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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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VIDEO: Bullfighting divides Colombians

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 22:05
related places: Bogota

The mayor of Bogota wants to ban bullfighting saying it is an out of date practice that glorifies animal abuse.
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Colombia rejects rebel talks bid

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 10:36

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos demands "clear acts of peace" before any talks with Farc rebels can be considered.
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Colombia rebels make talks offer

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 4:17

Colombia's largest left-wing rebel group, the Farc, says it is willing to restart talks with the government.
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Gang threatens Colombian police

Monday, January 9th 2012, 1:43

After the killing by police of its leader last week, Colombia's Urabenos criminal gang offers rewards for the murder of officers in retaliation.
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Colombia deportee returns to US

Saturday, January 7th 2012, 0:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: Texas

A 15-year-old runaway mistakenly deported to Colombia without any proof of residence finally returns home.
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Runaway teen deported to Colombia

Friday, January 6th 2012, 3:22
related countries: United States United States

The US and Colombia attempt to unravel the mystery of how a 14-year-old US runaway was deported to Colombia after giving officials a fake name.
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'Drug dealer' killed in Colombia

Monday, January 2nd 2012, 0:35

Colombian police kill one of the leaders of a powerful drug trafficking gang in the north of the country.
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Two die in Colombia bomb attack

Saturday, December 31st 2011, 18:13

A woman and her baby are killed in Colombia's southern Putumayo province in a bomb attack the authorities blame on left-wing rebels.
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VIDEO: Outdoor escalator for shanty town

Wednesday, December 28th 2011, 6:42

Residents of one of the poorest shantytowns in Colombia have been given a welcome Christmas present - an outdoor escalator system to help them get around.
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Medellin gets outdoor escalator

Tuesday, December 27th 2011, 1:48
related places: Medellin

Medellin in Colombia opens a giant outdoor escalator to connect a poor hillside neighbourhood with the city centre.
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Drug boss surrenders in Colombia

Saturday, December 24th 2011, 0:35

The boss of a criminal gang said to control much of Colombia's drugs trade hands himself to the authorities along with more than 280 members.
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Colombia fuel pipe blast kills 11

Friday, December 23rd 2011, 15:18

A fuel pipeline explodes in Colombia after apparently being pierced by thieves, killing at least 11 people and injuring dozens.
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Colombia troops jailed for murder

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 1:00

Colombia jails 15 soldiers for the 2006 murders of five young footballers, whom they tried to pass off as armed militants killed in a firefight.
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Spain porn director faces arrest

Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 10:55
related countries: Spain Spain

A Spanish court orders the arrest of film director Pablo Lapiedra after ruling he should be extradited to Colombia on child porn charges.
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VIDEO: Colombians feared dead after landslide

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 16:41

A landslide triggered by heavy rain sweeps away homes in south-western Colombia, killing a child and leaving 15 people missing.
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In Pictures: Flooding in Colombia

Friday, December 9th 2011, 20:39

Hundreds of thousands displaced by flooding in Colombia
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Colombian paramilitary surrenders

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 2:28

A Colombian former paramilitary leader and key witness to a 1997 massacre hands himself in to the authorities five years after demobilising.
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Colombia stages anti-Farc rallies

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 5:06

Tens of thousands of people protest across Colombia, demanding the release of many hostages held by the left-wing Farc rebels.
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VIDEO: Rally calls for Farc hostage release

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 2:47

Tens of thousands of people across Colombia have taken part in protests against the left wing Farc rebel group.
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In pictures: Colombia protests

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 21:12

Protesters in Colombia demand Farc rebels release their hostages
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Colombia uncovers 'ghost pupils'

Friday, December 2nd 2011, 10:23

Colombia's government paid millions of dollars in education subsidies for students who never attended class, an audit finds.
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Colombia jails soldier for murder

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 1:03

A Colombian soldier is sentenced to 54 years in jail for murdering three civilians and then claiming the men were left-wing guerrillas.
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Colombia arrests 'girl abductors'

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 22:53

Three alleged members of a rebel group are arrested in Colombia on suspicion of kidnapping 10-year-old Nohora Valentina Munoz last September.
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VIDEO: New Farc leader top target in Colombia

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 4:06
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The Colombian leader will now be counting on Venezuela to help capture the leader of the Farc guerrillas, Rodrigo Londoño, alias "Timochenko".
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Venezuela arrests top 'drug boss'

Monday, November 28th 2011, 19:55
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan forces arrest Maximiliano Bonilla Orozco, alias Valenciano, accused of leading a key drug trafficking gang in Colombia.
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VIDEO: Escaped hostage arrives in Bogota

Monday, November 28th 2011, 3:18
related places: Bogota

A hostage who was the only survivor of a confrontation between Colombian government forces and Farc rebels has arrived in Bogota.
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Colombian hostage heads back home

Monday, November 28th 2011, 2:43

A Colombian policeman is reunited with his family after 12 years as a captive of Farc rebels, as the relatives of four other hostages who were killed mourn their loss.
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Colombian Farc kill four hostages

Sunday, November 27th 2011, 1:31

Colombia's left-wing Farc rebels kill four hostages after troops approach the camp in the southern Caqueta region - but a fifth escapes alive.
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VIDEO: Drug barons cash in on gold rush

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 2:32

Colombia's drug cartels turn to mining precious metal
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VIDEO: Cocaine use 'threatens Colombia'

Monday, November 21st 2011, 0:10

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos calls on foreign governments to take more responsibility for illegal drug use in their countries.
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Colombia rebel radio 'shut down'

Saturday, November 19th 2011, 19:14

Colombian troops shut down the main radio station operated by the Farc rebel group, the army says, ending 15 years of revolutionary broadcasts.
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VIDEO: Coffee science to cope with weather

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 20:07

Coffee growers in the Colombian Andes have resorted to modified beans to cope with change in weather.
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Colombia Farc rebels name leader

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 21:39

Colombian Farc rebels choose a new leader - known by the alias Timochenko - less than two weeks after their previous commander was killed by the security forces.
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