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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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Six killed in Colombia bar stampede

Monday, September 16th 2013, 7:08
related places: Bogota

A stampede triggered when police in Colombia raided a crowded bar in Bogota has left six people dead and five injured, officials say.
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VIDEO: 92-year-old rescued from Colombia river

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 12:31
related places: Barranquilla

A daring rescue took place in the Colombian city of Barranquilla after 92-year-old Roberto Blanco, was swept into a flooded river, and was discovered clinging to a bridge.
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VIDEO: Canadian arrested over 'drugs belly'

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 1:46
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Bogota

A Canadian woman has been arrested in Colombia after trying to board a flight from Bogota's international airport with a fake pregnant belly stuffed with cocaine.
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Woman arrested with 'cocaine bump'

Wednesday, September 11th 2013, 21:50
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Bogota, Toronto

A Canadian national is arrested in Bogota trying to board a flight to Toronto with a phony pregnant belly filled with cocaine, Colombian police say.
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Colombian rebels 'to keep weapons'

Saturday, September 7th 2013, 0:24

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says Farc rebels would be able to keep their weapons until a peace agreement was ratified in a referendum.
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VIDEO: Colombian farmers clash with police

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 3:33

Colombia's nationwide farmers protest broke out into violence again on Tuesday.
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Colombia army arrests six ELN rebels

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 14:22

Six rebels of the National Liberation Army are arrested in eastern Colombia on suspicion of launching a deadly attack which left 14 soldiers dead.
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VIDEO: Troops deployed on streets of Bogota

Saturday, August 31st 2013, 3:54
related places: Bogota

Colombia is deploying troops in the capital, Bogota, following violent protests in support of a strike by small-scale farmers.
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Colombia troops to patrol Bogota

Friday, August 30th 2013, 20:07
related places: Bogota

Colombia is deploying troops in the capital, Bogota, following violent protests in support of a strike by small-scale farmers.
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Colombia protesters back farmers

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 22:21

Thousands of people protest in the Colombian capital in support of small-scale farmers and against the government's agricultural policies.
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Colombia 'ready to talk to ELN'

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 8:32

President Juan Manuel Santos says Colombia is ready to begin peace talks with the country's second-largest rebel group, the ELN.
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Colombia farm strike deal offered

Wednesday, August 28th 2013, 21:46

The Colombian government offers concessions to small-scale farmers on strike for more than a week, including better prices for their products.
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Canadian hostage freed in Colombia

Tuesday, August 27th 2013, 21:39
related countries: Canada Canada

Colombia's second largest rebel group, the ELN, frees Canadian Gernot Wober, who they took hostage seven months ago.
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Colombian government to meet farmers

Tuesday, August 27th 2013, 13:18

The Colombian government agrees to enter into talks with farmers in an attempt to end a nine-day strike which is paralysing parts of the country.
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Colombian soldiers killed in ambush

Sunday, August 25th 2013, 2:12

Colombian Farc rebels have killed at least 13 soldiers in an ambush, the army says, although the two sides are due to resume peace talks soon.
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Colombia agricultural strike spreads

Saturday, August 24th 2013, 18:19

A strike by agricultural and farm workers in Colombia continues, with protesters blocking roads and demanding subsidies and lower fuel prices.
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Colombia recalls peace talks team

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 23:34

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos says he has recalled government negotiators "immediately" after Farc rebels announced a "pause" in peace talks.
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VIDEO: Milk and fire in Colombia protests

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 19:06

Farmers and truck workers in Colombia have clashed with police over the government's agricultural and economic policies.
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Nicaragua to drill for Caribbean oil

Friday, August 16th 2013, 3:53
related countries: Nicaragua Nicaragua

Nicaragua says it will begin drilling for oil and gas off its Caribbean coast in an area that belonged to Colombia until last year.
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Mammal carnivore is major discovery

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 14:29
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador, United States United States

US scientists describe a new animal living in the cloud forests of Colombia and Ecuador - the first new mammal carnivore species to be identified in the Western hemisphere in 35 years.
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