Colombia's FARC rebel group releases 10 hostages held for more than a decade. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
A top Colombian drug trafficker who partnered with Mexican cartels to smuggle cocaine into the United States turned himself in to U.S. authorities in Aruba, Colombian police said.
A French journalist reporting alongside soldiers is missing in Colombia after a leftist rebel group attacked their unit, killing four people and injuring six, officials said Sunday.
Two veteran senators complained Wednesday that military officials might have been slow to react to an alleged prostitution scandal in Colombia and have not been forthcoming with Congress in reporting what happened.
CNN's Brian Todd reports on two Secret Service agents who resigned because of the Colombia prostitution scandal.
Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino says the sex scandal has embarrassed the agency and agents' family members.
Police dressed in black burst through a door, opening fire and rushing toward a man crouched in the corner.
FARC releases 10 Colombian hostages who were held for many years in captivity. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
At a Colombian National Police base in the outskirts of Bogota, the nation's capital, a new recruit is being trained.
The Colombian National Police are recruiting four-legged trainees to detect explosives. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
Gruesome and seemingly endless accounts of violence in Mexico have obscured one notable bright spot in Latin America's high-stakes struggle with powerful drug gangs. In Colombia, once home to the world's biggest cocaine cartels, new crime organizations are being picked apart with silent efficiency -- aided by Bogota's enthusiastic embrace of extradition.
Jakadrien Turner has arrived back in Texas, eight months after she was mistakenly deported to Colombia, the pilot and a flight attendant on a Dallas-bound flight told CNN.
Colombia is preparing to hand over to U.S. officials a Dallas teenager who was mistakenly deported after she ran away from home more than a year ago, the South American country's foreign ministry said in a statement Thursday night.
At least 11 people were killed and 80 injured when a pipeline exploded in western Colombia Friday morning, local authorities said.
Ten soldiers were killed in an attack in Colombia that the army blamed on the guerrilla group Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.
In Colombia's decades-old war between the state, guerrillas and paramilitaries, one nearly invisible group of casualties has stacked up.
[Updated 3 p.m. ET, Monday, September 19] Riot police in Bogota, Colombia, block paintballs during street demonstrations September 7.
PEREIRA, Colombia -- Along the road to the stadium, the hawkers still sell their Colombia shirts, but the yellow seems a little less vibrant now. Round Plaza de Bolivar, the yellow of the national team remains the most common item of clothing, but the television adverts imploring fans to "have pride in the shirt" feel have taken on an air of poignancy. A man sitting near me in the pasta restaurant where I have lunch takes off his baseball cap and lays it on the table, looking forlornly at the Colombia national team badge on the front.
Amid all the squabbling in Washington, there is one policy many Democrats and Republicans agree on -- free trade deals with South Korea, Colombia and Panama.
MANIZALES, Colombia -- Thoughts on the just concluded group stage in the U-20 World Cup:
Colombia are through to the quarterfinals of the Copa America after beating Bolivia 2-0 in Sante Fe on Sunday to finish top of Group A with seven points.
Colombia opened their Copa America campaign with a victory on Saturday, defeating 10-man Costa Rica 1-0 in Jujuy.
The Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquez was once told that "'In this century, only three important things have happened to Colombia: the political violent outburst of 1948, the publication in 1967 of 100 Years of Solitude, and the 5-0 defeat of Argentina by Colombia's national squad in 1993." Laughing, Márquez replied, "You know what the worst thing about that is? It's true."
Two teachers in Colombia have been killed in as many months, a prominent alliance of trade unions said Friday, calling on the government there to do more to bring those responsible to justice.
After decades of social, political and economic struggles, Colombia has achieved an important milestone: Fitch Ratings on Wednesday became the third credit rating agency this year to raise the South American nation's debt to investment grade.
Three members of a Colombian paramilitary organization were convicted Tuesday in federal court in New York for their role in the kidnapping of an American who was held hostage in a jungle camp for nearly a year.
Three Chinese workers and their translator were kidnapped by guerrillas in southern Colombia this week, an official in the department of Caqueta said.
Victims of the violence brought on Colombia for decades will be eligible for repatriations and, in some cases, restitution of land taken from them, thanks to a sweeping pair of laws passed by the Colombian Senate.
Colombia's president called for national unity Monday night as the country struggles to dig out of the devastation wrought by the torrential rains and massive floods that have so far claimed 91 lives this year.
Torrential rain and massive floods that have been pounding Colombia this year have not let up, and dozens of people are dead amid widespread destruction, the Colombian Red Cross said Wednesday.
The Obama administration on Wednesday announced a deal with Colombia to protect labor rights in that South American nation, paving the way for three different trade deals to be ratified by Congress.
Twenty-one of 23 oil workers kidnapped in Colombia have been rescued by authorities, Colombian Defense Minister Rodrigo Rivera said Tuesday.
Coffee prices hit a 14-year high this week, and it's only a matter of time before java lovers will have to pay more in stores and coffee shops.
Members of a Colombian leftist rebel group released two more longtime prisoners Wednesday afternoon, bringing the total released since February 9 to six, the International Committee of the Red Cross said.
The Colombian military says it has seized a submarine capable of transporting more than seven tons of cocaine from Colombia to Mexico.
A Colombian rebel group is expected to release two hostages Friday, according to a former senator who helped coordinate the humanitarian mission to free them.
At least 20 people were killed and six injured Wednesday in a mine explosion in northeastern Colombia near the border with Venezuela, the government-run Colombian Institute of Geology and Mining, known by the acronym Ingeominas, reported.
Colombian officials say at least 20 were killed and six injured in a mine explosion near the border with Venezuela.
Jorge Elias Benjumea proudly inspects his plantain field. The 46-year-old father of three says he's not only happy his crops are doing well, but also, for the first time in years, he can tell the world that what he's growing is legal.
Rafael Romo reports in some areas of Colombia, farmers have switched from coca plants to less profitable but legal crops.
Kids' laughter replaces the sound of gunshots at a Bogota, Colombia, park. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
It was a massive operation in Colombia. Over three days, the Colombian National Police launched a widespread attack against low-scale drug traffickers throughout the Country. Officials confiscated 2.3 metric tons (5,070 pounds) of drugs and detained 987 suspected drug traffickers.
It's the largest producer of cocaine in the world and a key supplier of heroin to the United States.
The U.S. drug Czar visits Colombia to review coordinated counter drug policy. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
Colombia tries a new strategy to demobilize FARC rebels. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
As rescue efforts continue Tuesday, Colombia's president will visit the mountainside neighborhood where a massive landslide buried dozens of homes.
Colombia's president says devastating flooding forced him to cancel his scheduled trip to the United Nations climate change conference in Mexico this week -- even though global warming itself could be causing the disaster his country faces.
Torrential rains in Colombia kill at least 170 people. Rafael Romo reports.
The presidents of Colombia and Ecuador announced Friday they will resume full diplomatic relations after more than two years of estrangement.
Gay rights advocates in Colombia planned to protest Friday after the nation's highest court rejected a lawsuit that could have legalized gay marriage.
Change was in vogue as the United States tied Poland on Saturday to open a pair of fall friendlies. And there will surely be more as coach Bob Bradley's Americans complete the back end of the set Tuesday against Colombia at PPL Park in Chester, Pa.
Colombian Sen. Javier Caceres, a former president of Congress, was arrested Tuesday for alleged links to right-wing paramilitary groups.
Colombia's Constitutional Court on Tuesday ruled that a military agreement that would give U.S. troops access to seven Colombian military bases is unconstitutional.
President Barack Obama on Thursday extended U.S. assistance to Colombia in combating civilian aircraft involved in drug trafficking.
CNN's Karl Penhaul reports on a strong explosion that occurred in the Colombian capital of Bogota.
The presidents of Venezuela and Colombia meet to resolve a diplomatic crisis. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
Venezuela and Colombia renewed diplomatic relations after a meeting between their heads of state in Santa Marta, Colombia.
Colombia's new president may have a chance to test his diplomatic skills as soon as he takes office Saturday. Venezuela's foreign minister could be attending his inauguration.
A 29-year-old U.S. citizen and Army veteran sits in a bare apartment in a poor part of the Colombian capital, Bogota. He wants to come home, but he can't. He thinks it's because he's on the federal government's "no-fly list."
It was a swift reaction. After the Colombian government accused Venezuela of harboring terrorists last week, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez broke off relations with his neighbor.
CNN's Rafael Romo examines events that led to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez cutting diplomatic ties with Colombia.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Thursday that he is breaking off relations with Colombia. His decision comes as the Organization of American States meets to discuss Colombian claims that Venezuela is protecting FARC and ELN rebels in its territory.
South Africa may not have made it big at this year's World Cup, but its local beer -- Castle Lager -- did; SABMiller, Castle's brewer, expects to sell an extra 30 million bottles' worth. Yet most of the growth for this $26-billion-in-sales company is coming not from its home base but from its bold expansion abroad.
Venezuela recalled its ambassador to Colombia on Friday as it rejected Colombia's assertion that Colombian rebels are living in Venezuela.
Finally. In a speech this week, President Obama urged Congress to ratify the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement "as soon as possible."
One of eight people killed in a bar shooting near Medellin, Colombia, early Friday has dual U.S.-Colombian citizenship, Colombian officials said.
The death toll in a coal mine explosion in Colombia increased to 18 Friday with the early morning recovery of two more bodies, a state government spokesman said.
Rescue operations were halted Thursday at a coal mine in northwest Colombia where an explosion killed at least 11 miners and trapped 62 others, a state governor said.
Four hostages rescued from Marxist guerrillas in Colombia over the weekend were reunited with their families Monday in Bogota, the nation's capital, a broadcast on CNN affiliate Caracol TV showed.
The Colombian military on Sunday rescued Gen. Luis Mendieta and Col. Enrique Murillo, two top national police officers held by the FARC guerrillas for nearly 12 years, President Alvaro Uribe announced.
Marijuana is once again becoming a big crop in Colombia. CNN's Karl Penhaul gets access to a farm growing it.
Through the afternoon downpour a horse plods along a muddy mountain path. I can smell him almost before he rounds the bend. He's weighed down with more than 50 kilograms (110 pounds) of freshly-picked marijuana.
Fear drives young Colombians to live in sewers and cope by using drugs. Go to VBS.TV for more. Viewer discretion advised.
The first time I heard anything about people living in the sewers in Colombia was back at the beginning of the '90s. The sewage system running under Bogota's streets was filled with packs of kids living waist-deep in human waste and taking in copious amounts of glue and crack in order to cope.
In recent years, Colombian cinema has struggled to keep up with the likes of Argentina, Brazil and Mexico in making films which gain international recognition. But there are now signs that the tide is turning as the Colombian government's ongoing financial support of the film industry starts to bear fruit.
VBS travels to Colombia to learn more about a drug known to strip users of their own free will. Go to VBS.TV for more.
We had heard about a drug in Colombia that essentially eliminates free-will in humans. It is called scopolamine and it seemed to us to be so completely out there--like a plot device in an awful Jack Black movie. In fact, it sounded so horrible and strange that we wanted to go down and try it out. So the producers and I compiled a laundry list of embarrassing chores for me to complete while under the influence and, chuckling hysterically to ourselves, got on a plane and headed for Bogota, Colombia.
A look at the aftermath of a car bomb explosion in Buenaventura, Colombia, which killed at least three people.
The death toll from a powerful car bomb Wednesday morning in Buenaventura, Colombia, rose to six as the day went on, with at least 42 people wounded, authorities said.
Brazilian midfielder Mauro Silva checked in his luggage to travel to to Colombia for the 2001 Copa America, and then had second thoughts. Scared by the country's reputation, he decided not to go. I remember feeling a similar trepidation at exactly the same time when I boarded the plane in Rio to fly up and cover the tournament. What on earth was I letting myself in for?
A four-day transit strike that created a traffic nightmare in the Colombian capital and brought protesters into the streets was resolved Thursday, officials said.
The closing of an influential magazine in Colombia is seen by many as censorship. The former managing editor talked to CNN.
Criminal gangs that emerged from Colombia's former paramilitary organizations are carrying out massacres, rapes and extortion, a human rights group said Wednesday.
Two international bridges between Venezuela and Colombia remained closed, as Venezuelan authorities searched for three people and arrested a fourth suspected in the shooting death of two national guardsmen.
Mexican and Colombian officials working with U.S. agents have seized about $41 million in cash hidden in shipping containers, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency announced Monday.
Marxist guerrillas in Colombia have released a proof-of-life video of a hostage who has been held for nearly 12 years.
A United Nations human rights agency has agreed to help Colombia investigate the massacre of 12 Indians in the southwestern part of the country.
Imagine the entire population of Kentucky forced out of their homes in the past 25 years, with many of the residents moving to a neighboring country.
A carrier pigeon in Colombia gave new meaning to the term "jailbird" when officials discovered that it was trying to smuggle cell phone parts into a high-security prison, a news report said.
Two members of a Colombian guerrilla group have been arrested on federal U.S. drug charges, the U.S. attorney in New York announced.
The last non-Colombian hostage known to have been held by leftist rebels in Colombia was freed Tuesday.
A volcano in southwest Colombia erupted again Friday morning, raining ash on nearby residents and agricultural fields.
A volcano near southwest Colombia's border with Ecuador erupted on Saturday, leading the government to issue a "red alert" for the region.
Guerrillas in Colombia tortured and killed 17 Indians who they believed were helping the government, a governor and two human rights organizations said Wednesday.
A bus with 32 people on board plunged off a cliff in Colombia on Monday night, killing at least 20 people, a top government official said Tuesday.
A hostage held by Marxist rebels in Colombia was not released Monday as hoped but the lead negotiator said she will try again early Tuesday.
Variations of two deadly superbugs that had previously only been discovered in the United States have surfaced in South America.
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