latin America must tackle a social tolerance of children being sold for sex work and the growing online sex trade to boost low conviction rates for child sex trafficking, a rights group said.

Kerry urges progress on Colombia peace talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry urged the Colombian government and FARC guerrillas Friday to make faster progress in peace talks and said the United States would try to help.

Colombian rebels free captured general

Colombia's largest rebel group has freed an army general and two others whose capture led President Juan Manuel Santos to break off peace talks.

Colombia suspends military operations ahead of hostage release

Colombia`s military has suspended its operations in the east in order to allow the liberation of two soldiers held by the leftist FARC rebels, authorities said Sunday.

Criminal investigation closed against Bogota mayor

Colombian prosecutors closed a criminal investigation on Friday into Bogota`s mayor, who was temporarily removed from office last year following a months-long battle in court.

Now, an app for car-sharing

Car sharing in Colombia is becoming easier with an app created by the Fuimonos company that can be used on computers and smart phones, helping offer and hire rides around Bogota.

For Colombia`s Wiwa, revered lightning takes deadly toll

 Deep in northern Colombia`s mountains, an isolated community of indigenous Wiwa people struggled Tuesday to comprehend why 11 of their own were struck dead by a bolt of lightning during a tribal ceremony.

Lightning strike kills 11 in Colombia

 A lightning strike killed 11 people and injured another 13 gathered for a ceremony in Colombia`s northern mountainous coastal region, media reported Monday.

Eight shot dead outside Colombian city

Eight men were shot dead outside the southwestern Colombian city of Cali, authorities said Saturday.

Colombia victims ask for protection following threats

Victims of the 50-year-old armed conflict in Colombia called on President Juan Manuel Santos Thursday to protect witnesses testifying in peace talks and investigate death threats against them.

Amazon Cup: Cricket fever catching up in Colombia
Amazon Cup: Cricket fever catching up in Colombia

Cricket in Colombia is reportedly growing at a slow but steady pace although it still remains basically a niche sport.

Protesters torch cars at Colombia-Venezuela border

Demonstrators in Colombia set several vehicles ablaze at a Venezuela border crossing Tuesday in protest over the Venezuelan-ordered night-time shutdown of the vast frontier, an official said.

Ban on bullfighting in Colombian capital lifted
Ban on bullfighting in Colombian capital lifted

A ban on bullfighting in Colombia`s capital was lifted on Tuesday by the country`s highest court which ruled that the prohibition violated the "right to artistic expression".

Colombia court allows lesbian adoption

Colombia's Constitutional Court has ruled that a lesbian woman could adopt her long-time partner's daughter, though the ruling does not apply to gay adoption in all circumstances.