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UN praises Colombia and FARC's agreement on women

Monday, July 25th 2016, 1:17

The UN welcomes an agreement between the Colombian government and FARC rebels giving specific guarantees to women as part of a peace accord.
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Colombia seeks open Venezuela border

Tuesday, July 19th 2016, 17:58
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The government in Colombia calls for the permanent opening of its border with Venezuela after crisis-hit Venezuelans flock to buy basic items.
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Venezuela reopens Colombian border to allow shoppers to cross

Sunday, July 17th 2016, 23:04
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela opens its border with Colombia for the second time this month to allow people to cross over to shop for foods and medicines.
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'Desperate' Venezuelans stream into Colombia to buy food

Monday, July 11th 2016, 6:15

Colombian officials say 35,000 Venezuelans have crossed the border into their country over 12 hours to shop for basic supplies.
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Foreign fighter

Sunday, July 10th 2016, 23:01
related countries: Chile Chile

BBC Mundo's Natalio Cosoy speaks to a Chilean man who joined Colombia's largest left-wing rebel group, the Farc.
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Venezuelans cross into Colombia to buy food

Sunday, July 10th 2016, 21:04
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Thousands of Venezuelans cross into Colombia to buy food and medicine after Venezuela opens the border for the first time in a year, officials say.
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Colombia peace: Farc leaders 'could disown rogue unit'

Saturday, July 9th 2016, 1:14

The senior command of the Colombian Farc rebels says it will disown one of its guerrilla units if it refuses to demobilise.
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Pablo Escobar's brother asks to review Netflix's Narcos

Thursday, July 7th 2016, 10:53

The brother of the late Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar writes to Netflix asking to be allowed to review the second season of Narcos before its release on 2 September.
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Venezuelan women push past border controls for food

Wednesday, July 6th 2016, 10:21
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Hundreds of Venezuelan women push past border guards to cross into Colombia to buy food and goods which are scarce in Venezuela.
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Colombia's Farc to stop charging 'revolutionary tax'

Tuesday, July 5th 2016, 9:26

Colombian Farc leader Timochenko says the guerrilla group will stop charging local businesses a "revolutionary tax" as a final peace deal appears close.
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A fashion show for bulletproof clothes

Sunday, June 26th 2016, 4:00
related places: Bogota

In the Colombian capital, Bogota, a fashion show has been held featuring clothes that are bulletproof.
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Colombia Farc: Ceasefire signed to end five decades of war

Thursday, June 23rd 2016, 22:45

The Colombian government and leftist Farc rebels sign a ceasefire deal to end five decades of conflict which claimed some 220,000 lives.
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Colombia and Farc rebels reach agreement on bilateral ceasefire

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016, 18:15
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

The Colombian government and the Farc rebels say they have agreed to lay down arms as they approach the end of historic peace talks in Havana.
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Colombia President Santos: 'Farc peace deal by 20 July'

Tuesday, June 21st 2016, 10:44

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says a peace deal with the country's largest rebel movement, Farc, can be signed by 20 July.
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Colombian serial killer confesses to 20 murders

Monday, June 20th 2016, 11:03

A 44-year-old Colombian farmer under investigation for the disappearance of a local woman confesses to killing at least 20 people, including his family.
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Colombia Congress to tackle absenteeism after no shows

Thursday, June 16th 2016, 9:57

A bill aiming to reduce absenteeism in Colombia's Congress is to get another chance after it failed to proceed when not enough lawmakers showed up.
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Soldier with a grenade stuck in his face operated on

Friday, June 10th 2016, 22:32
related places: Bogota

Surgeons in Bogota remove a live grenade from a man's face; a fellow soldier had accidentally fired a grenade launcher.
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Eleven gunned down in Venezuela

Sunday, May 29th 2016, 23:24
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Unidentified gunmen have killed 11 people, including three teenagers and a Colombian national, in western Venezuela, officials say.
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Colombian rebels free Spanish journalist

Saturday, May 28th 2016, 1:27
related countries: Spain Spain

Rebel's from Colombia's left-wing ELN group release Spanish journalist Salud Hernandez Mora who went missing last Saturday.
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A cinematic 'time machine' in Colombia

Friday, May 27th 2016, 23:42

The cinema treasure trove in an unlikely place
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Colombia looks for Spanish journalist

Monday, May 23rd 2016, 21:50
related countries: Spain Spain

Colombian security forces launch an operating to find a missing Spanish reporter believed have been kidnapped by left-wing guerrillas.
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Garcia Marquez's ashes laid to rest

Monday, May 23rd 2016, 1:12
related places: Cartagena

The ashes of the late Nobel Prize winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez are laid to rest in the Colombian city of Cartagena.
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Colombian child soldier deal agreed

Monday, May 16th 2016, 3:58

The Colombian government says it has agreed a road map for the release of child soldiers from the ranks of the left-wing Farc rebels.
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Colombia seizes record cocaine haul

Monday, May 16th 2016, 3:42
related places: Turbo

Police in Colombia say they have seized nearly eight tonnes of cocaine in the town of Turbo, their biggest domestic haul.
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Colombia to use warplanes against gangs

Friday, May 6th 2016, 19:44

Colombia announces it will use military force, including air strikes, against major criminal gangs.
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US busts 'huge money laundering scheme'

Friday, May 6th 2016, 6:15
related countries: United States United States

US authorities say a prominent family in Panama ran businesses as a front for a major drug money-laundering operation.
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Peru drug lord deported from Colombia

Monday, May 2nd 2016, 1:07
related countries: Peru Peru
related places: Caracol

Colombia deports alleged drug lord Gerson Galvez, known as Caracol or The Snail and described as one of the region's most feared criminals, to Peru.
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VIDEO: Beaten, declawed but finally in sanctuary

Sunday, May 1st 2016, 16:51
related countries: Peru Peru, South Africa South Africa

Lions rescued from circuses in Colombia and Peru have been released at Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary in South Africa.
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Circus lions reach South Africa sanctuary

Saturday, April 30th 2016, 21:37
related countries: Peru Peru, South Africa South Africa
related places: More

More than 30 lions rescued from circuses in Colombia and Peru are flown to a sanctuary in South Africa - in what is said to be the largest such airlift.
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Colombia legalises gay marriage

Friday, April 29th 2016, 0:20

Colombia legalises same-sex marriage, becoming the fourth country in Latin America to do so.
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VIDEO: Rescued circus lions to fly to South Africa

Wednesday, April 27th 2016, 5:18
related countries: Peru Peru, South Africa South Africa

More than 30 lions which have been rescued from circuses in Peru and Colombia are to be flown to a sanctuary in South Africa.
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Colombia to hold peace talks with ELN

Wednesday, March 30th 2016, 18:13

Colombian negotiators say they are entering into formal peace talks with the National Liberation Army (ELN) rebel group.
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US calls for Colombia peace accord

Tuesday, March 22nd 2016, 2:08
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry urges the Colombian government and the Farc rebels to redouble their efforts to reach a peace accord.
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Colombia whistleblower flees kidnapping

Monday, March 14th 2016, 16:28

A Colombian police captain who is a key witness in a scandal over an alleged male prostitution ring in the police escapes from his kidnappers.
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New frog species discovered in Colombia

Wednesday, March 9th 2016, 12:32

A new species of terrestrial frog with yellow eyebrows is discovered in the high-altitude moorlands of Colombia.
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Colombia ex-leader's brother arrested

Tuesday, March 1st 2016, 0:58
related countries: Chile Chile
related places: Medellin

Police in the Colombian city of Medellin arrest Santiago Uribe, brother of former president Alvaro, over alleged links with a notorious paramilitary group.
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ELN rebels 'taking over Farc areas'

Sunday, February 28th 2016, 22:29

The indigenous rights agency in Colombia expresses concern as ELN fighters move into areas traditionally held by Farc rebels.
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Avalanche sisters reunited 30 years on

Friday, February 26th 2016, 2:56

Two sisters in Colombia separated when they were children after an avalanche destroyed their home are reunited 30 years later.
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