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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 to decriminalise ecstasy

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 1:00

Colombia's Justice Minister, Ruth Stella Correa, says a new drugs bill will decriminalise the personal use of synthetic drugs, such as ecstasy.
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VIDEO: A modern tribe claims rights in Colombia

Friday, January 25th 2013, 10:04

A group of young people in central Colombia, that see themselves as members of the traditional Muisca tribe, is asking the government to give them official recognition.
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Farc: Peace talks are accelerating

Friday, January 25th 2013, 1:58

Colombia's Farc spokesman Jesus Santrich says common ground on land reform is being found and the parts are advancing "in the rhythm of mambo".
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Colombia Farc rebels end truce

Sunday, January 20th 2013, 17:31

Colombia's Farc rebels end their two-month-long unilateral ceasefire hours after the president said security forces were prepared for possible attacks.
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Colombia warns Farc over truce

Saturday, January 19th 2013, 22:03

Colombia's president says the security forces are prepared for possible attacks by Farc rebels, as their unilateral ceasefire is due to expire.
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Colombia ELN kidnaps mine workers

Friday, January 18th 2013, 18:36

ELN rebels in northern Colombia have kidnapped five workers from a mining company, three of them foreigners, the army says.
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Farc ceasefire 'to end on Sunday'

Monday, January 14th 2013, 16:47
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

Farc rebels say their ceasefire will end on Sunday, as peace talks with the government of Colombia resume in Havana.
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Colombia seeks 'faster' Farc talks

Monday, January 14th 2013, 1:12
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana, Humberto

Leading Colombian government negotiator Humberto de la Calle calls for a faster pace to peace negotiations with Farc rebels in Havana.
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Colombian ex-leader investigated

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 11:20

Colombia's attorney general's office reopens a preliminary criminal investigation against former president Alvaro Uribe for alleged links with paramilitaries.
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Honduras envoy 'sorry' for party

Monday, January 7th 2013, 9:18
related countries: Honduras Honduras

The Honduran ambassador to Colombia, sacked after a wild alcohol-fuelled Christmas party on embassy premises, accepts responsibility.
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Ambassador sacked over wild party

Sunday, January 6th 2013, 0:21
related countries: Honduras Honduras

Honduras sacks its ambassador to Colombia, Carlos Rodriguez, after a wild alcohol-fuelled Christmas party on embassy premises.
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VIDEO: Bullet-proof vests for US children

Saturday, January 5th 2013, 9:10
related countries: United States United States

A firm in Colombia which makes bullet-proof vests is now creating body armour for children.
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Honduras investigates wild party

Saturday, January 5th 2013, 8:01
related countries: Honduras Honduras

Honduras is investigating reports of a wild Christmas party attended by prostitutes at its embassy in the Colombian capital.
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Air strike 'kills 13 Farc rebels'

Tuesday, January 1st 2013, 18:45
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Antioquia

The Colombian Air Force says it has killed 13 Farc rebels in an attack on a camp in Antioquia province, as peace talks are due to resume in Cuba.
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Colombia: Nine 'killed at party'

Monday, December 31st 2012, 20:48
related places: Medellin

Police in Colombia finds the bodies of nine people apparently killed during a party on the outskirts of Medellin in a clash between drug gangs.
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VIDEO: Colombia hit by deadly landslide

Monday, December 31st 2012, 4:53
related places: Neiva

Rescue teams in Colombia have been searching for at least 25 people missing after a landslide cut off a road near the south-western city of Neiva.
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Colombia hit by deadly landslide

Sunday, December 30th 2012, 22:56
related places: Huila

Rescue workers in Colombia are looking for at least 25 people missing after a landslide in Huila province, which killed five people.
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US seeks 'drug lord' extradition

Saturday, December 29th 2012, 1:24
related countries: Argentina Argentina, United States United States
related places: Henry

US requests extradition of Henry de Jesus Lopez, one of Colombia's most wanted drug dealers, detained two months ago in Argentina.
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Sister of drug baron shot dead

Friday, December 28th 2012, 0:07
related places: Norte, Valle

The sister and widow of two Colombian drug barons from the Norte del Valle cartel is shot dead in the northeast of the country.
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Colombian general sentenced in US

Friday, December 14th 2012, 17:18
related countries: United States United States

A US court sentences Gen Mauricio Santoyo, who served as President Uribe's chief of security, to 13 years in jail for aiding paramilitaries.
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Cocaine found in breast implants

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 20:38
related places: Barcelona

A woman is arrested at Barcelona airport off a flight from Colombia with more than a kilo of cocaine concealed in her breast implants.
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VIDEO: Colombia's $6.6m LED light display

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 19:14
related places: Medellin

An LED light display worth $6.6m is switched on in the Colombian city of Medellin.
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Colombia bombs Farc rebel base

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 11:01

The Colombian military says it has killed at least 20 leftist Farc rebels in its biggest operation since peace talks began in October.
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Colombia sets deadline for Farc

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 5:55

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos sets a deadline of November 2013 for peace talks with the Farc rebels to clinch a deal.
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Shakira sued by former boyfriend

Sunday, December 2nd 2012, 11:00

Colombian singer Shakira is sued for $100m by her former boyfriend and business manager, who claims he is responsible for making her a global superstar.
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Colombia-Farc talks are adjourned

Friday, November 30th 2012, 1:46

The Colombian government and Farc rebels conclude the first stage of peace talks in Cuba and will resume their negotiations on 5 December.
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Colombia pulls out of world court

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 18:09
related countries: Nicaragua Nicaragua

Colombia announces it will no longer recognise the world court, following last week's decision to redraw the maritime border with Nicaragua.
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Rebels heard of truce 'too late'

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 23:55

Farc rebels in Colombia admit carrying out an attack a day after their leadership declared a truce, blaming poor media coverage for their lack of information.
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Farc optimistic about peace talks

Saturday, November 24th 2012, 21:45

Members of Colombia's Farc rebel group currently holding peace talks with the government say they are "highly optimistic" about the outcome.
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China hostages freed in Colombia

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 23:39
related countries: China China

Marxist rebel group Farc free four Chinese oil workers they had held for 17 months, days after peace talks with the Colombian government begin.
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UN gives Colombia disputed isles

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 1:59
related countries: Nicaragua Nicaragua

The UN's top court rules that several Caribbean islets belong to Colombia but expands a disputed maritime border in favour of Nicaragua.
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VIDEO: Colombia's Farc declares truce

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 1:04

Colombia's left-wing Farc rebels have declared a unilateral two-month ceasefire as they start peace talks with government negotiators.
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Colombia's Farc declares truce

Monday, November 19th 2012, 16:44

Colombia's left-wing Farc rebels declare a unilateral two-month ceasefire as they begin landmark peace talks with the government.
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Colombian rebels announce truce

Monday, November 19th 2012, 15:11
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

Colombia's left-wing Farc rebels announce a unilateral Christmas ceasefire, on the first day of peace talks in Cuba.
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Three held over Colombia killings

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 20:14

Three men are arrested on suspicion of killing 10 Colombian farm workers in an attack suspected to have been ordered by a jailed gang leader.
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Colombia peace talks pushed back

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 20:11

Peace talks between the Colombian government and Farc rebels are put back until Monday, with both sides citing "technical" issues.
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