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Peace is a true farewell to arms: Colombian rebel chief


September 20th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 20 (IANS/EFE) Colombia's FARC rebels are prepared to lay down their weapons if upcoming peace talks with the government lead to an accord, guerrilla chief Rodrigo Londono said ... Read more...

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FARC rebels release French reporter


May 31st, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Florencia (Colombia), May 31 (IANS/EFE) The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) announced Wednesday that French war correspondent Romeo Langlois had been released by FARC guerrillas after 33 days ... Read more...

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Colombian rebels set condition for freeing French reporter


May 8th, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, May 8 (IANS/EFE) Colombia's FARC rebels said they are prepared to release a French journalist they have been holding since April 28 only in the context of a debate ... Read more...

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Colombia’s FARC rules out surrender


April 20th, 2012 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, April 20 (IANS/EFE) Colombia's FARC rebels said they won't surrender or lay down their weapons as a precondition for dialogue with the government of President Juan Manuel Santos."For our ... Read more...

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Colombia’s FARC frees 10 captives


April 3rd, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Villavicencio (Colombia), April 3 (IANS/EFE) The last 10 security force members held by Colombia's FARC rebels arrived here Monday after a handover in the jungle to a team from the ... Read more...

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Guerrillas use dead body in attack in Colombia


December 8th, 2011 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Dec 8 (IANS/EFE) Four police officers were slightly wounded Wednesday when they approached a man's body that FARC rebels left surrounded with explosives on the outskirts of Florencia, a ... Read more...

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Colombian boy walks 70 km to seek father’s release


July 4th, 2010 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, July 4 (IANS/EFE) A 12-year-old Colombian boy participated in a 70-km trekking campaign seeking the release of his father and others held hostage by rebels since 1997. Johan Stiven was in ... Read more...

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16 killed in Colombian election day violence


June 21st, 2010 - 2:44 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, June 21 (DPA) At least 16 people were killed in attacks by leftist rebels as presidential elections in Colombia got underway Sunday, government officials said. Members of the Marxist Revolutionary Armed Forces ... Read more...

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FARC rebels release Colombian soldier after one year


March 29th, 2010 - 9:30 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, March 29 (DPA) Colombian rebels followed through Sunday on the release of a soldier they had taken prisoner nearly a year ago, the International Committee of the Red Cross said (ICRC). The ... Read more...

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Red Cross prepares for release of two soldiers held by Colombia’s FARC


March 25th, 2010 - 3:57 am ICT by BNO News
BOGOTA, COLOMBIA (BNO NEWS) -- The International Committee of the Red Cross said on Wednesday that is preparing to facilitate the release of two soldiers currently held by FARC rebels and the ... Read more...

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Slain Colombian governor lacked adequate security, says family


December 24th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Dec 24 (IANS/EFE) Relatives of Luis Francisco Cuellar, a Colombian governor who was abducted and killed this week by suspected FARC rebels, have said that the politician had insufficient police protection ... Read more...

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Kidnapped Colombian politician found dead


December 23rd, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Dec 23 (IANS/EFE) The governor of the southern Colombian province of Caqueta, Luis Francisco Cuellar, was found dead a day after suspected FARC rebels snatched him from his home in the ... Read more...

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At least 5 killed in rebel attacks in Colombia


July 29th, 2009 - 6:18 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, July 29 (Xinhua) Five civilians were killed and five injured in attacks launched by rebels in northwest Colombia, authorities said Tuesday.Tatiana Valencia, representative of the local government, said the attacks were ... Read more...

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Colombia rebels appear to soften terms for prisoner swap


February 10th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Feb 10 (IANS) The leftist rebels of Colombia who have unilaterally freed six captives last week have now softened their terms to release other prominent hostages, EFE news agency reported Tuesday.In ... Read more...

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FARC rebels kill 18 in Colombia


February 10th, 2009 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Feb 10 (IANS) At least 18 people have been killed by leftist rebels in a settlement in Colombia, EFE news agency reported Tuesday.According to the National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC), ... Read more...

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Colombian rebels confusing people, says President Uribe


February 8th, 2009 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Feb 8 (IANS) Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has said the leftist guerrillas of the country are "confusing" people by "shedding blood but talking of peace", EFE news agency reported Sunday. "Let's not ... Read more...

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Colombia’s FARC rebels release four hostages


February 2nd, 2009 - 8:29 am ICT by IANS
Villavicencio (Colombia), Feb 2 (IANS) Colombia's Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla group has released three police officers and a soldier it had been holding hostage, EFE reported Monday.The four security ... Read more...

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Colombia’s FARC rebels release four hostages, as planned


February 2nd, 2009 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Feb 1 (DPA) ­The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) released four hostages Sunday, as the leftist rebel group had previously promised.The three policemen and one soldier who had been held ... Read more...

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FARC rebels kill four people in southern Colombia


January 14th, 2009 - 7:31 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Jan 14 (IANS) Four people were killed and 11 others injured by Colombian rebels in southern Narino Province, EFE reported Tuesday.An official said the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the ... Read more...

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FARC rebels promise to release six hostages


December 22nd, 2008 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Dec 22 (DPA) Colombia's leftist FARC rebels have said that they would unilaterally release six hostages next month, Anncol news agency reported.The hostages, including former provincial governor Alan Jara, regional representative ... Read more...

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US escalates feud; calls Bolivia, Venezuela ‘desperate’ (Lead)


September 13th, 2008 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (DPA) The decisions by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and his Bolivian counterpart, Evo Morales, to expel the US ambassadors were "desperate moves" to counter growing internal opposition to their ... Read more...

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Betancourt, other victims, to share experiences at UN


September 9th, 2008 - 4:17 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 9 (DPA) Victims of terrorist activities, including high profile Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt, are to speak Tuesday about their ordeals at the UN's first symposium on terrorism to focus ... Read more...

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Betancourt calls for release of all FARC hostages


July 21st, 2008 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Paris, July 21 (IANS) Former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, who was rescued from the captivity of the country's leftist guerrillas early this month, has called for the freedom of all being ... Read more...

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Rebels deny money factor behind Betancourt’s release


July 14th, 2008 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, July 14 (IANS) Two leftist guerrillas captured by the Colombian troops during their dramatic rescue operation earlier this month have denied charges that they have betrayed their group and taken money ... Read more...

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Colombia military used journalist ruse to free hostages


July 5th, 2008 - 5:25 am ICT by IANS
DPA Bogota/Washington, July 5 (DPA) The daring rescue of 15 hostages from leftist rebels in Colombia used a fake team of Colombian commandos posing as journalists to ease the way into the FARC ... Read more...

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Betancourt, symbol of hostage drama, freed after six years (To go with Colombian troops free Betancourt, 14 others from leftist rebels)


July 3rd, 2008 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, July 3 (IANS) Former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, who was freed by government troops Wednesday after spending more than six years in the captivity of leftist rebels, became a living ... Read more...

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Betancourt, 14 others freed by Colombian forces


July 3rd, 2008 - 3:22 am ICT by IANS
DPA Bogota, July 3 (DPA) Former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, three US contractors and 11 other hostages held by leftist Colombian rebels were rescued Wednesday by Colombian military forces, Defence Minister Juan ... Read more...

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Taliban, insurgents benefiting from rise in drug production: UN (Lead)


June 27th, 2008 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Taliban and insurgents in conflict zones are using drug money to fund terrorism and corruption, says a UN report that warns against the alarming rise in drug ... Read more...

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Colombians arrested over plans to kill Ecuadorian President Correa


June 14th, 2008 - 2:02 am ICT by IANS
DPA Quito/Bogota, June 14 (DPA) Ecuadorian police arrested three Colombians and one Ecuadorian citizen in connection with alleged plans to kill Ecuador's leftist President Rafael Correa, Ecuadorian Attorney General Washington Pesantez said Friday. ... Read more...

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Spain to extradite Syrian arms dealer to US


June 7th, 2008 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
DPA Madrid, June 6 (DPA) The Spanish government Friday authorised the extradition of Syrian arms dealer Monzer al-Kassar to the US, where he is to be tried for supplying weapons to the Revolutionary ... Read more...

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France halts medical mission to aid abductee Betancourt


April 9th, 2008 - 4:41 pm ICT by admin
DPA Paris/Bogota, April 9 (DPA) France has cancelled its planned mission to provide medical treatment to French-Colombian citizen Ingrid Betancourt, who is reportedly languishing in poor health after more than six years as ... Read more...

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Colombia approves exchange of leftist rebels for Betancourt


March 28th, 2008 - 4:54 pm ICT by admin
DPA Bogota, March 28 (DPA) Colombian President Alvaro Uribe early Friday approved an exchange of left-wing Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels for kidnapped former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt. Betancourt was taken ... Read more...

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Ecuador warns Colombia over cross-border raid


March 23rd, 2008 - 4:52 pm ICT by admin
Quito (Ecuador), March 23 (IANS) Ecuador has warned Colombia of grave consequences if it is found Bogota's cross-border military operations against its leftist rebels had killed any Ecuadorian national, EFE reported Sunday. ... Read more...

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Ecuador says dispute with Colombia over


March 19th, 2008 - 5:45 pm ICT by admin
Quito (Ecuador), March 19 (IANS) Ecuador's President Rafael Correa has said the crisis with Colombia has ended with the resolution by the Organisation of American States (OAS) criticising Bogota's March 1 cross-border ... Read more...

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Brazil-Colombia border must not be hiding place for terrorists: Rice


March 14th, 2008 - 11:43 am ICT by admin
Xinhua Rio De Janeiro, March 14 (Xinhua) US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has said in Brasilia that the country's border with Colombia must not be a "hiding place" for members of the ... Read more...

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