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11/30/2011 : FARC rebels blame Colombia’s govt for captives’ deaths, says it planned to release them

Colombia’s main leftist rebel group is blaming President Juan Manuel Santos’ government for the weekend deaths of four security force members who authorities say were cruelly executed when soldiers happened upon the insurgents holding them.

11/26/2011 : Colombia says FARC rebels execute four military hostages

Colombian FARC rebels killed four military hostages who had been held prisoner for years, Colombia's defense minister said on Saturday.

11/25/2011 : Colombia has 2nd highest number of landmine victims in the world

Colombia has the second highest casualty rate of landmine victims in the world, according to the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL).

11/22/2011 : Investigatorants Uribe charged in wiretap scandal case

A lawmaker investigating Colombia's former President Alvaro Uribe for his alleged role in the illegal wiretapping of his political opponents asked Congress to formally charge the former president, claiming there is enough merit to investigate if Uribe ordered the wiretaps.

11/16/2011 : Farc rebels pick Timochenko as new leader

Colombia's largest rebel group, the Farc, says it has chosen Rodrigo Londono - better known by his alias Timochenko - as its new leader.

11/10/2011 : 15,000 Colombians active in illegal armed groups, criminal gangs

Colombian authorities estimate that approximately 15,000 men are currently members of the illegal armed groups that are active throughout the country.

11/6/2011 : FARC vows to continue guerrilla struggle despite kingpin's death

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) said Saturday that despite the death of its top leader Alfonso Cano it would continue its guerrilla struggle and not give in to the government's demand to surrender its weapons.

11/5/2011 : Colombia: Rebel Leader Died in Combat With Troops

The top leader of Colombia's main rebel group, the bookish ideologue Alfonso Cano, was killed Friday in combat hours after his nearby camp was bombed, authorities said.

11/2/2011 : Colombia: Gustavo Petro, Bogotá's New Mayor

Although the right to vote was exercised throughout the country, the Bogotá election generated the greatest expectation since its citizens went to the polls during one of the capital city's biggest institutional crises, due to the arrest of former mayor Samuel Moreno and his alleged participation in contract irregularities in the expansion of the Transmilenio, Bogotá’s bus rapid transit.

11/1/2011 : Colombia president dissolves disgraced DAS domestic spy agency, shifts staff to other offices

President Juan Manuel Santos dissolved Colombia’s scandal-plagued DAS domestic intelligence agency Monday, saying its employees will be transferred to other state offices.

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