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1. 2014-12-01 Colombia's Gen Alzate resigns Colombia
C. 2014-03-19 Bogota mayor Gustavo Petro removed by president Bogota, Colombia
3. 2014-02-18 Colombian armed forces chief sacked Colombia
E. 2013-12-13 Thousands march for Bogota mayor Bogota, Colombia
5. 2013-07-21 Colombia leader vows to fight Farc Colombia
G. 2013-05-03 Maduro alleges Colombia assassination plot Venezuela
H. 2012-10-01 Colombia leader Santos has cancer Colombia
2011-11-15 Colombia Farc rebels name leader Colombia

Colombia's Gen Alzate resigns  Colombian General Ruben Dario Alzate, released by Farc rebels on Sunday, has resigned from the armed forces Bogota mayor Gustavo Petro removed by president Map of Bogota Colombia  President Juan Manuel Santos has removed the leading leftist, Gustavo Petro, despite a call by an international court to suspend the decision Colombian armed forces chief sacked  President Juan Manuel Santos has dismissed General Leonardo Barrero over disparaging comments about inquiries into extrajudicial killings Thousands march for Bogota mayor Map of Bogota Colombia  Tens of thousands of people in Colombia have been taking part in a demonstration in support of the sacked mayor of Bogota, Gustavo Petro   Colombia leader vows to fight Farc  Juan Manuel Santos has ordered the army 'not to stop shooting' until the conflict with the Farc rebels is over, after 15 soldiers died in an ambush Maduro alleges Colombia assassination plot  Venezuela: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has accused former Colombian leader Alvaro Uribe of plotting to assassinate him Colombia leader Santos has cancer  President Juan Manuel Santos has announced he has prostate cancer and will have surgery on Wednesday   Colombia Farc rebels name leader
  Nobel Peace Prize for Colombia's Juan Manuel Santos

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   Norway: President Juan Manuel Santos has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the 52-year conflict with left-wing rebels

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

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  100 delegations attended the inauguration in Bogota, including the left-wing president of Ecuador and the foreign minister of Venezuela

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Aug.30   President has H1N1 virus  Alvaro Uribe is infected with the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu. He is in stable condition and under medical supervision Feb.3   Farc free ex-governor  The rebels have released former provincial governor Alan Jara held hostage for more than seven years

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Nov.4 Army chief resigns in wake of scandal  Gen. Mario Montoya resigned abruptly in a widening scandal over the killing civilians, allegedly spurred by promotion-seeking officers

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Dec.5   Sarkozy urges Betancourt release
  Paris: French President has made a direct appeal to Colombian rebels to release long-held French-Colombian hostage

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Feb.21 General resigns in abuse scandal  The commander of Colombia's army Castellanos allegedly beat, tortured and sexually abused 21 young recruits

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Apr.27 Top generals sacked  President Uribe has sacked 4 army generals for disagreeing with reforms within the military

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Nov.11   Police chief resigns amid scandal  National Police Chief Gen. Teodoro Campo and his 4 closest deputies resign amid corruption scandal

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Aug.7   Blasts kill 17 as Uribe takes office
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  Several explosions rocked downtown Bogota just before Uribe was walking up the Congress building's steps for inauguration
May.26   Uribe elected president
  Right-wing candidate, 49-year-old lawyer, has secured more than 53% of the vote. Serpa, of Liberal Party, attracted 31%

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