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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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VIDEO: Sisters reunited after 30 years

Friday, February 26th 2016, 2:44

Two sisters who were separated as young girls when a volcano destroyed their home town in Colombia have been reunited 30 years on.
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VIDEO: Venezuela 'under-reporting Zika cases'

Sunday, February 21st 2016, 23:52
related countries: Brazil Brazil

As the Zika virus continues to spread across South America, countries like Brazil and Colombia have been giving regular updates on the number of people affected.
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Colombia rebel talks not to be extended

Saturday, February 20th 2016, 3:11

President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia indicates for the first time that peace talks with the Farc rebels will not go beyond a 23 March deadline.
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Colombia police chief Palomino resigns

Wednesday, February 17th 2016, 16:59
related places: Palomino

Colombia's chief of police, Gen Rodolfo Palomino, resigns a day after a probe is launched into claims he created a prostitution ring within the force.
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Colombia's chief of police investigated

Tuesday, February 16th 2016, 18:46

Colombia's prosecutor general is to investigate the chief of police over the alleged creation of a male prostitution ring.
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VIDEO: Creeping paralysis fear for Zika patients

Friday, February 12th 2016, 22:48

The Zika virus has moved north to Colombia where it is being linked by some doctors to cases of paralysis.
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Zika 'linked to nerve disorder deaths'

Friday, February 5th 2016, 19:56

Colombia says three people have died after contracting the Zika virus and developing a rare nerve disorder.
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US in $450m aid plan for Colombia peace

Friday, February 5th 2016, 1:09
related countries: United States United States

President Barack Obama says he will ask the US Congress for $450m (£309m) in aid to help Colombia implement a peace deal with the Farc rebel group.
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VIDEO: Zika 'exploding' in Colombia

Sunday, January 31st 2016, 1:19

Health officials in Colombia say the number of pregnant women reported to have the Zika virus has more than doubled in a week to over 2,000.
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Zika pregnancy cases double in Colombia

Saturday, January 30th 2016, 18:29

The number of pregnant women in Colombia infected with the Zika virus - linked to birth defects - doubles in a week to nearly 2,000, officials say.
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Drug lord Escobar mansion yields safe

Tuesday, January 26th 2016, 15:27
related places: Escobar, Miami

A couple who bought a Miami mansion once owned by Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar find a safe hidden in its foundations.
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UN backs Colombia peace deal mission

Monday, January 25th 2016, 21:38

The UN Security Council approves an unarmed mission in Colombia to oversee a ceasefire, if Farc rebels and the government sign a peace deal.
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Drug lord Escobar's mansion razed

Wednesday, January 20th 2016, 11:12
related places: Escobar, Florida

The owners of a Florida mansion which once belonged to Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar raze the building to the ground and search for possible hidden treasure.
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Colombia and Farc request UN observers

Tuesday, January 19th 2016, 21:22

The Colombian government and the left-wing Farc rebel movement jointly request a UN mission to oversee the end of their decades-long conflict.
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Colombia toughens acid attacks law

Tuesday, January 19th 2016, 0:54

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos enacts a law that imposes tougher sentences on the perpetrators of acid attacks, a major concern in the country.
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Brotherly love: Colombian switched twins pull together

Wednesday, January 6th 2016, 0:14

The Colombian switched twins and their brotherly love
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