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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 ...

WikiLeaks: FBI Now Keeping Tabs on Native Americans -- in South America?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Historic FBI shenanigans committed against Native Americans are well known. But WikiLeaks documents now reveal that the they have their sights set on indigenous peoples farther afield as well.

Rats & Land Mines: Colombia Teaches Rodents To Sniff Out Explosives

The Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Early next year, anti-narcotics police will begin deploying squads of rats to sniff out land mines in remote areas of Colombia where leftist rebels an...

Death Of Top FARC Rebel Leader A 'Crushing Blow'

AP | FRANK BAJAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BOGOTA, Colombia — The powerful rebel comandante who Colombian officials say died in the bombing of a clandestine jungle camp was nicknamed "Mono Jo...

Colombian Military Kills Top FARC Rebel Leader

AP | FRANK BAJAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombia's military killed the No. 2 leader and top military strategist of the country's main rebel army in blistering bombar...

The Meaning of the Venezuelan Election Results

Thor Halvorssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Thor Halvorssen

The Chavez government manipulates rules, laws, and institutions as it sees fit. This has been the case for several years and will be its lasting legacy.

Hugo Chavez Can't Kill Hope in Venezuela

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fernando Espuelas

With Sunday's election results, it is clear that President Hugo Chavez has been dealt a significant blow by the people of Venezuela.

Colombia: Strategy of Tension?

Aldo Civico | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aldo Civico

When I saw the images of the recent attack near my Bogota apartment, I could not help but think about the car bombings that had occurred when I was in Sicily, 18 years ago.

The Fracas in Caracas

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

Feeling a clear and present danger from Team Obama's new bases designed to contain the FARC, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is threatening retaliation and cutting off oil exports to his top customer, the U.S.

Why Is Colombia Putting The Screws To Chavez Now?

The New Republic | Francisco Toro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Venezuela and Colombia are the original odd-couple of Hemispheric diplomacy. With the former run by a rambunctious socialist autocrat and the latter b...

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.

Hollman Morris, Colombian Journalist, Says Patriot Act Visa Rejection for "Terrorist" Activities "Puts My Life in Danger"

Max Schoening | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Max Schoening

A Colombian journalist who was recently denied a visa to study under Harvard University's Nieman Fellowship program says the State Department's decision may put his life under further threat.

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.

Is Hugo Chavez the Kremlin's Useful Idiot?

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

With the Communist Party finding a second life in Russia one wonders if trust is wearing thin between Vladimir Putin and Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez. The two leaders hold discussions in Caracas tomorrow.

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...

Tactics and Strategies

Jaclyn Simon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jaclyn Simon

Presidential candidate Antanas Mockus is a potential ray of light in Colombia's political miasma of corruption.

Colombia: What's on the Mind of the FARC?

Aldo Civico | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aldo Civico

What's on the mind of the FARC? What would they like to accomplish with the upcoming liberation?

Colombia's Presidential Campaign Kicks Off -- Finally

John Otis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Otis

The highpoint of Uribe's presidency was a daring hostage-rescue operation. But in the aftermath, as the president maneuvered to keep his job, his reputation took a hit.

Making Up for Lost Time

John Otis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Otis

Clara Rojas spent six years as the hostage of the Colombian rebel group FARC, and gave birth to a baby boy in the jungle. Now she's campaigning for a seat in the Colombian Senate.

Youth Will be Served - One Young World Summit in London Seizes on Social Media

Mario Almonte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mario Almonte

The physical act of voting has become almost irrelevant in an age when a single voice in the wilderness can log on to Facebook and raise an army of 400,000 strong.

Human Rights in Colombia: Rep. Jim McGovern (D)

Aldo Civico | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aldo Civico

According to Jim McGovern, the promotion of a culture and practice of human rights in Colombia is essential for achieving security and laying the foundation for lasting peace.

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 ...

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.

Journalist Embeds With Colombian Army During Mission Against The FARC

globalpost.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LA MACARENA, Colombia -- Accompanying frontline Colombian soldiers is not something I would have tried when I first arrived here 12 years ago. At the ...