The women emerald miners of Colombia
Fura Gems is vowing to make a clean break from the past. It’s working to win over nearby villages by offering to hire an unprecedented number of female miners. The company is setting up a gem washing plant run entirely by women, an initiative the company says has never been attempted before.
Barack Obama meets Spain and Colombia leaders in Madrid
Barack Obama meets Spain and Colombia leaders in Madrid.
'War is not an option,' says former FARC guerrilla leader
As presidential elections in Colombia approach, FRANCE 24 sits down with former FARC Guerrilla leader Rodrigo Londono, better known as Timoleon "Timochenko" Jimenez, in an exclusive interview. He talks about his group’s transformation into a political party and the challenges of changing public perceptions. “The fact that we can spread our message under present circumstances cannot be quantified,” he says.
Colombian and Ecuadorean troops search jungle for dissident FARC group
Colombian and Ecuadorean troops continued on Wednesday (April 18) a joint operation in the jungles of southwestern Colombia to search for an insurgent group believed to have kidnapped two Ecuadorean journalists and their driver recently.
UN World Food Program:'Venezuelans are starving to death'
David Beasley, Director of the World Food Program said, Colombia needs international help as it struggles with a humanitarian catastrophe along its border from Venezuelans driven from their homes by hunger. He made the comments after meeting refugees during a visit to Cucuta in eastern Colombia.
Colombia worried over massive influx of Venezuelans
Colombia is facing one of the world's biggest migration crises. More than half a million Venezuelans have crossed the Colombian border, fleeing a political crisis and poverty. Colombia's government fears the immigrants could destabilize the country.
Bridge collapses in Colombia killing at least 9
At least nine construction workers have been killed in Chirajara, Colombia, after the partially-constructed bridge they were working on collapsed.
Colombia makes record $360 million cocaine bust
Colombian police seize the largest cocaine haul in the country's history as they crack down on excess production by gangs who are stepping into void left by FARC rebels.
At least nine dead from Colombia mudslide
Troops in Cauca, Colombia search through rubble Wednesday desperately looking for victims of a mudslide that killed nine and left at least 19 people missing.