Former Colombian leader denies blame for extrajudicial killings
22 August 2021 | 11:57 am
Former Colombian president Alvaro Uribe has denied responsibility for the murder of thousands of civilians by the military during his government's crackdown on guerrillas in testimony before a special commission Monday.
7 Dec 2019
Former combatants of the FARC rebel group, joined by Colombian models, wear garments created by former guerrillas. The ex-FARC members are in the process of returning to civilian life under a peace deal with the Colombian government.
26 May 2020
Amid Colombia's coronavirus lockdown, a whole series of precautions are being taken to keep markets running. But as DW's Nicole Fröhlich reports, some customers and vendors are failing to stick to social distancing rules — potentially rendering the safety efforts useless.
15 Jun 2020
In just one month, farmer Nubia Gaona and her boys, David and Alejandro, have gone from being a traditional rural family living in the mountains of central Colombia -- taking care of chickens and pigs -- to being YouTubers with nearly 150,000 followers, with video tips for confined city residents that have been shared tens of thousands of times.
4 Jul 2020
With help from medical workers, Colombian Jefferson Riascos proposes to his partner Diana Angola, who gave birth to their son during an induced coma while she was being treated for COVID-19.
26 Sep 2020
Miners looking for gold in Colombia came across the fossils of a mastodon that disappeared at least 10,000 years ago, the regional environmental authority reports.
23 Nov 2020
Protests in Bogota marking a year since 2019's national strike against Ivan Duque's government end with riots around a university site.
24 Nov 2020
After fleeing the guerrilla group that forcibly recruited him as a teenager, Juan Jose Florian joined the Colombian Army, but then lost his forearms, a leg and an eye in a bomb attack on his family home. Now, he trains non-stop as a professional cyclist to take out the gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympics.
21 Dec 2020
After more than 50 years of war, Colombia has been at peace since 2016. Juan Jose Florian was a victim of that conflict — then he reinvented himself as a professional cyclist.
30 Jan 2021
Colombian president, Ivan Duque, announces the death of his Defense Minister, Carlos Holmes Trujillo, after health complications while battling Covid-19.
23 Mar 2021
The Colombian Navy has seized a narco submarine transporting several packages of cocaine. The vessel belonging to an armed group of dissident FARC guerillas was discovered in the Pacific Ocean on its way to the coast of Mexico.
24 Mar 2021
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104-year-old Carmen Hernandez leaves a hospital in central Colombia after surviving a second Covid-19 infection. "She inspires us to keep working," says her doctor, after Hernandez spent 21 days in the intensive care unit of the hospital in Tunja.
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