A homegrown rap crew is fostering self-expression to give new life to the youth of the region.
It was the first sign that Javier Duarte might face judicial pressure to answer claims among Veracruz reporters that his administration is responsible for the killings of journalists.
Authorities raided three sophisticated greenhouses growing genetically "improved" marijuana just south of Guadalajara, then incinerated the busted weed at night. 22 Colombian nationals allegedly worked at the site.
A coalition of human-rights groups said the 15 people arrested were mostly students and rights defenders in the 20s and 30s. The government has so far released no evidence directly linking them to the ELN.
Initial evidence suggested the National Liberation Army was behind the Thursday explosives at two pension offices in Bogota that left 10 people injured, President Juan Manuel Santos said. But the ELN has not yet claimed responsibility.
Proponents hope a truth commission could offer closure to millions of Colombians affected by the conflict. Both sides are responsible for human-rights abuses, while distrust and resentment for past atrocities remain high.
The Black Hawk helicopter was carrying soldiers to safeguard a pipeline that had been struck by the FARC rebel group when a mine beneath it was reportedly detonated remotely.
The hemisphere's longest war saw escalating skirmishes this weekend. Ten FARC rebels were killed in a fresh airstrike on Saturday, and more than 350 civilians were displaced after last Thursday's airstrike in the Cauca.
The Tuesday night attack in Cauca state left 11 servicemen dead, renewing fears among optimistic Colombians that an end to five decades of internal war is farther than hoped.
Mario Nocove's family last heard from him on May 26. Two days later, Venezuela shot down a plane in a well-known drug smuggling corridor.