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Peace is a true farewell to arms: Colombian rebel chief


September 20th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 20 (IANS/EFE) Colombia's FARC rebels are prepared to lay down their weapons if upcoming peace talks with the government lead to an accord, guerrilla chief Rodrigo Londono said ... Read more...

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Olympics: Colombian president hails first gold


August 11th, 2012 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos celebrated the country's first gold medal in the women's BMX (Bicycle Motocross) at the London 2012 Olympics.Santos thanked cyclist Mariana Pajon ... Read more...

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Spain busts gang that ripped off drug dealers


May 11th, 2012 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain), May 11 (IANS/EFE) A gang that employed extremely violent tactics in robbing drug dealers has been busted in Spain, officials said Thursday.The 15 suspects - ... Read more...

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Colombia turns down project linked to president’s kin


October 26th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Oct 26 (IANS/EFE) The Colombian government Tuesday blocked the construction of a controversial luxury hotel in the Tayrona Nature Park due to the involvement in the project of two ... Read more...

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Colombian couple wins World Tango Championship


August 31st, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Aug 31 (IANS/EFE) A Colombian couple won the 9th World Tango Championship in Buenos Aires in a very close final in the ballroom category, a style uniquely identified ... Read more...

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Zoe Saldana stars in action film


August 24th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Miami, Aug 24 (IANS/EFE) Actress Zoe Saldana in her latest film "Colombiana" plays a young woman out to revenge the murder of her parents that she watched in horror as ... Read more...

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Cuba to host hip hop symposium


August 1st, 2011 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Aug 1 (IANS/EFE) Cuba will host an international hip hop symposium that will be attended by musicians from Canada, the US, France, Haiti and Colombia, state media reported Sunday, ... Read more...

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Seven tonnes of cocaine found in submarine


July 31st, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Tegucigalpa (Honduras), July 31 (IANS/EFE) A huge consignment of cocaine - 7.3 tonnes - has been found in a submarine off the coast of Honduras in the Caribbean, a top ... Read more...

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Wimbledon: Sania-Elena advance, Bopanna-Qureshi ousted (Lead)


June 24th, 2011 - 1:54 am ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) India's Sania Mirza and Russia's Elena Vesnina advanced to the second round of women's doubles while it was curtains for "Indo-Pak Express"- Rohan Bopanna and ... Read more...

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Wimbledon: Bopanna-Qureshi make a shock first round exit


June 23rd, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 23 (IANS) India's Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi made a shock first round exit from the Wimbledon men's doubles event here Thursday.Bopanna and Qureshi, ... Read more...

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Spain arrests 34 as global drug ring dismantled


May 5th, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 5 (IANS/EFE) Spanish authorities have broken up an international drug trafficking ring in an operation in which 34 people were arrested and two tonnes of cocaine were confiscated.The ... Read more...

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29,000 Colombians evacuated due to floods


April 24th, 2011 - 9:12 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, April 24 (IANS/EFE) Over 29,000 people have been forced to leave their homes in Colombia due to massive floods triggered by torrential rains, the Colombian Red Cross (CRC) said."The ... Read more...

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Landslides kill four people in Colombia


April 11th, 2011 - 9:06 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, April 11 (IANS) At least four people died due to landslides in Colombia Sunday after several poor neighbourhood, located on the outskirts of the north-central city of Medellin, were ... Read more...

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Women form bulk of Mexico’s Twitter users


March 9th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 9 (IANS/EFE) The typical Mexican Twitter user is a woman living in this capital, according to a survey carried out by marketing firm Mente Digital.Women represent 52 ... Read more...

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20 missing in Colombia mudslide


December 24th, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Dec 24 (IANS/EFE) Twenty people were missing after a mudslide buried several homes in a rural area of the northern Colombian province of Santander, authorities said Thursday.The avalanche occurred Wednesday night ... Read more...

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Spain detains two Colombians suspected of 200 killings


September 14th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Valencia (Spain), Sep 14 (DPA) Spanish police have captured two Colombian suspected hitmen wanted for involvement in more than 200 killings, police said Tuesday. The suspects, who were also charged with abductions and ... Read more...

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Priest Who Gave His Blessing To Evo Morales Found With Cocaine


August 1st, 2010 - 7:49 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 1, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Valentin Mejillones happens to be an Aymara priest of Bolivia. He had given his blessing to the Bolivian President, Evo Morales, at a swearing ... Read more...

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16 killed in Colombia coal mine explosion (Lead)


June 17th, 2010 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, June 17 (IANS) A coal mine explosion in northwestern Colombia killed at least 16 miners and trapped over 70, Colombian President Alvaro Uribe said Thursday. The explosion occurred in the early hours ... Read more...

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Drug consumption highest among Colombian students


May 11th, 2010 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, May 11 (IANS) Colombian university students make the largest community among drug consumers in the Andean region of South America, a new study has found. With regard to marijuana, 26.7 percent of ... Read more...

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More than 45 percent Colombians live in poverty


May 3rd, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, May 3 (IANS/EFE) More than 20 million Colombians - 45.5 percent of the population of the Latin American nation - are living below the poverty line, an official report has said. Poverty ... Read more...

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1.5 tonnes of cocaine seized in Panama


April 14th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Panama City, April 14 (IANS/EFE) Three Colombians were arrested and 1.5 tonnes of cocaine was seized from Panama's Pacific coast, a police official said. The cocaine was found Sunday aboard a speedboat in ... Read more...

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Colombian rebels to release one of the longest held hostages in the world


March 30th, 2010 - 11:58 pm ICT by BNO News
FLORENCIA, COLOMBIA (BNO NEWS) -- Two Brazilian helicopters emblazoned with the Red Cross logo took off on Tuesday from the Gustavo Paredes Airport in southern Colombia to pick up one of the ... Read more...

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1,045 kg cocaine seized in Costa Rica


March 26th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
San Jose, March 26 (IANS/EFE) Costa Rican police have seized more than a tonne of cocaine transported from Colombia and arrested four Colombians, a Nicaraguan and two Costa Ricans, a minister said. Two ... Read more...

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Colombians reject plans to enlist students as army informers


January 29th, 2010 - 7:53 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Jan 29 (IANS/EFE) Colombian President Alvaro Uribe's decision to turn college students into army informants to tackle crimes in northwestern Medellin city has been criticised by people from across the political ... Read more...

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NIIT to help Colombians improve English proficiency


January 27th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The National Institute of Information Technology (NIIT), an IT training major in India, will help Colombians write professional mails, talk over telephone and conduct business in English. "We ... Read more...

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4,000 women forced to work as prostitutes in Argentine city


January 26th, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Jan 26 (IANS/EFE) Some 4,000 women, majority of them undocumented, are sexually exploited in some 400 brothels in the Argentine coastal resort of Mar del Plata, members of a non-governmental ... Read more...

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Colombian rebel groups join forces to fight against government


December 17th, 2009 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Dec 17 (EFE) Colombia's two largest guerrilla groups have joined forces in the fight against the government of President Alvaro Uribe, the leaders of the two groups said in a joint ... Read more...

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Submarine carrying 10 tons of cocaine seized


October 23rd, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Oct 23 (EFE) US anti-drug agents and Guatemalan army troops captured in Pacific waters four people aboard a small submarine carrying roughly 10 tons of cocaine, officials here said. Guatemala's Interior ... Read more...

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Colombians abducted 10 years back may be alive: Official


September 8th, 2009 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 8 (EFE) The Colombian army has found proof that several hostages held by the FARC guerrilla group, including some kidnapped in 1998, are alive. A man who was carrying the ... Read more...

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Colombia, US officials seize over four tonnes of cocaine


August 27th, 2009 - 8:08 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Aug 27 (EFE) Colombian and US officials have seized more than four tonnes of cocaine and captured nine drug traffickers from a vessel in the international waters near this Andean nation, ... Read more...

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Colombian rebels to release long-held captive


April 17th, 2009 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, April 16 (EFE) Colombia's leftist guerrilla rebels Thursday announced they would soon unilaterally release a soldier who has been in their captivity since December 1997. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) ... Read more...

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Wikilengua gets 4.5 mn page hits in first year


March 12th, 2009 - 9:16 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 12 (EFE) Wikilengua.org, the Internet site on practical use of the Spanish language, is celebrating its first online birthday, having achieved 4.5 million page visits and more than 1.6 million ... Read more...

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Prince Williams second high seas drugs bust


July 27th, 2008 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 27 (ANI): Prince William took part in a British navy helicopter raid that opened fire on a speedboat believed to be used by drug runners, reports the Ministry of ... Read more...

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Colombians demand hostages’ release on Independence Day


July 21st, 2008 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
Leticia (Colombia), July 21 (IANS) With marches and concerts, more than a million Colombians have celebrated their country's 198th Independence Day and demanded the leftist rebels free everyone they have been holding ... Read more...

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Betancourt calls for release of all FARC hostages


July 21st, 2008 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Paris, July 21 (IANS) Former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, who was rescued from the captivity of the country's leftist guerrillas early this month, has called for the freedom of all being ... Read more...

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