Colombia's capital is home to 11 million people — and to some of the worst traffic jams in the world. Now Chinese companies are building its first metro line.
Mayor Edilberto Molina relocated to a nearby town last year after drug-trafficking guerrillas threatened to kill him. He's not the only Colombian politician forced away by threats from criminal gangs.
Colombian artist Fernando Botero has died at the age of 91. "I don't paint fat women," he once told Spain's El Mundo newspaper, "I am interested in volume, the sensuality of the form."
Led by their eldest sibling, who is 13, they managed to find food and shelter. All four, including a year-old baby, stayed safe until Colombian special forces and Indigenous guides rescued them.
The wooden "sun masks," which date back to the mid-15th century, were handed over at the presidential palace during a visit to Berlin by Colombian President Gustavo Petro
The children — ranging from 11 months to 13 years old — survived a May 1 Amazon crash that killed three adults and then wandered on their own in the jungle before being found alive by soldiers.
A popular immigration passageway saw a drop right when the U.S. passed new rules imposing criminal prosecution and requiring proof an asylum-seeker was previously denied in another country.
Cross-border trade between Colombia and Venezuela has slowly opened up after the countries reengaged following years of bad relations.
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.