Hundreds of Haitian migrants trek through Colombia's Darien Gap jungle, crossing river streams and going up swampy roads to reach Panama, their next step towards their dream of a better life in the United States. The Darien Gap -- a 1,430,000-acre (575,000-hectare) jungle is one of the world's most dangerous routes, according to UNICEF. It is infested with armed gangs and drug traffickers who often rob or attack the migrants crossing it.
Emergency workers, ambulances and mourning relatives of victims are seen near the site of an explosion in an illegal coal mine that left 12 people dead in the Colombian department of Boyaca.
Colombians attend the Silleteros parade in the Atanasio Girardot Stadium in Medellin after a two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. The parade, in which people march with flower arrangements on their backs, is part of the Festival of Flowers held every August.
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.
The ongoing protests reveal how economically vulnerable most of Colombia's population is. But the grievances run much deeper than that.
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.
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.
12 Jun 2019
UNHCR special envoy and actress Angelina Jolie visited refugees in camps along the Colombian-Venezuelan border as the U.N. announced four million Venezuelans have fled the country.
24 Jun 2018
Police in Bogota seized over a dozen fake Colombian World Cup soccer team jerseys that were laced with cocaine, authorities in the South American country reported on Saturday (June 23).