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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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Venezuela arrests 13 for smuggling

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 17:39
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela says it has made 13 arrests and seized tonnes of food since launching a major anti-smuggling operation along its border with Colombia.
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Colombia victims join peace talks

Sunday, August 17th 2014, 0:06

A group of victims of five decades of conflict in Colombia for the first time join government negotiators and Farc rebel leaders at peace talks.
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Colombia head backs medical cannabis

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 18:57

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says he is in favour of legalising marijuana for medical use, a measure due to be debated by lawmakers.
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Colombia boosts troops in rebel area

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 2:19
related places: Arauca

The military in Colombia says it is sending more troops to the eastern province of Arauca to deal with a recent wave of attacks.
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Colombian drought triggers clashes

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 10:40
related places: La Guajira

Residents of Colombia's northern La Guajira province clash with police as they demand more government support to overcome a drought.
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Venezuela anti-smuggling move begins

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 3:59
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela deploys 17,000 troops along its Colombian border, shutting it for the first of a month of nightly closures to tackle smuggling.
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Venezuela to close border at night

Saturday, August 9th 2014, 23:33
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela says it will close its border with Colombia each night from Monday to try to curb large-scale smuggling of petrol and food.
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Colombian rebels attack oil field

Saturday, August 9th 2014, 18:12

Colombian rebels attack an oil field in the north-east of the country although no-one is hurt, the state-owned company Ecopetrol says.
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Colombia's President Santos sworn in

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 23:25

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos warns peace talks could falter if left-wing rebels do not halt attacks, as he starts a second term.
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Colombia probes soldiers' poisoning

Monday, August 4th 2014, 11:52

Colombian experts are investigating whether a soldier who died on Sunday after buying poisoned pork was the victim of left-wing rebels.
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Colombian city on alert after attack

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 10:20
related places: Buenaventura

After a key transmission tower was blown up in Buenaventura, leaving the Colombian port city without power, the authorities ban alcohol and weapons.
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Arsenal sign Colombia keeper Ospina

Sunday, July 27th 2014, 10:26
related places: Ospina

Arsenal complete the signing of Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina from Nice on a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee.
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Colombian army kills ELN rebels

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 19:11
related places: Arauca

The Colombian armed forces kill eight rebels from the left-wing National Liberation Army in an operation in eastern Arauca province.
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VIDEO: Rodriguez hugs fan who invades pitch

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 22:59
related countries: Spain Spain

Colombian football star James Rodriguez hugged a fan who invaded the pitch as he was presented as a new player for Real Madrid.
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Spain arrests 'drug lord The Mouse'

Saturday, July 19th 2014, 19:30
related countries: Spain Spain

Spanish police arrest a man they say is one of the most wanted criminals in Colombia, Hernan Alonso Villa, known as "el Raton" or "The Mouse".
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'Export ban' for German arms maker

Monday, July 14th 2014, 12:15
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany issues an export ban for arms maker SIG Sauer after its guns are found to have been sold to the Colombian police without the required licence.
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Cocaine found in banana delivery

Friday, July 11th 2014, 17:31

Cocaine with an estimated street value of £25m is found inside plastic bananas among a consignment of Colombian fruit.
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VIDEO: Huge grasshopper lands on Rodriguez

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 1:10
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Fortaleza

An insect landed on Colombia's James Rodriguez after he scored a penalty against Brazil during their 2014 World Cup quarter-finals at the Castelao arena in Fortaleza.
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Injured Neymar out of World Cup

Friday, July 4th 2014, 23:57

Brazil forward Neymar is ruled out of the World Cup with a fractured bone in his spine sustained against Colombia.
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Brazil 2-1 Colombia

Friday, July 4th 2014, 23:42
related countries: Germany Germany

Brazil see off Colombia's fightback to book a World Cup semi-final against Germany with goals from Thiago Silva and David Luiz.
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Colombians get time off to see match

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 11:45
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Government workers in Colombia are given Friday afternoon off to watch the national squad play Brazil in the World Cup quarter-finals.
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Shakira scores World Cup hat-trick

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 9:41

Colombian pop star Shakira will perform at her third consecutive World Cup closing ceremony, it is announced.
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Wednesday's gossip column

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 15:17
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Sanchez

Sanchez favours Arsenal over Liverpool, Real Madrid line up Colombia star James Rodriguez, plus more.
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Colombian rebels attack oil camp

Monday, June 30th 2014, 13:41

Thirteen oil workers and their relatives are injured after suspected left-wing ELN rebels throw explosive devices at a camp in north-eastern Colombia.
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'Rodriguez at Maradona's level'

Sunday, June 29th 2014, 12:59
related countries: Uruguay Uruguay

Colombia's James Rodriguez is called the best player at the World Cup after his match-winning display against Uruguay.
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Scolari hopeful over Neymar injury

Sunday, June 29th 2014, 8:06
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari hopes Neymar will be fit to face Colombia in the quarter-finals of the 2014 Fifa World Cup.
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Colombia 2-0 Uruguay

Saturday, June 28th 2014, 22:23
related countries: Uruguay Uruguay

Colombia will play Brazil in the World Cup quarter-finals after two goals from James Rodriguez seal victory over Uruguay.
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Colombian oldest World Cup player

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 16:38
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

Colombian goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon breaks the record held by former Cameroon striker Roger Milla to become the oldest player ever to take part in a World Cup match.
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Spain to return Colombian treasure

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 18:59
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain is to return to Colombia 691 smuggled indigenous artefacts seized from drug gangs in a police operation in 2003.
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World Cup: Colombia 2-1 Ivory Coast

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 23:54

Colombia beat Ivory Coast to clinch a last-16 place at the World Cup for the first time since 1990.
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Colombia leader 'has peace mandate'

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 9:46

Following his re-election, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos tells the BBC that voters want him to continue peace talks with the Farc rebels.
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Rocky road to peace for Colombia's Santos

Monday, June 16th 2014, 10:06

Colombian President Santos faces stiff opposition after re-election
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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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