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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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VIDEO: Would-be robber struck by bus

Saturday, May 18th 2013, 2:33
related places: Bogota

A would-be robber had a lucky escape after he was struck by a bus, moments after he snatched a woman's mobile phone in Bogota, Colombia.
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Costa Rican president in jet scandal

Friday, May 17th 2013, 12:50
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica

Revelations that Costa Rica's president used a jet belonging to a Colombian with alleged links to drug trafficking have led to three resignations.
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VIDEO: Meet Colombia's female bodyguards

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 19:34

Women are now being recruited to Colombia's National Protection Unit as bodyguards - a role traditionally filled by men.
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Colombian fake nuns carried cocaine

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 14:51
related places: San Andres

Police in Colombia arrest three women disguised as nuns allegedly trying to smuggle drugs into the tourist island of San Andres.
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VIDEO: 'Nuns' arrested for smuggling cocaine

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 14:47
related places: San Andres

Police say they have arrested three women dressed as nuns who were trying to smuggle cocaine hidden under their habits through the Colombian island of San Andres.
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Uribe 'to take Maduro to court'

Sunday, May 5th 2013, 21:29
related countries: United States United States, Venezuela Venezuela

Ex-Colombian President Alvaro Uribe says he will take Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro to a regional human rights body over murder accusations.
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Maduro alleges assassination plot

Saturday, May 4th 2013, 4:52
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accuses former Colombian leader Alvaro Uribe of plotting to assassinate him - a claim denied as "immature".
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Colombia's passion for pedalling

Friday, May 3rd 2013, 23:37

Giro team revives Colombia's passion for pedalling
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Colombia tops displaced people list

Monday, April 29th 2013, 14:00
related countries: Norway Norway

Colombia is the country with the highest number of internally displaced people, according to a report by the Norwegian Refugee Council.
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VIDEO: 'I was raised by monkeys', says woman

Monday, April 29th 2013, 12:51

Marina Chapman claims she was raised by a group of capuchin monkeys in Colombia.
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Man who raised hostage's son jailed

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 14:46

A Colombian peasant who raised the baby of a woman who gave birth while in rebel captivity has been sentenced to 33 years in jail for kidnapping.
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Colombia seizes drug lord's villas

Wednesday, April 17th 2013, 11:22

Properties and goods worth more than $25m (£16m) belonging to notorious Colombian drug lord Madman Barrera are seized in a police operation.
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Farc rebels 'could escape jail'

Saturday, April 13th 2013, 0:40

Colombia's attorney-general, Eduardo Montealegre, says Farc members could escape jail terms should a peace deal be struck.
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Colombians march to back peace talks

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 17:34

Tens of thousands of Colombians in several Colombian cities march to support the current peace talks with left-wing rebels from the Farc.
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Colombian team off US blacklist

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 18:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: America, Cali

The US Treasury lifts its sanctions on Colombian football team America de Cali, saying it has cut its links to drugs cartels.
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Indigenous Colombians free soldiers

Monday, April 1st 2013, 12:18

A Colombian indigenous group releases three soldiers, who it had suspected of involvement in the killing of its leader.
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Cocaine found in shipment of bricks

Sunday, March 24th 2013, 19:16
related places: Cartagena

Colombian police find 500kg (1,100lb) of cocaine hidden inside a consignment of bricks in the northern port city of Cartagena.
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Colombia rebels free German brothers

Friday, March 8th 2013, 19:13
related countries: Germany Germany

German pensioners Uwe and Gunther Breuer are freed by Colombian ELN rebels who had held them hostage in north-eastern Colombia since November.
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VIDEO: Meet the Colombian 'Billy Elliot'

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 13:41
related countries: Cuba Cuba, Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Colombia's Fernando Montano talks to the BBC about how, after deciding at the age of four that he wanted to become a professional ballet dancer, he travelled the world from Cuba to Italy before ending up in the UK where he is now the only Colombian d
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Colombia jails troops over cash find

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 4:13

A military court in Colombia gives jail sentences to 147 soldiers who found and kept about $20m (£13m) believed buried by rebel fighters.
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Medellin is 'most innovative city'

Friday, March 1st 2013, 21:05
related places: Medellin

The Colombian city of Medellin is voted as the world's most innovative for its modern transport system, environmental policies and cultural offerings.
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Colombia coffee growers go on strike

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 4:43

Thousands of Colombian coffee growers demand greater subsidies to protect them against falling prices and a strong local currency.
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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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