Álvaro Uribe

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  • Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe told the Associated Press via a text message Monday that he would have no further comment beyond a tweet a day earlier saying he hoped "Santoyo and the police institution would explain the case." (Associated Press)

    U.S indicts ex-security chief for Uribe

    A retired Colombian police general who was security chief for former President Alvaro Uribe from 2002 to 2006 betrayed international counternarcotics operations for nearly a decade while on the payroll of major drug traffickers, according to a newly unsealed U.S. indictment.

  • Police inspect the scene after a bomb exploded in Bogota, Colombia, Tuesday, May 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Carlos Julio Martinez)

    2 dead in Bogota bombing targeting former minister

    A midday bombing that killed two bodyguards of an archconservative former interior minister and injured at least 39 people in a busy commercial district of Bogota has raised fears that violence not seen in the Colombian capital in years could return.

  • Cables: Colombia's Uribe reached out to FARC

    Former President Alvaro Uribe sought secret talks during his second term with Colombia's main leftist rebel group in Switzerland, and the guerrillas even reached out to the U.S. Embassy, according to leaked U.S. diplomatic cables.

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    Chavez threatens to halt sale of oil to U.S.

    President Hugo Chavez threatened on Sunday to halt oil sales to the United States if Venezuela faces any military attack by its U.S.-allied neighbor Colombia.

  • **FILE** Hugo Chavez

    Venezuela breaks ties with Colombia over rebels

    President Hugo Chavez severed Venezuela's diplomatic relations with Colombia on Thursday over claims he harbors guerrillas, and he warned that his neighbor's leader could attempt to provoke a war.

  • Briefly

    Backed by a landslide victory, Colombia's president-elect Juan Manuel Santos vowed no let up in the fight against leftist guerrillas but held out hope for better relations with neighboring Venezuela and Ecuador.

  • Presidential candidate Juan Manuel Santos participates in a televised debate in Bogota, Colombia, on Thursday, June 17, 2010. Colombians are holding a presidential runoff on Sunday, June 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

    Ex-defense minister favored in Colombian vote

    Colombians voted for a successor to President Alvaro Uribe on Sunday in what was expected to be a rout favoring a former defense minister who oversaw a major weakening of leftist rebels.

  • Colombian emergency workers carry the body of a victim of an explosion in a coal mine in Amaga, Colombia, on Thursday, June 17, 2010. The explosion, in northwestern Colombia, is believed to have been caused by a buildup of methane gas. At least 16 miners were killed and dozens left trapped more than 10 hours later, Colombian President Alvaro Uribe said. (AP Photo/Luis Benavides)

    Colombian mine blast kills 16, traps dozens

    A coal mine explosion in northwestern Colombia killed at least 16 miners and left dozens trapped more than 10 hours later, President Alvaro Uribe said Thursday.

  • TLC for Chavez

    BOGOTA, Columbia.

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