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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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Foreign book prize reveals shortlist

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 10:21
related countries: Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea, Japan Japan

Japanese writer Haruki Murakami makes the shortlist for 2015's Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, alongside newly-translated authors from Equatorial Guinea and Colombia.
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VIDEO: Police hunt Colombia drug baron

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 23:47

A massive police hunt is under way in Colombia for a man known as "Otoniel" who is said to run an enormous drug trafficking empire.
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Falcao equals Colombia's goal record

Monday, March 30th 2015, 19:19
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait

Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao equals Colombia's national goals record by scoring in a 3-1 win over Kuwait.
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Colombia's hunt for an elusive drug lord

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 0:27

Colombia's search for an elusive drug lord
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Falcao reduced to tears, says mentor

Friday, March 20th 2015, 21:45

Radamel Falcao's mentor says 29-year-old Colombian striker has been left in tears by his Manchester United predicament.
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Quintana wins Tirreno-Adriatico

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 15:44
related countries: Italy Italy, Switzerland Switzerland

Nairo Quintana of Colombia wins Italy's Tirreno-Adriatico after Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara takes the final stage.
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Clearing Colombia of landmines

Saturday, March 14th 2015, 10:08

The challenge of clearing Colombia of landmines
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Colombia explosion injures police

Thursday, March 12th 2015, 15:07
related places: Bogota

An explosive device injures five police officers and two other people in the Colombian capital Bogota in the early hours.
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Colombian rebels to help clear mines

Saturday, March 7th 2015, 23:46

The Colombian army and Farc rebels agree to work together to remove landmines that have killed and injured thousands in five decades of conflict.
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Colombia stops Chinese arms ship

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 10:29
related countries: China China, Cuba Cuba

The Colombian authorities arrest the captain of a Chinese ship on its way to Cuba after finding undeclared gunpowder and cannon shells aboard.
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Former Colombian spy chief convicted

Saturday, February 28th 2015, 4:42

The former head of Colombia's secret police, Maria del Pilar Hurtado, has been found guilty of spying on politicians, judges and journalists.
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The authors hoping for a new Colombia

Friday, February 27th 2015, 2:38

Why 2015 may be the year for Colombia authors
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Colombia gang 'sold kidnap victims'

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 14:08

A gang which allegedly kidnapped people in Colombia and sold them on to a left-wing rebel group has been dismantled, prosecutors say.
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Colombia rules on same-sex adoption

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 11:38

A court in Colombia rules that same-sex couples can adopt children, but only if the child is the offspring of one of the partners.
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Farc 'will discharge child fighters'

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 11:27

A senior Farc leader tells Colombian radio the Marxist guerrilla group will demobilise fighters who are younger than 15 years of age.
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Colombian soldiers killed by bomb

Monday, February 16th 2015, 13:32

Three soldiers are killed in north-eastern Colombia in an attack blamed by the army on the country's second-largest rebel force, the ELN.
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Dutchman released by Colombia's ELN

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 1:41
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Colombia's second largest rebel group, the ELN, releases a Dutch citizen who had been held in captivity for more than a year.
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Guerrillas call in Miss Universe

Sunday, February 8th 2015, 7:35

Rebels from Colombia's Farc invite the country's newly crowned Miss Universe to assist their peace negotiations with the government.
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Chelsea sign £23.3m winger Cuadrado

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 21:50

Chelsea sign Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado for an initial £23.3m, with Mohamed Salah going the other way on loan.
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Ex-Colombia spy chief appears in court

Sunday, February 1st 2015, 0:08
related countries: Panama Panama
related places: Bogota

Ex-Colombian intelligence chief Maria del Pilar Hurtado appears in court in Bogota charged with spying on politicians, judges and journalists.
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Chelsea close to £23m Cuadrado deal

Friday, January 30th 2015, 21:41

Chelsea are set to complete the £23.3m signing of Juan Cuadrado, Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella says.
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Mission to Venezuela denied access

Sunday, January 25th 2015, 22:09
related countries: Chile Chile, Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Lopez

The Venezuelan authorities prevent the former presidents of Chile and Colombia from visiting jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez.
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What is at stake in the Colombian peace process?

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 14:20

How likely is the decades-long conflict to end?
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Colombia 'ready for ceasefire talks'

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 4:07

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says his government is for the first time prepared to begin talks on a bilateral ceasefire with Farc rebels.
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Rodriguez beats Roche to goal award

Monday, January 12th 2015, 19:15
related places: Roche

Colombia's James Rodriguez wins the Fifa goal of the year award, beating Irishwoman Stephanie Roche into second.
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Farc's unilateral truce 'threatened'

Saturday, January 10th 2015, 20:34

Colombia's largest rebel group, the Farc, says the unilateral truce it declared on 20 December is being threatened by continuing military action.
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VIDEO: Moment fireworks factory explodes

Monday, January 5th 2015, 23:31

The dramatic moment a fireworks factory exploded in Colombia has been captured on camera.
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Colombia Farc truce follows killings

Saturday, December 20th 2014, 5:01

Colombia's Farc begins an indefinite, unilateral ceasefire, hours after the army said that the left-wing rebels had killed five soldiers.
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Farc rebels declare unilateral truce

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 21:50

Colombia's Farc rebels declare a unilateral ceasefire for an indefinite period of time, but the government is yet to respond to the move.
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Colombia to print Garcia Marquez notes

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 12:48

The face of the Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez is to feature on Colombian bank notes, the country's lawmakers decide.
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Colombia protesters oppose 'amnesty'

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 2:05

Marches take place across Colombia to protest against a possible amnesty for Farc rebels in peace negotiations aimed at ending five decades of conflict.
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Garcia Marquez archive cost withheld

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 15:30

The University of Texas at Austin refuses to disclose how much it paid for the archive of the Colombian Nobel laureate, Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
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Masked gunmen threaten Asprilla

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 13:15

Faustino Asprilla says he will leave his home in Colombia after being threatened by armed men trying to get money from him.
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Colombia-Farc talks 'to resume'

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 20:43

The Colombian government and Farc rebels have agreed to resume peace talks suspended over the abduction of an army general, mediators say.
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Colombia leader warns of disloyalty

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 13:59

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says any member of the armed forces found to lack loyalty will be dismissed.
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Colombia's kidnap general resigns

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 2:09

Gen Ruben Dario Alzate, who was released by the Farc on Sunday, resigns after admitting that he breached security measures when captured.
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