Colombia


61 dead in Colombia landslide - officials

2015-05-19 07:44

A massive landslide has torn through a ravine in northwest Colombia, killing at least 61 people and injuring 37, authorities say.

Rescuers search for 15 trapped Colombian miners

2015-05-13 23:14

Rescue workers are searching for 15 gold miners missing after mine shaft floods in Colombia.

Colombia rethinks spraying coca crops

2015-05-10 11:36

Colombian authorities must stop using the controversial herbicide glyphosate to eradicate illicit coca plantations, says President Juan Manuel Santos.

Colombian navy seizes more than 5 tons of cocaine on ship

2015-04-08 10:36

Navy officials in Colombia say they have seized 5.2 tons of cocaine on a ship off the country's Pacific Coast.

Colombia races to meet Valentine's Day demand

2015-02-12 13:00

Work is hectic these days for El Redil, as the flower company based in the savanna hurries to meet orders from all over the world for Valentine's Day.

Colombian, Farc in deal to free general

2014-11-20 08:10

The Colombian government and Farc have struck a deal to free a general and several others the guerrillas are holding captive, suggesting the faltering peace process is back on track.

Colombian general kidnapped by rebels

2014-11-17 09:51

A Colombian army general has gone missing in an area where leftist FARC rebels are active, President Juan Manuel Santos says, in a potentially serious strain to the South American country's peace process.

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.

 

Many dead, dozens injured in Colombia landslide

2015-05-18 22:04

A landslide has sent mud and water crashing onto homes in a town in Colombia's northwest mountains killing at least 48 people and injuring dozens.

4 soldiers killed in Colombia helicopter crash

2015-05-11 12:19

Four Colombian soldiers have been killed and two others have been wounded after their helicopter crashed in the central Uribe region, the military says.

Colombian journalist sends himself death threats

2015-04-29 09:49

A Columbian journalist who admitted to sending himself death threats to benefit from state protection will face criminal charges, authorities say.

Woman arrested over execution-style murder of kids

2015-02-17 21:08

Colombian authorities have arrested a woman who is suspected of arranging the murder of four boys who were shot to death execution-style in their home, the local prosecutor's office says.

Farc to free Colombian general, others

2014-11-22 20:06

Farc guerrillas who captured a Colombian general and four others will release them next week, president Juan Manuel Santos says, paving the way for a return to peace talks.

Colombia suspends talks with rebels

2014-11-17 16:29

The Colombian government has suspended peace talks with a rebel group over the apparent kidnapping of an army general.

Miners trapped in flooded Colombia coal mine

2014-10-31 17:31

At least 12 mine workers are trapped in a flooded coal mine in north-western Columbia.

'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.

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