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Colombia tightens law on acid attacks

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 11:45

Colombian legislators pass a law which introduces long prison sentences for people convicted of attacking others with acid.
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Colombia leader job 'hinges on deal'

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 1:14

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos tells the BBC that he will be in serious political difficulty if a Farc peace deal is rejected in a referendum.
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Colombia's Farc 'ends gun purchases'

Wednesday, November 11th 2015, 0:20

Colombia's largest armed rebel group, the Farc, stopped buying guns and ammunition at the end of September, its leader says.
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Colombia lifts same-sex adoption limits

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 5:07

Colombia's constitutional court lifts restrictions on same-sex couples adopting children.
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Colombia ELN rebels 'to free soldiers'

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 15:51

Colombia's second-largest rebel group, the National Liberation Army (ELN) says it will release two soldiers it seized last week.
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VIDEO: Through the eyes of a paraglider

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 0:02

Colombian paraglider Daniel Montejo explains the draw of the sport.
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Colombia offers truce with Farc

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 15:50

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos offers a bilateral truce with the Farc rebel group starting from 1 January 2016.
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Colombia rebels kill 12 security staff

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 1:34

Leftist rebels in Colombia ambushed a group carrying regional election ballots, killing 12 members of the security forces, officials say.
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Freddy Rincon arrest no longer sought

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 23:29
related countries: Panama Panama

A Panamanian judge lifts an arrest warrant against former Colombian footballer Freddy Rincon, who was wanted on money laundering and drugs charges.
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Calls for Bogota plane crash probe

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 11:40
related places: Bogota

Colombia's ex-president Andres Pastrana calls for an investigation into whether a plane crash in Bogota may have been an attack on his life.
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Colombia plane crash kills five

Monday, October 19th 2015, 11:35
related places: Bogota

A plane crashes into a bakery in the Colombian capital, Bogota, killing four people on board and one person on the ground.
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VIDEO: Aftermath of Bogota plane crash

Monday, October 19th 2015, 5:35
related places: Bogota

A light aircraft has crashed into a residential area of the Colombian capital, Bogota killing five people and injuring seven.
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Deal reached on Colombia's disappeared

Sunday, October 18th 2015, 20:52

Colombia's government and Farc rebels agree measures to find people who disappeared during the civil war, as they step closer to a final deal.
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Colombia: 'Venezuela border safer'

Sunday, October 18th 2015, 1:27
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Colombia's government says crime and smuggling have decreased since Venezuela deployed thousands of troops along their common border in August.
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US 'will not press for Farc extraditions'

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 17:27
related countries: United States United States

The US says it will leave it up to Colombia how to deal with left-wing Farc rebels who have committed crimes, and will not push for their extradition.
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Colombia's north-east struggles with drought

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 23:24

The drought killing children in Colombia
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Colombia kills most wanted drug lord

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 18:46

One of Colombia's most wanted drug lords - Victor Navarro, known as "Megateo" - is killed in government air strikes.
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Farc rebels to halt military training

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 10:25

A week after a key deal on transitional justice was reached at peace talks, Colombia's Farc rebels say they will halt their military training.
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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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