The latest in breaking news and current events from Colombia.

Avianca resumes flights to Caracas after dangerous air harassment incident

An incident over Venezuela airspace involving a warplane and commercial airliner has threatened to sever the vital air connection between Bogotá and Caracas.
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Colombian army on offensive against ELN weeks before peace talks begin

A high-profile capture Wednesday of a ELN front commander puts Colombia's military on the offensive against the guerrilla weeks before formal peace talks are to begin.

Murder-suicide by gas most probable cause of Manrique-Lutz family tragedy

New evidence by forensic investigators suggest the Colombian family of four in Sydney, Australia, died by a "well-planned" gas poisoning.

Shock and sadness over death of entire Bogotá family in north Sydney suburb

A Colombian family of four were found dead at their home in north Sydney. María Claudia Lutz, husband Fernando Manrique, had lived in north Sydney since 2005. The causes of death have not been confirmed.

Central America’s gang menace is triggering a humanitarian disaster

Gang-related violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras is driving tens of thousands of people, including unaccompanied children, on perilous journeys to the U.S. border, in search of asylum.

Santos extends ceasefire with FARC after meeting organizers of mass marches in Colombia

President Santos has extended the ceasefire with FARC until Dec. 31 to revive the peace accord rejected in the nationwide plebiscite.

Colombia to begin formal peace talks with ELN in November while salvaging deal with...

This launch of the “public phase” marks a return to stalled talks with ELN that date back two years.

Eyes in the sky: Drones and border supremacy

Drones are increasingly being used for humanitarian purposes around the world, including providing safe voyage for thousands of people who have made the perilous journey to a better life in the West.

Colombia’s peace negotiator confirms ongoing talks with FARC and need to amend peace deal

Colombia's chief negotiator Humberto de la Calle and FARC's Iván Márquez released as statement from Havana reaffirming their commitment to maintain the bilateral ceasefire.
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Colombia’s President Santos receives Nobel Peace Prize

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his work negotiating a peace deal with the FARC.
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Thousands march for peace in Bogotá and throughout Colombia

The capital was taken over by peace advocates wearing white, carrying candles, and waving Colombian flags.
President Juan Manuel Santos meets with former President Alvaro Uribe to discuss how Colombia can move forward with its peace process (Photo courtesy Presidencia de la Republica)

Current, former presidents talk paths forward for Colombia’s peace process

President Juan Manuel Santos met with former presidents Alvaro Uribe and Andres Pastrana on Wednesday to discuss the next steps for Colombia's peace process.
Members of Colombia's air force fly a practice mission (Photo courtesy Ejercito Nacional)

Santos: Colombia’s ceasefire with FARC to end this month

A ceasefire between the Colombian government and FARC guerrilla group could end this month following voters' rejection of a peace deal on Sunday.
Hurricane Matthew

How Hurricane Matthew may have destroyed Colombia’s peace vote

Hurricane Matthew may have dramatically affected Colombia's peace vote by keeping voters from the polls on Sunday.

Colombia grapples with fallout over historic plebiscite rejection of peace accords

The plebiscite vote revitalized Colombian democracy and the need for a new route forward to achieve a lasting peace with FARC.
Humberto de la Calle speaks to the press following Sundays' peace vote in Colombia (Photo provided).

Colombia’s Chief Peace Negotiator De la Calle offers resignation after plebiscite debacle

Colombia's Chief Peace Negotiator Humberto De la Calle hands in his letter of resignation to President Santos and asks for unity and national accord.

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