Colombia's attorney general accused the FARC rebels Thursday of committing a war crime by ambushing a resting army unit with unconventional weapons, but the guerrillas insisted they acted in self-defense.
Suspected FARC guerrillas killed 10 soldiers and injured 20 others in a pre-dawn attack in western Colombia on Wednesday prompting President Juan Manuel Santos to order a resumption of air strikes against the rebels.
Carlos Gaviria, a jurist and former leftist presidential candidate in Colombia, has died at the age of 77, his political party said.Hospitalized March 14 with a respiratory infection, he died on Tuesday.
The highlands around the Colombian capital are scattered with small buildings that look like out-of-place igloos but are in fact innovative houses made from the tires that litter the country's roads.
Drug Enforcement Administration agents stationed abroad allegedly hosted sex parties with prostitutes reportedly funded with money from drug cartels, according to a newly-released Justice Department report.
A Colombian Air Force plane whose cargo hold looked more like the hull of Noah's Ark delivered nearly 150 trafficked animals back to the Amazon on Tuesday following months of rehabilitation.
Brazilian police launched a new round of arrests Monday in the corruption scandal at state oil giant Petrobras, a day after massive nationwide demonstrations against leftist President Dilma Rousseff.
Colombia will stop air raids on Marxist FARC rebels for a month, President Juan Manuel Santos announced -- a major stride in a peace process aimed at ending Latin America's longest-running civil war.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff warned she would not tolerate violence as the continent-sized Latin American country, convulsed by a graft scandal involving dozens of politicians, prepared for a new spate of protests.
Colombia's Supreme Court has convicted the country's former intelligence boss and a presidential chief of staff of spying on judges, journalists and politicians during the presidency of Alvaro Uribe.