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Bomb cause power outage Rebel group suspends peace talks Night Without Men Bishop to remain in jail Mexican president presses rebels   FARC commander sought  Prosecution service has ordered the arrest of a leftist rebel commander for drug trafficking 30 killed by paramilitaries  Rightist fighters reportedly massacred 30 people in the the mountain hamlets Rebels kidnap oil workers  Nearly 100 employees of the US oil company Occidental Petroleum kidnapped by National Liberation Army Rebels free most kidnapped Remaining hostages freed Mine explosion kills 15 Car bomb injures 32 Bomb blasts kill at least 4 FARC inks landmark prisoner swap   Car bombs
Car bomb wounds 15 President tours Medellin Government urged to continue talks Hijacker overpowered  Crew & passengers overpower hijacker. 23 passengers and 4 crewmembers were unharmed President to meet rebel chief Talks with rebels  President Pastrana will spend the night in rebel territory after talks with commanders failed to bring the agreement   Agreement with FARC leader


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  President Pastrana reached an agreement with the rebel group to resume peace negotiations and aim for a resolution of civil war


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  2 Powerful car bombs exploded in rural Colombia wounding 16 people
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  FARC made a gesture in front of U.N. to boost peace talks


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Jul.5 Copa America to be in Colombia Jul.20 Union sues Coca-Cola Jul.24 UN wants audit of cocaine spraying Jul.25 Mexico gets to Copa America final Jul.26 Colombia, Honduras, 2-0 Jul.27 Smugglers caught burying cocaine Jul.29     Colombia wins Copa America
  Final: Colombia, Mexico 1-0

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Aug.7 Consulate standoff ends peacefully
Pastrana cuts off talks with rebels Aug.13 3 IRA members held Aug.21     Colombia charges IRA members  3 men associated with the Irish Republican Army were charged with training FARC rebels Aug.24   Powerful bomb explodes in Medellin  A blast in an upper-class residential neighborhood injured 10 people and partially damaged 100 homes   Colombia arrest 4th Irish man  48-years-old was arrested at a roadblock outside the rebel-controlled zone Aug.25   Huge drugs cash haul   $35m in cash from 2 apartments in Bogota was one of the largest seizures of drug money ever

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Sep.27   Clashes kill 17 people  The fighting between Marxist FARC guerrillas and far-right paramilitaries erupted near the town of Briceno Sep.29   President cancels FARC trip  A. Pastrana has cancelled a visit to rebel-controlled territory Sep.30   Murder strains peace
  The murder of C. Araujo, the attorney general's wife and a former culture minister, has shaken the peace talks with FARC


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Oct.5   Agreement with FARC  Government has reached an agreement with the left-wing rebel group to rescue the peace process

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Nov.7   Drug ring broken up  Secret police said it broke up a cocaine- and weapons-smuggling ring linked to right paramilitaries Nov.22   Landslide at mine kills at least 23
  50 are missing after mudslides, triggered by heavy rain, swept over an abandoned gold mine
Nov.29   12 people massacred  Right-wing paramilitaries shot 8 victims after being taken from their homes. 4 bodies were found in nearby town

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Dec.2   Rightist admits 1990 assassination  Carlos Castano confessed in a book that he was responsible for the killing of a presidential candidate Dec.18   Colombia mourns tragic cancer boy  Andres Felipe Perez, 12, has died after appealing in vain to see kidnapped father's face for one last time Dec.21   Dialogue with rebels resumes  Government is resuming formal talks with 5,000-strong National Liberation Army





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Government urged to continue talks President to meet rebel chief Talks with rebels  President Pastrana will spend the night in rebel territory after talks with commanders failed to bring the agreement   Agreement with FARC leader




Colombia, 2001 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
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Jan.25
Feb.8
Feb.8
Feb.9
  President Pastrana reached an agreement with the rebel group to resume peace negotiations and aim for a resolution of civil war
Mar.10 Rebel group suspends peace talks Apr.6 Mexican president presses rebels Apr.16 30 killed by paramilitaries
  Rightist fighters reportedly massacred 30 people in the the mountain hamlets Jun.2 FARC inks landmark prisoner swap Jun.28   Guerrillas free 242 war prisoners
  FARC made a gesture in front of U.N. to boost peace talks
Aug.7 Pastrana cuts off talks with rebels Sep.27 Clashes kill 17 people  The fighting between Marxist FARC guerrillas and far-right paramilitaries erupted near the town of Briceno Sep.29 President cancels FARC trip  A. Pastrana has cancelled a visit to rebel-controlled territory Oct.5 Agreement with FARC  Government has reached an agreement with the left-wing rebel group to rescue the peace process Dec.21 Dialogue with rebels resumes  Government is resuming formal talks with 5,000-strong National Liberation Army



Colombia, 2001 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2001 Apr.26 Mine explosion kills 15
Nov.22 Landslide at mine kills at least 23
  50 are missing after mudslides, triggered by heavy rain, swept over an abandoned gold mine
Dec.18 Colombia mourns tragic cancer boy  Andres Felipe Perez, 12, has died after appealing in vain to see kidnapped father's face for one last time



Colombia, 2001 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2001 Jun.28 Tournament to be moved Jul.5 Copa America to be in Colombia Jul.25 Mexico gets to Copa America final Jul.26 Colombia, Honduras, 2-0 Jul.29   Colombia wins Copa America  Final: Colombia, Mexico 1-0



Colombia, 2001 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2001 Apr.16 Rebels kidnap oil workers  Nearly 100 employees of the US oil company Occidental Petroleum kidnapped by National Liberation Army Jul.20 Union sues Coca-Cola




Colombia, 2001 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2001 Jan.10 Car bomb wounds 15
Jan.30 Hijacker overpowered  Crew & passengers overpower hijacker. 23 passengers and 4 crewmembers were unharmed Mar.1 Bomb cause power outage Mar.16 Bishop to remain in jail Apr.10   FARC commander sought  Prosecution service has ordered the arrest of a leftist rebel commander for drug trafficking Apr.16 30 killed by paramilitaries  Rightist fighters reportedly massacred 30 people in the the mountain hamlets Apr.16 Rebels kidnap oil workers  Nearly 100 employees of the US oil company Occidental Petroleum kidnapped by National Liberation Army Apr.17 Rebels free most kidnapped Apr.19 Remaining hostages freed May.4 Car bomb injures 32 May.25 Bomb blasts kill at least 4 Jun.15   Car bombs
  2 Powerful car bombs exploded in rural Colombia wounding 16 people
Jul.24 UN wants audit of cocaine spraying Jul.27 Smugglers caught burying cocaine Aug.13 3 IRA members held Aug.21   Colombia charges IRA members  3 men associated with the Irish Republican Army were charged with training FARC rebels Aug.24 Powerful bomb explodes in Medellin  A blast in an upper-class residential neighborhood injured 10 people and partially damaged 100 homes Aug.24 Colombia arrest 4th Irish man  48-years-old was arrested at a roadblock outside the rebel-controlled zone Aug.25 Huge drugs cash haul   $35m in cash from 2 apartments in Bogota was one of the largest seizures of drug money ever Sep.30 Murder strains peace
  The murder of C. Araujo, the attorney general's wife and a former culture minister, has shaken the peace talks with FARC
Nov.7 Drug ring broken up  Secret police said it broke up a cocaine- and weapons-smuggling ring linked to right paramilitaries Nov.29 12 people massacred  Right-wing paramilitaries shot 8 victims after being taken from their homes. 4 bodies were found in nearby town Dec.2 Rightist admits 1990 assassination  Carlos Castano confessed in a book that he was responsible for the killing of a presidential candidate



Colombia, 2001 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2001 Jan.12 President tours Medellin Jan.25 Government urged to continue talks Feb.8 President to meet rebel chief Feb.8 Talks with rebels  President Pastrana will spend the night in rebel territory after talks with commanders failed to bring the agreement Feb.9   Agreement with FARC leader
  President Pastrana reached an agreement with the rebel group to resume peace negotiations and aim for a resolution of civil war
Mar.11 Night Without Men Mar.16 Bishop to remain in jail Apr.6 Mexican president presses rebels Apr.10   FARC commander sought  Prosecution service has ordered the arrest of a leftist rebel commander for drug trafficking Jun.2 FARC inks landmark prisoner swap Aug.7 Consulate standoff ends peacefully Sep.27 Clashes kill 17 people  The fighting between Marxist FARC guerrillas and far-right paramilitaries erupted near the town of Briceno Sep.29 President cancels FARC trip  A. Pastrana has cancelled a visit to rebel-controlled territory Oct.5 Agreement with FARC  Government has reached an agreement with the left-wing rebel group to rescue the peace process