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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: news

Colombia siege man seized

Wednesday, May 21st 2008, 23:05

Police arrest a man who had taken people hostage in an office in Colombia's capital, demanding pension payments.
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Farc captive calls for surrender

Tuesday, May 20th 2008, 3:00

A top commander in Colombia's Farc urges other rebels to follow her example and surrender.
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Top Farc woman surrenders

Monday, May 19th 2008, 7:12

A senior Farc rebel commander known as "Karina" hands herself over to Colombia's authorities.
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Friday, May 16th 2008, 3:08
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Bogota

Colombia did not fake computer files which it alleges connect rebels to Venezuela and Ecuador, Interpol says.
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Colombian sends ex-warlords to US

Tuesday, May 13th 2008, 21:57
related countries: United States United States

Colombia extradites 14 former paramilitary bosses to face drugs charges in the US after they violated a peace deal.
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Colombia massacre troops jailed

Thursday, May 8th 2008, 8:22

A Colombian army colonel and 14 soldiers are sentenced to up to 54 years for killing undercover police in 2006.
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Colombia extradites militia head

Wednesday, May 7th 2008, 15:15
related countries: United States United States

Colombia extradites a former paramilitary leader to the US to face drug-trafficking charges.
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US charges Russian 'arms dealer'

Tuesday, May 6th 2008, 17:56
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

The US charges alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout with terrorism for trying to sell arms to Colombia's Farc.
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Colombian police catch drugs twin

Friday, May 2nd 2008, 19:08

Police in Colombia say they have captured the top trafficker Miguel Angel Mejia - days after killing his twin.
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Colombian 'drug lord killed'

Wednesday, April 30th 2008, 8:08

Colombian police say they have killed one of the country's most notorious criminals, Victor Manuel Mejia.
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Colombia leader's cousin arrested

Wednesday, April 23rd 2008, 3:04
related places: Uribe

A cousin of the Colombian president is arrested over alleged paramilitary ties, after a failed asylum bid.
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Colombia downgrades volcano alert

Wednesday, April 16th 2008, 6:28

Colombia downgrades a state of alert declared after a volcano showed signs of erupting.
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Bush anger over Colombian deal

Monday, April 14th 2008, 16:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

A free trade deal between the US and Colombia will be "dead" unless Congress takes action, President Bush warns.
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Colombian blocks US extradition

Friday, April 11th 2008, 23:21
related countries: United States United States

A Colombian court temporarily blocks the extradition to the US of former paramilitary boss Carlos Jimenez.
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House defies Bush on Colombia

Thursday, April 10th 2008, 22:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bush

The US House of Representatives defies President Bush by delaying action on free trade deal with Colombia.
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Ecuador's military chiefs resign

Wednesday, April 9th 2008, 21:18
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

Ecuador's top four military commanders resign after the president accuses the military of aiding Colombia.
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Ecuador defence minister resigns

Wednesday, April 9th 2008, 15:45
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

Ecuador's defence minister resigns unexpectedly amid a row with neighbouring Colombia over a cross-border raid.
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France calls off Colombia mission

Tuesday, April 8th 2008, 22:14
related countries: France France

France halts a medical mission seeking to help hostage Ingrid Betancourt, after Farc rebels deny access.
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French demand Betancourt release

Sunday, April 6th 2008, 15:24
related countries: France France
related places: Marches

Marches are held in France to call for the release of French-Colombian Farc hostage Ingrid Betancourt.
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Sarkozy 'may join hostage effort'

Friday, April 4th 2008, 19:40

France's president would go to Colombia's border if it would help free hostage Ingrid Betancourt, a minister says.
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Mission launched for Betancourt

Thursday, April 3rd 2008, 13:01

A humanitarian mission is under way to try to bring medical aid to a sick hostage held by rebels in Colombia.
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Farc hostage needs help 'in hours'

Wednesday, April 2nd 2008, 12:55

Colombian hostage Ingrid Betancourt needs a blood transfusion within hours to stay alive, her son says.
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'Ecuador incursion' into Colombia

Tuesday, April 1st 2008, 8:13
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador
related places: Quito

Colombia condemns "an incursion by an Ecuadorean military helicopter" which Quito says was accidental.
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Venezuela bombs drugs airstrips

Monday, March 31st 2008, 9:39
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela launches an operation to destroy clandestine airstrips used to transport Colombian cocaine.
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Plane on stand-by for Betancourt

Sunday, March 30th 2008, 19:25
related countries: France France

France sends a plane to French Guiana in case Ingrid Betancourt, held hostage by Colombian rebels, is freed.
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Colombia offers Farc hostage deal

Friday, March 28th 2008, 6:29

Colombia offers to suspend jail terms of Farc rebels if they release Ingrid Betancourt and other hostages.
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Colombia blames rebels for raids

Thursday, March 27th 2008, 1:58
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

Colombia says suspected left-wing rebels based in Ecuador have carried out cross border attacks on farmers.
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Ecuador concern at raid death

Tuesday, March 25th 2008, 10:16
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

Ecuador voices "grave concern" as Colombia confirms an Ecuadorean was killed in a cross-border raid.
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Ecuadorean death report confirmed

Monday, March 24th 2008, 4:27

Colombia confirms that an Ecuadorean was killed when its troops attacked a rebel camp in a cross-border raid.
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Ecuador warns Colombia on raid

Saturday, March 22nd 2008, 23:16
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

Ecuador's president warns of diplomatic tension if an Ecuadorean is found among victims of a Colombian raid.
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Bush pushes Colombia trade deal

Wednesday, March 19th 2008, 6:05
related countries: United States United States

US President George W Bush again urges the US Congress to approve a free trade deal with Colombia.
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Andean row agreement reached

Tuesday, March 18th 2008, 10:34
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

OAS foreign ministers agree a text deploring Colombia's raid on rebels in Ecuador that sparked border tensions.
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Fans flock to border peace show

Monday, March 17th 2008, 9:55
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Thousands attend a concert on the Colombian-Venezuelan border after the region's worst diplomatic crisis in years.
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Colombia to pay ex-rebel reward

Friday, March 14th 2008, 23:36

The Colombian government is to pay a $2.5m reward to a Farc rebel who killed his boss, the defence minister says.
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