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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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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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World Cup: Colombia 3-0 Greece

Saturday, June 14th 2014, 18:19
related countries: Greece Greece

Former West Ham defender Pablo Armero sets Colombia on their way to a winning World Cup start against Greece.
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Colombia poised for knife-edge election

Saturday, June 14th 2014, 0:06

Could the World Cup influence Colombia's presidential poll?
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Colombia and ELN to hold peace talks

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 19:14

The Colombian government says it is starting peace negotiations with the country's second largest rebel group.
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Colombia to set up truth commission

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 20:32

Colombia's government and Farc rebels agree to set up a truth commission to investigate thousands of deaths in five decades of conflict.
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Quintana wraps up Giro victory

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 17:02
related places: Italia

Colombian Movistar rider Nairo Quintana wins the first Grand Tour of his career with victory in the Giro d'Italia.
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Colombia Rastrojos members arrested

Saturday, May 31st 2014, 19:31
related places: Barranquilla, Rastrojos

Colombian police arrest 46 members of the Rastrojos criminal gang, accused of extortion and selling drugs in the northern city of Barranquilla.
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Quintana on brink of Giro victory

Saturday, May 31st 2014, 16:53
related places: Italia

Colombian Nairo Quintana is on the brink of Giro d'Italia victory with one day to go, as Michael Rogers wins stage 20.
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Quintana closes in on Giro victory

Friday, May 30th 2014, 16:42

Colombian Nairo Quintana leads the Giro D'Italia by over three minutes after winning a mountain time trial.
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Arredondo leads Colombia Giro charge

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 16:30
related places: Italia

Colombia's Julian Arredondo wins stage 18 at the Giro d'Italia, while compatriot Nairo Quintana retains the pink jersey.
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Colombia Farc rebels 'dream of peace'

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 11:03

On the 50th anniversary of its foundation, the commander of Colombia's left-wing rebel group, the Farc, says his group wants an "effective peace".
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Colombia's election goes to run-off

Monday, May 26th 2014, 13:48

Colombia's incumbent President Juan Manuel Santos will face his main rival Oscar Ivan Zuluaga in a run-off presidential vote on 15 June.
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Hawk or dove as Colombia president?

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 23:24

Colombia's choices in this weekend's presidential election
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