people around a table

Colombia’s govt launches peace talks with the nation’s largest-remaining rebel group

Conflict & Justice

Talks with the rebels started on Nov. 22 in the Venezuelan capital city of Caracas where delegates from both sides fielded questions from journalists. 

A man with no legs sits in a wheelchair in his living room

A heavy-duty wheelchair expands mobility in post-war Colombia

Science & Technology
Former rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia play football at a camp

In lead-up to Colombian elections, woman mayoral candidate is latest assassination victim

A group of FARC soldiers stand together reading from a paper.

Colombia’s peace process under stress: 6 essential reads

Conflict & Justice
A group of men and women, some holding arms stand around a man reading from a document.

Former FARC leaders announce new armed offensive in Colombia

Conflict & Justice
A man gardens on a small raised bed of plants.

Despite the peace deal, former FARC fighters face a new war in rural Colombia

Conflict & Justice

In 2016, thousands of FARC fighters made peace with the Colombian government and moved to “transition villages” with plans to start over. Now they’re fighting for their lives in rural villages where murder rates are skyrocketing and jobs are hard to come by.

Afro Colombian man wearing glasses and green jacket stands in front of a wall

Social activists risk their lives as Colombia’s peace process falters

Conflict & Justice

Nearly three years on, Colombia’s fragile peace process is faltering as armed gangs and drug cartels continue to grip the country.

A sign seen through a windshield says "Welcome." It is marking the entrance to a FARC camp in Colombia.

Former FARC fighters turn a camp into a tourist attraction


Fighters get $200 a month as a stipend as they reintegrate into Colombian society but those payments won’t last forever, so some are turning to tourism and creating FARC museums to earn a living.

president-elect Ivan Duque in Colombia give a victory speech

In Colombia, President-elect Duque faces challenges on peace, economy

Global Politics

Colombia elected a new president Sunday. Iván Duque will take office in August, but he faces significant challenges in his quest to toughen a peace accord between the government and Marxist rebels signed two years ago.

Supporters cheer with the leaflets and placards ahead of the second round of presidential election in Soacha, Colombia, June 11, 2018.

Despite accord, peace in Colombia is tenuous as country heads to runoff election

Conflict & Justice

Fewer than two years after the signing of a peace treaty between the Colombian government and FARC rebels, a presidential election has made the accord’s future uncertain.