Colombia: the dark side of local politics
At the state and local level, elections have quietly fallen prey to the drug wars.
The world's worst drug-trafficking offenders
The US has expanded its drug-trafficking watch list. See which countries are falling short in the war on drugs.
Cocaine components in the crosshairs
Officials target the chemicals used to make the drug, with mixed results.
Sex strike succeeds in Colombia
Women in a rural Colombia said they wouldn't have sex until a road that connects their town to the rest of the country was paved.
Colombia's friendlier face to the world
U-20 World Cup: Colombia's coming-out party
Colombia wants to rehabilitate its image as a violence-wracked nation not ready for prime time.
Colombia: a country loses its glaciers
Colombia's glaciers could be gone by the middle of the century.
Colombian colonel gets 21 years for faking civilian murders
He admitted his men shot dead civilians, and dressed them up as left-wing rebels to inflate their kill count.
Latin America's happiest nations
Which are the happiest Latin American countries? The happiest BRICS? And why?
Colombia: Women's sex strike gets husbands' support
Men join "Crossed Legs Strike" with hunger strike of their own in joint effort to get town's access road repaired
Genetically modified pot a license to print money for Colombian farmers
Genetically modified pot seeds from Amsterdam grown on pot farms and in greenhouses in Colombia is fetching 10 times the price of regular marijuana.
Colombia's musical guerrilla
Venezuela arrests FARC leader known as "The Singer" for his ballads promoting the rebel movement.
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
Want to know the world's most peaceful countries?
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.