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CIA 'helped Colombia Farc attacks'

Sunday, December 22nd 2013, 19:38

The CIA has provided intelligence and technology used by Colombia to kill at least two dozen Farc rebel leaders, the Washington Post alleges.
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Colombian farmer cleared over kidnap

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 11:30

A Colombian man who had been sentenced to 33 years in jail for kidnapping the son of Clara Rojas, a hostage of the Farc rebels, is acquitted.
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VIDEO: Colombian clubs' 'safe drugs' tests

Sunday, December 15th 2013, 2:44

A voluntary drug-testing service at some of Colombia's nightclubs is aiming to reduce the risk to revellers from impure substances.
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Thousands march for Bogota mayor

Saturday, December 14th 2013, 2:12
related places: Bogota

Tens of thousands of people gather in Bogota to protest against the dismissal of Mayor Gustavo Petro, accused of mismanaging rubbish collection.
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Colombia arrests gang leader's aides

Friday, December 13th 2013, 20:14

A cousin and a sister of the alleged Urabenos criminal gang leader, Dario Antonio Usuga, or Otoniel, are arrested in Colombia.
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Bogota mayor banned from office

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 1:21
related places: Bogota

The mayor of the Colombian capital, Bogota, is sacked by the country's prosecutor general's office and banned from politics for 15 years.
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Colombia's Farc announces ceasefire

Sunday, December 8th 2013, 19:05

Colombia's largest rebel group, the Farc, announces a month-long ceasefire a day after an attack on a police station which killed nine people.
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Car bomb killings blamed on Farc

Sunday, December 8th 2013, 1:55

Car bomb destroys police station in Colombia, killing at least eight people; authorities blame it on the country's biggest rebel group, the Farc.
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Drug boss Pablo Escobar still divides Colombia

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 12:07
related places: Escobar

Drug lord Escobar divides Colombia, 20 years after death
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Colombia rebels back football match

Sunday, December 1st 2013, 3:19

Colombia's biggest rebel group, the Farc, accepts a challenge from national football hero Carlos Valderrama to play a match for peace.
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Vives collects trio of Latin grammys

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 10:51
related places: Las Vegas

Colombian singer Carlos Vives wins three awards at the Latin Grammys in Las Vegas, including song of the year.
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Colombia Santos seeks vice-president

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 19:54

Colombia's President, Juan Manuel Santos, announces a re-election bid but his vice-president says he will not stand for the 2014 poll.
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Last resting place: A glimpse into Colombian cemeteries

Monday, November 18th 2013, 1:36

A glimpse into the final resting places of Colombia's dead
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VIDEO: 'Miniskirt rape' causes Twitter fury

Friday, November 15th 2013, 13:01

Colombia rape remarks spark Twitter fury
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VIDEO: Child soldiers: 'We saw friends killed'

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 1:27

Former child soldiers in Colombia talk to the BBC about how they were recruited and how they saw friends killed on the front line.
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Child soldiers who escaped Colombia's guerrilla groups

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 0:08

The children forced to join Colombia's guerrilla groups
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Colombia uncovers plot to kill Uribe

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 20:01
related places: Uribe

The Colombian government says the country's largest rebel group had a plan to assassinate former president Alvaro Uribe, an outspoken critic of the peace process.
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VIDEO: Giving everyone a bank account

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 10:04
related countries: Kenya Kenya

BBC correspondents in Kenya, Bangladesh and Colombia talk about how innovation is enabling people to access banking services.
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Colombia drug baron seized in Spain

Saturday, November 9th 2013, 17:23
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

The notorious leader of one of Colombia's most violent drug gangs, Palencia Gonzalez, has been arrested in Madrid, Spanish police say.
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Key accord at Colombia peace talks

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 19:26

Colombian Farc rebel leaders and government negotiators agree on a political future for the left-wing group should a peace deal be reached at talks in Cuba.
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In pictures: Beyond El Dorado

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 1:25

Exhibition explores the role of gold in ancient Colombia
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Colombian navy in huge cocaine haul

Monday, November 4th 2013, 0:59
related countries: Dominica Dominica, United States United States

Following a tip-off from US anti-drugs agents, the Colombian navy makes a huge seizure of cocaine near the Dominican Republican.
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Colombian rebels release US hostage

Sunday, October 27th 2013, 18:43
related countries: United States United States

Colombia's Farc rebels free US hostage, former Marine Kevin Scott, to Red Cross representatives, after several months in captivity.
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Search for Colombia collapse missing

Monday, October 14th 2013, 15:49
related places: Medellin

The search continues for nine people missing after a block of apartments collapsed in the Colombian city of Medellin on Saturday night.
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Search after Colombia flats collapse

Monday, October 14th 2013, 3:45

Rescuers in north-west Colombia searching for 11 people missing in a collapsed block of flats say they have found a body.
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Colombian governor on murder charge

Sunday, October 13th 2013, 12:05

A Colombian governor, Kiko Gomez, is charged with murdering political rivals, and with links to right-wing paramilitaries and criminal gangs.
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Farc launches female rebels website

Sunday, October 13th 2013, 0:04

Colombia's main rebel group, the Farc, has launched a new website called Farianas, run by and dedicated to its female members.
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'Modest progress' in Colombia talks

Friday, October 4th 2013, 10:59
related countries: Cuba Cuba

As another round of peace talks begins in Cuba, Colombia's Farc rebels say "modest progress" has been achieved in 10 months of negotiations.
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Colombia 'can reintegrate rebels'

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 4:31

The head of the Colombian Agency for Reintegration tells the BBC that Colombia is ready to receive tens of thousands of demobilised rebels.
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Jesse Jackson continues Farc mission

Monday, September 30th 2013, 1:59
related countries: United States United States

US civil rights activist Rev Jesse Jackson says he will go to Colombia to seek the release of a Farc hostage despite official rejection of his mediation.
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Jesse Jackson Farc mediation refused

Sunday, September 29th 2013, 1:30
related countries: United States United States

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos rejects US civil rights activist Jesse Jackson's offer to mediate to seek a hostage release from Farc rebels.
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VIDEO: Colombia football delayed after clashes

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 3:46

A football match between two of Colombia's most popular teams has been cancelled after a wave of pre-match clashes between rival fans.
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Peru becomes top coca leaf grower

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 17:54
related countries: Peru Peru

A report released by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime says Peru has replaced Colombia as the world's biggest producer of coca leaves.
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Colombian author Alvaro Mutis dies

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 14:35
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Asturias, Cervantes

Colombian novelist and poet Alvaro Mutis, who won the Cervantes and Prince of Asturias prizes, has died in Mexico aged 90.
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VIDEO: Gunmen break prisoner out of hospital

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 12:19

CCTV footage from a Colombian hospital captures the moment a group of criminals break into the facility to capture a prisoner receiving treatment.
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Colombia bar victims 'suffocated'

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 11:50
related places: Bogota

Forensic experts say five women and a man who died in a stampede in a bar in the capital, Bogota, suffocated in the crush of people.
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Nicaragua files fresh maritime claim

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 1:45
related countries: Nicaragua Nicaragua

Nicaragua launches legal action against Colombia in the International Court of Justice, claiming potentially oil-rich areas in Caribbean waters.
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