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Colombia peace: Farc gives deal 'unanimous approval'

Friday, September 23rd 2016, 23:43

Members of Colombia's Farc rebel group give their unanimous approval to a peace deal agreed with the government after nearly four years of talks.
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Teaching the violin to migrant kids

Friday, September 23rd 2016, 9:17

Meet violinist Maria Francisca Rocca Arbelaez from Colombia, who spends all her time in a Lesbos migrant camp teaching children there how to play.
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Butt-lifting jeans

Friday, September 9th 2016, 0:26

Any Latina woman wants butt-lifting jeans and in Colombia business is booming - but what are the secrets behind them and how do they work?
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Colombia Farc: Peace deal signing date announced

Friday, September 2nd 2016, 23:36

The president of Colombia announces that a peace deal between the country's government and Farc rebels will be formally signed on 26 September.
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New start?

Tuesday, August 30th 2016, 23:36
related places: Bogota

BBC Mundo's Natalio Cosoy asks Colombians in the capital Bogota whether they think the peace agreement with the Farc rebels signals a new start for the country.
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Farc's 'definitive' ceasefire takes effect in Colombia

Monday, August 29th 2016, 5:00

A ceasefire has come into effect in Colombia between the main leftist rebel group and the government, ending one of the world's longest insurgencies.
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Colombia peace deal: Farc to announce ceasefire on Sunday

Sunday, August 28th 2016, 0:11

The main leftist rebel group in Colombia, the Farc, is set to announce a ceasefire at midnight on Sunday after a peace deal with the government.
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Norwegian icebreaker

Saturday, August 27th 2016, 23:56
related countries: Norway Norway

The BBC's Will Grant meets the Norwegian man who played a central role in years of negotiations between Farc rebels and the Colombian government
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Colombians celebrate as peace deal is reached with Farc rebels

Thursday, August 25th 2016, 14:41

Colombians celebrate the announcement of a historic peace agreement to put an end to more than five decades of conflict.
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Colombians welcome Farc peace agreement deal

Thursday, August 25th 2016, 9:43
related countries: Cuba Cuba

After more than three years of peace talks in Cuba, the Colombian Government and the left wing guerrilla group, the FARC, have reached a final peace deal.
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No mercy

Wednesday, August 17th 2016, 23:27

A Colombian woman who denounced armed groups for sexually abusing women and girls, was abducted by gunmen and subjected to a terrible punishment.
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Police discover secret drugs lab in Colombian jungle

Tuesday, August 16th 2016, 22:50
related places: Narino

Authorities in Colombia have discovered a secret drugs lab in the Narino jungle.
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Venezuelans cross into Colombia after border is reopened

Saturday, August 13th 2016, 16:59

Thousands of Venezuelans cross into Colombia to buy food and medicines on the first day after the border is reopened.
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Venezuela and Colombia to partially reopen border

Friday, August 12th 2016, 4:54
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Colombia and Venezuela agree to partially re-open their border from Saturday, almost a year after it was closed on security grounds.
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Colombia razes notorious Bronx slum in capital Bogota

Wednesday, August 10th 2016, 21:12
related places: Bogota

The authorities in the Colombian capital, Bogota, begin demolishing a notorious district in the centre of the city called the Bronx.
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Colombia destroys cocaine labs in jungle region

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016, 23:54

Security forces in Colombia carry out a huge operation to destroy more than a hundred cocaine production laboratories in the south-eastern jungle.
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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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