Attack against leading and award-winning Colombian environmentalist, Francia Marquez, has put the spotlight on the dangers facing campaigners in a country.
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More than 1,300 Colombians forced to flee their homes in January alone to escape fighting between armed factions despite a peace deal signed two years ago.
Colombia offers $1.42 billion additional education spending on public higher education as student strike protesting lack of resources stretched to 10 weeks.
Human rights activists in Colombia say they are being gunned down by hit men who can be hired for as little as $100, a top U.N. official said Monday.
According to record, Colombia’s chief prosecutor tried to cover up bribery payments that were part of Latin America’s biggest corruption scandal.
Just before the inauguration of Colombia’s new President, Democracy Now! spoke to leftist Gustavo Petro, who placed second in this year’s presidential race.
Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, accused of witness tampering and bribery, on Wednesday asked the Senate to ignore his resignation letter
Court calls on Uribe to testify in an investigation into whether he participated in witness tampering and bribery
Eight ex-combatants with Colombia’s once-largest rebel group were sworn into office Friday
Killings continue, on average one every three days, according to the government’s top human rights official