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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

Three held over Colombia killings

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 20:14

Three men are arrested on suspicion of killing 10 Colombian farm workers in an attack suspected to have been ordered by a jailed gang leader.
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Colombia peace talks pushed back

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 20:11

Peace talks between the Colombian government and Farc rebels are put back until Monday, with both sides citing "technical" issues.
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Colombian 'drug lord' captured

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 23:43
related countries: United States United States, Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela announces the arrest of suspected Colombian drug dealer Jorge Milton Cifuentes Villa, for whose capture the US was offering $5m.
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Colombian farm workers killed

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 20:00

In one of the worst targeted killings in Colombia for years, 10 farm workers are shot dead by gunmen thought to be part of an extortion racket.
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Colombia 'gang leader' captured

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 16:38
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentine police arrest suspected Urabenos gang leader Henry de Jesus Lopez, one of Colombia's most wanted drug dealers.
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Colombia attack kills six police

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 8:22

Six Colombian police officers are killed in an ambush by suspected Farc rebels, officials say.
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Colombia region sees emerald rush

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 10:35

Hundreds of people flock to a remote part of Colombia after workers repairing a mountain road unearth emerald deposits.
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Colombia's military faces challenges over peace talks

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 8:32

Colombia's military weighs what peace might mean
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Colombian soldiers killed by Farc

Sunday, October 21st 2012, 1:12
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: Oslo

The Colombian army says five soldiers have been killed by Farc rebels, in their first major attack since peace talks were launched in Oslo.
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Carrefour pulls out of Colombia

Friday, October 19th 2012, 10:32
related countries: Chile Chile, France France

Shares in Carrefour gain almost 7% after the French retail giant announced the sale of its Colombian business to Chile's Cencosud for 2bn euros.
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Colombian peace talks launched

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 18:14
related countries: Norway Norway

Negotiators from the Colombian government and left-wing Farc rebels set the stage for their first direct talks for a decade, addressing reporters in Norway.
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Colombia and Farc ready for talks

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 11:33
related countries: Norway Norway

Peace negotiators representing the Colombian government and Farc rebels are in Norway to begin their first direct talks in a decade.
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VIDEO: Optimism over Colombia peace talks

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 5:24

Talks have begun between the Colombian government and Farc rebels in an attempt to end nearly 50 years of conflict.
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Colombia negotiators off to talks

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 1:23

Negotiators for the Colombia government and the Farc rebels set off separately for the launch of landmark peace talks in Norway.
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Colombia peace prospects echo faintly in conflict zone

Monday, October 15th 2012, 21:02

Cautious hopes for Colombia's peace talks
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Colombia indigenous given apology

Saturday, October 13th 2012, 0:36

Colombia's president apologises for the devastation of indigenous communities by the rush to exploit rubber in the Amazon 100 years ago.
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Colombia militia boss confesses

Monday, October 8th 2012, 23:41

A Colombian paramilitary leader arrested earlier this year says he participated in a massacre of villagers in the east of the country in 1997.
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Colombia's Santos recovering well

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 18:56
related places: Bogota

Doctors say President Juan Manuel Santos is recovering in Bogota after a successful operation for prostate cancer.
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Colombia leader Santos has cancer

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 2:04

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says he has prostate cancer and will undergo surgery to remove a tumour on Wednesday.
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Ecuador kidnapped tourists freed

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 19:28
related countries: Australia Australia, Ecuador Ecuador, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two women tourists kidnapped in north-eastern Ecuador while visiting a nature reserve near the border with Colombia are freed.
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Colombia kingpin caught on phone

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 21:23
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Officials give details of the arrest of Colombian drug kingpin Daniel Barrera, who was captured as he used a payphone in neighbouring Venezuela.
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VIDEO: Colombian drug baron captured

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 6:09
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos, says the last of the country's great drug barons has been captured in neighbouring Venezuela.
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Top Colombian drug baron caught

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 6:04
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Colombian drug trafficker Daniel Barrera, described by the country's president as "most wanted" is captured over the border in Venezuela.
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Colombia jails Farc journalist

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 2:09

A judge in Colombia sends the editor of the Anncol website, which publishes statements issued by the Farc rebel group, to jail for eight years.
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Colombia's Farc 'committed to peace talks'

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 19:52

Senior Farc guerrilla on ending the Colombian conflict
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VIDEO: Farc optimism over peace talks

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 8:31

A senior member of Colombia’s oldest and largest armed insurgent group, the Farc, has told the BBC he is "supremely optimistic" about a new round of peace talks due to start next month.
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Colombian deserter helps hostage

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 2:17

An Ecuadorean engineer taken hostage by left-wing rebels two years ago says he escaped to safety with the aid of a deserter who led him through the jungle.
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Colombia's Serna ready for marathon effort

Saturday, September 8th 2012, 17:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Visually impaired runner Elkin Serna has come a long way from a remote region of Colombia to run on the streets of London.
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VIDEO: Colombia coffee crop under threat

Friday, September 7th 2012, 17:16
related places: Caldas

Coffee producers in Colombia's Caldas region are battling a plague of red spider mites that are threatening this year's harvest.
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Colombia rejects Farc truce call

Friday, September 7th 2012, 3:16

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos rejects calls by Farc rebels for a ceasefire once scheduled peace talks begin with the government.
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Colombia's Farc 'wants ceasefire'

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 17:50

Colombian Farc rebels say they will ask for a ceasefire when peace talks begin next month, but the government insists military operations will go on.
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Colombia names peace talks team

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 9:00

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos names the team set to hold peace talks with Farc rebels, as officials say an air strike kills a senior guerrilla commander.
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VIDEO: Colombia's 'cocaine queen' shot dead

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 16:42
related places: Medellin

Colombian police are investigating the murder of drug dealer Griselda Blanco, known by many as the 'cocaine queen', who was gunned down in the city of Medellin on Monday.
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Colombia talks details laid out

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 22:22

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Farc rebels outline details of peace talks due to start next month - their first in 10 years.
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