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Colombian admits money laundering

Friday, May 15th 2009, 14:55

The first man ever to be extradited from Colombia has admitted money laundering, at Southwark Crown Court.
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Colombian troops killed in ambush

Sunday, May 10th 2009, 21:56

Seven Colombian soldiers die in an ambush by Farc rebels, seen as evidence that the left-wing group is not a spent force.
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Toxic scandal

Thursday, May 7th 2009, 23:42

Shocking murder allegations against Colombian military
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Colombia clash kills eight troops

Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 23:02

An attack by left-wing Farc rebels in Colombia leaves at least eight soldiers dead, Colombian officials say.
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Colombia drug trafficker jailed

Tuesday, April 28th 2009, 18:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Miami

A Colombian drug trafficker implicated in the export of hundreds of tonnes of cocaine to the US is jailed for 30 years by a Miami court.
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Colombian drug lord jailed in US

Wednesday, April 22nd 2009, 20:53
related countries: United States United States

Diego Murillo, leader of a Colombian right-wing paramilitary group, is jailed for 31 years in the US for drug trafficking.
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Colombia captures top drug lord

Thursday, April 16th 2009, 0:16

Colombian authorities have arrested the country's most wanted drug lord, "Don Mario", the government says.
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Colombia drugs battle claims 29

Thursday, April 9th 2009, 1:29
related places: Medellin

At least 29 people die in Colombia as drug traffickers fight over a mafia group set up by Pablo Escobar of the Medellin cartel.
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Terms set for Colombia Farc talks

Wednesday, April 1st 2009, 7:06

Colombia's president says he is willing to talk to Farc rebels, but only if they respect a ceasefire and stop "criminal activities".
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Incest accusations shock Colombia

Monday, March 30th 2009, 9:41

A Colombian man appears in court accused of raping his daughter and fathering several children with her.
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Swedish hostage freed in Colombia

Wednesday, March 18th 2009, 7:45
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Colombia's Farc leftist rebel group frees a 69-year-old Swedish man held for two years and said to their last foreign hostage.
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Chavez warns Colombian minister

Monday, March 9th 2009, 10:55
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela's President Chavez criticises the Colombian defence minister, calling him a threat to the region.
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Colombia releases ex-Farc rebels

Saturday, March 7th 2009, 1:46

Colombian is to free two former leftist guerrillas who have renounced violence and intend to work for peace.
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Heart of Colombia

Friday, March 6th 2009, 15:07

Pop queen Shakira goes back to roots to help children
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Guerrilla danger

Monday, March 2nd 2009, 10:33

Colombia's Farc rebels: fading force or still a threat?
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Colombia discovers Farc hideouts

Sunday, March 1st 2009, 14:43

Colombian soldiers find a network of well-equipped caves used by the Farc guerrilla movement deep in the country's jungle.
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Colombia captures Farc kidnapper

Saturday, February 28th 2009, 5:18

Colombian forces ambush Farc rebels, killing 10 and capturing another eight, among them a notorious rebel kidnapper.
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Betancourt 'selfish in captivity'

Friday, February 27th 2009, 12:15

Ingrid Betancourt, held by Farc rebels in Colombia, was selfish in captivity, say three fellow hostages in a new book.
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Arms dealer jailed for 30 years

Wednesday, February 25th 2009, 9:22
related countries: Syria Syria

A Syrian-born arms dealer is jailed for 30 years for conspiring to sell millions of dollars of weapons to Colombian rebels.
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Colombian wiretap scandal grows

Monday, February 23rd 2009, 8:55

The entire high command of Colombia's secret police has submitted letters of resignation over a wiretap investigation.
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Colombia police in wiretap probe

Saturday, February 21st 2009, 23:59

Colombia's secret police are under investigation over claims rogue agents may have tapped phones and passed data to the mafia.
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'More tribe killings' in Colombia

Thursday, February 12th 2009, 20:48

Claims of 10 members of the Awa tribe in Colombia being killed, after the reported murder last week of 17.
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UN urges Colombia killings probe

Wednesday, February 11th 2009, 12:44

The UN refugee agency calls on Colombia to investigate the reported murder of 17 indigenous people.
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Colombia rebels free politician

Thursday, February 5th 2009, 23:19

Left-wing Farc rebels in Colombia release a politician they had been holding for almost seven years, the Red Cross says.
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'Key drugs player' held in Mexico

Thursday, February 5th 2009, 7:38
related countries: Mexico Mexico, United States United States

Mexican police say they have arrested a top official in a powerful cartel that trafficks cocaine from Colombia to the US.
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Colombia's Farc free ex-governor

Tuesday, February 3rd 2009, 23:14

Colombian Farc rebels release a former provincial governor held hostage since 2001 in the jungle, the Red Cross says.
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Colombia Farc hostages released

Monday, February 2nd 2009, 7:05

Colombia's Farc rebels set free four members of the security forces they had been holding hostage in the jungle.
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Farc 'set to free hostages'

Wednesday, January 28th 2009, 23:32

Colombia's main leftist rebel group, the Farc, plans to release several top hostages on Sunday, a prominent politician says.
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Bomb blast hits Colombian capital

Wednesday, January 28th 2009, 6:19
related places: Bogota

At least two people are killed and 20 injured by a bomb blast in the Colombian capital, Bogota, police say.
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Togo sends 'drug smuggler' to US

Friday, January 16th 2009, 10:02
related countries: Togo Togo, United States United States

The Togolese government agrees to extradite a suspected Colombian drugs kingpin to the US.
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Colombia Farc attack 'kills four'

Wednesday, January 14th 2009, 9:36

Colombian officials say a Farc rebel attack has killed killed three children and a woman, as two more rebels desert.
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Colombian drug lord shot in Spain

Friday, January 9th 2009, 7:08
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

Leonidas Vargas, a once powerful Colombian drug trafficker, is shot dead in his hospital bed in the Spanish capital Madrid.
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US cartoon provokes Colombia ire

Thursday, January 8th 2009, 11:57
related countries: United States United States

Colombian coffee growers plan to sue a US cartoonist for a cartoon they say links their main advertising figure with violence.
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City reborn

Sunday, January 4th 2009, 16:38
related places: Medellin

Colombia's Medellin cashes in on its drug baron past
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Farc 'will release six hostages'

Sunday, December 21st 2008, 22:38

Colombian leftist rebels say they will release six hostages being held in jungle camps in the next few days.
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Colombia war data 'unbelievable'

Saturday, December 13th 2008, 20:26

Colombian government figures on guerrillas killed, captured or surrendered are vastly exaggerated, a rights group says.
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New French life for Colombia rebel

Wednesday, December 10th 2008, 11:07
related countries: France France

A deserter from Colombia's rebel Farc group arrives in France with former hostage Ingrid Betancourt to begin a new life.
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