NPR ventures into a Colombian emerald mine — which used to be more dangerous, with potential explosions inside and gunfights outside. The CEO, a former U.S. diplomat, says he wanted to change that.
Dozens of the invasive behemoths, descended from 4 imported by the 1980s drug lord, are thriving in the region around his former ranch. Colombia wants to ship some of them to Mexico and India.
Vice President Francia Marquez said that her security team found more than seven kilos of explosives buried next to a rural road that leads to her home. She has previously faced death threats.
Colombia's first leftist president will be sworn into office Sunday, promising to fight inequality and heralding a turning point in the history of the country.
Colombian army officers kidnapped and executed over 6,400 civilians from 2002 to 2008 and falsely reported them as Marxist guerrillas killed in combat to boost body counts, a special tribunal found.
Voters in Colombia will choose between a former rebel and an unpredictable millionaire when they vote in a presidential runoff that promises to reshape the country.
A 77-year-old populist who campaigns over TikTok and promises budget cuts and jail for corrupt officials is now neck and neck with his leftist opponent ahead of Sunday's runoff election.
The results represent a major shift in the Latin American country's presidential politics that conservatives and moderates had long dominated.
Colombia's presidential election is Sunday, and for the first time, a leftist candidate is favored to come out ahead going into a likely round two next month.
livestock in Colombia are raised on vast, open ranges. Overseeing the herds requires the special skills of Colombian cowboys who are known as llaneros — Spanish for "plainsmen."
Marcelo Pecci was slain Tuesday by gunmen on a Colombian beach. His wife, journalist Claudia Aguilera, said the attackers came on a jet ski or small boat.