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20 killed in Colombian mudslide
Fri, 15 Apr 2011 06:00:21 GMT
In Colombia, at least 20 people have been killed after a massive mudslide triggered by heavy rainfalls crushed and buried a local bus.

Colombians protest school privatization
Fri, 08 Apr 2011 05:45:23 GMT
In Colombia, hundreds of thousands of university students and staff members have staged mass demonstrations against a government plan to privatize public education.

Colombia resumes gas flow to Venezuela
Sun, 03 Apr 2011 17:34:15 GMT
Colombia has restarted gas exports to Venezuela after completing repairs on a pipeline that had been damaged in a bomb explosion by FARC rebels.

Colombian military kills 10 FARC rebels
Thu, 24 Mar 2011 18:37:33 GMT
Colombian security forces have killed 10 members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in a military raid in the western province of Choco.

Kidnapped Colombian oil workers freed
Tue, 08 Mar 2011 14:08:34 GMT
Twenty one of the 23 Colombian oil workers earlier kidnapped by suspected FARC rebels in a remote eastern jungle area have been released.

FARC releases last two hostages
Thu, 17 Feb 2011 15:18:39 GMT
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) has released the last two of six political hostages as part of a unilateral pledge to release the high-profile captives.

Drug submarine seized in Colombia
Tue, 15 Feb 2011 14:36:48 GMT
The Colombian navy has seized a submarine hidden in a jungle area, believed to have been built to carry up to eight tons of cocaine to Mexico.

FARC misleads Colombia on hostages
Mon, 14 Feb 2011 09:26:50 GMT
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), which said it planned to free two hostages, has provided "false coordinates" about the captives' whereabouts.

FARC frees two more hostages
Sat, 12 Feb 2011 03:22:19 GMT
Colombia's FARC rebels have released two more of the five hostages they had promised to free this week as a gesture of peace to the government.

FARC 'to release more hostages'
Thu, 10 Feb 2011 16:17:48 GMT
The Colombian FARC rebel group has promised to free more hostages in the coming days following the release of former councilor Marcos Baquero.

5 killed in Colombia coal mine blast
Wed, 02 Feb 2011 05:14:45 GMT
An explosion in a coal mine in Colombia has killed at least five miners, a few days after the government promised to overhaul workplace safety measures following a string of similar incidents.

Colombian navy seizes cocaine boat
Mon, 31 Jan 2011 19:01:48 GMT
The Colombian navy has seized a boat carrying over a ton of cocaine along the Pacific coast of Choco Province as the country steps up counternarcotics operations.

21 killed in Colombian mine blast
Wed, 26 Jan 2011 16:50:07 GMT
An explosion in a coal mine in northeastern Colombia has claimed the lives of at least 21 miners, leaving many others trapped.

Queen of Amphetamines extradited to US
Sat, 08 Jan 2011 03:10:05 GMT
Colombia has extradited Beatriz Henao, who is also known as the Queen of Amphetamines, to the United States where she is wanted on drug trafficking charges.

Colombia seizes cocaine shipment
Tue, 04 Jan 2011 18:25:18 GMT
Columbian police have seized 1.5 tons of cocaine in a shipment of dog food in the city of Cartagena, destined for the United States.

Colombia's pres. hails death of drug lord
Thu, 30 Dec 2010 02:07:21 GMT
Colombia's president lauded police for killing Pedro Guerrero, a notorious drug lord known as "The Knife" who had a 2.5-million-dollar US bounty on his head.

Top Colombian drug lord 'may be dead'
Wed, 29 Dec 2010 09:02:01 GMT
Colombian police say they may have killed Pedro Guerrero Castillo one of the country's most-hunted drugs traffickers and a former paramilitary warlord.

Colombian landslide kills 13, injures 27
Fri, 24 Dec 2010 08:14:51 GMT
A landslide has killed 13 people and left 27 others injured in a village in southeastern Colombia, forcing hundreds of homes to be evacuated in the area.

5 Colombian troops killed in minefield
Sun, 19 Dec 2010 07:33:43 GMT
Five Colombian soldiers have been killed and two others injured after stepping into a minefield in southern part of the capital city Bogota.

37 bodies found in Colombia mudslide
Wed, 08 Dec 2010 11:08:25 GMT
Rescue officials in Colombia say at least 37 bodies have so far been recovered from a massive weekend mudslide in the north of the country.

Colombia mudslide death toll rises
Tue, 07 Dec 2010 17:35:48 GMT
Colombian authorities say the bodies of 30 victims killed in a massive weekend mudslide have been recovered while close to 100 people remain missing.

100 still missing in Colombia mudslide
Tue, 07 Dec 2010 08:18:50 GMT
Colombian rescue teams have recovered the bodies of 23 victims killed in Sunday's mudslide, while more than 100 others still remain missing.

200 feared dead in Colombian landslide
Mon, 06 Dec 2010 03:08:04 GMT
At least 200 people are feared to have been buried by a landslide in Colombia's second largest city as rescue workers scramble to save victims of the country's worst floods in decades.

174 killed in Colombia torrential rains
Sun, 05 Dec 2010 07:56:06 GMT
Weeks of torrential rains in Colombia have left at least 174 people dead and more than 1.5 million others homeless, the country's Red Cross says.

Colombia bus blast kills at least four
Wed, 01 Dec 2010 05:18:09 GMT
A bomb explosion in southern Colombia has killed at least three army troops and a civilian, wounding another sixteen people, local authorities say.

3 Colombian soldiers die in FARC attack
Thu, 25 Nov 2010 21:47:38 GMT
Clashes between FARC guerrillas and government troops in Colombia's southwestern Huila department leave three soldiers dead, two injured and three missing.

FARC rebels kill 7 in Colombia
Wed, 24 Nov 2010 01:32:55 GMT
Four police officers and three soldiers have reportedly been killed by suspected FARC rebels in separate attacks in the southern and central regions of Colombia.

Ex-Colombia spy chief granted asylum
Sat, 20 Nov 2010 18:28:09 GMT
Colombia's former secret service head Maria del Pilar Hurtado has been granted political asylum in Panama after fleeing a criminal investigation into illegal spying.

Colombia vows to hunt for wanted Israeli
Sat, 20 Nov 2010 16:49:49 GMT
Colombia's government pledges to fight for the extradition of a former Israeli military officer, whom it has convicted of training right-wing Colombian militias.

Floods affect 1.2 million Colombians
Fri, 19 Nov 2010 00:25:03 GMT
Persistently heavy rains in Colombia have led to 136 deaths and disrupted the lives of more than 1.2 million others in the Latin American country.

Colombia slams military's child murders
Thu, 04 Nov 2010 01:40:33 GMT
The Colombian government has slammed the involvement of military soldiers in the killing of three children in the northern Arauca department.

Brazil, China eye Colombia investment
Sun, 24 Oct 2010 18:59:39 GMT
China and Brazil have voiced interest in investing in Colombia's railway and port infrastructure in order to facilitate access to the nation's attractive coal mines.

Uribe probed over wiretapping scandal
Wed, 13 Oct 2010 10:16:29 GMT
The Colombian Congress has launched an investigation into former president Alvaro Uribe's alleged role in an illegal wiretapping scandal.

Colombia seizes record drug money
Tue, 05 Oct 2010 11:22:03 GMT
In a fourth attack in little more than a month, the Colombian police have seized a huge cache of money in a raid on a house in south of the capital Bogota.

30 buried in Colombia landslide
Tue, 28 Sep 2010 07:13:23 GMT
At least 30 people have been buried following a landslide caused by heavy rains on a highway in northwestern Colombia, officials say.

Top Colombian rebel leader killed
Thu, 23 Sep 2010 18:26:40 GMT
The Colombian Army says Jorge Briceno, one of the most senior leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), has been killed.

22 FARC guerrillas killed in Colombia
Sun, 19 Sep 2010 23:52:02 GMT
The Colombian military has killed at least 22 suspected leftist guerrillas in a battle near the Ecuadoran border, Defense Minister Rodrigo Rivera said.

Eight policemen killed in Colombia
Sat, 11 Sep 2010 05:32:57 GMT
Fresh clashes between police and leftist militants in southwestern Colombia near the border with Ecuador have left eight police officers dead.

15 suspected rebels killed in Colombia
Sun, 05 Sep 2010 06:56:20 GMT
The Colombian Air Force has killed at least 15 suspected leftist rebels during an Air Force bombing raid near the country's eastern border, a report says.

Mine blast kills 14 in Colombia
Fri, 03 Sep 2010 06:18:51 GMT
Fourteen police officers have been killed and seven others wounded by explosion of a mine allegedly laid by leftist rebels in southern Colombia, said a police commander.

Red alert in Colombia as volcano erupts
Wed, 25 Aug 2010 15:26:16 GMT
Colombia has announced a state of "red alert" after the Galeras volcano showed signs of activity, prompting thousands to leave areas near the spewing mount.

7 rebels killed in Colombian army attack
Thu, 19 Aug 2010 09:19:36 GMT
Seven rebels of the National Liberation Army (ELN) have been killed in a military attack in the northwestern Colombian town of Taraza.

US-Colombia pact "unconstitutional"
Wed, 18 Aug 2010 07:06:02 GMT
Colombia's Constitutional Court has ruled that a controversial agreement which gives US troops access to Colombian military bases is unlawful.

One killed in Colombian air crash
Mon, 16 Aug 2010 18:31:39 GMT
A woman has died after storm and bad weather downed a Colombian passenger plane while it was trying to land on the island of San Andres, official say.

Car bomb injures 4 in Colombia
Thu, 12 Aug 2010 14:01:06 GMT
A strong car bomb has exploded in northern Bogota, injuring four people and damaging the headquarters of private Caracol Radio and other buildings.

Venezuelan, Colombian presidents meet
Wed, 11 Aug 2010 02:04:14 GMT
The Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and his Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos have met to mend their countries' severed ties.

Venezuela, Colombia presidents to meet
Mon, 09 Aug 2010 06:12:57 GMT
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is to meet his Venezuelan counterpart, Hugo Chavez, on Tuesday in a move that could "turn the page" and restore their diplomatic relations.

Santos sworn in as Colombian president
Sun, 08 Aug 2010 02:20:37 GMT
Juan Manuel Santos has been sworn in as Colombia's new president, taking over from conservative Alvaro Uribe.

Colombia tightens security nationwide
Mon, 02 Aug 2010 01:36:20 GMT
Colombian government has tightened security measures across the country after leftist rebels killed three off-duty soldiers in a town in the southern province of Tolima.

Bogota: No plans for attack on Caracas
Sun, 01 Aug 2010 09:51:07 GMT
Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has denied allegations that he plans to attack neighboring Venezuela amid heightened tensions between the two South American states.


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