2013 in Colombia

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2013
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Colombia

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The following lists events that happened in 2013 in Colombia.

Incumbents

Events

January

  • January 1 - 13 FARC members are killed in an airstrike by the Colombian military.[1]
  • January 19 - A drug lord named Amaury Smith Pomare, who had long been wanted by the police, is arrested at his villa on the Atlantic coast of Honduras.[2]
  • January 20 - FARC rebels dynamite two southern oil pipelines and planted a bomb on the top coal exporter's northern railway after the end of a rebel ceasefire.[3]
  • January 22 - FARC rebels dynamite two southern oil pipelines and planted a bomb on the top coal exporter's northern railway after the end of a rebel ceasefire.[4]

February

June

  • June 10 - The Venezuelan government arrests nine Colombian right-wing paramilitaries over a plot to assassinate President Nicolás Maduro.[7]

July

  • July 20 - 17 government soldiers are killed in an attack by FARC revolutionaries in the Colombian department of Arauca.[8]
  • July 22 - The presidents of Colombia and Venezuela meet to resolve a high-level diplomatic dispute.[9]

August

  • August 19 - An agrarian strike is planned for today in Colombia to demand labor rights.[10]

October

  • October 12 - A building collapses in Colombia, killing 1, with 10 still missing.[11]

November

  • November 9 - A gunman kills eight people in a bar in Cali.[12]

December

  • December 9 - Gustavo Petro, mayor of Bogotá, is removed from office and banned from re-taking it for fifteen years, due to a failing city cleaning policy promoted by him.[13]
  • December 14 - A mass protest is held in Bogotá in protest against the unseating of Mayor Gustavo Petro.[14]

References

  1. ^ "Thirteen Colombian Farc rebels 'killed in air strike'". BBC News. 1 January 2013. Archived from the original on 8 November 2014. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Colombian drug kingpins nabbed in Honduras and Panama". Fox News Latino. 19 January 2013. Archived from the original on 8 November 2014. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Colombia says FARC rebels hit two oil pipelines, coal rail line". Reuters. 22 January 2013. Archived from the original on 26 January 2013. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Colombia says FARC rebels hit two oil pipelines, coal rail line". 22 January 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  5. ^ Mach, Andrew (9 February 2013). "Strong 6.9 earthquake strikes Colombia; minor injuries reported". NBC News. Archived from the original on 12 February 2013. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "258 viviendas averiadas y ocho heridos deja sismo en todo el país" [258 homes damaged and eight wounded nationwide in earthquake]. El Tiempo (Colombia) (in Spanish). 9 February 2013. Archived from the original on 15 July 2014. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "Venezuela arrests Colombians over Maduro assassination plot". 10 June 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "Colombian soldiers die in clashes". 21 June 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "Venezuelan, Colombian presidents put aside diplomatic dispute". 23 July 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  10. ^ "Farmers on strike in Colombia demanding labor rights". 19 August 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  11. ^ "Building collapse in Colombia kills 1; 10 still missing". 14 October 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  12. ^ "Gunman kills eight in bar in Cali, Colombia". 9 November 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  13. ^ "Bogota Mayor Ordered Removed From Office". 9 December 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  14. ^ "Thousands march for sacked Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro". 14 December 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
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