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Colombia suspends peace talks with FARC after general kidnapped
Colombia
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Colombia
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Colombia suspends peace talks with FARC after general kidnapped

AFP - November 16, 2014

BOGOTÁ, Colombia – Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Sunday suspended two-year peace talks with the country's largest rebel group, the FARC, as the military investigated the…

Colombia arrests FARC rebel accused of helping kidnap 3 US contractors
Colombia
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Colombia
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Colombia arrests FARC rebel accused of helping kidnap 3 US contractors

AFP - August 16, 2014

BOGOTÁ, Colombia – Colombian police captured a suspected FARC rebel accused of participating in the kidnapping of three U.S. citizens held hostage from 2003 to 2008, authorities…

Victims’ issues come to the fore in Colombia peace talks
Colombia
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Colombia
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Victims’ issues come to the fore in Colombia peace talks

Alina Dieste | AFP - August 10, 2014

BOGOTÁ, Colombia – Farmer Elver Montano has a long tale of pain and uprooting to tell as Colombia's peace talks turns to the 5.3 million victims of…

Q&A: Behind the Colombia-FARC talks
Colombia
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Colombia
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Q&A: Behind the Colombia-FARC talks

Lally Weymouth | The Washington Post - August 10, 2014

BOGOTÁ, Colombia – Four years ago, when Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos agreed to open a secret channel to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas,…

Santos re-elected president in Colombia
Colombia
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Colombia
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Santos re-elected president in Colombia

Julia Symmes Cobb and Nick Miroff | The Washington Post - June 16, 2014

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos won re-election Sunday, surviving a crucial test in his attempt to work out a peace deal with leftist FARC…

Colombia
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Colombia government, rebels to set up truth commission

AFP - June 8, 2014

HAVANA, Cuba – Negotiators trying to end Latin America's oldest civil war agreed Saturday to set up a truth commission that addresses the deaths of thousands of…

Colombian Embassy attaché tells of harrowing 13-year ordeal as a FARC captive
Colombia
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Colombia
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Colombian Embassy attaché tells of harrowing 13-year ordeal as a FARC captive

Fabiola Pomareda - May 26, 2014

A Colombian National Police sergeant who was kidnapped by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and held captive for 13 years is now a police attaché…

Colombian leader, rival head to runoff vote
Colombia
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Colombia
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Colombian leader, rival head to runoff vote

Philippe Zygel | AFP - May 25, 2014

BOGOTÁ, Colombia – Colombian opposition candidate Óscar Zuluaga led President Juan Manuel Santos in elections Sunday, but they now face a runoff vote in a crucial campaign…

Colombians angry after 32 children killed in bus fire
Colombia
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Colombia
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Colombians angry after 32 children killed in bus fire

Lissy De Abreu | AFP - May 19, 2014

BOGOTÁ, Colombia – Colombians voiced anger Monday after 32 children burned to death when an overcrowded bus burst into flames as authorities arrested the driver who was seen…

32 children burn to death in Colombia bus accident
Colombia
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Colombia
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32 children burn to death in Colombia bus accident

AFP - May 19, 2014

Update, Monday, May 19, 2014 at 11:30 a.m.: The death toll has climbed to 32. BOGOTÁ, Colombia – Thirty-one Thirty-two children were burned to death when their bus caught…

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