On March 2, with 15 months to go until the presidential elections on May 27 next year, Vice President Germán Vargas Lleras announced that he will step down on March 14 to focus on the presidential campaign.
The constitutional court has ruled in favour of miners and residents in the town of Marmato, Caldas, by ordering the Canadian company Gran Colombia Gold to perform “prior consultation” with residents before continuing with their open-pit gold-mining operations.
72 year old drug mule Ismael Enrique Arciniegas Valencia given lethal injection in China in spite of government efforts.
After six months of police training – and a fair deal of controversy – the new Police Code came into effect on January 30. Ángela Forero-Aponte identifies some of the activities that may now breach the rules.
These are the human rights defenders who have been killed so far in 2017 as the spate of violence against social leaders persists. Emma Newbery looks into the rise of paramilitary violence and activist deaths in rural territories.
After more than three years of informal discussions, representatives from the Colombian government and the ELN have begun negotiations towards a ‘complete peace.’
The drive against corruption is gaining momentum as the government announces new legislation and Senator Claudia López galvanises citizen efforts.
Investigation reveals that 194 banana companies financed paramilitary activity responsible for widespread murder and torture.
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.