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UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 2, 2013.
By United Press International

Colombian officials locate remains of former drug kingpin

BOGOTA, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Colombian officials said they've likely found the remains of Fidel Castano, a paramilitary leader and drug trafficker who disappeared in 1994.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, July 22, 2013.
By United Press International

Wanted Italian mob boss caught in Colombia

BOGOTA, July 6 (UPI) -- Colombian police said they captured a reputed Italian mafia leader who is allegedly deeply involved in the European cocaine trade.

Police director: Medellin in 'crisis'

MEDELLIN, Colombia, March 26 (UPI) -- Medellin, Colombia's second-largest city, is in a "crisis" because of violent crime, the national police director says.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012.
By United Press International

Escobars sue Colombian TV, newspaper

BOGOTA, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- The sister of a dead Colombian drug lord sued a television network and a newspaper, claiming series based on his life were defamatory, the newspaper said.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 22, 2012.
By United Press International

Ex-president's niece a drug kingpin?

BOGOTA, June 13 (UPI) -- The Colombian justice minister said the reputed mistress of former President Alvaro Uribe's brother will be sent to the United States soon.

Uribe denies brother had links to Escobar

BOGOTA, June 11 (UPI) -- Alvaro Uribe, Colombia's former president, has denied his late brother, Jaime, had links to Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, who died in 1993.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 2, 2011.
By United Press International

Colombian drug lord killed in Venezuela

MERIDA, Venezuela, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Wilber "Soap" Varela, reputedly one of Colombia's biggest drug traffickers, has been found dead in Venezuela, it was reported Saturday.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007.
By United Press International

Ex-Colombian minister convicted in slaying

BOGOTA, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- A former Colombian Justice Minister was convicted Thursday of playing a role in the 1989 assassination of a presidential candidate.

Antoine Fuqua to direct 'Escobar'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- "Shooter" director Antoine Fuqua is set to helm "Escobar," one of two upcoming U.S. bio-pictures about notorious Colombian drug trafficker Pablo Escobar.

Bardem to play Escobar in 'Killing Pablo'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Production on the long-gestating Hollywood film, "Killing Pablo," could begin by next June, Zap2it.com reported.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Sunday, July 22, 2007.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2006 with 162 to follow.
By United Press International

Former Colombian minister tried for murder

BOGOTA, June 28 (UPI) -- A trial in Colombia has begun for a former justice minister accused of orchestrating the death of a presidential candidate in 1989, El Tiempo said Wednesday.

Colombia' Ex-minister accused of killing

BOGOTA, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- A former Colombian minister was charged with plotting the assassination of a former presidential candidate 16 years ago, El Tiempo reported Thursday online.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Dec. 2, the 336th day of 2005 with 29 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2005 with 162 to follow.
By United Press International

Colombia: Ex-minister arrested for murder

BOGOTA, May 12 (UPI) -- A former Colombian minister of justice was arrested Thursday in connection with the assassination of former presidential hopeful Luis Carlos Galan.

No bond for Cali drug cartel defendant

MIAMI, March 15 (UPI) -- A Miami federal magistrate has ordered one of the last Colombian cartel kingpins held without bond on charges he trafficked in drugs and laundered money.
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