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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

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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Drug suspect faces US extradition

Friday, March 14th 2008, 0:27
related countries: United States United States

Suspected Colombian drug baron 'Lollypop' Ramirez Abadia can be extradited to the US, Brazil court rules.
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Russia to extradite 'mercenary'

Wednesday, March 12th 2008, 11:38
related countries: Israel Israel, Russia Russia

A court in Russia has approved the extradition to Colombia of a former Israeli army officer, wanted for training paramilitary groups.
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Colombia mulls payout to rebel

Wednesday, March 12th 2008, 7:51

The Colombian government is considering whether to pay $2.5m to a former rebel who killed his boss last week.
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Ecuador border raid probe begins

Tuesday, March 11th 2008, 10:59
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

An international team visits the site of a Colombian raid inside Ecuador that sparked a diplomatic crisis.
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Venezuela restores Colombia ties

Sunday, March 9th 2008, 22:33
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela says it is restoring diplomatic ties with Colombia, a week after a regional crisis blew up.
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Chavez issues plea for Betancourt

Sunday, March 9th 2008, 7:34
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela's Hugo Chavez makes a direct appeal to Colombia's Farc to free hostage Ingrid Betancourt.
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Chavez urges unity after summit

Saturday, March 8th 2008, 6:56
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela's leader says the "happy" end to the regional crisis with Colombia should boost unity in Latin America.
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Leaders say Colombia crisis over

Saturday, March 8th 2008, 2:35
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Presidents of Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela shake hands and agree to end a diplomatic crisis in the region.
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Second senior Farc rebel 'killed'

Friday, March 7th 2008, 21:32

A top Colombian rebel is reportedly killed by his own men - the second Farc leader to die in less than a week.
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War of words opens LatAm summit

Friday, March 7th 2008, 21:18
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

A summit of Latin American leaders opens with a flurry of accusations over Colombia's raid into Ecuador.
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Colombians march for victims

Friday, March 7th 2008, 10:01

Protests are held in Colombia in solidarity with the victims of paramilitary violence, a month after anti-rebel marches.
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'Farc rebels' arrested in Ecuador

Friday, March 7th 2008, 7:43
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

Ecuador says it has arrested five Colombian Farc rebels inside its border, as regional tensions continue to grow.
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Nicaragua cuts ties with Colombia

Thursday, March 6th 2008, 20:49
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador, Nicaragua Nicaragua

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega breaks diplomatic ties with Colombia over its raid into Ecuador.
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US urges talks in Colombia crisis

Thursday, March 6th 2008, 18:04
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador, United States United States, Venezuela Venezuela

The US government urges diplomacy to settle a crisis that has set Colombia against Venezuela and Ecuador.
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Colombia raid 'must be condemned'

Thursday, March 6th 2008, 11:17
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador, Venezuela Venezuela

The presidents of Ecuador and Venezuela say Colombia must be condemned for its raid on rebels inside Ecuador.
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Venezuela troops 'move to border'

Wednesday, March 5th 2008, 21:34
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Thousands of Venezuelan troops take up position on Colombia's border, Venezuela's defence minister says.
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Ecuador seeks to censure Colombia

Wednesday, March 5th 2008, 2:13
related countries: United States United States

Ecuador urges the Organisation of American States to condemn Colombia for violating its territory.
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Colombia calls for Chavez charges

Tuesday, March 4th 2008, 20:52
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Chavez

Colombia's president calls on the International Criminal Court to bring charges against Venezuela's Hugo Chavez.
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Neighbours cut ties with Colombia

Tuesday, March 4th 2008, 3:44

Venezuela and Ecuador take new diplomatic measures in response to a Colombian cross-border raid.
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US urges diplomacy in Bogota row

Monday, March 3rd 2008, 22:51
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador, United States United States
related places: Bogota

The US urges Colombia and Ecuador to seek a diplomatic solution to the crisis over a Colombian cross-border raid.
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Troops sent to Colombia borders

Monday, March 3rd 2008, 15:52
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador, Venezuela Venezuela

Ecuador and Venezuela send troops to their borders with Colombia after a Farc rebel leader is killed in Ecuador.
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Venezuela 'sends tanks to border'

Sunday, March 2nd 2008, 22:16
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez orders tanks to the border after Colombia kills a rebel Farc commander.
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