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The latest in breaking news and current events from Colombia.

Who is behind the recent rash of bombings in Bogotá?

A recent wave of bombings in the Colombian capital has authorities on alert. Sunday's explosion in La Macarena neighborhood targeted the National Police.
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Connect 2 Colombia is crowdfunding clean water solutions for La Guajira

Water scarcity is nothing new in this dry peninsula, but extra-arid conditions and corruption have combined to create a humanitarian crisis in La Guajira.

Trump – Santos to respect “special relationship” but will immigration changes take flight in...

U.S President Donald Trump and Colombia's Juan Manuel Santos want to maintain strong diplomatic ties, but will immigration policy changes affect a "special relationship"?

Search continues for Colombian Catholic nun kidnapped in southern Mali

Search and rescue operations continues in southern Mali to secure the release of the Colombian Franciscan nun, Gloria Cecilia Narvaez Argoti, taken by a gang of armed jihadists.

Ay, qué calor! Heat wave in Bogotá breaks historical record

The national weather agency IDEAM recorded the highest temperature ever for Bogotá on Wednesday. The current heat spell will continue for the next several days.

Odebrecht: Santos calls for probe into 2014 re-election bribery allegations

The Odebrecht corruption scandal allegedly implicates President Juan Manuel Santos and his 2014 re-election campaign. Santos denies these allegations and asks for probe.

Corruption: Last hurdle for Colombia’s post-conflict?

Recent scandals involving bribes for government contracts have forced President Santos to make the fight against corruption his number-one priority.

Time among FARC: “Rifles can be silenced”

As thousands of FARC combatants demobilize across Colombia, The City Paper's director Richard Emblin recalls time among the guerrilla in the DMZ of the Cagúan.

Majority of FARC combatants reach “Transitional Zones” across Colombia

After weeks of mass mobilization, the government confirms that ninety-four percent of FARC combatants have reached their Transitional Zones.

Colombia’s New Police Code grants “special powers” for co-existence

The New Code of Police and Coexistence replaces a 1970 version and grants special powers to law enforcement to promote "peaceful co-existence."

Surprise appearance of FARC’s chief negotiator marks finale to Nobel Peace Summit

FARC's chief negotiator joined the Colombian peace negotiators and Nobel Laureates in a forum that focused on the lessons learned of the historic peace process.

Domestic tourism key to sustaining peace in Colombia affirm Nobel Laureates

On the second day of the Nobel Peace Summit in Bogotá, the Laureates addressed the important relationship between peace and sustainable tourism.

After 52 years of war in Colombia, Bogotá declared the ‘City of Peace’

During an historic Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates and the first ever to be held in a South American nation, Bogotá was declared the 'City of Peace' after Colombia ended 52-years of conflict.

ELN releases hostage Odín Sánchez to meet conditions for peace talks in Quito

The ELN released its last high-profile hostage, the ex-congressman from the Chocó, Odín Sánchez to meet the conditions for peace talks with the Colombian government.

Colombia’s Ministry of Culture to set up mobile libraries in FARC camps

The Ministry of Culture will take 20 mobile libraries to remote regions of Colombia where FARC rebels are concentrating for the handover of weapons.

French president François Hollande visits FARC demobilization camp

The state visit by France's François Hollande reaffirms the peace accord reached in Colombia with FARC ahead of visit Tuesday to a guerrilla demobilization zone.

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