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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

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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VIDEO: Drug submarine seized in Colombia

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 12:39

Colombian authorities seized a submarine on Tuesday intended for use in drug trafficking, according to local media reports.
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VIDEO: Buried alive: Extreme protest in Colombia

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 1:32
related places: Aguachica

Residents from the northern Colombian town of Aguachica have been protesting against evictions by burying themselves in the ground.
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First images of abducted reporter

Monday, May 28th 2012, 19:10
related countries: France France, Venezuela Venezuela

Colombia's Farc rebels release a tape, broadcast on Venezuelan TV, showing the first images of the abducted French journalist, Romeo Langlois.
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Rebels to free French reporter

Sunday, May 27th 2012, 18:00
related countries: France France

Colombia's Farc rebels say French journalist Romeo Langlois, who was captured a month ago, will be released on Wednesday.
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Colombia troops jailed for murder

Saturday, May 26th 2012, 4:38

Six Colombian soldiers are jailed for killing a man and passing him off as a guerrilla killed in combat, in order to gain extra holiday and promotion.
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Bomb 'targets Colombia ex-leader'

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 20:23
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Buenos Aires

A bomb is found hidden in a lamp at a theatre in Buenos Aires, Argentina, ahead of a speech to be given there by Colombian ex-President Alvaro Uribe.
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Farc kills 12 Colombian soldiers

Monday, May 21st 2012, 21:31
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Farc rebels have killed 12 Colombian soldiers in an ambush near the Venezuelan border, in one of the deadliest attacks this year, officials say.
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Bomb revives Colombia's bitter memories

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 10:25

Colombian capital relives bitter memories of violence
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Bogota hit by deadly explosion

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 23:48
related places: Bogota

An explosion targeting a former minister in the Colombian capital Bogota kills at least two people and injures dozens more.
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Colombia-US trade pact in force

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 9:24
related countries: United States United States

A free trade agreement between the US and Colombia takes effect five years after being signed, with Colombian flowers the first goods to be sent.
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Farc 'agree to release reporter'

Sunday, May 13th 2012, 22:21
related countries: France France

Colombia's Farc rebels say they will release captured French journalist Romeo Langlois to the Red Cross and an envoy of President-elect Hollande.
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HSBC sells South American units

Friday, May 11th 2012, 20:16
related countries: Paraguay Paraguay, Peru Peru, United States United States

HSBC sells units in Colombia, Peru, Uruguay and Paraguay to Banco GNB Sudameris for $400m.
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VIDEO: Colombian ex-guerillas turn to fashion

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 16:12

Former paramilitary group members in Colombia have exchanged their weapons for sewing machines.
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'No deal' with Farc on journalist

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 20:31
related countries: France France

Colombian officials dismiss demands made by Farc rebels believed to be holding a French journalist in exchange for his release.
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Colombian 'drug lord' surrenders

Monday, May 7th 2012, 19:54
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United States United States

A man who is accused of leading one of the most influential drug gangs in Colombia hands himself in to US counter-narcotics agents in Aruba.
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'Farc rebels' make kidnap claim

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 18:50
related countries: France France

A Colombian woman claiming to be a Farc rebel says the left-wing guerrilla group is holding missing French journalist Romeo Langlois as a "prisoner of war".
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Colombia rebels 'have reporter'

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 9:18
related countries: France France

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says there are "clear indications" Farc rebels are holding French journalist Romeo Langlois.
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Colombia hunts missing journalist

Sunday, April 29th 2012, 19:01
related countries: France France

France's foreign minister says a French journalist who went missing after a clash between Colombia's Farc rebels and soldiers has been "taken prisoner".
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Journalist missing in Farc raid

Sunday, April 29th 2012, 4:56

A French journalist goes missing as Colombia's Farc rebels kill four soldiers trying to destroy cocaine laboratories in the southern Caqueta region.
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New rules for US Secret Service

Saturday, April 28th 2012, 1:13
related countries: United States United States

The US Secret Service tightens rules on drinking and behaviour on foreign trips, as it battles with the fallout from a sex scandal in Colombia.
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Farc rebels kill eight in attacks

Friday, April 27th 2012, 21:45

The authorities in Colombia say left-wing Farc rebels have killed eight people including a baby in two separate attacks in the south of the country.
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Colombia army on call to fight flooding

Friday, April 27th 2012, 0:25

Colombia's army engineers battle to repair defences
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Vice scandal 'did not risk Obama'

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 16:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Senate

US President Barack Obama was not endangered by a prostitution scandal involving a dozen Secret Service agents in Colombia, a Senate panel is told.
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Colombia anger at sex tourism taint

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 10:23
related countries: United States United States

Anger grows in Colombia at US sex scandal fallout
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Obama slams 'knucklehead' agents

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 8:02
related countries: United States United States

President Obama describes US Secret Service agents caught up in the Colombia sex scandal as "knuckleheads", saying that most do an "incredible" job.
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Monday, April 23rd 2012, 20:13

An internal White House probe finds no link between its staff and the Secret Service scandal in Colombia, President Obama's spokesman says.
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Colombia seizes 'rebel cocaine'

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 0:34

More than two tonnes of cocaine and drug-making equipment believed to belong to Farc rebels are seized in southern Colombia, the army says.
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Colombia scandal claims more jobs

Saturday, April 21st 2012, 1:45
related countries: United States United States

The US Secret Service says three more employees are resigning over the prostitution scandal at an international summit in Colombia last weekend.
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