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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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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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Chavez in Farc raid 'war' warning

Sunday, March 2nd 2008, 3:35
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador, Venezuela Venezuela

Hugo Chavez warns Colombia a strike against Farc rebels inside Venezuela like that in Ecuador could start a war.
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Top Farc leader killed by troops

Saturday, March 1st 2008, 16:41

Raul Reyes, one of the most senior leaders of Colombia's Farc rebels, has been killed by the army, a minister says.
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Fears grow for Farc sick hostage

Thursday, February 28th 2008, 13:38

Concern for the health of kidnapped Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt prompts fresh calls for her release.
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Colombian hostages freed by Farc

Thursday, February 28th 2008, 10:09
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Four hostages are set free by Colombian Farc rebels, in a deal brokered by the Venezuelan president.
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Sarkozy meets hostage family

Saturday, February 23rd 2008, 23:13
related countries: France France

The daughter of the kidnapped Colombian politician, Ingrid Betancourt, meets the French president.
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Farc 'to release another hostage'

Thursday, February 21st 2008, 10:36
related countries: France France

Colombia's Farc rebels will release four hostages in the coming weeks, says France's foreign minister.
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Colombian judge convicts troops

Monday, February 18th 2008, 18:45

A Colombian judge convicts 15 soldiers over the deaths of 10 anti-drugs police in a May 2006 ambush.
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Nicaragua steps up border row

Wednesday, February 13th 2008, 10:12
related countries: Nicaragua Nicaragua

Nicaragua protests formally to Colombia over alleged intimidation of its fishermen in disputed waters.
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'Progress made' on Farc hostages

Saturday, February 9th 2008, 23:14
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela says it has made progress on securing the release of three more Farc hostages in Colombia.
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Colombian drug lord jailed in US

Tuesday, February 5th 2008, 22:26
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

A New York court sentences a leading Colombian drugs trafficker to 30 years in prison.
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Colombia hostages 'to be freed'

Sunday, February 3rd 2008, 7:32

Colombia's Farc rebel group says it will release three hostages kidnapped over six years ago, for health reasons.
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Colombian drugs lord found dead

Friday, February 1st 2008, 20:50
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Colombia's most-wanted drugs trafficker has been found murdered in a Venezuelan holiday cabin.
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US jails Colombian rebel leader

Tuesday, January 29th 2008, 3:51
related countries: United States United States

A Colombian rebel leader is jailed for 60 years in the US over the kidnapping of three US intelligence operatives.
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