Trapped in the Darien Gap

The Darien Gap is a stretch of densely forested jungle across northern Colombia and southern Panama. Roughly 60 miles (97 kilometres) across, the terrain is muddy, wet and unstable. No paved roads exist in the Darien Gap. Yet despite this, it has become a major route for global human migration.

9 dead in armed attack on Ecuadorian fishing port

At least nine people were killed in an armed attack at a small fishing port in the Ecuadorian province of Esmeraldas, on the border with Colombia, said the State Attorney General's Office (FGE).

Colombia’s left turn

Colombia had so far bucked the trend of the so-called “Pink Tide” sweeping a large number of Latin American countries or what former Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez aptly described as “twenty-first century socialism.”