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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 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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Venezuela recalls Colombia envoy

Tuesday, November 27th 2007, 23:17
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Caracas

Caracas recalls its ambassador to Colombia for consultations after a dispute between the two presidents.
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Chavez freezes ties with Colombia

Tuesday, November 27th 2007, 0:47

Venezuela's Hugo Chavez freezes ties with Colombia, after his mediation role in a hostage dispute is ended.
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Chavez plea for Colombia hostages

Friday, November 23rd 2007, 9:32
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela's Hugo Chavez urges Colombian rebels to push on with a hostage swap deal as his mediation is ended.
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Colombia urged to recall Chavez

Thursday, November 22nd 2007, 19:42
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Chavez

France urges Colombia to re-engage Venezuela's Hugo Chavez in negotiations with Farc rebels.
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Colombia halts Chavez mediation

Thursday, November 22nd 2007, 11:05
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Chavez

Colombia ends the involvement of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in negotiations with Farc rebels.
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Chavez upbeat on hostages' fate

Tuesday, November 20th 2007, 15:54
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Colombian rebels promise to prove that their hostages are alive, says Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
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Iran bans Garcia Marquez novel

Friday, November 16th 2007, 13:29
related countries: Iran Iran

A novel by Colombia's Gabriel Garcia Marquez is pulled from shelves after Iran's censors notice its sanitised title.
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Lat Am police start joint force

Wednesday, November 14th 2007, 10:20

Police forces from across Latin America and the Caribbean meet in Colombia to create a new regional police force.
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Chavez meets Colombia rebels

Thursday, November 8th 2007, 23:48
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez holds talks with high level representatives of Colombia's Farc rebel group.
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Left win key Colombia post

Monday, October 29th 2007, 9:40
related places: Bogota

A leftist rival of Colombia's President Uribe is elected Bogota mayor as local polls pass off largely peacefully.
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Candidates killed in Colombia

Wednesday, October 24th 2007, 14:37

Two candidates in Sunday's regional polls in Colombia are shot dead, bringing the number killed to at least 21.
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Colombia mourns goldmine dead

Monday, October 15th 2007, 8:50

Colombian rescuers end their search at a mine that collapsed killing 21 people, many of them women.
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Colombia mine collapse kills 24

Sunday, October 14th 2007, 4:09

At least 24 amateur gold prospectors are killed in a mine collapse in south-western Colombia.
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Saturday, October 13th 2007, 8:08
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela and Colombia's leaders inaugurate a gas pipeline intended as a step towards a new network.
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Colombia ex-justice chief jailed

Thursday, October 11th 2007, 22:16
related places: Bogota

An ex-justice minister is jailed for ordering the murder of a Colombian presidential candidate in 1989.
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Rice promotes LatAm trade deals

Tuesday, October 9th 2007, 23:36
related countries: Panama Panama, Peru Peru, United States United States
related places: Congress

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice urges Congress to ratify trade deals with Colombia, Panama and Peru.
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Reporter flees Colombia threats

Sunday, October 7th 2007, 8:06

A foreign correspondent flees Colombia after being criticised by the president and receiving death threats.
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Uribe ally quits Colombia Senate

Friday, October 5th 2007, 9:32

A cousin of Colombian President Alvaro Uribe being investigated for alleged ties to paramilitaries steps down as a senator.
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Chavez Farc swap talks delayed

Wednesday, October 3rd 2007, 21:59
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

A meeting of Venezuela's leader and Colombian Farc rebels to discuss a hostage swap is postponed.
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Farc woman steals plane to desert

Saturday, September 29th 2007, 4:59

A female rebel deserter in Colombia hijacks a plane to escape her life with the Farc guerrilla group, police say.
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Colombia rebels 'to meet Chavez'

Monday, September 17th 2007, 16:31
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Left-wing Colombian rebels indicate they are ready to meet Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez for preliminary talks.
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Banana firm must pay $25m fine

Monday, September 17th 2007, 16:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: Chiquita

A US judge confirms a $25m fine on banana group Chiquita for giving protection money to Colombian paramilitaries.
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Chavez offer on Farc is rejected

Wednesday, September 12th 2007, 9:43
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Colombia rejects a proposal by Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez to travel to Colombia to meet a rebel leader.
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Colombian 'drug lord' is captured

Tuesday, September 11th 2007, 8:47

Police in Colombia capture Diego Montoya, accused of being the country's top cocaine trafficker.
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'Farc hostage' bodies recovered

Monday, September 10th 2007, 1:07

The Red Cross says it has recovered 11 bodies thought to be Colombian lawmakers held by Farc rebels.
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