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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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US-Colombia troops plan sparks alarm

Monday, August 10th 2009, 23:21
related countries: United States United States

South American leaders express fresh concerns over Colombian plans to grant US troops access to its military bases.
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Colombia 'incursion' riles Chavez

Monday, August 10th 2009, 10:17
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

President Hugo Chavez accuses Colombia of carrying out a military incursion into Venezuela, a charge Colombia denies.
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Venezuela returns Colombia envoy

Saturday, August 8th 2009, 6:22
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela is sending its ambassador back to Colombia following a diplomatic row, President Hugo Chavez says.
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Bolivia in Colombia betrayal jibe

Friday, August 7th 2009, 21:31
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia, United States United States

Bolivian President Morales accuses Colombia of betraying Latin America with its plan to let US troops use military bases there.
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Uribe and Lula discuss base use

Friday, August 7th 2009, 11:28
related countries: Brazil Brazil, United States United States

Colombia's president receives tacit support from Brazil for his plans to allow US troops to use Colombian bases.
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War of words

Thursday, August 6th 2009, 18:30
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

How serious is Venezuela's latest row with Colombia?
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Chavez turns up heat on Colombia

Thursday, August 6th 2009, 7:14

Venezuela's president announces trade measures against Colombia, amid a growing diplomatic row between the two nations.
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Uribe to tour region over US pact

Tuesday, August 4th 2009, 1:47
related countries: United States United States

President Uribe is to tour South America to try to ease concerns about a plan to increase the US military presence in Colombia.
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Judge jails 15 Colombian soldiers

Saturday, August 1st 2009, 21:57

A Colombian judge sentences 15 soldiers to up to 30 years in prison for killing civilians that they presented as rebels.
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Chavez freezes ties with Colombia

Wednesday, July 29th 2009, 12:04

Venezuela withdraws its envoy in Colombia and freezes relations in a row over arms found in Colombian rebel camps.
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Swedes quiz Venezuela on weapons

Monday, July 27th 2009, 23:51
related countries: Sweden Sweden

The Swedish government asks Venezuela to explain how Swedish made weapons ended up in the hands of Colombia's Farc rebels.
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Colombia 'bombs Farc jungle camp'

Saturday, July 25th 2009, 21:10
related places: Bogota

Colombian forces bomb a rebel camp in the jungle south of Bogota, killing at least 16 guerrillas, officials say.
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Chavez 'to review' Colombia ties

Wednesday, July 22nd 2009, 10:33
related countries: United States United States, Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela President Hugo Chavez says he will reassess ties with Colombia, which is set to allow the US to use its military bases.
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Ecuador leader denies Farc funds

Sunday, July 19th 2009, 1:06
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

Ecuador President Rafael Correa denies receiving election funds from Marxist Farc rebels in neighbouring Colombia.
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Colombia extradites Farc captor

Thursday, July 16th 2009, 21:32
related countries: United States United States

Colombia extradites to the US a rebel leader who held political hostages including politician Ingrid Betancourt.
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Call to help Colombia displaced

Thursday, July 16th 2009, 0:04

Amnesty International says many of those displaced by Colombia's armed conflict are being targeted by groups who want their land.
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Colombia kills former drug baron's hippo gone wild

Saturday, July 11th 2009, 4:41

One of three hippos which escaped from a former drug baron's private zoo is shot dead in Colombia.
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UK MPs attack Colombia military aid

Tuesday, June 30th 2009, 16:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

MPs from all parties are calling for an end to all UK military aid to Colombia, citing murders and human rights abuses by the country's security forces.
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Colombia minister's arrest sought

Tuesday, June 30th 2009, 4:54
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

A court in Ecuador orders the arrest of Colombia's ex-defence minister over an air raid against a rebel base in Ecuador last year.
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Colombia police killed in ambush

Tuesday, June 23rd 2009, 6:13

An ambush by left-wing Farc rebels in south-western Colombia left seven police officers dead, officials say.
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Colombia coca-growing 'declines'

Friday, June 19th 2009, 19:13

Colombian cultivation of coca, the raw material for cocaine, declined significantly in 2008, a United Nations report says.
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Palmed off

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 23:05

Rural workers pay hidden cost of biofuels in Colombia
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Colombian rebels seek Farc truce

Sunday, May 24th 2009, 16:22

The leader of Colombia's ELN rebel group appeals to the country's largest, the Farc, to end fighting between them.
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'Drugs gang' arrested in Colombia

Thursday, May 21st 2009, 11:34

Colombian security forces arrest 112 suspected members of one of the country's most powerful drugs cartels.
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Colombia senate backs Uribe vote

Tuesday, May 19th 2009, 23:16
related places: Uribe

Colombia's senate overwhelmingly supports a referendum on allowing President Alvaro Uribe a third term.
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Colombian defence minister quits

Monday, May 18th 2009, 21:17

Colombian Defence Minister Juan Manuel Santos stands down ahead of a possible bid for the presidency.
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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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