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Colombian farmers sue BP for environment damage

2014-10-16 10:13

A case in which 100 Colombian farmers are suing British oil giant BP for environmental damage has opened in the High Court in London.

Colombia plane crashes in jungle

2014-09-07 10:29

Colombian authorities say there is little chance of finding survivors after a small plane with 10 people on board crashed in the Amazon jungle.

Venezuela sends 17 000 troops to seal Colombia border

2014-08-12 08:28

Venezuela says it has deployed 17 000 troops along the Colombian border to combat gasoline smuggling, as it prepared to seal the frontier nightly to stanch multi-billion-dollar annual losses.

Colombia cruise into last 8

2014-06-29 00:17

James Rodriguez has scored a brace as Colombia beat Uruguay 2-0 at the Maracana to reach the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time, where they will face Brazil.

31 children burn to death in Colombia bus blaze

2014-05-19 07:09

Thirty-one children have been burned to death after a bus they were traveling in caught fire in northern Colombia, the Red Cross says.

3 dead, 30 buried in Colombia mine collapse

2014-05-02 07:53

At least three people have been killed and as many as 30 more are feared dead after a mine collapse in western Colombia.

80% of Colombian drugs gets to US

2014-03-14 05:30

A US General says he lacks the resources to get drug traffickers, letting 80% of Colombian drugs get into the US.

Teens decapitated in Colombia

2014-01-12 08:31

The decapitated bodies of four teenagers have been found in Antioquia in Colombia by a farmer.

 

'Crazy' climate forces Colombian farmers to adapt

2014-09-26 12:55

Colombia's agricultural sector has always been a blissfully low-tech business as the climate allowed farmers to harvest two or three times a year but recently, climate change has been sowing chaos in their fields.

Colombia kingpin Escobar's hitman freed from jail

2014-08-27 12:45

One of Colombia's most feared drug cartel assassins has walked free after serving 22 years in jail for scores of murders ordered by notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar during the cocaine trafficking heyday of the 1980s.

Starbucks challenges Colombian rival

2014-07-17 09:43

US-based global coffee behemoth Starbucks has jolted the Colombian coffee scene by opening a three-storey shop just a few metres away from the local favourite.

Bus driver arrested after crash kills 31 kids

2014-05-19 19:02

Colombian authorities have arrested the driver of a bus that crashed and killed 31 children.

13 missing, 3 dead in collapsed mine in Colombia

2014-05-02 11:33

A collapse at one of Colombia's many unlicensed mines has killed three people and left another 13 missing under tons of mud and rock, rescue officials say.

Acid attack kills man in Colombia

2014-04-10 09:15

A 22-year-old Colombian man has died from injuries he sustained in an acid attack, a disturbing new violent crime trend here, authorities say.

Colombia voters lukewarm over peace process

2014-03-10 14:39

Columbian voters have showed lukewarm support for peace talks with guerrillas by giving the country's president a majority in Congress.

Colombian rebels urge regulated drug farms

2014-01-14 21:42

Colombia's rebels have called for the regulated cultivation and sale of illegal crops as a fresh round of peace talks with government negotiators got under way.

5 die in helicopter crash

2014-01-12 07:51

Five people have died following a private helicopter crashing in rural Colombia.

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