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Sevilla players robbed in Colombia

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 19:42
related countries: Spain Spain

Players from the Spanish Sevilla FC say around 120,000 euros worth of possessions were stolen while they played a match against Atletico Nacional in Colombia.
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Venezuela and Colombia repair ties

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 1:16
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The presidents of Venezuela and Colombia agree to work on improving relations after a row over the Venezuelan presidential election.
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Colombia leader vows to fight Farc

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 23:47

Colombia's president orders the army "not to stop shooting" until the conflict with the Farc rebels is over, after 15 soldiers are killed in an ambush.
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Fatal blast at Colombia nightclub

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 20:13
related places: Cucuta

A blast at a nightclub in the north-eastern Colombian city of Cucuta, possibly linked to drug gangs, leaves one person dead and at least 20 injured.
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Colombian soldiers die in clashes

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 7:00
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

At least 17 Colombian troops die in an ambush close to Venezuela's border, amid efforts to end the country's lingering conflict with Farc rebels.
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Farc offers to free 'US veteran'

Saturday, July 20th 2013, 7:42
related countries: United States United States

Colombia's Farc rebel group says it has captured a former US soldier and is willing to release him to prove its commitment to the current peace process.
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ELN rebels surrender in Colombia

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 0:22

Colombia's President Santos calls the surrender of 30 rebels of the ELN, the country's second largest armed group, "a major step towards peace".
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Farc: Colombia conflict nears end

Monday, July 15th 2013, 23:41

The chief negotiator for Colombia's Farc rebel movement says the five-decade-long armed conflict is nearing an end.
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Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 6:41

The political party linked to Colombia's left-wing Farc rebels has regained its legal status, meaning it can contest next year's elections.
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Colombia deports Mafia boss Pannunzi

Saturday, July 6th 2013, 23:07
related countries: Italy Italy

Roberto Pannunzi, accused of being Europe's most wanted drug trafficker, is arrested by Italian police after being deported from Colombia.
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Top 'mafia boss' caught in Colombia

Saturday, July 6th 2013, 7:29
related countries: Italy Italy

Colombian police say they have caught the alleged boss of Italy's Calabrian mafia, Roberto Pannunzi, who is wanted on drug trafficking charges.
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Colombia forces in hovercraft boost

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013, 12:32

An unlikely new weapon in Colombia's anti-insurgency
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Betancourt marks 2008 Farc escape

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 14:12
related countries: France France

French-Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt marks five years since her dramatic release by Farc militants, who held her for years in the jungle.
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Colombian rebels 'in merger talks'

Monday, July 1st 2013, 21:55

Colombia's largest armed groups say they have discussed their 'unification process', as peace talks between the government and Farc rebels resume.
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Colombia coca land 'drops by 25%'

Saturday, June 29th 2013, 0:15

Colombian land used for coca crops down by 25%
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Spanish tourists freed in Colombia

Saturday, June 15th 2013, 21:42
related countries: Spain Spain

Two kidnapped Spanish tourists are rescued by police in Colombia, as two people suspected of trying to collect a ransom are held in Spain.
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Colombia peace talks resume in Cuba

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 14:37
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Left-wing Farc rebels and representatives of the Colombian government resume peace talks in Cuba aimed at ending almost five decades of conflict.
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Colombia's graves with no name

Monday, June 10th 2013, 23:45

One man's struggle to give Colombia's victims a decent burial
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VIDEO: Meet Colombia's 'fisherman of the dead'

Monday, June 10th 2013, 23:16
related places: Bocas, Satinga

Since 2001 a former countryside ranger in the Colombian village of Bocas de Satinga has taken it upon himself to fish the bodies of people killed in fighting between left-wing guerrilla and right-wing paramilitaries out of the water as they float by
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Venezuela 'thwarts Colombian plot'

Monday, June 10th 2013, 21:46
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela's government says nine Colombian citizens with links to right-wing paramilitary groups were planning to kill President Nicolas Maduro.
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In pictures: Colombian prison island

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 0:56

Nature reclaims island with a harsh prison past
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Farc denies threatening trade unions

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 9:43

Left-wing Farc rebels in Colombia deny issuing death threats against trade unionists and blame "right-wing forces" for the threats.
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Colombia says Maduro claims 'crazy'

Friday, May 31st 2013, 23:02
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Colombia rejects as "crazy" allegations made earlier this week that it is trying to destabilise Venezuela, in the latest diplomatic row.
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Monaco sign Atletico striker Falcao

Friday, May 31st 2013, 17:52
related countries: Monaco Monaco, Spain Spain

Monaco seal the signing of Atletico Madrid's prolific Colombia striker Radamel Falcao for a reported £50m.
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Monaco close in on striker Falcao

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 17:27
related countries: France France, Monaco Monaco, Spain Spain

Monaco's owner Vadim Vasilyev says the club are closing in on a deal for Atletico Madrid's Colombia striker Radamel Falcao.
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Venezuela and Colombia row erupts

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 7:12
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

A row erupts between Venezuela and Colombia after Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos met Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles.
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Farc agrees Colombia land reform

Monday, May 27th 2013, 6:37

Colombia's government and Farc rebels say they have agreed on land reform, after months of talks on how to end five decades of conflict.
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Latam "gang of four" scrap tariffs

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 23:00
related countries: Chile Chile, Peru Peru

Four countries in Latin America - Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru - have agreed to scrap most of the tariffs on trade between their four countries.
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Farc deny kidnapping Spanish couple

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 19:15
related countries: Spain Spain

The Colombian rebel group Farc denies taking part in the kidnapping of two Spanish tourists in the north-east of the country last Friday.
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Spanish couple kidnapped in Colombia

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 22:46
related countries: Spain Spain, Venezuela Venezuela
related places: La Guajira

Two Spanish tourists are kidnapped in north-eastern Colombia while driving to a tourist attraction in La Guajira, near the Venezuelan border.
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Colombia's Farc want 'more time'

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 21:47

Colombia's main rebel group, the Farc, denies it is moving too slowly to end five decades of conflict, six months after peace talks began.
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VIDEO: Would-be robber struck by bus

Saturday, May 18th 2013, 2:33
related places: Bogota

A would-be robber had a lucky escape after he was struck by a bus, moments after he snatched a woman's mobile phone in Bogota, Colombia.
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Costa Rican president in jet scandal

Friday, May 17th 2013, 12:50
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica

Revelations that Costa Rica's president used a jet belonging to a Colombian with alleged links to drug trafficking have led to three resignations.
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VIDEO: Meet Colombia's female bodyguards

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 19:34

Women are now being recruited to Colombia's National Protection Unit as bodyguards - a role traditionally filled by men.
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Colombian fake nuns carried cocaine

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 14:51
related places: San Andres

Police in Colombia arrest three women disguised as nuns allegedly trying to smuggle drugs into the tourist island of San Andres.
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VIDEO: 'Nuns' arrested for smuggling cocaine

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 14:47
related places: San Andres

Police say they have arrested three women dressed as nuns who were trying to smuggle cocaine hidden under their habits through the Colombian island of San Andres.
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Uribe 'to take Maduro to court'

Sunday, May 5th 2013, 21:29
related countries: United States United States, Venezuela Venezuela

Ex-Colombian President Alvaro Uribe says he will take Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro to a regional human rights body over murder accusations.
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