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Colombian Military Bombs FARC Rebels

AP | Posted 05.21.2012 | World

BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombian troops have killed 39 rebels, most of them in a bombardment of a guerrilla camp, the defense minister said Wednesda...

Colombia's FARC Announces Release Of Prisoners

AP | By LIBARDO CARDONA | Posted 03.03.2012 | Latino Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia -- Sgt. Luis Alfonso Beltran has endured 14 years of jungle prisons as a captive of leftist rebels while three of his aunts and uncle...

Colombian Rebels Set To Release 6 Hostages

AP | By LIBARDO CARDONA | Posted 12.27.2011 | World

BOGOTA, Colombia -- Colombian rebels on Tuesday announced plans to release six hostages who have been held captive for more than a decade. The Revolu...

FARC Blames Government For Executions

AP | FRANK BAJAK | Posted 01.29.2012 | World

BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombia's main leftist rebel group is blaming President Juan Manuel Santos' government for the weekend deaths of four securi...

Colombian FARC Survivor 'Ran For It' In Dramatic Escape

AP | VIVIAN SEQUERA | Posted 01.28.2012 | World

BOGOTA, Colombia — The Colombian police sergeant who saved himself when leftist rebels killed four fellow captives said Monday that he ran for h...

Courage and Common Ground

Jack Leslie | Posted 01.09.2012 | World
Jack Leslie

Before dinner started, President Santos pulled me aside, and in a hushed but excited tone, told me that he was "95 percent sure" that his military forces had a few hours earlier killed Alfonso Cano, the leader of FARC and Colombia's most wanted terrorist.

Profile: Alfonso Cano

AP | VIVIAN SEQUERA | Posted 01.05.2012 | World

BOGOTA, Colombia — Alfonso Cano was a bespectacled middle-class intellectual who rose from chief ideologist to maximum leader of the Revolutiona...

Top Leader Of Colombia's Main Rebel Group Killed, Say Authorities

AP | LIBARDO CARDONA AND CESAR GARCIA | Posted 01.04.2012 | World

BOGOTA, Colombia — President Juan Manuel Santos on Saturday called on fighters of Latin America's only major rebel force to accept the killing o...

John Rudolf

Trial of Russian 'Merchant of Death' Begins in New York

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 12.12.2011 | Crime

NEW YORK -- Surface-to-air missiles. Armor-piercing rockets. Sniper rifles. Plastic explosives by the ton. Viktor Bout, a former Soviet military of...

Interview: Jorge Ramos Discusses FARC Documentary 'Infiltrados'

AOLLatino.com | Posted 11.26.2011 | Latino Voices

'Infiltrados' (Infiltrated) is the first documentary produced by the new Documentales Univision (Univision Documentaries), a new unit of Univision New...

Colombia's Economic Problems and Prospects

Nake M. Kamrany | Posted 08.24.2011 | World
Nake M. Kamrany

Recently, a global transition to a more diffuse distribution of economic power is broadly recognized, pointing to a shift in the balance of global growth from rich to low- and middle- income economies. Colombia may be a prime example of this trend.

Beyond Free Trade with Colombia

Milburn Line | Posted 07.27.2011 | World
Milburn Line

Armed forces are accused of murdering 2,547 civilians and presenting them as combat kills; there are now 27,000 forced disappearances in Colombia

Brutal Colombian Drug Lord Dies In Clashes

AP | CESAR GARCIA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BOGOTA, Colombia — A brutal drug lord with a $2.5 million bounty on his head and reputed ties to right-wing militias died during clashes with se...

Another Lonely Christmas For Columbia's Longest-Held Hostage

AP | RODRIGO ALMONACID | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BOGOTA, Colombia — Not until Johan Steven Martinez began school at age 4 did he learn why he had never met his father. "I realized that all my ...

A 'Plan Colombia' for Mexico?

Laura Carlsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Laura Carlsen

Clinton's allusion to Plan Colombia, an anti-narcotics initiative most distinguished for its contributions to human rights violations, sparked a minor uproar in Mexico. But the only surprising thing may be that she uttered it out loud.

Mass Graves and Alleged Extrajudicial Executions in the Macarena, Colombia

Kelly Nicholls | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kelly Nicholls

On July 22 around 800 people came to the Macarena to tell an international delegation from the U.S. and Europe of the abuses they have suffered, many allegedly at the hands of the armed forces.

Desperate Hugo Chavez Desecrates Simon Bolivar's Tomb

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fernando Espuelas

The desecration of Simon Bolivar's tomb is as shocking as anything Hugo Chavez has ever done.

US Bars Acclaimed Colombian Journalist

Gabriel Elizondo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gabriel Elizondo

Morris' work has led him to uncover evidence of atrocities potentially committed by actors of the state. His reporting has often thrown doubt on official government positions few other journalists seem dare to challenge.

Venezuela's 'Animal Farm'

Thor Halvorssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Thor Halvorssen

Venezuela has carried out more than 800 expropriations across industries and involving all sorts of property. Hugo Chavez must be revealed as the petty authoritarian and enemy of individual rights that he is.

Pablo Emilio Moncayo: FARC To Free Colombian Soldier Held Hostage For 16 Years

AP | CESAR GARCIA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

FLORENCIA, Colombia — A Colombian soldier held hostage for more than 12 years was freed by rebels Tuesday and reunited with his family, ending a...

The Colombian Elections: Who Will Be the Next President of Macondo?

Michael Fairbanks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Fairbanks

How many countries in the world could elect as its next president someone who dropped his pants and mooned a disrespectful audience of students?

The New Face Of Violence In Colombia (VIDEO)

Human Rights Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Colombian government says that all paramilitary groups in the country were demobilized between 2003 and 2006, and that they no longer exist. But H...

Al-Qaeda Partner With Colombia Drug Dealers To Deal Drugs

Macleans.ca | Cameron Ainsworth-Vincze | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In a partnership that U.S. authorities are referring to as an "unholy alliance," Islamist extremists are helping Colombian guerrillas smuggle cocaine ...

Chavez Tells Troops To Prepare For War With Colombia

AP | CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — President Hugo Chavez on Sunday ordered Venezuela's military to prepare for a possible armed conflict with Colombia, saying...

Terrorist Or Activist? A Young Colombian, Gabriel Gonzalez, Fights For His Country, His Reputation (VIDEO)

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Tucker

Last week Tom Brokaw presented a human rights award to Gabriel Gonzalez. The thoughtful young man then flew home to Colombia, where he is charged with being a terrorist and faces seven years in prison.