Farc to free Colombian general, others

2014-11-22 20:06

Farc guerrillas who captured a Colombian general and four others will release them next week, president Juan Manuel Santos says, paving the way for a return to peace talks.

Colombian general kidnapped by rebels

2014-11-17 09:51

A Colombian army general has gone missing in an area where leftist FARC rebels are active, President Juan Manuel Santos says, in a potentially serious strain to the South American country's peace process.

Acid attack kills man in Colombia

2014-04-10 09:15

A 22-year-old Colombian man has died from injuries he sustained in an acid attack, a disturbing new violent crime trend here, authorities say.

Santos: Farc deal an accomplishment

2013-11-07 09:02

President Juan Manuel Santos has hailed a partial agreement on a role in Colombian politics for the largest rebel group, Farc, as a major accomplishment after a year of peace talks.

Kerry defends NSA surveillance programs

2013-08-13 12:00

US Secretary of State John Kerry has defended the NSA surveillance programs and downplayed their impact on US efforts to deepen relations with two Latin America allies.

Bolivia leader threatens to shut US embassy

2013-07-05 08:03

Bolivia's president has threatened to close the US embassy as leftist Latin American leaders joined him in blasting Europe and the US after his plane was rerouted amid suspicions.

Police captives 'prisoners of war'

2013-01-30 21:16

Colombia's leftist Farc rebels have confirmed they are holding two captured police officers, but ignored government charges that it was a violation of human rights.

US-led 'war on drugs' questioned at UN

2012-09-27 12:04

The presidents of Mexico, Colombia and Guatemala have all called for a global debate of anti-narcotics laws at the UN, raising new questions about the wisdom of the, US-led "war on drugs".

Colombia rejects Farc proposal for truce

2012-09-07 12:59

President Juan Manuel Santos has rejected a proposal by Colombia's main leftist rebel movement to observe a cease-fire during peace talks in Norway.

Reporter calls Farc release propaganda

2012-05-31 14:00

A French journalist freed by leftist rebels on Wednesday says he is not embittered, but he has criticised the rebels for using his capture for propaganda purposes.

Tweeting ex-president stirs up politics

2011-06-10 22:19

Colombia's ex-president Alvaro Uribe is fuming about the direction his successor is taking.And he's letting everyone know tweet-by-tweet.

Latin America reeling after deadly rains

2010-12-10 10:35

Heavy rains have left hundreds dead in Colombia, Venezuela and Panama, caused millions of dollars in damages and forced a temporary closure of the Panama Canal, say officials.

Colombia mudslide rescue continues

2010-12-07 09:30

Emergency crews have been clawing through huge piles of mud in a desperate bid to rescue more than 100 people missing in a landslide that has claimed at least 23 lives in Colombia.

Colombian soldiers kill 3 children

2010-11-04 17:07

The Colombian government has demanded apologies from its military after soldiers were blamed for the deaths of three children, including a teenage girl who was raped.

Far-right blamed for Bogota bomb

2010-08-16 16:08

Colombia's visiting head of Congress, Armando Benedetti, has blamed last week's car bombing in Bogota on far-right radicals.


Colombian, Farc in deal to free general

2014-11-20 08:10

The Colombian government and Farc have struck a deal to free a general and several others the guerrillas are holding captive, suggesting the faltering peace process is back on track.

31 children burn to death in Colombia bus blaze

2014-05-19 07:09

Thirty-one children have been burned to death after a bus they were traveling in caught fire in northern Colombia, the Red Cross says.

Colombia voters lukewarm over peace process

2014-03-10 14:39

Columbian voters have showed lukewarm support for peace talks with guerrillas by giving the country's president a majority in Congress.

Colombia rebels want 30-day cease-fire

2013-12-09 10:05

Colombia's largest rebel group says it's calling a 30-day cease-fire, a day after nine people were killed and 23 others injured in an attack.

Farc rebels free former American GI

2013-10-28 09:09

Colombia's main rebel group has released a former US Army private who was seized in June after he refused to heed local officials' warnings and wandered into rebel-held territory.

Chilly reception for Kerry?

2013-08-12 11:01

US Secretary of State John Kerry can expect a curt reception from Colombia and Brazil after reports that an American spy programme widely targeted data in e-mails and telephone calls across the region.

Ban hails Chavez's work for poor

2013-03-06 09:00

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has paid tribute to the late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, hailing his work on behalf of his country's poor and his support of Colombia's peace process.

Colombia gives Farc 1 year for peace deal

2012-12-03 13:00

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has put the country's Marxist Farc rebels on warning that they have until November 2013 to strike a peace deal under recently opened talks.

Colombian drug lord captured in Venezuela

2012-09-19 09:00

One of Colombia's most wanted drug traffickers has been captured in Venezuela with the help of Caracas as well as British and US intelligence agencies, says Colombia's president.

Colombia seeks peace with Farc rebels

2012-08-29 11:01

Colombia's government is seeking peace with the country's biggest rebel group, the Farc, to end five decades of war, says President Juan Manuel Santos.

Farc rebels urged to free French reporter

2012-05-07 11:00

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has urged leftist guerrillas to release a French journalist "as soon as possible", hours after the rebels confirmed that they were holding him.

Drug boss implicates Chavez govt

2011-04-04 10:53

A Venezuelan drug kingpin who Colombia has decided send back home rather than to the US says that he has proof that his country’s rulers are involved in cocaine trafficking.

Bodies recovered in Colombian landslide

2010-12-08 09:26

Colombian rescue officials say they have recovered 37 bodies from a massive weekend landslide, with President Juan Manuel Santos having declared a local state of emergency.

50 missing in Colombian landslide

2010-12-06 08:31

At least 50 people are missing in Colombia after heavy rains caused a landslide in the northwest of the Andean nation, say relief organisations.

Mexico mudslide: No confirmed deaths

2010-09-29 18:05

There are no confirmed deaths after an entire hillside collapsed on a town in Mexico's rain-soaked southern state of Oaxaca, however 11 people are missing.

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