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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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Colombian police clash with tribe

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 20:30

More than 20 people are injured in Colombia as police drive tribesmen from the army post they were occupying.
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Indigenous Colombians expel army

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 0:34

About 100 Colombian soldiers are driven from their base by an indigenous group who say the army attracts attacks by Farc rebels.
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Colombia air force plane located

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 22:35
related places: Cauca

The Colombian Air Force has located one of its planes which went missing on Wednesday, both crew are dead.
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Indigenous Colombians defy rebels

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 20:23

Indigenous groups in south-western Colombia confront Farc rebels and the security forces fighting them to demand both groups leave the area.
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Garcia Marquez 'is losing memory'

Saturday, July 7th 2012, 7:58

The brother of Gabriel Garcia Marquez says the Colombian writer and Nobel laureate is suffering from dementia and has stopped writing.
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Colombia arrests 'drug dealer'

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 19:43

Colombian officials release details of the arrest of suspected drug dealer Camilo Torres at his lavish wedding party.
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Colombia general turns himself in

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 16:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bogota

A Colombian police general, who was the head of security for the former President Alvaro Uribe, hands himself in to US counter-narcotics agents in Bogota and is flown to the US to face charges of drug trafficking.
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VIDEO: Traffic light to help stop cancer

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 14:20
related places: Bogota

A new traffic light device has been created to alert residents of Colombia's capital city, Bogota, to the dangers of excessive exposure to sunlight.
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Colombia's Pablo Escobar drama a hit

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 6:44

Colombian TV revisits life of drug lord Pabolo Escobar
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Colombian general on drugs charge

Monday, June 18th 2012, 23:18

The retired police general who was in charge of security for former Colombian President Uribe denies he was involved in drug trafficking.
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In pictures: Colombia's indigenous games

Monday, June 18th 2012, 2:15

Arrows, slings and tops at Colombia's indigenous games
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Colombia volcano spits out ash

Sunday, June 17th 2012, 23:03

Volcanologists in Colombia warn of the activity of the Nevado del Ruiz volcano as a plume of ash and smoke continues to rise from its crater.
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Gold overtakes drugs as source of Colombia rebel funds

Sunday, June 17th 2012, 0:10

Colombia rebels turn to gold mining for funds
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Colombia passes peace talks law

Friday, June 15th 2012, 4:34

Colombia's Congress passes a law that could pave the way for talks with leftist rebels, in a significant shift in government policy.
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Top Colombian drug lord arrested

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 23:04
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Los Rastrojos

Top Colombian drug lord Diego Perez Henao, leader of the fast-growing Los Rastrojos cartel, is arrested in neighbouring Venezuela.
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Colombians shocked by rape case

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 21:59
related places: Bogota

Thousands of people march in the Colombian capital, Bogota, to demand justice in a case of rape and murder that has shocked the country.
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Colombian acid attack victims seek justice

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 23:25

Colombia acid attack victims demand justice
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French reporter freed in Colombia

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 21:16
related countries: France France

Colombia's Farc rebels release French journalist Romeo Langlois, who was abducted during an ambush last month.
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VIDEO: Drug submarine seized in Colombia

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 12:39

Colombian authorities seized a submarine on Tuesday intended for use in drug trafficking, according to local media reports.
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VIDEO: Buried alive: Extreme protest in Colombia

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 1:32
related places: Aguachica

Residents from the northern Colombian town of Aguachica have been protesting against evictions by burying themselves in the ground.
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First images of abducted reporter

Monday, May 28th 2012, 19:10
related countries: France France, Venezuela Venezuela

Colombia's Farc rebels release a tape, broadcast on Venezuelan TV, showing the first images of the abducted French journalist, Romeo Langlois.
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Rebels to free French reporter

Sunday, May 27th 2012, 18:00
related countries: France France

Colombia's Farc rebels say French journalist Romeo Langlois, who was captured a month ago, will be released on Wednesday.
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Colombia troops jailed for murder

Saturday, May 26th 2012, 4:38

Six Colombian soldiers are jailed for killing a man and passing him off as a guerrilla killed in combat, in order to gain extra holiday and promotion.
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Bomb 'targets Colombia ex-leader'

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 20:23
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Buenos Aires

A bomb is found hidden in a lamp at a theatre in Buenos Aires, Argentina, ahead of a speech to be given there by Colombian ex-President Alvaro Uribe.
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Farc kills 12 Colombian soldiers

Monday, May 21st 2012, 21:31
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Farc rebels have killed 12 Colombian soldiers in an ambush near the Venezuelan border, in one of the deadliest attacks this year, officials say.
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Bomb revives Colombia's bitter memories

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 10:25

Colombian capital relives bitter memories of violence
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Bogota hit by deadly explosion

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 23:48
related places: Bogota

An explosion targeting a former minister in the Colombian capital Bogota kills at least two people and injures dozens more.
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Colombia-US trade pact in force

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 9:24
related countries: United States United States

A free trade agreement between the US and Colombia takes effect five years after being signed, with Colombian flowers the first goods to be sent.
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Farc 'agree to release reporter'

Sunday, May 13th 2012, 22:21
related countries: France France

Colombia's Farc rebels say they will release captured French journalist Romeo Langlois to the Red Cross and an envoy of President-elect Hollande.
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HSBC sells South American units

Friday, May 11th 2012, 20:16
related countries: Paraguay Paraguay, Peru Peru, United States United States

HSBC sells units in Colombia, Peru, Uruguay and Paraguay to Banco GNB Sudameris for $400m.
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VIDEO: Colombian ex-guerillas turn to fashion

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 16:12

Former paramilitary group members in Colombia have exchanged their weapons for sewing machines.
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'No deal' with Farc on journalist

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 20:31
related countries: France France

Colombian officials dismiss demands made by Farc rebels believed to be holding a French journalist in exchange for his release.
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Colombian 'drug lord' surrenders

Monday, May 7th 2012, 19:54
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United States United States

A man who is accused of leading one of the most influential drug gangs in Colombia hands himself in to US counter-narcotics agents in Aruba.
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'Farc rebels' make kidnap claim

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 18:50
related countries: France France

A Colombian woman claiming to be a Farc rebel says the left-wing guerrilla group is holding missing French journalist Romeo Langlois as a "prisoner of war".
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