Tag: <span>colombia</span>

Cuba Divides Sixth Summit Of The Americas

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia came to a close on Sunday without a joint declaration due to disagreement over Cuba’s […] Read More >

Victor Bout, AKA ‘Merchant of Death’, Gets 25 Year Sentence

Today in Latin America Top Story — Russian arms dealer Victor Bout, known as the “Merchant of Death”, was sentenced Thursday to 25 years in prison after he was caught in […] Read More >

Colombia: 36 FARC Rebels Dead In Second Air Raid This Week

Today in Latin America Top Story — Following quickly on the heels of an air raid that killed 33 FARC guerrillas last Wednesday, the Colombian military announced that a raid in […] Read More >

Colombia: FARC Defectors Helped Plan Raid That Killed 33 Rebels, Says General

Today in Latin America Top Story — Colombian air force commander General Tito Pinilla said that FARC rebels who defected had helped to plan an attack that killed 33 FARC guerrillas on […] Read More >

Colombia’s ELN Releases Kidnapped Oil Workers

Today in Latin America Top Story — Colombia’s ELN guerrillas on Tuesday released 11 oil workers that had been kidnapped at the end of last month, according to the International Red Cross. […] Read More >

Colombia: 49 Human Rights Activists Murdered in 2011

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Colombian NGO Somos Defensores reported that 49 human rights activists were murdered in Colombia last year, a 36 percent increase over 2010. Somos Defensores, […] Read More >

Colombia: Warrant Out For Ex-Peace Commissioner

Today in Latin America Top Story —  A warrant was issued Thursday for the arrest of Luis Carlos Restrepo, Colombia’s peace commissioner from 2002-2009, for allegedly organizing a fake guerrilla […] Read More >

FARC Leader Proposes to Swap Six Hostages for Prisoners

Today in Latin America Top Story — A rebel leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) pledged to release six captive Colombian military and police officers and asked for a constitutional […] Read More >