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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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Colombia 'blocking militia probe'

Friday, October 17th 2008, 8:09

Human Rights Watch accuses the Colombian government of trying to sabotage an inquiry into paramilitary activity.
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Colombian police find stolen Goya

Tuesday, October 14th 2008, 9:45
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Francisco, Goya

An engraving by Spanish master Francisco de Goya is discovered a month after it was stolen, Colombian police say.
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US court jails Colombia militants

Friday, October 10th 2008, 1:55
related countries: United States United States

A US court has jailed two Colombian paramilitary leaders for 20 years, for drug-trafficking and money-laundering.
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Colombia drugs war exodus 'rises'

Wednesday, October 1st 2008, 10:31

A Colombian rights group says there has been a big jump in the number of displaced people, but the government disputes this.
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Colombia forces kill 'key rebel'

Tuesday, September 23rd 2008, 14:32

A Colombian guerrilla leader wanted for hundreds of deaths and kidnappings is killed by security forces, officials say.
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Spain seizes Colombia 'drug lord'

Friday, September 5th 2008, 23:38
related countries: Spain Spain

An alleged Colombian drugs lord, known as Beto the Gypsy, is arrested in Spain
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UK politician's gunpoint Colombian coffee ordeal

Friday, September 5th 2008, 9:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Columbia

An MP describes how he was held at gunpoint by guards in Columbia who mistook a jar of coffee whitener he was carrying for cocaine.
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Colombia court seeks Uribe arrest

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 21:25
related places: Uribe

A Colombian court orders the detention of President Uribe over wage policy, but the ruling is unlikely to be upheld.
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Changing world

Wednesday, August 27th 2008, 10:31

Why a Colombian rebel group decided to disarm
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Brazil hands 'drug baron' to US

Friday, August 22nd 2008, 20:24
related countries: United States United States

Brazil extradites the alleged leader of one of Colombia's most powerful drug cartels, Juan Carlos Ramirez Abadia, to the US.
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Red Cross probes emblem 'misuse'

Wednesday, August 6th 2008, 15:45

The ICRC voices concern over the apparent "deliberate misuse" by Colombia of its symbol during a hostage rescue mission.
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Bloody past

Saturday, August 2nd 2008, 10:49

Colombia confronts decade of paramilitary killings
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Colombia says US lenient on drugs

Saturday, August 2nd 2008, 1:14
related countries: United States United States

Colombian President Alvaro Uribe urges the US to give extradited drug traffickers longer prison sentences.
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Farc 'co-ordinator' freed on bail

Monday, July 28th 2008, 0:43
related countries: Spain Spain

A women arrested on suspicion of being the representative in Spain of Colombia's Farc rebel group is released on bail.
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Farc 'co-ordinator' held in Spain

Saturday, July 26th 2008, 21:11
related countries: Spain Spain

Spanish police say they have arrested the representative of the left-wing Colombian rebel group Farc.
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Bull-ring collapses in Colombia

Wednesday, July 23rd 2008, 10:31

A makeshift bull-fighting ring collapses in a town in southern Colombia, leaving several people injured.
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Bogota dreams

Sunday, July 20th 2008, 23:31

Colombia marches send rebels clear message
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Betancourt in plea to Farc rebels

Sunday, July 20th 2008, 22:09

Ingrid Betancourt urges Colombia's Farc rebels to free all hostages, as peace marches take place around the world.
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Colombia rebels kidnap 10 hostages

Saturday, July 19th 2008, 7:19

The Farc rebel group in Colombia kidnaps 10 people travelling by boat on a river in the north-west of the country.
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Colombia's Uribe calls off vote

Friday, July 18th 2008, 21:59
related places: Uribe

Colombia's leader Alvaro Uribe decides not to call a referendum to determine if there should be a new presidential poll.
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Nicaragua's Farc offer rebuffed

Friday, July 18th 2008, 0:51
related countries: Nicaragua Nicaragua
related places: Bogota

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's offer to talk to Colombia's Farc rebels is rejected by Bogota.
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French top honour for Betancourt

Sunday, July 13th 2008, 23:33
related countries: France France

Ex-hostage Ingrid Betancourt, who was rescued from Colombian rebels this month, is awarded France's Legion of Honour.
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Uribe and Chavez hail 'new era'

Saturday, July 12th 2008, 6:48
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Chavez

The leaders of Venezuela and Colombia say they want to put aside their differences and improve co-operation.
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Farc rebels denounce 'betrayal'

Friday, July 11th 2008, 22:07

Colombia's Farc rebels say betrayal by two of their own members led to last week's dramatic hostage rescue.
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