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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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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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Colombia soldiers die in rebel clash

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 23:15

Heavy fighting between the army and left-wing FARC rebels in the southern Colombian province of Caqueta leaves at least seven soldiers dead.
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Seized Germans face rebel spy demand

Monday, February 11th 2013, 22:02

National Liberation Army rebels in Colombia demand to see evidence that two elderly Germans they are holding are not intelligence agents.
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Panama arrests 'Colombian drug lord'

Sunday, February 10th 2013, 19:43
related countries: Panama Panama
related places: Medellin

A Colombian man is arrested in Panama on suspicion of leading The Office drug gang, blamed for a string of killings in the city of Medellin.
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Farc urges drug crops legalisation

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 10:06

Colombia's Farc rebels propose land use reform, including the legalisation of some coca, poppy and marijuana crops, during peace talks with the government.
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ELN rebels hold German pensioners

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 18:32
related countries: Germany Germany

Two men seized by left-wing guerrillas in Colombia are German pensioners and were touring South America, German officials confirm.
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Colombia rebels 'took foreigners'

Monday, February 4th 2013, 22:29

Two foreigners, possibly Germans, are kidnapped in northern Colombia, left-wing ELN rebels allege in a statement on their website.
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VIDEO: Colombian civilians root out landmines

Monday, February 4th 2013, 16:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British charity is teaching Colombians to locate and safely detonate landmines in their neighbourhoods.
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Tensions high after Farc ambush

Friday, February 1st 2013, 21:52
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Tension rise in peace talks as Colombia's Farc rebels kill three policemen in an ambush near the Venezuelan border, according to the authorities.
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Deadly clashes before Farc talks

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 20:44
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Fighting between Farc rebels and Colombia's government leaves at least nine people dead, as the latest round of peace talks start in Cuba.
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VIDEO: Dutch Farc fighter has no regrets

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 3:57
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Dutch woman Tanja Nijmeijer talks to the BBC's Sarah Rainsford about why she joined the Colombian armed insurgent group, the Farc, and why she has no regrets.
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Farc to go on targeting soldiers

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 20:33

Colombia's rebel group Farc says it intends to carry on capturing military personnel, despite warnings that it could undermine peace talks.
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Colombia to decriminalise ecstasy

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 1:00

Colombia's Justice Minister, Ruth Stella Correa, says a new drugs bill will decriminalise the personal use of synthetic drugs, such as ecstasy.
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VIDEO: A modern tribe claims rights in Colombia

Friday, January 25th 2013, 10:04

A group of young people in central Colombia, that see themselves as members of the traditional Muisca tribe, is asking the government to give them official recognition.
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Farc: Peace talks are accelerating

Friday, January 25th 2013, 1:58

Colombia's Farc spokesman Jesus Santrich says common ground on land reform is being found and the parts are advancing "in the rhythm of mambo".
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Colombia Farc rebels end truce

Sunday, January 20th 2013, 17:31

Colombia's Farc rebels end their two-month-long unilateral ceasefire hours after the president said security forces were prepared for possible attacks.
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Colombia warns Farc over truce

Saturday, January 19th 2013, 22:03

Colombia's president says the security forces are prepared for possible attacks by Farc rebels, as their unilateral ceasefire is due to expire.
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Colombia ELN kidnaps mine workers

Friday, January 18th 2013, 18:36

ELN rebels in northern Colombia have kidnapped five workers from a mining company, three of them foreigners, the army says.
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Farc ceasefire 'to end on Sunday'

Monday, January 14th 2013, 16:47
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

Farc rebels say their ceasefire will end on Sunday, as peace talks with the government of Colombia resume in Havana.
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Colombia seeks 'faster' Farc talks

Monday, January 14th 2013, 1:12
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana, Humberto

Leading Colombian government negotiator Humberto de la Calle calls for a faster pace to peace negotiations with Farc rebels in Havana.
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Colombian ex-leader investigated

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 11:20

Colombia's attorney general's office reopens a preliminary criminal investigation against former president Alvaro Uribe for alleged links with paramilitaries.
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Honduras envoy 'sorry' for party

Monday, January 7th 2013, 9:18
related countries: Honduras Honduras

The Honduran ambassador to Colombia, sacked after a wild alcohol-fuelled Christmas party on embassy premises, accepts responsibility.
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Ambassador sacked over wild party

Sunday, January 6th 2013, 0:21
related countries: Honduras Honduras

Honduras sacks its ambassador to Colombia, Carlos Rodriguez, after a wild alcohol-fuelled Christmas party on embassy premises.
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VIDEO: Bullet-proof vests for US children

Saturday, January 5th 2013, 9:10
related countries: United States United States

A firm in Colombia which makes bullet-proof vests is now creating body armour for children.
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Honduras investigates wild party

Saturday, January 5th 2013, 8:01
related countries: Honduras Honduras

Honduras is investigating reports of a wild Christmas party attended by prostitutes at its embassy in the Colombian capital.
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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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