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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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In pictures: Colombian prison island

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 0:56

Nature reclaims island with a harsh prison past
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Farc denies threatening trade unions

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 9:43

Left-wing Farc rebels in Colombia deny issuing death threats against trade unionists and blame "right-wing forces" for the threats.
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Colombia says Maduro claims 'crazy'

Friday, May 31st 2013, 23:02
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Colombia rejects as "crazy" allegations made earlier this week that it is trying to destabilise Venezuela, in the latest diplomatic row.
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Monaco sign Atletico striker Falcao

Friday, May 31st 2013, 17:52
related countries: Monaco Monaco, Spain Spain

Monaco seal the signing of Atletico Madrid's prolific Colombia striker Radamel Falcao for a reported £50m.
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Monaco close in on striker Falcao

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 17:27
related countries: France France, Monaco Monaco, Spain Spain

Monaco's owner Vadim Vasilyev says the club are closing in on a deal for Atletico Madrid's Colombia striker Radamel Falcao.
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Venezuela and Colombia row erupts

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 7:12
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

A row erupts between Venezuela and Colombia after Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos met Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles.
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Farc agrees Colombia land reform

Monday, May 27th 2013, 6:37

Colombia's government and Farc rebels say they have agreed on land reform, after months of talks on how to end five decades of conflict.
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Latam "gang of four" scrap tariffs

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 23:00
related countries: Chile Chile, Peru Peru

Four countries in Latin America - Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru - have agreed to scrap most of the tariffs on trade between their four countries.
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Farc deny kidnapping Spanish couple

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 19:15
related countries: Spain Spain

The Colombian rebel group Farc denies taking part in the kidnapping of two Spanish tourists in the north-east of the country last Friday.
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Spanish couple kidnapped in Colombia

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 22:46
related countries: Spain Spain, Venezuela Venezuela
related places: La Guajira

Two Spanish tourists are kidnapped in north-eastern Colombia while driving to a tourist attraction in La Guajira, near the Venezuelan border.
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Colombia's Farc want 'more time'

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 21:47

Colombia's main rebel group, the Farc, denies it is moving too slowly to end five decades of conflict, six months after peace talks began.
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VIDEO: Would-be robber struck by bus

Saturday, May 18th 2013, 2:33
related places: Bogota

A would-be robber had a lucky escape after he was struck by a bus, moments after he snatched a woman's mobile phone in Bogota, Colombia.
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Costa Rican president in jet scandal

Friday, May 17th 2013, 12:50
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica

Revelations that Costa Rica's president used a jet belonging to a Colombian with alleged links to drug trafficking have led to three resignations.
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VIDEO: Meet Colombia's female bodyguards

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 19:34

Women are now being recruited to Colombia's National Protection Unit as bodyguards - a role traditionally filled by men.
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Colombian fake nuns carried cocaine

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 14:51
related places: San Andres

Police in Colombia arrest three women disguised as nuns allegedly trying to smuggle drugs into the tourist island of San Andres.
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VIDEO: 'Nuns' arrested for smuggling cocaine

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 14:47
related places: San Andres

Police say they have arrested three women dressed as nuns who were trying to smuggle cocaine hidden under their habits through the Colombian island of San Andres.
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Uribe 'to take Maduro to court'

Sunday, May 5th 2013, 21:29
related countries: United States United States, Venezuela Venezuela

Ex-Colombian President Alvaro Uribe says he will take Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro to a regional human rights body over murder accusations.
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Maduro alleges assassination plot

Saturday, May 4th 2013, 4:52
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accuses former Colombian leader Alvaro Uribe of plotting to assassinate him - a claim denied as "immature".
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Colombia's passion for pedalling

Friday, May 3rd 2013, 23:37

Giro team revives Colombia's passion for pedalling
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Colombia tops displaced people list

Monday, April 29th 2013, 14:00
related countries: Norway Norway

Colombia is the country with the highest number of internally displaced people, according to a report by the Norwegian Refugee Council.
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VIDEO: 'I was raised by monkeys', says woman

Monday, April 29th 2013, 12:51

Marina Chapman claims she was raised by a group of capuchin monkeys in Colombia.
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Man who raised hostage's son jailed

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 14:46

A Colombian peasant who raised the baby of a woman who gave birth while in rebel captivity has been sentenced to 33 years in jail for kidnapping.
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Colombia seizes drug lord's villas

Wednesday, April 17th 2013, 11:22

Properties and goods worth more than $25m (£16m) belonging to notorious Colombian drug lord Madman Barrera are seized in a police operation.
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Farc rebels 'could escape jail'

Saturday, April 13th 2013, 0:40

Colombia's attorney-general, Eduardo Montealegre, says Farc members could escape jail terms should a peace deal be struck.
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Colombians march to back peace talks

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 17:34

Tens of thousands of Colombians in several Colombian cities march to support the current peace talks with left-wing rebels from the Farc.
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Colombian team off US blacklist

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 18:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: America, Cali

The US Treasury lifts its sanctions on Colombian football team America de Cali, saying it has cut its links to drugs cartels.
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Indigenous Colombians free soldiers

Monday, April 1st 2013, 12:18

A Colombian indigenous group releases three soldiers, who it had suspected of involvement in the killing of its leader.
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Cocaine found in shipment of bricks

Sunday, March 24th 2013, 19:16
related places: Cartagena

Colombian police find 500kg (1,100lb) of cocaine hidden inside a consignment of bricks in the northern port city of Cartagena.
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Colombia rebels free German brothers

Friday, March 8th 2013, 19:13
related countries: Germany Germany

German pensioners Uwe and Gunther Breuer are freed by Colombian ELN rebels who had held them hostage in north-eastern Colombia since November.
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VIDEO: Meet the Colombian 'Billy Elliot'

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 13:41
related countries: Cuba Cuba, Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Colombia's Fernando Montano talks to the BBC about how, after deciding at the age of four that he wanted to become a professional ballet dancer, he travelled the world from Cuba to Italy before ending up in the UK where he is now the only Colombian d
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Colombia jails troops over cash find

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 4:13

A military court in Colombia gives jail sentences to 147 soldiers who found and kept about $20m (£13m) believed buried by rebel fighters.
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Medellin is 'most innovative city'

Friday, March 1st 2013, 21:05
related places: Medellin

The Colombian city of Medellin is voted as the world's most innovative for its modern transport system, environmental policies and cultural offerings.
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Colombia coffee growers go on strike

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 4:43

Thousands of Colombian coffee growers demand greater subsidies to protect them against falling prices and a strong local currency.
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Farc releases Colombian soldier

Sunday, February 17th 2013, 4:06

Colombia's main left-wing rebel group, the Farc, releases a soldier it had held hostage for nearly three weeks, a day after freeing two policemen.
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Colombian Farc releases two hostages

Friday, February 15th 2013, 21:45

Colombia's largest rebel group, the Farc, frees two hostages held since 25 January, and ELN rebels release five mine workers seized a week earlier.
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Colombian Farc delay hostage release

Friday, February 15th 2013, 1:53

Colombia's largest rebel group, the Farc, postpones the release of three hostages, reportedly blaming the move on the media presence in the area.
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