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Colombia Farc conflict: Uribe says peace deal was 'weak' after Santos meeting

Thursday, October 6th 2016, 3:48

The Colombian politician who led the successful campaign against a peace deal with left-wing Farc rebels, Alvaro Uribe, describes the accord as weak.
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Colombia's President Santos keeps up push for Farc peace deal

Tuesday, October 4th 2016, 11:26

Colombian leader Juan Manuel Santos seeks talks with opponents of a peace agreement with Farc rebels following the deal's surprise rejection in a popular vote.
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Colombia referendum: Peace talks to be revived despite 'no' vote

Monday, October 3rd 2016, 17:03

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos vows to press ahead with fresh talks with Farc rebels, despite the shock defeat of a peace deal in a referendum.
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Colombia vote: Farc peace deal vote 'tighter than expected'

Sunday, October 2nd 2016, 21:42

Early results from Colombia's vote on whether to accept a peace deal agreed by the government and Farc rebels suggest a far tighter than expected contest.
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From hawk to dove

Wednesday, September 28th 2016, 16:32

A profile of Juan Manuel Santos, the Colombian President who negotiated a peace deal with the Farc rebel group to put an end to more than 50 years of conflict.
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Naysayers

Tuesday, September 27th 2016, 23:44

BBC Monitoring looks at the most contentious issues in the peace deal signed by the Colombian government and left-wing Farc rebels ahead of a popular vote on 2 October.
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Colombia Farc leader apologises to victims at peace signing

Tuesday, September 27th 2016, 11:26
related places: Cartagena

The leader of the Farc rebel group in Colombia apologises to the victims of the 52-year-long conflict at the signing of a peace deal in the city of Cartagena.
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Colombia peace deal: Historic agreement is signed

Tuesday, September 27th 2016, 3:28

Colombia's government and left-wing Farc rebels sign an agreement that formally brings an end to 52 years of civil war.
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Cheek by jowl

Monday, September 26th 2016, 23:05
related places: Antioquia

Colombia-based photographer Nicolas Bedoya, a co-founder of photojournalism collective Vela Colectivo, visits an area in Colombia's Antioquia province where rebels will gather to disarm following the peace agreement signed on 26 September between the
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Colombia's President Santos says Farc deal must rebuild country

Monday, September 26th 2016, 9:00

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos tells the BBC that a peace deal he will sign with Farc rebels will boost economic growth and rebuild the country.
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Colombian President: 'Last armed conflict in western hemisphere'

Monday, September 26th 2016, 4:04

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Farc leader Timoleon Jimenez, known as Timochenko, will sign an agreement at a ceremony on Monday.
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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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