To win the war, Colombia needs female fighters to lay down their arms
Women are key to the FARC insurgency, making up about one-third of the Colombian rebel group.
World peace, mapped
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In northern Colombia, a hunt for gourmet big-butt ants
The brown, cockroach-size ants are roasted, salted and eaten like peanuts.
Colombia: Saving dying languages
Nearly half of Colombia's 68 indigenous languages are in danger of disappearing altogether.
Colombia rock music
Colombian town rocks out
Puerto Wilches is one of the last places you would expect to hear rock music.
An ATM for when disaster strikes?
Latin American nations are experimenting with new financial tools that provide on-the-spot cash when earthquakes, hurricanes, floods and other disasters strike.
Coca leaves Colombia
Audio slideshow: Gay pride at carnival
The coastal Colombian city of Barranquilla throws one of the biggest parties in the world.
Colombia: Can a land route rival the Panama Canal?
China and Colombia are talking about building 250 miles of railroad to link Colombia's Atlantic and Pacific coasts.
Colombia's quest for gold
Villages take flight
Colombia: Entire villages flee as drug gangs move in
Paramilitary fighters have regrouped as drug gangs and are terrorizing villagers.
Angostura mine: Colombia tries to cash in on gold
Extracting gold can involve moving mountains. Some believe it's worth the cost.
Colombia: For the poor, a new way to protect against disaster
Microfinance was going to be the answer to poverty. Is microinsurance now the new panacea?
Rains hit Colombia
Heavy rains and flooding: Colombia's Katrina?
Dozens dead, thousands of homes destroyed and vast tracts of farmland under water.
In Colombia, unease over sleaze
To attract new investors, Colombia must kick its corruption habit.
Slideshow: Spreading the bamboo gospel
A Colombian architect is uprooting notions of what we can do with bamboo.
Foreign investment: Colombia's too-mighty peso
As foreign investments flows in, Colombia deals with the fallout from its suddenly strong peso.
The hunt for Colombia's most-wanted insurgent
The FARC's leader is believed to be hiding among the mountains of central Colombia.
Colombia: Bullets fly and dropouts rise in Medellin
Students scramble to get to school without getting shot in Colombia’s second-largest city.
Colombia: Top guerrilla leader killed
Leader's death a 'devastating blow' to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.
Colombia: The dark side of Alvaro Uribe
So far, retirement has been a little rocky for the hugely popular former president.
Colombia: US aid may have sparked civilian killings
Colombian army accused of killing civilians and labeling them guerrillas.
Mexico celebrates ruling on Arizona law
Federal blocks on "racist" state hailed by Mexicans of all stations.
Are FARC rebels reaching into Central America?
The US Treasury has blacklisted 2 Costa Rican businesses for allegedly supporting the FARC.
Chavez threatens to halt US oil exports, again
Venezuelan president, in a diplomatic row with Colombia, takes aim at the US.
From fine art to rubbish: the stashes of drug traffickers
Colombian government collects drug lords' treasures, from elephant tusks to dented bicycles.