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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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VIDEO: Farc rebels send rap message

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 16:09

A week after the Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced that his government was getting ready to negotiate with Farc rebels, the guerillas have released a rap video spreading the word.
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Colombia 'queen of cocaine' shot

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 1:08
related countries: United States United States

Griselda Blanco, a Colombian who had spent two decades in a US jail for drug trafficking and was known as the "queen of cocaine", is shot dead.
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Farc rebels confirm peace talks

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 14:42

Colombia's Farc rebels are participating in exploratory peace talks, its leader confirms, "without rancour or arrogance".
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Colombia arrests Londono suspects

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 19:49
related places: Bogota, Cali

Five men suspected of involvement in the attack on Colombian ex-Interior Minister Fernando Londono in May are arrested in the cities of Cali and Bogota.
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Colombia pursues talks with Farc

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 12:37

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos confirms his government has held exploratory talks with left-wing Farc rebels in a bid to end the five-decade conflict.
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VIDEO: Colombia holding talks with Farc

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 6:03

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has confirmed his government is holding exploratory talks with the country's largest rebel group, the Farc.
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Monday, August 20th 2012, 19:56
related countries: United States United States

A Colombian general facing drug trafficking charges in a US federal court pleads guilty to links with a Colombian paramilitary group.
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Oil pipeline blown up in Colombia

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 18:27

A stretch of the Transandean oil pipeline is blown up in south-western Colombia in an attack blamed by local officials on left-wing rebels.
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Colombia indigenous leader killed

Monday, August 13th 2012, 18:58

The Nasa tribe in south-western Colombia mourn the death of their spiritual leader who was killed by unidentified gunmen on Sunday.
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VIDEO: Pablo Escobar: the sticker album

Friday, August 10th 2012, 14:59

Authorities in Colombia are alarmed at the popularity of a children's sticker album devoted to the country's most notorious druglord, Pablo Escobar.
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Top Colombian drug lord arrested

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 19:34
related places: Medellin

Colombian police arrest one of the country's main drug lords, Erikson Vargas who is also known as Sebastian, at a ranch in Medellin.
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Colombia security key as Santos hits mid-term

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 10:34

Security key as Colombia's president hits mid-term
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Colombia to challenge tribal case

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 23:46

Colombia says it will try to reverse a court ruling which ordered the dismantlement of a military base on indigenous territory.
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Colombian rebels release pilots

Monday, July 30th 2012, 0:04

Two Colombian helicopter pilots, who had been kidnapped by Farc rebels more than two weeks ago, are handed over to the Red Cross.
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Colombian 'rebels' blow up bridge

Friday, July 20th 2012, 18:23
related places: Caguan, San Vicente

The town of San Vicente del Caguan in southern Colombia is cut off after its main bridge is blown up in an attack blamed by officials on Farc rebels.
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VIDEO: Missing boy rescued from sewer

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 9:20

A three-year-old boy has been rescued after falling into a sewer shaft in Colombia.
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Colombian police clash with tribe

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 20:30

More than 20 people are injured in Colombia as police drive tribesmen from the army post they were occupying.
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Indigenous Colombians expel army

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 0:34

About 100 Colombian soldiers are driven from their base by an indigenous group who say the army attracts attacks by Farc rebels.
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Colombia air force plane located

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 22:35
related places: Cauca

The Colombian Air Force has located one of its planes which went missing on Wednesday, both crew are dead.
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Indigenous Colombians defy rebels

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 20:23

Indigenous groups in south-western Colombia confront Farc rebels and the security forces fighting them to demand both groups leave the area.
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Garcia Marquez 'is losing memory'

Saturday, July 7th 2012, 7:58

The brother of Gabriel Garcia Marquez says the Colombian writer and Nobel laureate is suffering from dementia and has stopped writing.
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Colombia arrests 'drug dealer'

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 19:43

Colombian officials release details of the arrest of suspected drug dealer Camilo Torres at his lavish wedding party.
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Colombia general turns himself in

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 16:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bogota

A Colombian police general, who was the head of security for the former President Alvaro Uribe, hands himself in to US counter-narcotics agents in Bogota and is flown to the US to face charges of drug trafficking.
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VIDEO: Traffic light to help stop cancer

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 14:20
related places: Bogota

A new traffic light device has been created to alert residents of Colombia's capital city, Bogota, to the dangers of excessive exposure to sunlight.
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Colombia's Pablo Escobar drama a hit

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 6:44

Colombian TV revisits life of drug lord Pabolo Escobar
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Colombian general on drugs charge

Monday, June 18th 2012, 23:18

The retired police general who was in charge of security for former Colombian President Uribe denies he was involved in drug trafficking.
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In pictures: Colombia's indigenous games

Monday, June 18th 2012, 2:15

Arrows, slings and tops at Colombia's indigenous games
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Colombia volcano spits out ash

Sunday, June 17th 2012, 23:03

Volcanologists in Colombia warn of the activity of the Nevado del Ruiz volcano as a plume of ash and smoke continues to rise from its crater.
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Gold overtakes drugs as source of Colombia rebel funds

Sunday, June 17th 2012, 0:10

Colombia rebels turn to gold mining for funds
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Colombia passes peace talks law

Friday, June 15th 2012, 4:34

Colombia's Congress passes a law that could pave the way for talks with leftist rebels, in a significant shift in government policy.
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Top Colombian drug lord arrested

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 23:04
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Los Rastrojos

Top Colombian drug lord Diego Perez Henao, leader of the fast-growing Los Rastrojos cartel, is arrested in neighbouring Venezuela.
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Colombians shocked by rape case

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 21:59
related places: Bogota

Thousands of people march in the Colombian capital, Bogota, to demand justice in a case of rape and murder that has shocked the country.
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Colombian acid attack victims seek justice

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 23:25

Colombia acid attack victims demand justice
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French reporter freed in Colombia

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 21:16
related countries: France France

Colombia's Farc rebels release French journalist Romeo Langlois, who was abducted during an ambush last month.
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