Colombian authorities have captured the leader of a criminal group that once worked for Pablo Escobar, a police spokesman said Wednesday.
Members of indigenous groups who say they are fed up with violence in southwestern Colombia clashed Tuesday with soldiers in what they said was an attempt to reclaim their territory.
The bodies of two pilots who were aboard a Colombian Air Force plane when it crashed Wednesday in a rebel zone in southwestern Colombia were retrieved Thursday.
The president of Colombia says its "unlikely" leftist rebels shot down an air force plane. Journalist Toby Muse reports.
Boos from residents and occasional gunfire from rebel forces in nearby mountains greeted the arrival Wednesday of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos in the southwestern town of Toribio, a rebel zone.
A former top Colombian official survived an assassination attempt Tuesday after a daylight bombing in the country's capital, authorities said.
A helicopter carrying members of the Colombian Air Force and police crashed in the north of the Latin American nation on Monday, killing all 13 people on board.
Council of the Americas Vice President Eric Farnsworth previews the Summit of the Americas.
The second and final day of the Summit of the Americas takes place in Cartagena, Colombia, on Sunday, where leaders from more than 30 North and South American countries are discussing several topics, such as bolstering economic ties and who should be part of future discussions.
Regional summits are most often perfunctory events where presidents share their visions, sign agreements and pose for photographs.
Ten hostages held by a leftist rebel group in Colombia for more than a decade were freed on Monday in a move that might help push peace talks forward, but was also met with some skepticism in a country home to Latin American's oldest insurgency.
FARC releases 10 Colombian hostages who were held for many years in captivity. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
Colombian forces killed 35 leftist guerrillas in an offensive Monday, authorities said, striking the group for the second time in as many weeks.
Preparing a get-together where not all the guests get along is tricky, whether at a dinner party, or, as Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is experiencing, at a hemispheric summit.
Six people were killed in an explosion targeting a police station in southern Colombia Thursday, authorities said.
Colombian guerrillas have postponed the release of six hostages because of alleged militarization in the area where they operate, the group said Wednesday.
Colombia's main leftist group suggested on Monday it is willing to reopen talks with the government.
For observers of Latin America, this week's meeting in Caracas between Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was remarkable for how unremarkable it was.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced Monday that one of Colombia's most wanted drug traffickers, Maximiliano Bonilla Orozco, alias "El Valenciano," has been captured in Venezuelan territory.
Colombia's main leftist rebel group shot and killed four hostages held for more than a decade, President Juan Manuel Santos said Saturday, vowing to fight the rebels with everything in reach.
CNN's Richard Quest interviews Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos in London about the world economic situation.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has a message for Europe and the United States: "Put your house in order."
A weekend landslide in central Colombia killed at least 38 people and more than a dozen are still missing, a Red Cross spokesman said Monday.
Alfonso Cano, leader of Colombia's rebel group FARC, died in a military operation, President Juan Manuel Santos said.
The leader of Colombia's main leftist rebel group -- the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia -- died in a military operation in the country's southwest, President Juan Manuel Santos said Saturday.
Colombia's president dissolved the country's domestic intelligence service, an agency that had become embroiled in scandal during the term of his predecessor.
Colombian Minister of Defense Rodrigo Rivera resigned Wednesday amid growing concern in the country over increased activity by the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).
More than 15,000 people descended on this oil-rich north-central Colombian city last week to attend a national "peace congress" aimed at bringing calm to areas torn by decades of fighting among guerrillas, paramilitary units and government forces.
Colombian salsa great Alvaro Jose Arroyo, known as Joe Arroyo, died Tuesday morning at a hospital where he was being treated for several health complications, his family said.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Sunday that the leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia escaped an attack by less than a day.
Venezuelan authorities have arrested a key ideological leader of the FARC leftist guerrilla group who is known as "The Singer" for his role as a musician promoting the rebel movement, officials said Wednesday.
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.
Venezuelan authorities may hand over an alleged leader of a leftist guerrilla group Monday, Colombia's president said.
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.
Colombian armed forces have killed 15 guerrillas in the western province of Cauca, President Juan Manuel Santos said Saturday.
The Colombian military killed a rebel leader who was a liaison with Mexican drug cartels, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said.
A Colombian rebel group released one hostage Sunday -- two less than expected -- the International Red Cross said.
Two hostages freed by a Colombian rebel group reunited with their family members in the country's capital Friday.
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.
A right-wing paramilitary leader in Colombia was killed in a police operation on Christmas Day, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos confirmed Wednesday.
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.
Heavy flooding and mudslides have claimed at least 21 lives in Venezuela, where President Hugo Chavez declared a state of emergency in the state of Falcon, authorities said.
Ecuador Monday invited WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to come to Quito to discuss documents leaked on the site relating to Ecuador and other Latin American countries, according to a statement from the country's foreign ministry.
The presidents of Colombia and Ecuador announced Friday they will resume full diplomatic relations after more than two years of estrangement.
A top leader of a leftist guerrilla group in Colombia may have been killed during a bombing of a rebel camp, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Saturday.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has declared a state of emergency in 28 of the nation's 32 departments because of heavy rains and flooding that have affected some 1.2 million people.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Tuesday a high-level drug-trafficking suspect wanted in the United States will be extradited instead to Venezuela, which also has asked that he be turned over to authorities in that country.
The No. 2 leader in a Marxist guerrilla group that has been at war with the Colombian government since the 1960s has been killed in a military raid, President Juan Manuel Santos said Thursday.
CNN's Karl Penhaul reports Colombian govt. says FARC's second in command was killed in a joint operation.
A Colombian airstrike over the weekend killed a high-ranking rebel commander who was wanted in the United States, police said.
Twenty-two Colombian guerrillas were killed Sunday in an airstrike, the country's defense minister said.
Massive clean-up and an investigation continued Thursday afternoon in Bogota, Colombia, hours after a strong car bomb explosion caused considerable damage to the headquarters of Caracol Radio and other nearby buildings.
CNN's Karl Penhaul reports on a strong explosion that occurred in the Colombian capital of Bogota.
Venezuela and Colombia renewed diplomatic relations after a meeting between their heads of state in Santa Marta, Colombia.
The presidents of Venezuela and Colombia meet to resolve a diplomatic crisis. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
Colombian Vice President Angelino Garzon was undergoing surgery for a heart attack Monday, two days after taking office, a hospital director said at a news conference.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and newly elected Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos will meet Tuesday for talks to try to end a diplomatic dispute between the nations, according to Santos' website.
Juan Manuel Santos was sworn in Saturday as Colombia's new president, vowing to unify his country around the goals of prosperity for all and of thwarting the nation's leftist rebels.
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.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has deployed troops to areas near the Colombian border and says he is reviewing plans for a potential war as tension between the two nations rises.
The leader of a Colombian Marxist guerrilla group has released a videotape in which he asks incoming President Juan Manuel Santos to open a dialog with the rebels to end a war that has lasted since the mid-1960s.
Former Colombian Defense Minister Juan Manuel Santos declared victory Sunday in Colombia's presidential runoff, winning more than 69 percent of the votes with nearly all votes counted.
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.
What was trumpeted as an expected photo-finish in last Sunday's presidential election in Colombia turned out to be not so close, something that caught the two leading campaigns off guard, their respective candidates told CNN.
The popularity of social media is playing a key role in Colombia's election. CNN's Hala Gorani explains.
The two leading candidates in Colombia's presidential race will compete in a runoff June 20, since neither garnered more than 50 percent of the vote in Sunday's election.
Daniel Rendon Herrera, Colombia's most-wanted drug kingpin suspect, was arrested early Wednesday, Colombian President Alvaro Uribe announced at a news conference.
Colombian police foiled a plot by Marxist guerrillas to assassinate the nation's defense minister, according to President Alvaro Uribe.
Four Colombian soldiers are dead and six are missing after a firefight with Marxist guerrillas, Defense Minister Juan Manuel Santos said Tuesday.
A former Colombian congressman who was held hostage in the jungle for more than eight years has escaped -- with the help of a former captor.
CNN's Karl Penhauls takes a look at the escape of former Colombian lawmaker Oscar Tulio Lizcano.
A former congressman was freed in a military operation Sunday after eight years of captivity in the hands of leftist Colombian rebels
Blanca Nubia Monroy's son said he would not be gone long.
The International Committee of the Red Cross expressed its concern Wednesday over what may have been the improper use of its emblem in the daring rescue last month of 15 hostages in Colombia.
Video from the rescue of 15 hostages held by FARC in Colombia shows possible misuse of a Red Cross logo.
Colombia's minister of defense has admitted that two of the nine people involved in this month's daring rescue of 15 hostages held by Colombian rebels were pretending to be working for a Venezuela-based television news organization.
Two people who helped rescue 15 hostages from Colombian rebels posed as journalists from a real Venezuela-based television news organization, Colombia's defense minister said Wednesday.
Colombia showed video Friday of an orderly mission that ended in hugs and laughter for 15 hostages who were rescued from a Colombian guerilla group this week.
The leader of Colombia's largest leftist rebel group has died, a senior commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia said Sunday.
The Colombian Defense Ministry said Saturday that it has information from various intelligence sources that the legendary leader of Latin America's largest guerrilla army is dead
Colombian police have killed a drug trafficker who the government says is one of the most sought-after fugitive outside the country's rebel leaders.
There is little chance Colombia rebels will free one-time Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt after that country's March 1 attack on a rebel camp inside Ecuador, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Tuesday.
A day after a Colombian official identified one of the people killed by a Colombian military strike on a rebel camp in this country as Ecuadoran, the dead man's father denied his son was a member of the rebel group.
As South American officials tried to ease tensions sparked by Colombia's killing of a rebel leader inside Ecuador, the Colombian army announced the death of another top militant Friday.
ITN's Jonathan Rugman reports on the rising tensions between Venezuela and Colombia.
Colombian forces on Saturday killed the second in command of the country's main rebel group, a strike the government said was the most significant yet.
A high-ranking rebel leader who opposed peace talks with the Colombian government has been captured, authorities said.
An alleged drug kingpin was captured in his underwear Monday, hiding in a bush outside a house in western Colombia, government officials said in Bogota.
Reputed drug kingpin Diego Montoya was arrested in western Colombia.
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