Captive Colombia general`s release delayed to Sunday

Colombia`s FARC guerrillas said Thursday they will free a general whose capture has derailed peace negotiations a day later than announced, delaying efforts to get the talks back on track.

 

FARC to free captive Colombia general on Saturday

Colombia`s FARC guerrillas will on Saturday release a general whose capture derailed peace negotiations, President Juan Manuel Santos said, reviving hopes that the talks can be salvaged.

FARC frees soldiers, demands Colombia halt Army ops

Colombia`s FARC guerrillas freed two captive soldiers on Tuesday but demanded the army halt operations to avoid jeopardizing the separate release of a general whose capture has derailed peace talks.

Brazil, Colombia drawn in same group in Copa America
Brazil, Colombia drawn in same group in Copa America

 World Cup quarter-final opponents Brazil and Colombia have been drawn in the same group at next year's Copa America, to be held in Chile.

Colombia suspends military operations ahead of hostage release

Colombia`s military has suspended its operations in the east in order to allow the liberation of two soldiers held by the leftist FARC rebels, authorities said Sunday.

Criminal investigation closed against Bogota mayor

Colombian prosecutors closed a criminal investigation on Friday into Bogota`s mayor, who was temporarily removed from office last year following a months-long battle in court.

Reward in hunt for father of Colombian drug mule, 11

Colombia offered USD 10,000 on Wednesday for the capture of the father of an 11-year-old girl in intensive care following emergency surgery to remove 104 cocaine-filled capsules from her stomach.

Colombia rebels to free general, opening door to resume peace talks

Colombian Marxist rebels agreed to release an Army general captured by their comrades over the weekend, a move that may lead to a resumption of peace talks and diffuse a crisis that threatened to extend five decades of war.

US condemns kidnapping of Colombian general by rebels

 The US Tuesday denounced the kidnapping of an army general in Colombia, a move that had led to a suspension of peace talks between the government and the FARC rebels.

Colombia's FARC rebels confirm they have captured Army general

Colombia`s FARC rebels confirmed in a statement on Tuesday they have captured Colombian army General Ruben Dario Alzate, whose kidnapping on Sunday led the government to suspend two-year-old peace talks taking place in Havana.

Colombia suspends peace talks with FARC after general kidnapped

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Sunday suspended peace talks with the country`s largest rebel group, the FARC, as the military investigates the suspected abduction of a general.

FARC rebels get heavy jail time for killing tribe members

An indigenous court convicted seven FARC guerrillas of murdering two leaders of the Nasa tribe in western Colombia on Sunday, sentencing them to between 40 and 60 years in jail and 20 lashes.

Colombian city to remove Prince Charles`s memorial plaque

Cartagena:  The Colombian city of Cartagena will remove a plaque laid by Prince Charles following controversy over his tribute to the English dead in a failed attempt to capture the city in 1741.

Recovery hampered as Colombia mine flood kills 12

It could take three days to recover the bodies of 12 miners trapped in a Colombian coal shaft, authorities said Friday after ruling out any hope the men survived.

Juan Cuadrado signs Fiorentina extension
Juan Cuadrado signs Fiorentina extension

Colombian winger Juan Cuadrado has boosted struggling Fiorentina by signing a contract extension that will see him remain at the Serie A club until June 2019, the player told social media.

Falcao-led Colombia to face US in London
Falcao-led Colombia to face US in London

Colombia, sparked by Manchester United forward Radamel Falcao and Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez, will face the United States in a football friendly on November 14 at Craven Cottage in London.

Colombia to launch world's first floating gas liquefaction plant

The world's first floating gas liquefaction plant is due to begin operating next year off the coast of northern Colombia under a pact between Canada-based Pacific Rubiales Energy and Belgian shipbuilder Exmar.

6-magnitude quake felt on Ecuador-Colombia border

A magnitude-6 earthquake has rattled Ecuador's border with Colombia, shaking low-lying buildings and frightening residents in the sparsely-populated area.

James Rodriguez goal lifts Colombia over Canada
James Rodriguez goal lifts Colombia over Canada

James Rodriguez scored in the 74th minute to give Colombia a 1-0 victory over Canada on Tuesday in an international football friendly.

Indians killed by lightning in Colombia to be left unburied

Eleven Wiwa Indians killed by lightning during a tribal ceremony in Colombia`s Sierra Nevada mountains will be left unburied where they died according to their traditions, an official said Sunday.