Colombia

Former FARC commander Luciano Marín, who goes by Iván Márquez, appears in a video calling for a return to armed conflict in Colombia on Aug 29.

How to Keep the Colombian Peace Deal Alive

In the wake of the announcement that a few ex-FARC commanders have rearmed, it's more important than ever for the government to uphold its development promises.

Vehicles loaded with goods and people cross the border from Venezuela at Paraguachón, Colombia, on June 9.

Venezuela’s HIV Crisis Crosses the Border

Unable to get care in a devastated health care system, desperate Venezuelans flow into Colombia.

Colombian soldiers stand guard as they patrol the outskirts of Medellin, Antioquia department, on June 6.

Alarmed by Venezuela, U.S. Military Seeks to Sell Arms to Colombia

The Air Force wants a key regional ally to get new F-16 fighter jets to deter threats from Caracas.

A former member of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), now a member of the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force (FARC) party, takes part in a protest in Bogotá on March 18.

Colombia’s Uneasy Peace

A few years after Bogotá struck a deal with the FARC, challenges to the agreement risk undermining it.

Demonstrators burn a makeshift U.S. flag during a rally in Tehran on May 10.

The World This Weekend

U.S. relations with Iran continued to unravel as South Africa went to the polls.

Venezuelans cross improvised walkways over the border at the Táchira River, between Cúcuta, Colombia, and San Antonio Del Táchira, Venezuela, on March 18. Some are refugees fleeing the country, others go to retrieve supplies that are scarce in Venezuela as a result of the ongoing political and economic crisis.

Venezuela’s Exile Economy

In Colombia, refugees are changing how cities work.

People raise their hands during a mass opposition rally against President Nicolás Maduro, during which Juan Guaidó declared himself Venezuela's acting president, in Caracas on Jan. 23. (Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images)

Venezuela Unraveled

On the Podcast: A human rights activist describes life under Maduro.

A Venezuelan family at the Simon Bolivar International Bridge in the Colombian border city of Cucuta on January 10. (Schneyder Mendoza/AFP/Getty Images)

Here’s Why Colombia Opened Its Arms to Venezuelan Migrants—Until Now

For years, Colombians fleeing violence left for Venezuela. Now mass migration flows the other way.

A farmer carries a sack of coca leaves in a field in the Guaviare department, Colombia, on Sept. 25, 2017. (Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images)

Swapping Cocaine for Peace

A voluntary coca crop substitution initiative in Colombia is failing. It is still the country’s best option to address its cocaine production problem.

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The Books We Read in 2018

Some of Foreign Policy’s favorite reads of the year.

A photo of Vanessa García when she was 16 with her 27-year-old boyfriend, who used the alias Darío Lulo, during their time with the FARC. Vanessa became pregnant and says she was forced to abort his child. (Erika Piñeros for Foreign Policy)

The Women Abandoned by Peace

Victims of sexual violence and forced abortion during Colombia’s long years of conflict have yet to see justice.

Venezuelan migrants living in Medellin, Colombia, sleep as they wait to attend the second Job Fair for Venezuelans in Colombia on Sept. 27. (Joaquin Sarmiento/AFP/Getty Images)

Venezuela’s Collapse Threatens Colombia’s Hard-Won Stability

Washington must help Bogotá shoulder the burden of refugees.

Kandahar Air Field on Sep. 9, 2017. (Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images)

False Dawn in Afghanistan?

A temporary Taliban truce, despite the opportunity it presents, doesn’t mean peace is about to break out anytime soon.

Brazilian congressman and presidential candidate, Jair Bolsonaro, waves to the crowd during a military event in Sao Paulo, Brazil on May 3, 2018.

Latin America’s Center Cannot Hold If It Doesn’t Exist

Mainstream establishment parties across the continent have been replaced by populists offering easy and empty answers.

Colombian presidential candidate Gustavo Petro at a press conference in Bogotá on June 14. (Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images)

The Ghost of Hugo Chávez Is Haunting Colombia’s Election

Some Colombians fear that their country could go the way of Venezuela.

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