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Colombian women, LGBT victims stand to get equal 'peace rights'

Havana - If Colombia signs its landmark peace deal to end a half century of civil war, the pact will offer equal social rights for women and LGBT victims, a draft inked Sunday in Havana showed.

Venezuelans fleeing crisis flood into Colombia: UN

Estanzuela - Venezuela's economic crisis has sent a huge but largely ignored wave of people into Colombia, and many more could be on the way, a senior UN refugee official said.

Colombian court backs referendum on peace deal with FARC rebels

Estanzuela - Colombia's constititutional court gave its approval for a popular referendum on a historic peace deal being negotiated with FARC rebels.

Venezuelans pour into Colombia again as border reopens

San Antonio Del T - Tens of thousands of Venezuelans again streamed into the Colombian city of Cucuta, taking advantage of the temporary reopening of a long-closed border to buy food and medicine due to shortages at home.

Venezuelans pour into Colombia again as border briefly reopens

San Antonio Del T - Thousands of Venezuelans again poured into the Colombian city of Cucuta on Sunday, profiting from the brief reopening of a long-closed border to buy food and medicine.

Venezuelans pour into Colombia to buy basic goods

C - Thousands of Venezuelans crossed Saturday into the Colombian city of Cucuta to buy food and medicine, taking advantage of another brief opening in the border that's been closed nearly a year.

FARC peace deal success hangs on referendum: Colombia negotiator

Estanzuela - A peace deal being negotiated with FARC rebels will ultimately be determined by a referendum previously mooted by the Colombian government, the official leading negotiations with the insurgents said Monday.

Clash with rebels was FARC 'error': Colombia government

Estanzuela - A clash between FARC guerrillas and Colombian government forces last week stemmed from an insurgent "error," the official leading peace negotiations with the rebels said Monday.

FARC rebels injured in 'combat' with Colombian army: minister

Estanzuela - FARC rebels in Colombia have clashed with government forces in the center of the country, Defense Minister Luis Carlos Villegas said, as the two sides push to finalize a historic peace deal."This took place 48 hours ago in La Uribe.

Venezuelans cross into Colombia searching for food

C - Thousands of Venezuelans poured across the border into Colombia on Sunday to buy essential goods during a brief opening of the border that's been closed for nearly a year.

Spanish police smash global GPS tracker scam

Madrid - Spanish police said Sunday they had broken up a crime group suspected of cheating over 8,000 people in over 70 countries of around 25 million euros ($27 million).

Colombia rebels warn members against boycotting peace

Estanzuela - Colombia's FARC rebel group on Friday warned renegade members they will be thrown out of the movement if they boycott a peace deal aimed at ending a half-century conflict.

Colombia cocaine production soars: UN

Estanzuela - Colombia's cocaine production surged by nearly half its previous amount last year, United Nations experts said Friday.

Colombia FARC rebels stop levying 'tax' in peace drive

Estanzuela - Colombia's FARC rebel force says it has halted recruiting fighters and demanding money from civilians as it works towards a historic peace deal with the government.

Colombia FARC rebels stop levying 'tax' in peace drive

Estanzuela - Colombia's FARC rebel force says it has halted recruiting fighters and demanding money from civilians as it works towards a historic peace deal with the government.

New study casts doubts on Zika being the cause of microcephaly

In April this year, the CDC took a bold step in saying "There is no longer any doubt that Zika causes microcephaly." But a new study asks, "If this is so, where are the missing microcephaly cases in other nations hard hit by the virus?"

Colombia to get UN peace monitors, possible referendum

Estanzuela - Some 400 UN personnel will monitor a disarmament deal ending Colombia's civil war and courts will rule in July whether a referendum can be held to endorse the ceasefire, officials said Friday.

Colombia at 'point of no return' on path to peace

Estanzuela - A historic ceasefire between the Colombian government and FARC rebels marks a "point of no return" on the road to peace but risks still lie ahead, analysts say.- What is the agreement's scope?

Timeline of Colombia's rebel conflict

Havana - After a half-century of conflict, the rebel Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the Colombian government signed a definitive ceasefire and disarmament agreement on Thursday.

What's left to negotiate in Colombia deal with rebels?

Havana - The signing of a definitive ceasefire between Colombia's government and the FARC rebels caps three and a half years of negotiations in Cuba and opens the way to sealing a once-and-for-all peace deal.

Santos and Timochenko: Colombia foes turn peacemakers

Estanzuela - A conservative politician from a rich family and a rural Marxist guerrilla were the lead players in the landmark Colombian ceasefire agreement signed Thursday.

Colombia, FARC rebels sign historic ceasefire

Havana - The Colombian government and FARC rebels signed a ceasefire and disarmament agreement, one of the last steps toward ending a half-century conflict that has killed hundreds of thousands of people.

As Colombia peace looms, crossfire town mourns dead

Granada - Amanda Suarez weeps as she remembers her husband, one of hundreds of Colombians killed in a crossfire when right-wing paramilitaries battled leftist rebels for the green valley where they lived.

Colombia top ex-rebel commander preaches peace

Carepa - She was one of the most-wanted FARC guerrilla commanders, but these days she sews uniforms for the very Colombian army soldiers she used to fight.

Colombia government, rebels to sign full ceasefire

Havana - Colombia's government and the FARC guerrilla force say they will sign a definitive ceasefire Thursday, one of the last steps toward ending Latin America's longest civil war.

Timeline of Colombia's rebel conflict

Havana - After a half-century of conflict, the rebel Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the Colombian government say they have reached a definitive ceasefire agreement.

Colombia government, rebels agree full ceasefire

Havana - Colombia's government and the FARC guerrilla force agreed Wednesday on a definitive ceasefire, taking one of the last steps towards ending Latin America's longest civil war.

U.S.-bound migrants take the long way through Latin America

Turbo - Mohamud Warfa Hirsi is a long way from home. From a dusty Kenyan refugee camp, he has reached the sticky heat of the Caribbean, and his journey is not over.The 27-year-old Somali has traveled nearly 13,000 kilometers (8,000 miles) from East Africa.

Colombia president eyes full ceasefire this week

Estanzuela - Colombia's president said Tuesday he hoped this week to seal a permanent ceasefire that would clear the way for a peace deal ending a half-century conflict with leftist rebels.

Photographer Tunick plans nude demo against Trump's 'hate'

Estanzuela - American photographer Spencer Tunick, famous for his pictures of huge crowds of naked people, is not a fan of Donald Trump.
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Typical street in the Old Colonial City Centre of Zipaquirá, Colombia
Main Square and City Hall (Casa del Cabildo) at Zipaquirá  Colombia.
Main Square and City Hall (Casa del Cabildo) at Zipaquirá, Colombia.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (right) speaks informally with U.S. Secretary of State John K...
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (right) speaks informally with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at Casa de Narino in Bogota in 2013.
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The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity and St. Anthony of Padua at Zipaquirá  Colombia.
The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity and St. Anthony of Padua at Zipaquirá, Colombia.
Zipaquirá  Colombia. The streets around the central square are dedicated (mostly) to pedestrial tra...
Zipaquirá, Colombia. The streets around the central square are dedicated (mostly) to pedestrial traffic.
Cementos Argos is Colombia s biggest cement firm.
Cementos Argos is Colombia's biggest cement firm.
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María Concepción Marlaska and Ángel Sánchez were kidnapped in Colombia. On being rescued they pu...
María Concepción Marlaska and Ángel Sánchez were kidnapped in Colombia. On being rescued they publicly announced a wedding.
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Many Nukak have been forced to flee their forest homes, and now live in refugee camps outside the forest. ©A. Blanch/ Survival
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Giant Christmas tree in Plaza de Bolivar, across Bogotá's Cathedral.
Juan Manuel Santos is a presidential candidate in Colombia
Juan Manuel Santos is a presidential candidate in Colombia
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Bogotá citizens enjoy the display of Christmas lights in Usaquén Park  Bogotá.
Bogotá citizens enjoy the display of Christmas lights in Usaquén Park, Bogotá.
The historic Savanna Railway transports local people and visitors about 100 Km round trip between Bo...
The historic Savanna Railway transports local people and visitors about 100 Km round trip between Bogotá and the renovated station at Zipaquirá.
Christmas lights in Usaquén Park  Bogotá.
Christmas lights in Usaquén Park, Bogotá.
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Christmas decorations, lights and musicians adorn the cars of Bogotá's "Christmas Express"
General view during the inauguration ceremony of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos at the Natio...
General view during the inauguration ceremony of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos at the National Congress on August 7, 2014 in Bogota, Colombia
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A panoramic of the port of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. Baru Island is located south of the Port at the end of what used to be the Barú Peninsula. Following the construction of a canal, Baru became an island.
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