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Colombian navy seizes tonne of cocaine


September 12th, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 12 (IANS/EFE) Colombian naval units found nearly a tonne of cocaine on a high-speed boat travelling in Caribbean waters near San Andres Island, the military said Tuesday.The four ... Read more...

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Former Colombian general convicted of money laundering


September 7th, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 7 (IANS/EFE) A former head of army intelligence was convicted of criminal conspiracy and laundering proceeds of drug trafficking, the Colombian Attorney General's Office said.Prosecutors demonstrated that retired ... Read more...

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Woman accused of witchcraft slain in Colombia


September 5th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 5 (IANS/EFE) A woman was slain and her body burned after being accused of casting spells against other women in the northwestern Colombian province of Antioquia.The victim was ... Read more...

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Colombian soldier snaps, kills three comrades


September 1st, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 1 (IANS/EFE) A Colombian army private killed three soldiers at a remote outpost in the southwestern province of Cauca, the military said Friday.The shooter was apparently suffering from ... Read more...

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`Colombia now South America’s No. 2 economy’


September 1st, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 1 (IANS/EFE) Colombia has moved ahead of Argentina to become South America's second-largest economy, the outgoing Colombian finance minister said Friday."Colombia surpassed Argentina in GDP, we are the ... Read more...

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Consortium to build Colombia’s largest dam


August 30th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Aug 30 (IANS/EFE) A consortium made up of Brazil's Camargo Correa S.A. and Colombian firms Constructora Conconcreto S.A. and Coninsa Ramon H. S.A. has been awarded a contract to ... Read more...

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10 year old Colombian girl gives birth


August 23rd, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Bogota, Aug 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to the media houses it was recently reported that a 10 year old girl from Colombia gave birth. This is a very rare occurrence, as it ... Read more...

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Colombian caught trying to board plane with grenade


August 22nd, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Aug 22 (IANS/EFE) A man was arrested when a grenade was found in his carry-on luggage as he tried to board a commercial flight in the southwestern Colombian city ... Read more...

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Woman gunned down in church in Colombia


August 21st, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Aug 21 (IANS/EFE) A gunman fatally shot a woman parishioner inside a Catholic church in the southwestern town of El Dovio, Colombian media said.Nelly Perea Gonzalez, 67, was shot ... Read more...

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Colombian firm makes oil find


August 17th, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Aug 17 (IANS/EFE) Colombia's Ecopetrol and two US joint venture partners have discovered oil and gas at a deep-water well in the US Gulf of Mexico, the Bogota-based firm ... Read more...

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Colombian oil firm to export 12 mn barrels to India


August 16th, 2012 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Aug 16 (IANS/EFE) Colombian oil firm Ecopetrol will supply 12 million barrels of crude to a private Indian refining company under a year-long contract worth approximately $1.2 billion, the ... Read more...

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Colombian musician Jairo Varela laid to rest


August 14th, 2012 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Aug 14 (IANS/EFE) Jairo Varela, considered Colombia's greatest salsa composer, was buried in a cemetery in the southwestern city of Cali amid massive crowds that came to pay their ... Read more...

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Gunman kills five in Colombia


July 28th, 2012 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, July 28 (IANS/EFE) Five people were killed and five wounded when a gunman opened fire at a crowd watching an amateur soccer match in the northwestern Colombian city of ... Read more...

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Delhi government slams critical report on bus corridor


July 23rd, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Delhi government Monday criticised the Central Road Research Institute's (CRRI) critical report on the bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor here and rejected it in ... Read more...

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Colombian soldiers caught carrying cocaine


July 6th, 2012 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, July 6 (IANS/EFE) An officer, a non-commissioned officer and three enlisted men were arrested along with four civilians when they were stopped at a checkpoint on a highway in ... Read more...

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Colombian volcano erupts


July 2nd, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, July 2 (IANS/EFE) A volcano in Colombia has erupted, sending a plume of ash and vapour 10 km into the sky, officials said.The volcano erupted at 5:40 p.m. Saturday, ... Read more...

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Five shot dead in Colombian bar


July 2nd, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, July 2 (IANS/EFE) Five people died and one was wounded when gunmen attacked a bar in Tumaco, a port city in southwestern Colombia, officials said.Investigators are trying to determine ... Read more...

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Four dead in Colombia bus attack


June 21st, 2012 - 9:26 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, June 21 (IANS) Four bus passengers, including a pregnant woman, died in Colombia Wednesday when the rebels opened fire on their vehicle, authorities said.The bus was attacked after the ... Read more...

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Soccer player slain in Colombia


June 12th, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, June 12 (IANS/EFE) A professional soccer player died and one of his teammates was wounded in an attack by gunmen in a town near the Caribbean city of Barranquilla, ... Read more...

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Impounded plane stolen in Colombia


June 12th, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, June 12 (IANS/EFE) A small plane impounded by Colombian authorities last December after entering the country illegally has been stolen from an airport in the northwestern region of Uraba, ... Read more...

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Colombia seizes 2.6 tonnes of cocaine


June 6th, 2012 - 7:13 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, June 6 (IANS) The Colombian Navy has seized more than 2.6 tonnes of cocaine that was being shipped by a barge to Central America.The drugs, confiscated in Pacific waters, ... Read more...

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Colombian rebels kill 12 soldiers


May 22nd, 2012 - 8:40 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, May 22 (IANS) At least 12 army soldiers were killed in clashes with rebels in northern Colombia Monday, officials said.The fighting between Colombian Army soldiers and the rebel of ... Read more...

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Priest slain in Colombia


May 3rd, 2012 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, May 3 (IANS/EFE) The Rev. Jesus Maria Parra, a priest of Colombia's Orthodox Catholic denomination, was fatally shot at a downtown Bogota hotel he owned, police said Wednesday.Two suspects ... Read more...

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Salsa singer hurt in accident in Colombia


May 1st, 2012 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, May 1 (IANS/EFE) Popular Puerto Rican salsa singer Andy Montanez was injured Monday in an accident in Colombia after giving a concert in the city of Valledupar, one of ... Read more...

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Colombia to spend $738 mn on housing programmes


April 30th, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, April 30 (IANS/EFE) Colombia plans to invest 1.3 trillion pesos (about $738.13 million) in housing programmes "for the poorest of the poor", which it is adding to the plan ... Read more...

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Colombian firm makes new oil find


April 26th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, April 26 (IANS/EFE) State oil company Ecopetrol announced a new crude discovery at an exploratory well in Tisquirama, a block in northern Colombia that has been in commercial production ... Read more...

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Rapper killed in Colombia


April 26th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, April 26 (IANS/EFE) Rapper Alejandro Serna Correa was fatally shot in an attack that targeted two people accompanying him, authorities in the northwestern Colombian city of Medellin said Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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Chavez not to attend Americas summit


April 15th, 2012 - 8:28 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, April 15 (IANS) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who is battling cancer, will not attend the Sixth Summit of the Americas as advised by his doctors, said the country's foreign ... Read more...

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Neymar, Messi in charity match


April 1st, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 1 (IANS) Santos star striker Neymar has been invited to take part in a charity match featuring Argentina's superstar Lionel Messi.The friendly match will consist of ... Read more...

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Blast kills three varsity students in Colombia


March 26th, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, March 26 (IANS/EFE) Three Colombian university students, including a woman, died Sunday when the explosives they were handling went off at a house in Bogota, officials said.A fourth student ... Read more...

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Three die in Colombian plane crash


March 19th, 2012 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, March 19 (IANS/EFE) Three people were killed when a small plane hit power lines and crashed in Colombia's Santander province, police said.The Cessna 182 took off Saturday from the ... Read more...

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Giant cat statue arrives in Colombia


March 5th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, March 5 (IANS/EFE) Painter and sculptor Fernando Botero's giant "El Gato" (The Cat) statue, which is made of bronze and weighs 1,050 kg, has arrived at the port of ... Read more...

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Three die in grenade blast in Colombia


February 27th, 2012 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Feb 27 (IANS/EFE) Three soldiers were killed and 20 wounded when a soldier pulled out the pin of a grenade at an army base in northwestern Colombia, the army ... Read more...

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Man gets 24 years for Colombian journalist’s killing


February 7th, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Feb 7 (IANS/EFE) A former militiaman was sentenced to 24 years in prison for his role in the murder of journalist Alvaro Alonso Escobar, who was gunned down a ... Read more...

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Animal rights activists protest bullfighting in Colombia


February 6th, 2012 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Feb 6 (IANS/EFE) Some 180 half-naked people in the northwestern city of Medellin positioned themselves to form the word "stop" to demand an end to bullfighting in Colombia."'Stop. That's ... Read more...

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