Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you.
Join HuffPost Plus
Photo Courtesy of Melissa Guida-Richards
My Adoptive Parents Hid My Racial Identity From Me For 19 Years
, Guest Writer
My parents successfully passed me off as a dark-skinned Italian for 19 years of my life.
Venezuela Clashes Heighten As Troops Block Aid Delivery
By Christine Armario and Luis Andres Henao, AP
Troops loyal to President Nicolas Maduro blocked convoys carrying humanitarian aid at the border and fired tear gas on protesters.
Andres Martinez Casares / Reuters
Venezuelan Troops Fire Tear Gas At Protesters As Maduro Closes Colombian Border
By Nelson Bocanegra and Anggy Polanco, Reuters
President Nicolas Maduro closed the border to stop the opposition bringing U.S. humanitarian aid into Venezuela.
US Military Planes Land In A Colombian Border Town With Aid For Venezuela
By Fernando Vergara, Gisela Salomon and Fabiola Sanchez, AP
"More is on the way."
John Bolton's Notes Indicate U.S. Troop Deployment An Option On Venezuela
The national security adviser was photographed with a notebook that said: “5,000 troops to Colombia.”
Osman Orsal / Reuters
Worldwide Gun Deaths Reach 250,000 Yearly
Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico and Venezuela are the countries that with the U.S. contributed to half the study deaths.
FEDERICO PARRA via Getty Images
Venezuela And Trinidad Struck By Massive, 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake
The quake could be felt as far away as Colombia and Grenada. No deaths had been reported.
gustavofrazao via Getty Images
The Unintended Tragedy Of Colombia's Peace Deal
By Naomi Larsson, On Assignment For HuffPost
“We’re the first generation to live in peace in Colombia, but we are destroying our most biodiverse ecosystem.”
Colombian Cartel Puts $70,000 Price On The Head Of Drug-Sniffing Dog
The German shepherd Sombra has helped authorities find more than 10 tons of cocaine.
JOAQUIN SARMIENTO via Getty Images
Colombia Fails To Stem Murders Of LGBTQ People Despite Overall Drop
By Anastasia Moloney, Reuters
Despite recent social advances, violence against queer people remains high in the country.
Do you have info to share with HuffPost reporters?
Evgenija Lanz / EyeEm via Getty Images
FOOD & DRINK
The Avocado Toast Trend Has Hit Colombia, And It’s Baffling Locals
“I saw an American eating [avocado toast] and I was like, ‘What the f**k?’”
Nacho Doce / Reuters
Colombia's President-Elect Ivan Duque Vows To Change Peace Deal With Leftist Rebels
By Helen Murphy and Steven Grattan, Reuters
In the first presidential election since the 2016 peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, Duque worried Colombians with a promise to overhaul the accord that ended a five-decade conflict.
Donald Trump Cancels Plans To Attend Summit Of The Americas In Peru
Vice President Mike Pence will attend in his place, the White House said.
Axelle/Bauer-Griffin via Getty Images
Catherine Zeta-Jones Is Whitewashing A Role That Could Be Played By An Actual Latina
Lifetime cast the Welsh actress to portray a real-life Colombian drug lord.
Gay Colombian Men Bare Their Bodies And Souls For Indie Magazine (NSFW)
Curtis M. Wong
Elska's Bogotá issue is one of its most honest and intimate yet.
Cher Taunts Donald Trump Who 'Doesn’t Have 2 Brain Cells To Rub Together'
"Sometimes we need wisdom from older people, unless they are the president of the United States."
POOL New / Reuters
Pope's Sense Of Humor Intact After Minor Popemobile Accident In Colombia
By Philip Pullella, Noe Torres, Reuters
“I was punched. I‘m fine," he joked with bruises visible on his face.
Stringer . / Reuters
Colombian Guerrilla Group Admits To Killing Russian-Armenian Hostage
By Helen Murphy and Luis Jaime Acosta, Reuters
The ELN says Arsen Voskanyan was killed during an attempt to flee the group's custody.
STR via Getty Images
Soldiers Reassigned After Bringing Women To Hotel During Pence Detail
The men have been taken off official White House duties, NBC reports.
This Town Has A Day Devoted To Laziness
The residents of Itagüí, Colombia celebrate laziness and leisure with an annual World Laziness Day.
FilmMagic via Getty Images
Bomba Estéreo's New Album Continues The Self-Love Legacy Of 'Soy Yo'
The Colombian band spoke to HuffPost about the messages in their new songs.
AP Photo/Fernando Vergara
Engaging Colombia's Students May Be Key To Long-Term Peace
The Conversation US
Views from experts in academia, providing fact-based analysis ...
By Nadia Rubai, Binghamton University, State University of New York The end of violence does not always constitute peace
The Woman Helping Clear Colombia Of Its Deadly Landmines
By Laura Dixon, Women & Girls
Alejandra Segura is one of the eight women deminers working to clear Colombia of deadly explosives – a gargantuan task that
Colombian Militants Have A New Plan For The Country, And It's Called 'Insurgent Feminism'
The Conversation Global
The Conversation is a collaboration between editors and academ...
Camille Boutron, Universidad de los Andes When Victoria Sandino, a long-time fighter in the Revolutionary Armed Forces of
Real Life. Real News. Real Voices.
Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard.
Join HuffPost Plus
Culture & Arts
TV & Film
Style & Beauty
Food & Drink
Home & Living
Impact: Project Zero
Impact: This New World
Listen to America
From Our Partners
What's Working: Purpose + Profit