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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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Air strike 'kills 13 Farc rebels'

Tuesday, January 1st 2013, 18:45
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Antioquia

The Colombian Air Force says it has killed 13 Farc rebels in an attack on a camp in Antioquia province, as peace talks are due to resume in Cuba.
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Colombia: Nine 'killed at party'

Monday, December 31st 2012, 20:48
related places: Medellin

Police in Colombia finds the bodies of nine people apparently killed during a party on the outskirts of Medellin in a clash between drug gangs.
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VIDEO: Colombia hit by deadly landslide

Monday, December 31st 2012, 4:53
related places: Neiva

Rescue teams in Colombia have been searching for at least 25 people missing after a landslide cut off a road near the south-western city of Neiva.
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Colombia hit by deadly landslide

Sunday, December 30th 2012, 22:56
related places: Huila

Rescue workers in Colombia are looking for at least 25 people missing after a landslide in Huila province, which killed five people.
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US seeks 'drug lord' extradition

Saturday, December 29th 2012, 1:24
related countries: Argentina Argentina, United States United States
related places: Henry

US requests extradition of Henry de Jesus Lopez, one of Colombia's most wanted drug dealers, detained two months ago in Argentina.
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Sister of drug baron shot dead

Friday, December 28th 2012, 0:07
related places: Norte, Valle

The sister and widow of two Colombian drug barons from the Norte del Valle cartel is shot dead in the northeast of the country.
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Colombian general sentenced in US

Friday, December 14th 2012, 17:18
related countries: United States United States

A US court sentences Gen Mauricio Santoyo, who served as President Uribe's chief of security, to 13 years in jail for aiding paramilitaries.
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Cocaine found in breast implants

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 20:38
related places: Barcelona

A woman is arrested at Barcelona airport off a flight from Colombia with more than a kilo of cocaine concealed in her breast implants.
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VIDEO: Colombia's $6.6m LED light display

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 19:14
related places: Medellin

An LED light display worth $6.6m is switched on in the Colombian city of Medellin.
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Colombia bombs Farc rebel base

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 11:01

The Colombian military says it has killed at least 20 leftist Farc rebels in its biggest operation since peace talks began in October.
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Colombia sets deadline for Farc

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 5:55

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos sets a deadline of November 2013 for peace talks with the Farc rebels to clinch a deal.
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Shakira sued by former boyfriend

Sunday, December 2nd 2012, 11:00

Colombian singer Shakira is sued for $100m by her former boyfriend and business manager, who claims he is responsible for making her a global superstar.
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Colombia-Farc talks are adjourned

Friday, November 30th 2012, 1:46

The Colombian government and Farc rebels conclude the first stage of peace talks in Cuba and will resume their negotiations on 5 December.
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Colombia pulls out of world court

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 18:09
related countries: Nicaragua Nicaragua

Colombia announces it will no longer recognise the world court, following last week's decision to redraw the maritime border with Nicaragua.
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Rebels heard of truce 'too late'

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 23:55

Farc rebels in Colombia admit carrying out an attack a day after their leadership declared a truce, blaming poor media coverage for their lack of information.
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Farc optimistic about peace talks

Saturday, November 24th 2012, 21:45

Members of Colombia's Farc rebel group currently holding peace talks with the government say they are "highly optimistic" about the outcome.
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China hostages freed in Colombia

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 23:39
related countries: China China

Marxist rebel group Farc free four Chinese oil workers they had held for 17 months, days after peace talks with the Colombian government begin.
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UN gives Colombia disputed isles

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 1:59
related countries: Nicaragua Nicaragua

The UN's top court rules that several Caribbean islets belong to Colombia but expands a disputed maritime border in favour of Nicaragua.
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VIDEO: Colombia's Farc declares truce

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 1:04

Colombia's left-wing Farc rebels have declared a unilateral two-month ceasefire as they start peace talks with government negotiators.
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Colombia's Farc declares truce

Monday, November 19th 2012, 16:44

Colombia's left-wing Farc rebels declare a unilateral two-month ceasefire as they begin landmark peace talks with the government.
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Colombian rebels announce truce

Monday, November 19th 2012, 15:11
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

Colombia's left-wing Farc rebels announce a unilateral Christmas ceasefire, on the first day of peace talks in Cuba.
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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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