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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

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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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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