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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 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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Rice talks trade on Colombia trip

Saturday, January 26th 2008, 2:13
related countries: United States United States

The US secretary of state promotes free trade with Colombia, as Venezuela alleges "aggression" plot.
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Rice to show Colombia support

Thursday, January 24th 2008, 23:41
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is visiting ally Colombia to try to secure a free trade accord.
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EU to keep Farc on 'terror list'

Tuesday, January 22nd 2008, 18:46
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The EU insists it will not remove Colombia's Farc rebels from its "terror list", despite recent calls by Venezuela.
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Colombian volcano threatens

Friday, January 18th 2008, 17:17

A volcano erupts in southern Colombia, prompting the evacuation of 8,000 residents of a nearby city.
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Colombian clergy 'contact' Farc

Thursday, January 17th 2008, 2:33

Colombia's Roman Catholic clergy say they are in contact with Farc rebels in a bid to free more hostages.
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Colombian brings news of hostages

Tuesday, January 15th 2008, 12:07

A Colombian woman freed last week after six years in rebel hands goes home with news of fellow hostages.
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New Farc kidnappings in Colombia

Monday, January 14th 2008, 23:20

Left-wing Farc rebels kidnap six tourists on Colombia's Pacific coast, authorities in the country say.
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Freed Colombia hostage sees son

Monday, January 14th 2008, 7:38
related places: Bogota

Released Colombian hostage Clara Rojas returns to Bogota and visits the son she has not seen for three years.
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Chavez in Colombia rebel call

Saturday, January 12th 2008, 3:38
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela's president says the Farc guerrillas should not be treated as terrorists, but Colombia disagrees.
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Released hostage eager to see son

Friday, January 11th 2008, 15:50

Released Colombian hostage Clara Rojas says she is eager to be reunited with her son who was born in captivity.
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Family reunions for Farc hostages

Friday, January 11th 2008, 7:39
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Two hostages freed by Colombian rebels arrive in Venezuela after several years in captivity.
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Colombian rebels 'free hostages'

Thursday, January 10th 2008, 17:57
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Colombian guerrillas have freed two women they have been holding, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says.
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New Colombia hostage mission

Thursday, January 10th 2008, 15:22
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Two Venezuelan helicopters are in Colombia to pick up two hostages due to be released by Colombian rebels.
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Colombia rejects foreign missions

Tuesday, January 8th 2008, 8:31

Colombia says it will not accept any more international input after the failed handover of hostages held by rebels.
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Farc admit 'hostage boy' not held

Saturday, January 5th 2008, 7:40

Colombia's Farc rebels admit a boy whose release was promised last weekend was not in fact in their custody.
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Colombia tests 'hostage' boy DNA

Wednesday, January 2nd 2008, 10:44

Relatives's DNA is tested amid reports a boy has turned up who is the son of Colombian hostage Clara Rojas.
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Colombian hostage release halted

Tuesday, January 1st 2008, 1:14
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

A Venezuelan-led mission to free three hostages held by Colombian left-wing guerrillas is suspended.
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Colombia hostage mission delayed

Sunday, December 30th 2007, 22:34
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

A Venezuelan operation to collect three hostages due to be freed in Colombia by Farc rebels suffers further delay.
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Chavez launches hostage mission

Saturday, December 29th 2007, 2:45
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Helicopters sent by the Venezuelan leader to pick up three hostages to be freed by Farc rebels land in Colombia.
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Venezuela set for hostage flights

Friday, December 28th 2007, 16:10

Venezuela says it is set to start sending aircraft to Colombia to collect three hostages from rebels.
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Chavez hostage plan approved

Thursday, December 27th 2007, 10:21
related places: Bogota

Colombia approves a plan by Hugo Chavez to send planes to pick up rebel-held hostages expected to be freed shortly.
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France 'to take in' Farc rebels

Wednesday, December 19th 2007, 11:39
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

France says it is willing to take in Colombian Farc rebels if they are freed in exchange for hostages.
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Bid to kidnap Uribe sons 'foiled'

Friday, December 14th 2007, 2:22
related places: Uribe

A plot by Colombian left-wing rebels to kidnap President Uribe's sons has been foiled, Colombian police say.
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Colombia head offers talks zone

Friday, December 7th 2007, 18:32

Colombian President Alvaro Uribe offers to create a zone for talks on exchanging hostages for rebel prisoners.
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Farc welcomes Sarkozy offer

Friday, December 7th 2007, 8:23
related countries: France France

Colombian Farc rebels welcome French President Nicolas Sarkozy's offer to mediate prisoner exchange.
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Sarkozy urges Betancourt release

Thursday, December 6th 2007, 2:23
related countries: France France

French President Sarkozy appeals to Colombian rebels to free French-Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt.
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Colombia renews hostage bid

Wednesday, December 5th 2007, 5:13

Colombia's government relaunches efforts to swap hostages held by Farc rebels for imprisoned rebels.
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Bush urges Colombia trade deal

Tuesday, December 4th 2007, 23:22
related countries: United States United States, Venezuela Venezuela

President Bush urges the US Congress to pass a trade deal with Colombia to help curb Venezuela's influence.
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Colombian hostage letter released

Saturday, December 1st 2007, 17:37

A letter is released from Ingrid Betancourt, who has been held hostage by Colombian rebels since 2002.
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Colombia airs rebel hostage tapes

Friday, November 30th 2007, 15:04

Colombia shows images of rebel-held hostages, including Ingrid Betancourt, in the first sign of life since 2003.
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Chavez vows no ties with Colombia

Thursday, November 29th 2007, 10:46

Venezuela's Hugo Chavez vows to have "no type" of relationship with Colombia while Alvaro Uribe is president.
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