Joe Parkin Daniels
The Saturday before Halloween, Bogotá's El Caldo Parao is rammed with costumed revelers who have all come for one thing: a beef rib soup that's been soothing hangovers for 25 years.
After years of hard work to prevent a peace deal between the rebels and his successor's government, former Colombian President Álvaro Uribe has propelled himself back into the global conversation
Residents in the poverty-stricken refugee town of Riosucio believe the violence that forced them to flee their land will continue despite the signing of a historic peace accord.
The country's FARC rebels have promised to quit the drug trade, but other groups are ready and waiting to take control.
The biggest hurdle is obtaining public support for the peace agreement in a referendum to be held on October 2, with polls hinting that a Brexit-style upset is possible.
Peace talks between the government and the FARC rebels now seem certain to produce a final accord ending half a century of conflict.
Colombian police raided a notorious neighborhood known as El Bronx where addicts were fed to dogs or disolved in acid when they couldn't pay their tabs.
President Juan Manuel Santos and Rodrigo Londoño, the highest profile leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, are due to sign a “definitive ceasefire” in Havana on Thursday.
The government's decision to publicly blame the ELN for the disappearance of a Spanish correspondent and two Colombian TV journalists effectively rules out an advance in promised peace talks with the rebels. The ELN has yet to respond.
Salud Hernández-Mora disappeared while working on a story about drug trafficking in a remote region. Witnesses say they saw her arguing with an unidentified man in the town of El Tarra, before taking a motorcycle to an unknown destination.
Nicolás spent his adolescence as a soldier in Colombia's FARC rebel forces. As a peace accord nears, his story provides a glimpse of the deep scars left by the country's half-century-long conflict.