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Colombia peace deal: Government and Farc reach new agreement

Sunday, November 13th 2016, 2:57

Colombia and Farc rebels reach a revised peace deal, six weeks after voters rejected the original.
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Colombia ELN hostage release 'under way'

Friday, October 28th 2016, 7:12

Colombia's ELN rebels begin the process of freeing a hostage, a condition for talks, officials say.
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Deadly Colombia landslide engulfs highway near Medellin

Thursday, October 27th 2016, 9:51
related places: Medellin

A landslide hits a road north of Colombia's second-largest city, Medellin, killing six people.
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Mosquito army released in Zika fight in Brazil & Colombia

Wednesday, October 26th 2016, 13:09
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Scientists are planning to release millions of modified mosquitoes in urban areas of Brazil and Colombia, in an effort to tackle Zika, dengue and chikungunya viruses.
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Body count

Saturday, October 22nd 2016, 23:28

The Netflix drama, Narcos, about the infamous Colombian drug trafficker Pablo Escobar, cites a shocking statistic on the human cost of the drugs trade. But is it true?
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Left in limbo

Thursday, October 20th 2016, 23:57

A Colombian farm where Farc rebels were due to begin their "transition" is left in limbo after the peace accord is rejected and the troops fail to show.
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Colombia peace boost as Uribe opens door to Farc talks

Wednesday, October 19th 2016, 8:27
related places: Uribe

Colombia's ex-president Alvaro Uribe, who led the successful campaign to reject a peace deal with Farc rebels, says he may now be open to talks with them.
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Colombian army launches attack on ELN rebels ahead of peace talks

Tuesday, October 18th 2016, 1:26

Colombia's army launches an attack against the second-largest rebel group, the ELN, 10 days before the beginning of peace talks.
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Colombia extends Farc ceasefire amid talks to save peace deal

Friday, October 14th 2016, 8:53

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos extends a ceasefire with Farc rebels to the end of the year to give more time to save a peace deal.
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Colombians march to demand Farc peace deal be revived

Thursday, October 13th 2016, 3:04
related places: Bogota

Thousands of Colombians march through Bogota and other cities to demand that a peace deal signed by the government and Farc rebels be upheld.
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'Cut with a blade'

Wednesday, October 12th 2016, 0:18

BBC Mundo's Natalio Cosoy reports from Colombia on the indigenous groups which are discussing whether to abandon the practice of female genital mutilation.
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Colombia and ELN rebels announce historic peace talks

Tuesday, October 11th 2016, 4:36
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

Colombia's government and the country's second largest rebel group, the ELN, announce the start of formal peace talks on 27 October in Ecuador.
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Colombia's President Santos donates Nobel money to conflict victims

Sunday, October 9th 2016, 22:05

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says he will donate the money from the Nobel Peace prize to the victims of the 52-year conflict with the Farc.
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Nobel Peace Prize for Colombia's Juan Manuel Santos

Friday, October 7th 2016, 14:05

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos wins the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the 52-year conflict with left-wing rebels.
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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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