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Colombia rebel groups 'to unite'

Thursday, December 17th 2009, 16:27
related countries: United States United States

Colombia's Farc and ELN rebel groups say they intend to join forces against government troops.
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'US backed' Ecuador camp attack

Friday, December 11th 2009, 4:44
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador, United States United States

A Colombian attack on a rebel camp in Ecuador was carried out with support from US forces in Ecuador, a new report alleges.
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Colombia ministers 'snub' summit

Saturday, November 28th 2009, 9:55
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Colombian ministers fail to attend a regional summit in an apparent snub to Venezuela as the countries' dispute deepens.
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Ex-general jailed for Colombia killings

Thursday, November 26th 2009, 8:10

A former Colombian general is jailed for 40 years over the killing of dozens of civilians by death squads.
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Venezuela accused over bridges

Thursday, November 19th 2009, 22:56
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Colombia accuses neighbouring Venezuela of blowing up two pedestrian bridges on its shared border.
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Colombia frees Venezuelan guards

Sunday, November 15th 2009, 23:52
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Colombia releases four Venezuelan national guard members who crossed the border into Colombian territory.
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Colombian troops killed in clash

Tuesday, November 10th 2009, 16:51

Nine soldiers are killed in a clash with left-wing Farc rebels in south-western Colombia, officials say.
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How serious is Chavez about war?

Monday, November 9th 2009, 7:27
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Chavez

President Hugo Chavez says Venezuela must prepare for a possible war with Colombia. Is a conflict now likely?
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Chavez steps up Colombia war talk

Monday, November 9th 2009, 2:08
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez urges his armed forces to be prepared for a possible war with Colombia.
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Fighting force

Thursday, November 5th 2009, 11:33

Leader's jailbreak may reinvigorate Colombian rebels
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New row over Colombia-US accord

Thursday, November 5th 2009, 2:25
related countries: United States United States

Colombian opposition groups react angrily after details of a controversial military deal with the US are made public.
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Caracas joins border slayings row

Sunday, November 1st 2009, 22:44
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela says the 11 men found dead on its soil last week were Colombian paramilitaries undergoing training.
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Colombia and US sign bases deal

Friday, October 30th 2009, 13:24
related countries: United States United States

The United States and Colombia sign a deal giving the US military access to seven Colombian bases.
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Venezuela seizes 'Colombia spies'

Tuesday, October 27th 2009, 22:52
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela announces the arrest of a number of people whom it accuses of being secret agents, spying for Colombia.
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US-Colombia base deal 'this week'

Tuesday, October 27th 2009, 21:26
related countries: United States United States

Colombia's defence minister says a controversial deal allowing the US access to Colombian military bases will be signed this week.
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Chavez insults Colombian minister

Monday, October 26th 2009, 5:44
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela's president calls Colombia's defence minister "mentally retarded" for criticising the country's anti-drug efforts.
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Colombian football team 'killed'

Saturday, October 24th 2009, 23:51
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Bodies of a kidnapped Colombian football team are believed to have been found across the border in Venezuela.
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Officials seize cocaine submarine

Friday, October 23rd 2009, 1:31
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala, United States United States

Guatemalan and US authorities seize a makeshift submarine loaded with Colombian cocaine with a US street value of $200m.
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US jails Colombian drug kingpin

Wednesday, October 21st 2009, 19:34
related places: Miami

A former leader of one of Colombia's most powerful drug cartels is sentenced in Miami to 45 years in prison.
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Latin American airlines to merge

Thursday, October 8th 2009, 7:28
related countries: El Salvador El Salvador, United States United States

Two of Latin America's airlines - Avianca of Colombia and El Salvador's Taca - are to merge to save costs.
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International conman held in US

Tuesday, September 29th 2009, 21:55
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

A Colombian man who has spent his life stealing from rich hotel guests is arrested on the US border with Canada.
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Beautiful river

Saturday, September 26th 2009, 11:14

Colombia seeks to develop eco-tourism trade
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Colombian mass graves discovered

Saturday, September 26th 2009, 1:26

Two mass graves connected to Colombia's decades-long internal conflict have been found, officials say.
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Colombia eases terms for hostages

Sunday, September 20th 2009, 1:53

Colombia's President Uribe softens the terms for the release of 24 police and soldiers being held by Marxist rebels.
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Colombia hostage videos broadcast

Tuesday, September 8th 2009, 9:17

Colombian officials show seized video footage of 10 soldiers and policemen held captive by Farc rebels for up to 11 years.
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Thousands stage anti-Chavez demos

Saturday, September 5th 2009, 7:17
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Chavez

Colombia co-ordinates protests against Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez across Latin America using the internet.
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Cuban dissidents back Juanes gig

Thursday, September 3rd 2009, 10:29
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana, Juanes

Jailed dissidents in Cuba voice support for a controversial peace concert this month in Havana by Colombian star Juanes.
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Colombia term rule change closer

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 6:37

Colombia's lower house passes a bill paving the way for President Alvaro Uribe to seek a third term in office if he decides to.
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Colombian hostage videos emerge

Tuesday, September 1st 2009, 10:23

Footage of nine hostages kidnapped by Colombian rebels is given to their families as proof of life by a senator involved in mediation efforts.
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Colombian leader hit by swine flu

Sunday, August 30th 2009, 23:51

Colombian President Alvaro Uribe is diagnosed with swine flu, two days after attending a regional summit.
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Leaders condemn US-Colombia deal

Friday, August 28th 2009, 22:20
related countries: Argentina Argentina, United States United States

South American leaders condemn US plans to increase its military presence in Colombia at an emergency summit in Argentina.
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Indians killed in Colombian coca area

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 16:20

Twelve indigenous people were massacred by hooded men in a Colombian area notorious for its cocaine trade, officials say.
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Latin star 'going ahead' with gig

Saturday, August 22nd 2009, 13:27
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Juanes

Colombian rock singer Juanes is going ahead with a peace concert in Cuba despite receiving threats, his manager says.
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Brazil calls Obama over US bases

Friday, August 21st 2009, 22:30
related countries: Brazil Brazil, United States United States

Brazil's leader calls on the US president to meet regional leaders to calm fears about the US military presence in Colombia.
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Colombia arrests ex-security head

Wednesday, August 19th 2009, 9:07

Colombian authorities arrest an ex-head of the secret police over the 1989 killing of presidential candidate Luis Carlos Galan.
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US-Colombia deal 'not a threat'

Tuesday, August 18th 2009, 23:55
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton seeks to calm fears over a planned deal with Colombia over access to its military bases.
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Colombia hostages' video surfaces

Tuesday, August 18th 2009, 11:01

Video apparently filmed by Colombian rebels emerges of a soldier and police officer, who are among a group of 23 hostages.
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Colombia head tackles border woes

Tuesday, August 18th 2009, 10:24
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Cucuta

Colombian President Alvaro Uribe meets local leaders in the border town of Cucuta, where a row with Venezuela is hitting trade.
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'Colombia-US base accord reached'

Saturday, August 15th 2009, 2:58
related countries: United States United States

Colombia says it has struck a deal to allow the US to use its military bases, despite concerns in some South American nations.
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