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Colombia police in wiretap probe

Saturday, February 21st 2009, 23:59

Colombia's secret police are under investigation over claims rogue agents may have tapped phones and passed data to the mafia.
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'More tribe killings' in Colombia

Thursday, February 12th 2009, 20:48

Claims of 10 members of the Awa tribe in Colombia being killed, after the reported murder last week of 17.
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UN urges Colombia killings probe

Wednesday, February 11th 2009, 12:44

The UN refugee agency calls on Colombia to investigate the reported murder of 17 indigenous people.
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Colombia rebels free politician

Thursday, February 5th 2009, 23:19

Left-wing Farc rebels in Colombia release a politician they had been holding for almost seven years, the Red Cross says.
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'Key drugs player' held in Mexico

Thursday, February 5th 2009, 7:38
related countries: Mexico Mexico, United States United States

Mexican police say they have arrested a top official in a powerful cartel that trafficks cocaine from Colombia to the US.
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Colombia's Farc free ex-governor

Tuesday, February 3rd 2009, 23:14

Colombian Farc rebels release a former provincial governor held hostage since 2001 in the jungle, the Red Cross says.
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Colombia Farc hostages released

Monday, February 2nd 2009, 7:05

Colombia's Farc rebels set free four members of the security forces they had been holding hostage in the jungle.
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Farc 'set to free hostages'

Wednesday, January 28th 2009, 23:32

Colombia's main leftist rebel group, the Farc, plans to release several top hostages on Sunday, a prominent politician says.
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Bomb blast hits Colombian capital

Wednesday, January 28th 2009, 6:19
related places: Bogota

At least two people are killed and 20 injured by a bomb blast in the Colombian capital, Bogota, police say.
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Togo sends 'drug smuggler' to US

Friday, January 16th 2009, 10:02
related countries: Togo Togo, United States United States

The Togolese government agrees to extradite a suspected Colombian drugs kingpin to the US.
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Colombia Farc attack 'kills four'

Wednesday, January 14th 2009, 9:36

Colombian officials say a Farc rebel attack has killed killed three children and a woman, as two more rebels desert.
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Colombian drug lord shot in Spain

Friday, January 9th 2009, 7:08
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

Leonidas Vargas, a once powerful Colombian drug trafficker, is shot dead in his hospital bed in the Spanish capital Madrid.
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US cartoon provokes Colombia ire

Thursday, January 8th 2009, 11:57
related countries: United States United States

Colombian coffee growers plan to sue a US cartoonist for a cartoon they say links their main advertising figure with violence.
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City reborn

Sunday, January 4th 2009, 16:38
related places: Medellin

Colombia's Medellin cashes in on its drug baron past
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Farc 'will release six hostages'

Sunday, December 21st 2008, 22:38

Colombian leftist rebels say they will release six hostages being held in jungle camps in the next few days.
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Colombia war data 'unbelievable'

Saturday, December 13th 2008, 20:26

Colombian government figures on guerrillas killed, captured or surrendered are vastly exaggerated, a rights group says.
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New French life for Colombia rebel

Wednesday, December 10th 2008, 11:07
related countries: France France

A deserter from Colombia's rebel Farc group arrives in France with former hostage Ingrid Betancourt to begin a new life.
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Betancourt makes Colombia return

Sunday, November 30th 2008, 2:30

Ingrid Betancourt, who was held hostage by Farc rebels in Colombia for six years, makes a surprise visit to the country.
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Marches urge Farc hostage release

Saturday, November 29th 2008, 0:07

Thousands of people march in Colombia and other countries demanding freedom for hostages held by Colombia's Farc rebels.
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Colombia volcano claims 10 lives

Sunday, November 23rd 2008, 4:38

At least 10 people have died after a volcano erupted in a remote region of southern Colombia, the government confirms.
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US convicts Syrian arms dealer

Thursday, November 20th 2008, 20:33
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

A Syrian-born arms dealer is convicted by a US court of conspiring to sell weapons to left-wing Colombian rebels.
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Colombian scam suspect extradited

Thursday, November 20th 2008, 15:36
related countries: Panama Panama

Panama extradites a Colombian suspected of running the country's biggest pyramid finance scheme.
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Panama 'holds Colombia scam boss'

Thursday, November 20th 2008, 7:38
related countries: Panama Panama

Panama has arrested a Colombian suspected of running a collapsed pyramid finance scheme, reports say.
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'I lost my money'

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 17:11

Colombia scam victim tells how she was taken in
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Colombia bids to halt scam crisis

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 6:34

Colombia's government takes emergency steps to stem unrest and help hundreds of people who lost money in pyramid schemes.
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Hitmen 'killed matadors' horses'

Tuesday, November 11th 2008, 11:35
related countries: Spain Spain

Three matadors are on trial in Spain accused of hiring Colombian hitmen to kill 12 horses belonging to a rival.
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Plan Colombia misses coca target

Thursday, November 6th 2008, 1:46
related countries: United States United States

A $6bn US aid plan for Colombia fails to reach its target of halving drug production in the country, a Congressional report says.
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Colombian army commander resigns

Tuesday, November 4th 2008, 17:59

Colombia's top military commander resigns following a probe into the extrajudicial killings of civilians.
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Colombia sacks troops over deaths

Thursday, October 30th 2008, 7:37

Colombia sacks three generals and 24 other soldiers after an investigation implicates the army in the killing of civilians.
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Colombia aims to reward ex-rebel

Tuesday, October 28th 2008, 8:15
related countries: France France

A Farc guerrilla who led a hostage to freedom may be rewarded with almost half a million dollars and a new life in France, officials say.
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Farc hostage escapes with guard

Sunday, October 26th 2008, 22:03

A Colombian ex-congressman thought to have been rescued by the army from Farc rebels says he escaped with his guard.
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Colombian army frees Farc hostage

Sunday, October 26th 2008, 16:44

Colombia's army rescues former member of Congress Oscar Tulio Lizcano, held by left-wing Farc rebels since 2000.
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Huge cocaine seizure in Colombia

Sunday, October 26th 2008, 3:48
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Colombian police seize cocaine with a street value of $200m which was reportedly about to be sent to Mexico.
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Colombian 'killings' shake army

Saturday, October 25th 2008, 5:20

Three Colombian colonels have been sacked for their alleged involvement in extrajudicial killings of poor homeless men.
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Colombia spying row head quits

Friday, October 24th 2008, 0:20

The head of Colombian intelligence steps down after admitting that opponents of the president were monitored.
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Colombia hails end of drugs ring

Wednesday, October 22nd 2008, 11:57
related places: Asia

A two-year police operation has dismantled a drug-trafficking ring operating from South America to Asia, Colombian officials say.
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Colombian drug baron admits guilt

Saturday, October 18th 2008, 10:40
related countries: United States United States

A Colombian drugs trafficker admits being a leader of a powerful cartel that smuggled $10bn of cocaine into the US.
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