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The Prospects of the ELN Ceasefire and Impact to Security in Colombia
On July 24, the National Liberation Army (Ejército de Liberación Nacional, ELN) and the Colombian government began another phase of peace talks with…

Tourism Boat Sinks Near Medellin
On June 25, a tourism boat capsized in the Penol-Guatape reservoir, near Medellin, a major tourism destination. There have been fatalities reported;…

FARC Dissidents and Recent Violence in Colombia
Despite the ongoing demobilization process and general reduction in violence, violent incidents attributed to dissident factions of the Revolutionary…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Bogota (Colombia), Bomb at Andino Mall
The U.S. embassy advises U.S. citizens that there was an explosion the afternoon of Saturday, June 17 at Andino shopping mall, located at Carrera 11…

Security Message for US Citizens: Bogota (Colombia), Nationwide Taxi Strike May 10
The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that a country-wide taxi strike is expected to take place in cities throughout Colombia from 5:00 a.m. to 6:00…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Bogota (Colombia), Landslides in Southwest Colombia
.The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that the government of Colombia has declared a state of emergency in the department of Putumayo following…