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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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Fidel Castro in Farc hostage plea

Sunday, July 6th 2008, 22:54
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuba's ex-President Fidel Castro calls on Colombia's Farc rebels to release all hostages after the raid that freed Ingrid Betancourt.
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Betancourt plans play on ordeal

Sunday, July 6th 2008, 16:30

Ingrid Betancourt says she will write a play about spending six years as a hostage of Colombian rebels.
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Betancourt 'delight' at health tests

Saturday, July 5th 2008, 22:01
related countries: France France

Ingrid Betancourt says she is delighted by the results of initial medical tests after her years as a hostage of Colombian rebels.
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Kidnap ordeal

Saturday, July 5th 2008, 11:38

Colombia's pain over those still held hostage
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Video shows daring Colombian raid

Saturday, July 5th 2008, 4:22
related countries: France France

Colombia releases video of the audacious raid that freed hostage Ingrid Betancourt, as she returns to France.
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Betancourt joy at French return

Friday, July 4th 2008, 21:05
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

French-Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt is given a hero's welcome in Paris as video is released of her rescue.
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Betancourt urges Farc peace talks

Friday, July 4th 2008, 3:08
related countries: France France

Freed French-Colombian hostage Ingrid Betancourt urges that Farc guerrillas release captives and engage in peace talks.
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Betancourt reunited with family

Thursday, July 3rd 2008, 20:46
related countries: France France

French-Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt holds an emotional reunion with her children after six years as a hostage.
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Betancourt hails 'perfect' rescue

Thursday, July 3rd 2008, 13:38
related countries: France France

French-Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt says her release from captivity along with 14 other hostages is a "miracle".
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Colombia hostage Betancourt freed

Thursday, July 3rd 2008, 8:04
related countries: United States United States

Politician Ingrid Betancourt and 14 other hostages held by Colombian rebels are rescued by the military.
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McCain urges Colombia trade deal

Wednesday, July 2nd 2008, 10:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

White House hopeful John McCain urges approval of a US free trade deal with Colombia as he tours the country.
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Envoys seek Colombia rebel talks

Tuesday, July 1st 2008, 11:29

Two European envoys are in Colombia to try to break the deadlock over the fate of rebel-held hostages, officials say.
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Colombia's Uribe calls for vote

Friday, June 27th 2008, 6:23
related places: Uribe

Colombia's leader Alvaro Uribe calls for a referendum on whether there should be a new presidential election.
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Ecuador puts off Colombian ties

Thursday, June 26th 2008, 4:38
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

Ecuador's President Rafael Correa says he will not restore diplomatic ties with Colombia until its president leaves office in 2010.
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Colombian ex-lawmaker took bribe

Wednesday, June 25th 2008, 22:06

An ex-congresswoman is sentenced to house arrest for taking a bribe to enable Colombia's president to stand for re-election.
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Farc rebels release hostage video

Sunday, June 22nd 2008, 7:48

Colombian rebels release a video designed to show that a politician they have been holding hostage is alive.
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UN shock at Colombia coca rise

Wednesday, June 18th 2008, 16:18

The UN says it is shocked by a 27% increase last year in the cultivation of coca, the basis for cocaine, in Colombia.
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Ecuador holds Colombia 'plotters'

Friday, June 13th 2008, 4:59
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

Three Colombians are among four men arrested over an alleged plot to kill Ecuador's President Rafael Correa.
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Colombia backs Chavez Farc call

Tuesday, June 10th 2008, 3:21
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Colombia welcomes a call by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez for Farc rebels to end their four-decade struggle.
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End struggle, Chavez urges Farc

Monday, June 9th 2008, 7:04
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Chavez

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez calls on Colombia's Farc rebels to end their struggle and free all their hostages.
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Colombia gets tough with kidnappers

Saturday, June 7th 2008, 10:44

Frank Gardner says Colombia has stepped up efforts to shed its reputation as 'kidnap capital of the world'.
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Colombia and Ecuador restore ties

Friday, June 6th 2008, 23:41
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

Colombia and Ecuador agree to re-establish low-level diplomatic relations severed after a cross-border raid in March.
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Colombian mudslide kills 26

Tuesday, June 3rd 2008, 9:31
related places: Medellin

Colombian authorities say at least 26 people have died in a mudslide that buried homes in the city of Medellin.
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Thousands flee Colombian floods

Thursday, May 29th 2008, 3:33

Floods across Colombia caused by weeks of rain claim 11 lives and force 100,000 people to abandon homes.
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Colombian rebels say leader dead

Sunday, May 25th 2008, 16:21

Colombia's Farc rebels confirm the death of top commander Manuel Marulanda, saying he died of a heart attack.
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Colombia's Farc chief 'dead'

Sunday, May 25th 2008, 8:31

Colombia's army says the Farc rebels' top leader, Manuel Marulanda, is dead, though the group itself stays silent.
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Earthquake rocks central Colombia

Sunday, May 25th 2008, 1:34
related places: Bogota

A 5.7 earthquake kills at least six people as it causes landslides and shakes buildings in central Colombia.
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Colombia siege man seized

Wednesday, May 21st 2008, 23:05

Police arrest a man who had taken people hostage in an office in Colombia's capital, demanding pension payments.
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Farc captive calls for surrender

Tuesday, May 20th 2008, 3:00

A top commander in Colombia's Farc urges other rebels to follow her example and surrender.
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Top Farc woman surrenders

Monday, May 19th 2008, 7:12

A senior Farc rebel commander known as "Karina" hands herself over to Colombia's authorities.
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Friday, May 16th 2008, 3:08
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Bogota

Colombia did not fake computer files which it alleges connect rebels to Venezuela and Ecuador, Interpol says.
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Colombian sends ex-warlords to US

Tuesday, May 13th 2008, 21:57
related countries: United States United States

Colombia extradites 14 former paramilitary bosses to face drugs charges in the US after they violated a peace deal.
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Colombia massacre troops jailed

Thursday, May 8th 2008, 8:22

A Colombian army colonel and 14 soldiers are sentenced to up to 54 years for killing undercover police in 2006.
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Colombia extradites militia head

Wednesday, May 7th 2008, 15:15
related countries: United States United States

Colombia extradites a former paramilitary leader to the US to face drug-trafficking charges.
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US charges Russian 'arms dealer'

Tuesday, May 6th 2008, 17:56
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

The US charges alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout with terrorism for trying to sell arms to Colombia's Farc.
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