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Colombia

Apr 17, 2014 — The Colombian-born author of One Hundred Years of Solitude had been in failing health for some time.
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Feb 25, 2014 — Clara Rojas spent six years as a captive of Colombian guerrillas. During that time, she nearly died during childbirth and her son was then taken away by the rebels. Now she's running for Congress.
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Jun 13, 2013 — The Colombian city was the world's murder capital in the 1990s, but it managed to turn its fortunes around. Homicides were cut by 80 percent and made big gains on a number of fronts. But the city still faces many challenges in a region plagued by violence.
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Jun 9, 2013 — Women have made significant gains across Latin America. But sexual violence against women remains a pervasive problem. As part of NPR's series on violence in Latin America, we're looking at the problem in Colombia, where decades of war made women extremely vulnerable.
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May 30, 2013 — Colombia's FARC rebels are engaged in peace talks with the government, but the group is also stepping up recruitment of child soldiers. Thousands of children may have become rebels in recent years, and efforts are underway to rehabilitate some of them.
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Jun 18, 2012 — The police general also worked as the security chief for former Colombian president lvaro Uribe.
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Apr 24, 2012 — Secret Service agents and U.S. military personnel allegedly cavorted with prostitutes in Cartagena, Colombia, earlier this month.
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Apr 14, 2012 — Agents have been sent home for alleged misconduct, reportedly related to prostitution. President Obama arrived in Colombia Friday for the Summit of the Americas, and the Secret Service says its security plan has not been compromised.
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Dec 1, 2010 — Heavy rains in Colombia have left more than 160 people dead, 1.3 million people affected, 223 wounded and 20 missing, forcing the government to declare a public emergency in most parts of the country.
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Sep 9, 2010 — President Obama rejected Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's comparison of Mexico to Colombia during the years when the South America was racked by drug and insurgent violence, with the government having lost control of swathes of the country.
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