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Colombia
Saturday, January 17th 2015 - 08:17 UTC

UK visa applications in Uruguay will be decided in Bogotá

The announcement becomes effective January 26

As of 26 January 2015, applications for visas for the United Kingdom made in Uruguay will be decided in Bogota. United Kingdom Visas and Immigration, which has the responsibility for issuing UK visas overseas, is introducing a change to its network as part of a broader change program.

Wednesday, January 7th 2015 - 04:20 UTC

Colombia launches first Antarctic research expedition with Chilean training

ARC 20 de Julio which carries a helicopter will spend three months in Antarctica on scientific research tasks

Colombia's first Antarctica expedition is expected to call in Punta Arenas on Wednesday before crossing to the peninsula to begin a three-month scientific hydrographic and climate research with twenty researchers on board committed to ten projects.

Saturday, December 27th 2014 - 08:59 UTC

FARC release captured Colombian soldier in 'gesture of peace'

Colombian soldier Carlos BecerraOjeda

Wounded combatant handed over to International Red Cross, Cuban and Norwegian dignataries

Friday, December 26th 2014 - 06:55 UTC

FARC Christmas message calls for end to military operations against them

The leaders of FARC demand an end to military operations against the rebel organisation.

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) sent a Christmas message to President Juan Manuel Santos and military officers demanding that all military operations against them be stopped. Wounded soldier to be released.

Monday, December 22nd 2014 - 08:42 UTC

Colombian nationals to be deported from Venezuela

Bogota's Eldorado airport has the biggest international checkpoint on the country.

Fourth time in 2014, always amid allegations of “inhuman and degrading ” treatment. Ombudsman monitoring situation, offering assistance to those involved

Saturday, December 20th 2014 - 09:04 UTC

Unilateral FARC truce allegedly in force

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos wants to end the war with FARC

Colombia's armed forces suffer 10 fatal casualties, several others wounded and one missing in clashes with rebels. Negotiations continue unaltered in Havana.

Friday, December 19th 2014 - 08:15 UTC

Santos government rejects FARC truce

 The government of President Juan Manuel Santos cannot accept FARC's truce unless certain conditions are met.

Not until a peace deal is achieved will Colombia accept the proposal to bring in other countries, ICRC to monitor ceasefire

Thursday, December 18th 2014 - 19:58 UTC

Mujica's role in US-Cuba understanding praised worldwide

Uruguayan President Jose Mujica, a kew player in the new geopolitical order of things in the region.

The role played by Uruguay's President in the process which led to Wednesday's announcements that the United States and Cuba are to restore full diplomatic ties, was praised by Presidents Barack Obama, Raul Castro and international analysts.

Thursday, December 18th 2014 - 09:36 UTC

Colombia Farc rebels declare indefinite unilateral truce

The conflict has left some 220,000 people dead since it began in the 1960s

Colombia's Farc rebels have declared a unilateral ceasefire for an indefinite period, starting from Saturday.

Thursday, November 20th 2014 - 04:23 UTC

Colombian government reaches agreement with FARC to release captured general

The Colombian army had launched a massive search for Alzate, captured by FARC on Sunday, a move that had derailed peace talks

The armed rebel group FARC and the Colombian government have announced that they have agreed conditions for releasing a captured general and four other people.

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