• Published on 11 Nov 2012 Sections Health, World

    Residents of a remote Colombian village who have a 50 per cent risk of Alzheimer’s have taken part in key research into the disease. The results have now been published in the Lancet.

  • Published on 9 Nov 2012 Sections Health, Science

    Alzheimer’s may start developing at least 20 years before symptoms first occur, writes Channel 4 News’s Science Editor Tom Clarke.

  • Published on 19 Sep 2012 Sections World

    Police in Venezuela arrest Daniel Barrera, one of Colombia’s most wanted men, who is believed to be part of a gang responsible for smuggling 10 tonnes of cocaine each month to a Mexican drugs cartel.

  • Published on 18 Apr 2012 Sections Politics, United States, World

    Investigators are questioning 11 secret service agents accused of cavorting with prostitutes ahead of President Obama’s visit to Columbia. Could their behaviour have put US security at risk?

  • Published on 16 Jan 2012 Sections Science

    Channel 4 News Science Editor Tom Clarke follows a group of Colombian families blighted by Alzheimer’s to the US, where the hope is that a new study could help those suffering from the condition.

  • Defence analyst Anthony Tucker-Jones assesses where conflicts are most likely to erupt over the next 12 months.

  • Published on 10 Oct 2011 Sections Health, World

    Channel 4 News Science Correspondent Tom Clarke meets the world’s largest community with inherited Alzheimer’s. The group, in a remote Colombian village, is at the centre of groundbreaking research.

  • Published on 22 Sep 2011 Sections World

    EXCLUSIVE: The British government is responsible for the deaths of six Colombian informants, claims a customs officer who previously worked in Bogota. Home Affairs Correspondent Andy Davies reports.

  • Published on 4 Feb 2009 Sections

    To Greeneland, via Colombia

    Curiously, my brief sojourn in Colombia has fuelled me up, for Cartagena is straight out of Greene. Black-hatted priests bent against the wind, striding two abreast beneath the sharp shadows of the un-sunny side of the street. Large tolling bells. A white stucco church, pantiled houses beyond with assorted ochres, yellows, and reds. Somewhere beneath…

  • Published on 2 Feb 2009 Sections

    Panama's empty vessels are a sign of the times

    I am looking down on the Pacific waters at the mouth of the Panama canal. Below, evening sun splashes silver across the sea, silhouetting the shipping waiting to enter. I count 50 vessels: container ships, bulk carriers, cruise liners, each momentarily detailed as our plane descends to land at the airfield nearby. I haven’t been…

  • Published on 2 Feb 2009 Sections

    Starting to feel like the wrong sort of Snow

    Once in a while the gods deal you an unexpected hand. I am attempting the apparently Latin-American impossible: Colombia to London inside 24 hrs. The signs are not good. An hour and a half to go to take-off, and no-one is at check-in either side of the desk. Then I see why. The previous flight…

  • Published on 1 Feb 2009 Sections

    Rushdie ain't pleased with the motorcade

    A great cloud of dust, a whoosh of excitable policemen, and a motorcade comes to a gravel-scattering halt outside my hotel here in Cartagena, in Colombia. The most awaited guest is arrived. Salman Rushdie ain’t pleased. The one condition on which he had come here was: no security, no motorcades. He was fuming as he…

  • Published on 30 Jan 2009 Sections

    Who benefits from the global trade in drugs?

    I am in the south looking north, in Latin America, in Colombia. The disconnect is acute. The biggest event of the day? The appearance of the Mexican and Colombian presidents at Davos. No, don’t think Davos rocks here in the Andean foothills, on the rolling desert along the coast. But Latino presidents on the world…

  • Published on 30 Jan 2009 Sections

    In Cartagena the talk is of Farc and fatwas

    It’s hot, humid and yet a sea breeze blows down the narrow streets to flutter the table cloths of the pavement cafes. Cartagena is on the Caribbean coast of Colombia. Yellow, pink, white, blue houses compete for a ringside seat in this packed town. It’s a natural enough place to have a book festival. There…

  • Published on 29 Jan 2009 Sections

    On the way to Hay – via Bogota

    It’s rare for me these days to visit a completely new country. I’m beginning to run out of mainstream options. I think I’ve visited around 104, though I have never been to China (other than Hong Kong) or Brazil. Today I’m next door, in Colombia – a country twice the size of France with a…