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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: 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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Colombia peace prospects echo faintly in conflict zone

Monday, October 15th 2012, 21:02

Cautious hopes for Colombia's peace talks
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Colombia indigenous given apology

Saturday, October 13th 2012, 0:36

Colombia's president apologises for the devastation of indigenous communities by the rush to exploit rubber in the Amazon 100 years ago.
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Colombia militia boss confesses

Monday, October 8th 2012, 23:41

A Colombian paramilitary leader arrested earlier this year says he participated in a massacre of villagers in the east of the country in 1997.
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Colombia's Santos recovering well

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 18:56
related places: Bogota

Doctors say President Juan Manuel Santos is recovering in Bogota after a successful operation for prostate cancer.
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Colombia leader Santos has cancer

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 2:04

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says he has prostate cancer and will undergo surgery to remove a tumour on Wednesday.
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Ecuador kidnapped tourists freed

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 19:28
related countries: Australia Australia, Ecuador Ecuador, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two women tourists kidnapped in north-eastern Ecuador while visiting a nature reserve near the border with Colombia are freed.
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Colombia kingpin caught on phone

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 21:23
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Officials give details of the arrest of Colombian drug kingpin Daniel Barrera, who was captured as he used a payphone in neighbouring Venezuela.
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VIDEO: Colombian drug baron captured

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 6:09
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos, says the last of the country's great drug barons has been captured in neighbouring Venezuela.
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Top Colombian drug baron caught

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 6:04
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Colombian drug trafficker Daniel Barrera, described by the country's president as "most wanted" is captured over the border in Venezuela.
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Colombia jails Farc journalist

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 2:09

A judge in Colombia sends the editor of the Anncol website, which publishes statements issued by the Farc rebel group, to jail for eight years.
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Colombia's Farc 'committed to peace talks'

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 19:52

Senior Farc guerrilla on ending the Colombian conflict
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VIDEO: Farc optimism over peace talks

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 8:31

A senior member of Colombia’s oldest and largest armed insurgent group, the Farc, has told the BBC he is "supremely optimistic" about a new round of peace talks due to start next month.
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Colombian deserter helps hostage

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 2:17

An Ecuadorean engineer taken hostage by left-wing rebels two years ago says he escaped to safety with the aid of a deserter who led him through the jungle.
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Colombia's Serna ready for marathon effort

Saturday, September 8th 2012, 17:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Visually impaired runner Elkin Serna has come a long way from a remote region of Colombia to run on the streets of London.
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VIDEO: Colombia coffee crop under threat

Friday, September 7th 2012, 17:16
related places: Caldas

Coffee producers in Colombia's Caldas region are battling a plague of red spider mites that are threatening this year's harvest.
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Colombia rejects Farc truce call

Friday, September 7th 2012, 3:16

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos rejects calls by Farc rebels for a ceasefire once scheduled peace talks begin with the government.
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Colombia's Farc 'wants ceasefire'

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 17:50

Colombian Farc rebels say they will ask for a ceasefire when peace talks begin next month, but the government insists military operations will go on.
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Colombia names peace talks team

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 9:00

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos names the team set to hold peace talks with Farc rebels, as officials say an air strike kills a senior guerrilla commander.
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VIDEO: Colombia's 'cocaine queen' shot dead

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 16:42
related places: Medellin

Colombian police are investigating the murder of drug dealer Griselda Blanco, known by many as the 'cocaine queen', who was gunned down in the city of Medellin on Monday.
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Colombia talks details laid out

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 22:22

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Farc rebels outline details of peace talks due to start next month - their first in 10 years.
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'Cocaine queen's' killers sought

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 17:43
related places: Medellin

Police investigate the murder of one of Colombia's most notorious drug traffickers, "cocaine queen" Griselda Blanco, who was shot dead in Medellin.
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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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