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Colombia and FARC rebels announce major breakthrough in peace talks
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Colombia and FARC rebels announce major breakthrough in peace talks

Nick Miroff | The Washington Post - September 24, 2015

HAVANA, Cuba – Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and the leader of the FARC rebel group announced a major breakthrough Wednesday in their peace negotiations, bringing the country to…

One American hunts for emeralds in Colombia. But many want to stop him
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One American hunts for emeralds in Colombia. But many want to stop him

Joshua Partlow and Julia Symmes Cobb | The Washington Post - August 9, 2015

MUZO, Colombia — The chopper touched down on the hillside helipad and Charles Burgess, a cigar-chomping former U.S. government employee, stepped out to survey the full sweep…

Prisoner in Colombia gets liposuction on the sly
Colombia
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Colombia
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Prisoner in Colombia gets liposuction on the sly

AFP - July 17, 2015

BOGOTÁ, Colombia – A Colombian prisoner given permission to undergo surgery to fix a breast implant took advantage of her trip to the operating room to get liposuction, prison…

Colombia, FARC reach agreement on de-escalating conflict
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Colombia
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Colombia, FARC reach agreement on de-escalating conflict

AFP - July 12, 2015

HAVANA, Cuba -- The Colombian government reached a historic agreement Sunday with leftist FARC guerrillas to de-escalate the decades-long armed conflict, diplomats in Havana said. The move marks a…

Colombia landslide: Long clean-up, fading hope
Colombia
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Colombia
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Colombia landslide: Long clean-up, fading hope

Raúl Arboleda and Juanes Restrepo | AFP - May 19, 2015

SALGAR, Colombia – Residents of the Colombian town hit by a massive landslide began a difficult clean-up Tuesday, as rescuers resumed the increasingly hopeless search for those still…

For some Colombian kids, classroom is jungle and family is FARC
Colombia
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Colombia
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For some Colombian kids, classroom is jungle and family is FARC

Lissy de Abreu - May 14, 2015

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — Aurora, who grew up doing back-breaking work on a farm in central Colombia, was 12 years old when she first set foot in a classroom,…

US Supreme Court rejects Colombia Chiquita human rights case
Colombia
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Colombia
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US Supreme Court rejects Colombia Chiquita human rights case

AFP - April 21, 2015

WASHINGTON D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to take up a lawsuit filed against U.S. fruit company Chiquita Brands over funding paramilitaries responsible for human rights…

In a Colombian jungle long known for cocaine, a rare nut is now all the rage
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Business
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In a Colombian jungle long known for cocaine, a rare nut is now all the rage

Christine Jenkins | Bloomberg News - April 15, 2015

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — For decades, if not centuries, the Amazon dwellers of southern Colombia made little of the cacay nut. They fed it to their livestock, used…

Colombia, FARC rebels resume peace talks in Havana
Colombia
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Colombia
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Colombia, FARC rebels resume peace talks in Havana

AFP - February 25, 2015

HAVANA, Cuba — Colombia's government and leftist rebels launched a new round of peace talks Wednesday, one day ahead of the arrival of former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan…

Southern-bloc FARC chief arrives in Cuba to support peace process
Colombia
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Colombia
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Southern-bloc FARC chief arrives in Cuba to support peace process

AFP - December 29, 2014

HAVANA, Cuba – Joaquín Gómez, head of the Southern Bloc of the FARC and a member of the rebel group’s Secretariat, arrived in Havana Sunday to join…

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