Colombia's Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupted in an ash cloud on Sunday, prompting authorities to temporarily close two airports in the area.
The civil aeronautics agency said it closed airports at Manizales and Pereira as a precaution after the 8:30 am (1330 GMT) eruption.Full Story
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Saturday ordered a halt to air strikes against the Marxist-inspired FARC rebels, giving a major boost to stop-start peace talks.
It comes just two days after the Colombian government and the FARC resumed talks following months of stagnation at the negotiating table and fighting on the battlefield.Full Story
Colombia and FARC rebels resumed peace talks Thursday with a new commitment to make progress after months of stagnation at the negotiating table and fighting on the battlefield.
The talks designed to end a 50-year-old conflict that includes Latin America's last and oldest insurgency have been dragging on since November 2012.Full Story
War-weary Colombia celebrated Monday the start of a FARC rebel ceasefire after a half-century of hostilities, with hopes still high that its fragile peace process can hold.
Marxist FARC guerrillas freed a captive soldier Sunday in an apparent goodwill gesture hours before they started observing the unilateral ceasefire.Full Story
FARC guerrillas on Sunday freed a Colombian soldier after holding him for nearly two weeks, the president said, on the eve of a unilateral rebel ceasefire.
Lieutenant Cristian Moscoso "is free and in good condition," President Juan Manuel Santos wrote on Twitter, following an International Committee of the Red Cross humanitarian operation.Full Story
The Colombian government reached a historic agreement Sunday with leftist FARC guerrillas to de-escalate the decades-long armed conflict, diplomats in Havana said.
The move marks a significant step in peace talks between the two sides that began in November 2012 but have been hampered in recent months by an uptick in violence.Full Story
Fighting between Colombian troops and leftist FARC guerrillas left two soldiers dead and three wounded, the latest casualties in an uptick in violence, officials said Friday.
The skirmish erupted in the western Cauca department when the FARC, who are holding captive a wounded military officer, detonated an explosive device.Full Story
Colombia's leftist FARC rebels announced Wednesday they will observe a one-month unilateral ceasefire in response to an international appeal for an urgent de-escalation in the country's decades-old conflict.
The truce will start July 20, said Ivan Marquez, chief rebel negotiator at long-running peace talks in Havana.Full Story
Four countries supporting peace talks between the Colombian government and FARC rebels called Tuesday for an "urgent de-escalation" of armed conflict in the South American nation.
The appeal comes after armed clashes resumed in mid-April, following an ambush by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) that left 11 soldiers dead. Each side blames the other for the escalation.Full Story
President Juan Manuel Santos has replaced Colombia's top military leaders, days after the release of a Human Rights Watch report alleging complicity by the country's top brass in extrajudicial killings of civilians.
In a press conference Monday, Maduro announced that General Jaime Alfonso Lasprilla, head of Colombia's army, would be replaced by General Alberto Mejia Ferrero.Full Story