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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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Colombia: news

Santos re-elected in Colombian poll

Monday, June 16th 2014, 0:53

Incumbent Juan Manuel Santos has been re-elected as Colombian president with nearly 51% of the vote, seeing off his right-wing challenger.
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Santos leads in Colombia election

Sunday, June 15th 2014, 21:39

More than half the votes have been counted in Colombia's presidential election, with President Juan Manuel Santos ahead of his conservative rival.
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In pictures: Colombia's displaced set up camp in Bogota

Saturday, June 14th 2014, 23:43
related places: Bogota

Colombians who fled conflict demand restitution
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World Cup: Colombia 3-0 Greece

Saturday, June 14th 2014, 18:19
related countries: Greece Greece

Former West Ham defender Pablo Armero sets Colombia on their way to a winning World Cup start against Greece.
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Colombia poised for knife-edge election

Saturday, June 14th 2014, 0:06

Could the World Cup influence Colombia's presidential poll?
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Colombia and ELN to hold peace talks

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 19:14

The Colombian government says it is starting peace negotiations with the country's second largest rebel group.
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Colombia to set up truth commission

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 20:32

Colombia's government and Farc rebels agree to set up a truth commission to investigate thousands of deaths in five decades of conflict.
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Quintana wraps up Giro victory

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 17:02
related places: Italia

Colombian Movistar rider Nairo Quintana wins the first Grand Tour of his career with victory in the Giro d'Italia.
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Colombia Rastrojos members arrested

Saturday, May 31st 2014, 19:31
related places: Barranquilla, Rastrojos

Colombian police arrest 46 members of the Rastrojos criminal gang, accused of extortion and selling drugs in the northern city of Barranquilla.
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Quintana on brink of Giro victory

Saturday, May 31st 2014, 16:53
related places: Italia

Colombian Nairo Quintana is on the brink of Giro d'Italia victory with one day to go, as Michael Rogers wins stage 20.
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Quintana closes in on Giro victory

Friday, May 30th 2014, 16:42

Colombian Nairo Quintana leads the Giro D'Italia by over three minutes after winning a mountain time trial.
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Arredondo leads Colombia Giro charge

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 16:30
related places: Italia

Colombia's Julian Arredondo wins stage 18 at the Giro d'Italia, while compatriot Nairo Quintana retains the pink jersey.
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Colombia Farc rebels 'dream of peace'

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 11:03

On the 50th anniversary of its foundation, the commander of Colombia's left-wing rebel group, the Farc, says his group wants an "effective peace".
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Colombia's election goes to run-off

Monday, May 26th 2014, 13:48

Colombia's incumbent President Juan Manuel Santos will face his main rival Oscar Ivan Zuluaga in a run-off presidential vote on 15 June.
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Hawk or dove as Colombia president?

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 23:24

Colombia's choices in this weekend's presidential election
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Children killed in Colombia bus fire

Monday, May 19th 2014, 10:18

A bus in northern Colombia has caught fire, killing dozens of children who were returning from an event at an evangelical church.
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Colombia candidate hurt by video

Sunday, May 18th 2014, 16:50

Colombia's presidential campaign takes an unexpected turn as a magazine publishes a video of the leading candidate apparently discussing illegal interceptions.
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Colombia and Farc reach drug deal

Saturday, May 17th 2014, 0:03
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The government of Colombia and the Farc rebel group agree on a plan to deal with the illegal drug trade, at peace negotiations in Cuba.
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Colombia rebels declare poll truce

Friday, May 16th 2014, 15:10

Two rebel groups in Colombia, the Farc and the ELN, announce a unilateral truce with the government during the country's forthcoming elections.
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Colombian paramilitary boss arrested

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 10:38
related places: Medellin

A Colombian paramilitary suspected of killing Carlos Castano, boss of the country's largest paramilitary group, is arrested in the city of Medellin.
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British hovercraft's Colombian role

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 5:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The role being played by UK-made combat hovercraft in Colombia
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Colombia raids 'spying' office

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 20:56
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Colombia says it has raided an office that illegally intercepted rebel and government communications to try to undermine ongoing peace talks in Cuba.
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Scandal forces out top Colombia aide

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 10:41

Political strategist Juan Jose Rendon quits the Colombian president's re-election campaign amid allegations that he took money from drug dealers.
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VIDEO: Diggers search Colombia mine collapse

Saturday, May 3rd 2014, 4:07
related places: Cauca

Diggers are brought in to help rescue workers in Colombia find people buried under tonnes of mud after an illegal gold mine collapsed on Wednesday night in the Cauca department.
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Rescuers search for Colombia miners

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 4:48

Rescuers are using large mechanical diggers to try to reach people trapped underground after an illegal gold mine collapsed in Colombia.
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Deadly mine collapse in Colombia

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 17:50

Rescuers try to reach up to 30 people trapped underground after an illegal gold mine collapses in south-western Colombia, killing at least three.
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Colombia farmers protest over reform

Monday, April 28th 2014, 23:02

Farmers across Colombia take part in protests to demand that the government implement agricultural reforms agreed last year.
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Teen dies in Colombia 'tribal ritual'

Saturday, April 26th 2014, 13:53

A teenager from Bristol dies in a South American rainforest while apparently taking part in a local tribal ritual during a gap-year trip.
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Bogota mayor Petro reinstalled

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 15:44
related places: Bogota

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos reinstates the ousted mayor of Bogota, Gustavo Petro, to his post following a court order to that effect.
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Colombian tribute to Garcia Marquez

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 18:50

Colombia honours its most renowned author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, in a ceremony at the capital's cathedral, less than a week after he died aged 87.
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Twin memorials for Garcia Marquez

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 9:39

Mexico and Colombia hold commemorations for renowned author and Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who died on Thursday.
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VIDEO: Santos on Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 9:17

The Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has told the BBC that Gabriel Garcia Marquez was "probably the greatest Colombian we have had in the history of our country".
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Tributes for Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Friday, April 18th 2014, 14:16
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Presidents and fellow writers pay tribute to Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez ,who has died in Mexico aged 87.
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Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 23:30
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, dies in Mexico aged 87, his family says.
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