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Colombia peace deal 'within six months'

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 10:59

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Farc rebel leader Timochenko agree to sign a peace deal within six months to end a five-decade long conflict.
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VIDEO: Breakthrough in Colombia Farc talks

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 6:07

Colombia's president and the leader of the Farc rebel group announce a deal on setting up special courts to try crimes committed during more than five decades of conflict.
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Venezuela, Colombia to normalise ties

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 13:22
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The leaders of Venezuela and Colombia agree to "normalise" the situation at their joint border, which Venezuela closed a month ago.
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Venezuela extends state of emergency

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 16:22
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela extends a state of emergency to another 10 municipalities on its border with Colombia as it tries to crack down on smuggling in the region.
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Cruise crew members killed in crash

Monday, September 14th 2015, 9:07

Two pilots working on Tom Cruise's new film, Mena, are killed in a plane crash in the Colombian Andes, while a third man is seriously injured.
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Venezuelan jets 'entered Colombia'

Sunday, September 13th 2015, 20:51
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The Colombian defence ministry says two Venezuelan military jets entered its airspace without warning and flew over a military base.
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Venezuela extends border closure

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 16:01
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela extends a partial border shutdown with Colombia and sends another 3,000 troops to the area in a crime crackdown.
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Colombia 'to reunite split families'

Monday, August 31st 2015, 10:56
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The Colombian foreign minister says Venezuelan relatives of Colombians deported from Venezuela amidst a border row will be offered Colombian citizenship.
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Venezuela extends border closures

Friday, August 28th 2015, 23:46
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro extends border closures with Colombia and deploys more troops, in an ongoing bilateral row.
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Colombia and Venezuela recall envoys

Friday, August 28th 2015, 5:26
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Colombia and Venezuela recall their ambassadors amid growing tension, a week after the Venezuelan president closed part of the border.
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US blacklists Colombia 'Farc members'

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 23:49
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, United States United States

The US imposes sanctions on four alleged members of Colombia's Farc rebel group based in Switzerland, accusing them of drug trafficking.
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VIDEO: 'They are throwing us out like dogs'

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 15:05
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Colombia and Venezuela are holding talks on Thursday on a border dispute that has led to the deportation of thousands of Colombian migrants.
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Anger as Venezuela border stays shut

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 14:44
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela announces it will keep a crucial border crossing with Colombia closed despite a "productive" meeting between their foreign ministers.
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Venezuela declares martial law

Saturday, August 22nd 2015, 16:57
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The Venezuelan president declares a state of emergency in a border region near Colombia following an attack by smugglers, in which three soldiers and a civilian were injured.
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Colombia rebels extend ceasefire

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 14:14

Rebels of the Colombian left-wing Farc group extend their one-month ceasefire, but do not specify by how long.
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Garcia Marquez ashes in Cartagena

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 21:30
related places: Cartagena

The ashes of Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez will be taken to the Caribbean city of Cartagena in December, where they will be exhibited permanently.
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Colombia helicopter crash kills 16

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 22:20

A Black Hawk police helicopter crashes in a remote jungle area of Colombia, killing at least 16 officers.
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Colombia military air crash kills 11

Saturday, August 1st 2015, 13:38

A plane from Colombia's air force crashes in the north of the country, killing all 11 of those on board.
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Crolla set for Perez rematch - Hearn

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 9:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Perez

British lightweight Anthony Crolla will have a WBA title rematch with Colombia's Darleys Perez, says promoter Eddie Hearn.
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VIDEO: 'Mass grave' at Colombia landfill site

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 9:36

Forensic experts in Colombia have begun a search for hundreds of bodies at a landfill site, believed to be one of the largest urban mass graves in the world, as Natalio Cosoy reports.
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VIDEO: Huge haul of cocaine found in truck

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 21:51

Authorities in Colombia have seized 777 kg (1,713 pounds) of cocaine, with an estimated value of over $240m (£154m).
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Child alive after 18 days in jungle

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 4:48

A seven-year-old girl who went missing in the Colombian jungle is found alive after nearly three weeks.
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Colombia to reduce attacks on Farc

Sunday, July 12th 2015, 21:30

The Colombian government issues a joint statement with Farc rebels agreeing to reduce the number of attacks.
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Colombian rebels call ceasefire

Wednesday, July 8th 2015, 16:22

Colombia's Farc rebels call a one-month unilateral ceasefire starting on 20 July, but the government says more needs to be done.
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Miss Universe defends keeping crown

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 4:51

The reigning Miss Universe defends keeping her crown despite a row between the pageant owner Donald Trump and her home country Colombia.
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Friday, July 3rd 2015, 20:31

A Colombian man with terminal cancer becomes the first person in the country to die legally by euthanasia, in a move opposed by the Church.
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Chelsea sign striker Falcao on loan

Friday, July 3rd 2015, 13:57
related countries: Monaco Monaco

Chelsea sign Monaco striker Radamel Falcao on a season-long loan deal, with the option to make the deal permanent.
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Colombia coca farmers boost output

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 21:20

Colombian coca farmers increased cultivation area by 44% last year for fear any peace deal may lead to eradication, the UN says.
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Atletico agree £24.8m Martinez deal

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 23:25
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Porto

Porto confirm that Atletico Madrid have agreed to pay £24.8m to sign their Colombian striker Jackson Martinez.
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Martinez to join Atletico Madrid

Saturday, June 27th 2015, 15:50
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Porto

Colombian striker Jackson Martinez confirms he will join La Liga side Atletico Madrid from Porto after Copa America exit.
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Argentina 0-0 Colombia (5-4 pens)

Saturday, June 27th 2015, 2:30
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Carlos Tevez scores the winning spot-kick as Argentina beat Colombia on penalties to reach the Copa America semi-finals.
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Mother and baby survive plane crash

Friday, June 26th 2015, 2:16

A young mother and her baby son have been found alive five days after their plane crashed in the jungle of western Colombia.
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Colombia military 'knew of killings'

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 21:38

Human Rights Watch says it has seen evidence suggesting that Colombia's top ranking military officers knew of the extrajudicial killings of civilians.
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US indicts Colombia gang members

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 20:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Miami, New York

United States courts in New York and Miami bring charges against 17 members of one of Colombia's top criminal organisations, Clan Usuga.
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USA Women 2-0 Colombia Women

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 1:51
related countries: United States United States

The United States - twice champions - are into the quarter-finals of the Women's World Cup after beating Colombia 2-0.
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Banned Neymar out of Copa America

Friday, June 19th 2015, 22:47

Brazil striker Neymar will miss the rest of the Copa America after being suspended for four games for a red card against Colombia.
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Brazil 0-1 Colombia

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 2:33
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Neymar and Carlos Bacca are sent off after the final whistle as Brazil lose to Colombia at the Copa America.
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