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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 rebels 'have reporter'

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 9:18
related countries: France France

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says there are "clear indications" Farc rebels are holding French journalist Romeo Langlois.
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Colombia hunts missing journalist

Sunday, April 29th 2012, 19:01
related countries: France France

France's foreign minister says a French journalist who went missing after a clash between Colombia's Farc rebels and soldiers has been "taken prisoner".
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Journalist missing in Farc raid

Sunday, April 29th 2012, 4:56

A French journalist goes missing as Colombia's Farc rebels kill four soldiers trying to destroy cocaine laboratories in the southern Caqueta region.
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New rules for US Secret Service

Saturday, April 28th 2012, 1:13
related countries: United States United States

The US Secret Service tightens rules on drinking and behaviour on foreign trips, as it battles with the fallout from a sex scandal in Colombia.
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Farc rebels kill eight in attacks

Friday, April 27th 2012, 21:45

The authorities in Colombia say left-wing Farc rebels have killed eight people including a baby in two separate attacks in the south of the country.
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Colombia army on call to fight flooding

Friday, April 27th 2012, 0:25

Colombia's army engineers battle to repair defences
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Vice scandal 'did not risk Obama'

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 16:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Senate

US President Barack Obama was not endangered by a prostitution scandal involving a dozen Secret Service agents in Colombia, a Senate panel is told.
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Colombia anger at sex tourism taint

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 10:23
related countries: United States United States

Anger grows in Colombia at US sex scandal fallout
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Obama slams 'knucklehead' agents

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 8:02
related countries: United States United States

President Obama describes US Secret Service agents caught up in the Colombia sex scandal as "knuckleheads", saying that most do an "incredible" job.
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Monday, April 23rd 2012, 20:13

An internal White House probe finds no link between its staff and the Secret Service scandal in Colombia, President Obama's spokesman says.
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Colombia seizes 'rebel cocaine'

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 0:34

More than two tonnes of cocaine and drug-making equipment believed to belong to Farc rebels are seized in southern Colombia, the army says.
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Colombia scandal claims more jobs

Saturday, April 21st 2012, 1:45
related countries: United States United States

The US Secret Service says three more employees are resigning over the prostitution scandal at an international summit in Colombia last weekend.
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Colombia prostitute tells of row

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 13:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: Cartagena

A woman at the centre of the US Secret Service prostitution scandal in Colombia asked for $800 (£500) for one night in Cartagena, a US report says.
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US agents leave over sex scandal

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 5:47
related countries: United States United States

Three members of the US Secret Service are leaving the agency following a prostitution scandal in Colombia ahead of President Obama's visit.
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US Secret Service scandal widens

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 1:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Cartagena

A prostitution scandal involving US Secret Service agents in Cartagena, Colombia, involved as many as 20 women, US Senator Susan Collins says.
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Colombia scandal 'embarrasses' US

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 2:12
related countries: United States United States

Allegations that US Secret Service agents consorted with prostitutes in Colombia have "let the boss down", says the US military's top officer.
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Panorama: Glencore mines probe

Monday, April 16th 2012, 17:31
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Glencore, the multi-billion pound commodity giant, stands accused of profiting from child labour in a mine in the Congo, and paying the associates of paramilitary killers in Colombia.
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Obama opposes drug legalisation

Saturday, April 14th 2012, 23:15
related places: Cartagena

US President Barack Obama warns of the dangers of legalising drugs ahead of an Americas summit in Colombia discussing the issue.
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US Secret Service agents recalled

Saturday, April 14th 2012, 3:46
related countries: United States United States

Several US Secret Service agents in Colombia to provide security for President Barack Obama are recalled amid allegations of misconduct.
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Colombian out of World Bank race

Friday, April 13th 2012, 21:41

Colombia's Jose Antonio Ocampo pulls out of the race to be the next World Bank president, calling the selection process a "political exercise".
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VIDEO: A gift for Obama - Demo the donkey

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 14:52
related countries: United States United States

A village in Colombia is making ready a present for the US President's visit to Colombia for the Summit of the Americas - a little donkey called Demo.
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Venezuela tries alleged drug lord

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 9:07
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Caracas

The trial begins in Venezuela of alleged top cocaine trafficker Walid Makled, 11 months after he was sent back to Caracas by Colombia.
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Farc leader: 'We're not weakened'

Sunday, April 8th 2012, 0:36

A leader of the Colombian left-wing Farc rebel group denies claims the movement has been weakened, as it kills six soldiers at a military checkpoint.
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VIDEO: Colombian rats sniff out landmines

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 12:05

With almost 10,000 victims of landmines in the last 20 years, authorities in Colombia are now training rats to sniff out landmines.
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Colombia hostages recount ordeal

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 8:49

Colombian soldiers and police speaking a day after being released by rebels tell of years chained to each other and the constant fear of death.
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Colombia Farc hostages released

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 16:52

The last 10 police and military hostages held by Colombia's Farc rebels are released after more than a decade but an unknown number of civilians remain in captivity.
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Ecuador boycotts Americas summit

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 4:53
related countries: Cuba Cuba, Ecuador Ecuador

President Rafael Correa of Ecuador says he will boycott this month's Summit of the Americas in Colombia because Cuba is not invited.
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VIDEO: Farc hostages flown to freedom

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 0:06

Colombia's leftist Farc rebels have released their last 10 police and military hostages.
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Colombia drug law change proposed

Friday, March 30th 2012, 1:44

Lawmakers in Colombia propose decriminalising the cultivation of the coca leaf and marijuana to deprive traffickers of revenue.
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Colombia attack kills Farc rebels

Monday, March 26th 2012, 18:53

Colombia's armed forces kill at least 35 Farc guerrillas in the eastern Meta region, in the latest setback for the rebel group.
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Murray eases past Falla in Miami

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 21:38
related places: Miami

Great Britain's Andy Murray beats Colombian Alejandro Falla to book a spot in the third round of the Miami Masters.
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Colombian soldiers die in attack

Sunday, March 18th 2012, 1:29
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Ten Colombian soldiers and an officer are killed in an ambush by suspected Farc rebels in the south-east near the border with Venezuela.
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VIDEO: 'Sleeping lion' volcano stirs

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 15:33

Plumes of smoke and ash from Colombia's Nevado del Ruiz volcano are worrying nearby villagers, but authorities say the activity falls within acceptable and safe boundaries.
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Transport protest chaos in Bogota

Saturday, March 10th 2012, 1:46
related places: Bogota

Protesters demanding improvements in the public bus system clash with police and paralyse transport in the Colombian capital, Bogota.
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