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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 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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No Americas Summit place for Cuba

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 2:10
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

After talks with President Raul Castro in Havana, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says he will not invite Cuba to next month's Americas Summit.
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Colombia 'gang gun dealer' caught

Monday, March 5th 2012, 23:13

Police in Colombia arrest a businessman they accuse of providing a powerful criminal gang with weapons and communications equipment.
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Three killed by bomb in Colombia

Sunday, March 4th 2012, 2:13

A child and two soldiers are killed in a bomb attack in eastern Colombia which officials blame on the largest left-wing rebel group, the Farc.
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Colombia chief prosecutor quits

Saturday, March 3rd 2012, 0:34

Colombia's chief prosecutor Viviane Morales stands down after a court rules her election invalid, but defends her role in tackling corruption cases.
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VIDEO: Colombia rebels in hostage pledge

Monday, February 27th 2012, 6:35

Colombia's left-wing Farc rebel group says it will free 10 members of the security forces it holds hostage and abandon kidnappings for ransom.
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Colombia rebels in hostage pledge

Sunday, February 26th 2012, 20:45

Colombia's largest left-wing rebel group, the Farc, announces it will abandon kidnappings and free 10 members of the security forces it holds hostage.
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Tropical fish drugs pair jailed

Friday, February 24th 2012, 16:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two men who tried to smuggle cocaine with a street value of £1.6m from Colombia to the UK in bags of tropical fish, killing thousands of fish in the process, are jailed.
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Friday, February 24th 2012, 2:24

Relatives of hostages held by Colombia's Farc guerrilla group have taken part in a marathon radio programme to raise awareness of their plight.
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Cuba eyes Americas Summit place

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 1:47
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States

Cuba says it will attend the Summit of the Americas in Colombia if it is invited despite US objections, but will not rejoin the Organisation of American States.
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Dead priests 'hired own killers'

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 18:35
related places: Bogota

Two Colombian priests shot dead in Bogota a year ago hired the assassins who killed them after one was diagnosed with Aids, prosecutors say.
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Colombia seizes rebel explosives

Sunday, February 12th 2012, 0:36

A tip-off by demobilised rebels leads Colombian security forces to a large cache of explosives and weapons hidden in a jungle camp.
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