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26 May 2018
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.
19 Apr 2018
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.
18 Mar 2018
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.
6 Mar 2018
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.
17 Jan 2018
At least nine construction workers have been killed in Chirajara, Colombia, after the partially-constructed bridge they were working on collapsed.
18 Nov 2017
For years, Comuna trece in Medellín - Commune 13 - was one of Colombia’s most dangerous places. At times, the murder rate there was the worlds highest. Now, social reforms and radical urban experiments are bringing change to the neighborhood.
9 Nov 2017
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.
9 Nov 2017
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.
11 Oct 2017
Colombia's has qualified for the 2018 World Cup by drawing with Peru, while the home team will face New Zealand in a playoff game
9 Sep 2017
Pope Francis, visiting an epicenter of violence during Colombia's guerrilla war, sent his condolences to victims of Mexico's earthquake and Hurricane Irma on Friday.
7 Sep 2017
Thousands turn out to greet Pope Francis at the start of his five-day visit to Colombia on Wednesday (September 6).
26 Jun 2017
Nine people are dead after a multi-decked tourist boat carrying about 170 passengers sank in Colombia's Penol-Guatape reservoir on Sunday.

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