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News: Colombia

We have started to collect the most important news related to Colombia in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Colombia: news

Climate fears over Colombia drought

Monday, April 14th 2014, 23:43
related places: Casanare

Colombia's Casanare region ill-prepared for drought
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Victims 'a priority' for Colombia

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 1:15

Colombian Victims' Unit says reparations key to peace process
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Gabriel Garcia Marquez returns home

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 22:12
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Renowned Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 87, winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature, leaves hospital in Mexico after treatment.
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Colombia arrests acid attack suspect

Saturday, April 5th 2014, 18:40
related places: Bogota

Police in Colombia arrest a man suspected of throwing acid at a woman's face, in a case that has caused outrage across the country.
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Gabriel Garcia Marquez in hospital

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 20:54
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Renowned Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 87, winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature, is admitted to hospital in Mexico.
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Colombia's president replaces mayor

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 2:43
related places: Bogota

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos confirms the removal of Bogota mayor Gustavo Petro, despite international protests.
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Colombia VP puts dog ahead of career

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 19:29
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Germany Germany

Colombian Vice-President Angelino Garzon turns down the post of ambassador to Brazil because his German Shepherd dog would not adapt to the hot weather.
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GB women win bronze as men miss out

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 7:56

GB's Jess Varnish and Becky James finish third on a poor day for the men's team at the Track Cycling World Championships.
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Colombia's military chief replaced

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 11:23

The Colombian defence minister replaces military chief Gen Leonardo Barrero amid a series of scandals involving the armed forces.
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Colombian army corruption 'unveiled'

Sunday, February 16th 2014, 20:41

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos promises a full investigation into allegations that senior army officers were involved in massive corruption.
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Colombia army dismissal over spying

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 2:12

Colombia's government dismisses the army's head of security following reports that army agents spied on officials negotiating with Farc rebels.
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Colombia to charge US firm employees

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 0:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Drummond

Colombia's chief prosecutor says he will charge six employees of the US coal mining company Drummond with damaging the environment.
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Deadly fire in Colombia prison

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 16:17
related places: Barranquilla, Ten

Ten prisoners die in a fire at a jail in the Colombian city of Barranquilla following a fight between inmates and guards, say police.
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Colombia hopes for peace 'this year'

Friday, January 24th 2014, 22:45

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos tells the BBC he hopes to sign a peace treaty with the rebels this year to end a decades-long conflict.
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Falcao is major World Cup doubt

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 16:07
related countries: Monaco Monaco

Colombia's Radamel Falcao appears set to miss the World Cup after Monaco confirm the striker requires knee surgery.
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Colombian army kills 14 Farc rebels

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 1:24
related places: Arauca

The Colombian army says it has killed 14 rebels involved in sabotage against oil installations in the north-eastern province of Arauca.
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Deadly bomb blast in Colombian town

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 18:14

A bomb blast kills at least one person in western Colombia, a day after Farc rebels said their unilateral ceasefire had come to an end.
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Court halts sacking of Bogota mayor

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 12:04
related places: Bogota

A Colombian court has put on hold for 10 days a decision to oust the mayor of the capital, Bogota, Gustavo Petro, for mismanagement.
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Colombia rebels plan drug regulation

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 16:36

The Farc rebel group presents its proposals to regulate the production of illicit drugs in Colombia, one of the world's top three cocaine producers.
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Colombian mayor calls for protests

Saturday, January 11th 2014, 3:35
related places: Bogota

The mayor of the Colombia's capital, Bogota, warns he will mobilise his supporters and occupy public squares indefinitely if his recent controversial sacking is confirmed.
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Colombia halts Drummond coal loading

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 11:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: Drummond

Colombia suspends the loading of coal by US-based mining company Drummond after it failed to abide by stricter rules aimed at preventing pollution.
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Colombia military kills 10 Farc rebels

Friday, December 27th 2013, 12:41

At least 10 Farc rebels, including a regional commander, are killed when their camp is bombed by the Colombian Air Force in central Meta province.
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Colombian singer Diomedes Diaz dies

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 15:05

Diomedes Diaz, one of Colombia's most popular vallenato musicians, has died of a heart attack aged 56, just days after releasing a new album.
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CIA 'helped Colombia Farc attacks'

Sunday, December 22nd 2013, 19:38

The CIA has provided intelligence and technology used by Colombia to kill at least two dozen Farc rebel leaders, the Washington Post alleges.
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Colombian farmer cleared over kidnap

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 11:30

A Colombian man who had been sentenced to 33 years in jail for kidnapping the son of Clara Rojas, a hostage of the Farc rebels, is acquitted.
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VIDEO: Colombian clubs' 'safe drugs' tests

Sunday, December 15th 2013, 2:44

A voluntary drug-testing service at some of Colombia's nightclubs is aiming to reduce the risk to revellers from impure substances.
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Thousands march for Bogota mayor

Saturday, December 14th 2013, 2:12
related places: Bogota

Tens of thousands of people gather in Bogota to protest against the dismissal of Mayor Gustavo Petro, accused of mismanaging rubbish collection.
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Colombia arrests gang leader's aides

Friday, December 13th 2013, 20:14

A cousin and a sister of the alleged Urabenos criminal gang leader, Dario Antonio Usuga, or Otoniel, are arrested in Colombia.
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Bogota mayor banned from office

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 1:21
related places: Bogota

The mayor of the Colombian capital, Bogota, is sacked by the country's prosecutor general's office and banned from politics for 15 years.
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Colombia's Farc announces ceasefire

Sunday, December 8th 2013, 19:05

Colombia's largest rebel group, the Farc, announces a month-long ceasefire a day after an attack on a police station which killed nine people.
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Car bomb killings blamed on Farc

Sunday, December 8th 2013, 1:55

Car bomb destroys police station in Colombia, killing at least eight people; authorities blame it on the country's biggest rebel group, the Farc.
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Drug boss Pablo Escobar still divides Colombia

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 12:07
related places: Escobar

Drug lord Escobar divides Colombia, 20 years after death
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Colombia rebels back football match

Sunday, December 1st 2013, 3:19

Colombia's biggest rebel group, the Farc, accepts a challenge from national football hero Carlos Valderrama to play a match for peace.
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