Colombia hopes to become an example of environmental and economic best practice as it launches an ambitious green economy growth plan.
Formal peace talks will begin with the ELN Colombia on Tuesday, February 7 after more than three years of informal negotiations.
As a host of high profile figures gather in Bogotá for the 16th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, Oliver Pritchard gets a preview of what’s in store in the coming days.
The spectacle of bullfighting is back in the capital, sparking widespread protests. However, as Kieran Duffy explains, its revival maybe short lived as the government is already considering a nationwide ban.
Nobel Peace Laureates will gather in the capital for the world’s leading peace conference. Madeline Walsh finds out who’s coming and what they are going to be talking about.
Human rights organisations sound the alarm over a spike in attacks and murders of activists as armed gangs capitalise on opportunities provided by rural turmoil.
On January 1, the minimum wage in Colombia increased by 7% from the 2016 rate. Unions say that the rise – less than 50,000 pesos per month – does not meet the rise in the costs of living caused by inflation and tax reforms.
Former Agriculture Minister Andrés Felipe Arias, who was found guilty of misallocating hundreds of millions of dollars in government subsidies, may be forced to return.
The trial of Rafael Uribe Noguera, who has been charged with aggravated femicide, kidnapping and rape, is set to begin on January 11. If he is found guilty, he could serve up to 60 years – the maximum sentence allowed by Colombian law.
On January 2 citizen groups filed a petition at the Registraduría Distrital to remove Bogotá mayor Enrique Peñalosa from office, beginning a lengthy procedure that may eventually lead to a public vote on whether he should stay.