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  • Defense Minister Jose Carlos Pinzon (Associated Press)

    Colombian rebels attack energy systems

    The port town of Tumaco on Colombia's Pacific coast went dark for more than a week in early August after guerrillas toppled three electricity towers in the remote area.


  • FARC suspected in fatal Bogota bombing

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


  • 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.


  • Briefly: Americas

    A top Colombian drug trafficker reputedly responsible for shipping tons of cocaine to the United States through Central America and Mexico has been captured in Venezuela, officials said Monday.


  • Illustration: Human rights by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    SCHNEIDER: Converted to the U.S.-Colombia FTA cause

    Now that Congress is returning from the August recess with plans to vote on pending free-trade agreements, partisan bickering must not be allowed to kill the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA). The Colombia of President Juan Manuel Santos is a far different country from the Colombia of his predecessor, Alvaro Uribe. Liberals should recognize that some progress has been made on human rights concerns that kept them from supporting the agreement for nearly five years.


  • A cargo ship heading for the Panama Canal passes fishing vessels. Colombia's president dreams of creating a rail line that would capture some of the trade now using the Canal. Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos, below, says the plan for a railway linking the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean is "quite advanced" but others doubt it. (Associated Press)

    Is Colombian 'dry canal' plan real?

    When Columian President Juan Manuel Santos recently said the country and China were working on building a "dry canal" to connect the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea by railway, Colombians wondered: Is it for real? Or is it just another of many pipe dreams to rival Panama's crossing?


  • No. 2 FARC rebel killed by military

    Colombia's military killed the field marshal and No. 2 leader of the country's main leftist rebel group in bombing raids and combat at a major guerrilla encampment at the edge of the country's eastern plains, authorities announced Thursday.


  • Colombia's Defense Minister Rodrigo Rivera waves to journalists as he arrives for a press conference in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010. Rivera confirmed that Colombia's military killed Jorge Briceno, also known as Mono Jojoy, the field marshal and No. 2 commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, in bombing raids and combat targeting a major encampment at the edge of the country's eastern plains. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

    Colombia: No. 2 rebel commander killed

    Colombia's military killed the field marshal and No. 2 leader of the country's main leftist rebel group in bombing raids and combat at a major guerrilla encampment at the edge of the country's eastern plains, authorities announced Thursday.


  • **FILE** Grenades allegedly belonging to soldiers who were killed by rebels sit on the ground in Corinto in southern Colombia in November. (Associated Press)

    FARC rebels seek 'political solution' to Colombia conflict

    Colombia's largest insurgent group asked the Union of South American Nations to help resolve the country's decades-old political struggle in a open letter published Wednesday.


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