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News: Colombia

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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Woman arrested with 'cocaine bump'

Wednesday, September 11th 2013, 21:50
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Bogota, Toronto

A Canadian national is arrested in Bogota trying to board a flight to Toronto with a phony pregnant belly filled with cocaine, Colombian police say.
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Colombian rebels 'to keep weapons'

Saturday, September 7th 2013, 0:24

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says Farc rebels would be able to keep their weapons until a peace agreement was ratified in a referendum.
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VIDEO: Colombian farmers clash with police

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 3:33

Colombia's nationwide farmers protest broke out into violence again on Tuesday.
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Colombia army arrests six ELN rebels

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 14:22

Six rebels of the National Liberation Army are arrested in eastern Colombia on suspicion of launching a deadly attack which left 14 soldiers dead.
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VIDEO: Troops deployed on streets of Bogota

Saturday, August 31st 2013, 3:54
related places: Bogota

Colombia is deploying troops in the capital, Bogota, following violent protests in support of a strike by small-scale farmers.
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Colombia troops to patrol Bogota

Friday, August 30th 2013, 20:07
related places: Bogota

Colombia is deploying troops in the capital, Bogota, following violent protests in support of a strike by small-scale farmers.
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Colombia protesters back farmers

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 22:21

Thousands of people protest in the Colombian capital in support of small-scale farmers and against the government's agricultural policies.
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Colombia 'ready to talk to ELN'

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 8:32

President Juan Manuel Santos says Colombia is ready to begin peace talks with the country's second-largest rebel group, the ELN.
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Colombia farm strike deal offered

Wednesday, August 28th 2013, 21:46

The Colombian government offers concessions to small-scale farmers on strike for more than a week, including better prices for their products.
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Canadian hostage freed in Colombia

Tuesday, August 27th 2013, 21:39
related countries: Canada Canada

Colombia's second largest rebel group, the ELN, frees Canadian Gernot Wober, who they took hostage seven months ago.
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Colombian government to meet farmers

Tuesday, August 27th 2013, 13:18

The Colombian government agrees to enter into talks with farmers in an attempt to end a nine-day strike which is paralysing parts of the country.
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Colombian soldiers killed in ambush

Sunday, August 25th 2013, 2:12

Colombian Farc rebels have killed at least 13 soldiers in an ambush, the army says, although the two sides are due to resume peace talks soon.
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Colombia agricultural strike spreads

Saturday, August 24th 2013, 18:19

A strike by agricultural and farm workers in Colombia continues, with protesters blocking roads and demanding subsidies and lower fuel prices.
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Colombia recalls peace talks team

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 23:34

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos says he has recalled government negotiators "immediately" after Farc rebels announced a "pause" in peace talks.
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VIDEO: Milk and fire in Colombia protests

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 19:06

Farmers and truck workers in Colombia have clashed with police over the government's agricultural and economic policies.
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Nicaragua to drill for Caribbean oil

Friday, August 16th 2013, 3:53
related countries: Nicaragua Nicaragua

Nicaragua says it will begin drilling for oil and gas off its Caribbean coast in an area that belonged to Colombia until last year.
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Mammal carnivore is major discovery

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 14:29
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador, United States United States

US scientists describe a new animal living in the cloud forests of Colombia and Ecuador - the first new mammal carnivore species to be identified in the Western hemisphere in 35 years.
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Nairo Quintana revives Colombians' passion for cycling

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 10:09
related countries: France France

Tour de France star Nairo Quintana inspires Colombia
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Colombia peace talks 'make progress'

Saturday, August 10th 2013, 22:49

Colombia's chief negotiator in peace talks with the main rebel group, the Farc, says negotiations have made unprecedented progress.
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Ecuadorean soldier killed on border

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 23:02
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

An army officer from Ecuador and five Colombian rebels have died in clashes near Colombian border, local media reports say.
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UN: Colombia coca area drops by 25%

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 15:54

The area of land planted with coca - the raw ingredient for cocaine - in Colombia has fallen by 25% between 2011 and 2012, a UN report says.
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Carlos Valderrama fever in Colombia

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 23:46

TV soap rekindles Colombians' love of football
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Colombia accuses Farc as talks resume

Monday, July 29th 2013, 0:43

Chief Colombian negotiator Humberto de la Calle says the Farc rebel group will be held to account for its violence, as peace talks resume.
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Sevilla players robbed in Colombia

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 19:42
related countries: Spain Spain

Players from the Spanish Sevilla FC say around 120,000 euros worth of possessions were stolen while they played a match against Atletico Nacional in Colombia.
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Venezuela and Colombia repair ties

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 1:16
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The presidents of Venezuela and Colombia agree to work on improving relations after a row over the Venezuelan presidential election.
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Colombia leader vows to fight Farc

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 23:47

Colombia's president orders the army "not to stop shooting" until the conflict with the Farc rebels is over, after 15 soldiers are killed in an ambush.
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Fatal blast at Colombia nightclub

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 20:13
related places: Cucuta

A blast at a nightclub in the north-eastern Colombian city of Cucuta, possibly linked to drug gangs, leaves one person dead and at least 20 injured.
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Colombian soldiers die in clashes

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 7:00
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

At least 17 Colombian troops die in an ambush close to Venezuela's border, amid efforts to end the country's lingering conflict with Farc rebels.
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Farc offers to free 'US veteran'

Saturday, July 20th 2013, 7:42
related countries: United States United States

Colombia's Farc rebel group says it has captured a former US soldier and is willing to release him to prove its commitment to the current peace process.
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ELN rebels surrender in Colombia

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 0:22

Colombia's President Santos calls the surrender of 30 rebels of the ELN, the country's second largest armed group, "a major step towards peace".
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Farc: Colombia conflict nears end

Monday, July 15th 2013, 23:41

The chief negotiator for Colombia's Farc rebel movement says the five-decade-long armed conflict is nearing an end.
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Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 6:41

The political party linked to Colombia's left-wing Farc rebels has regained its legal status, meaning it can contest next year's elections.
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Colombia deports Mafia boss Pannunzi

Saturday, July 6th 2013, 23:07
related countries: Italy Italy

Roberto Pannunzi, accused of being Europe's most wanted drug trafficker, is arrested by Italian police after being deported from Colombia.
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