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Following the dramatic rescue of fifteen hostages in Columbia by government forces, some held by rebels for years, Colombian Defense Minister Juan Manuel Santos describes events and planning leading up to the rescue effort.
Colombian rebels kept presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt and three American military contractors hostage for years before the country's military was able to release them Wednesday. Experts examine the fallout of their release to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.
Since Colombia's announcement Saturday that it had killed a top FARC commander in a cross-border raid into Ecuador, both Ecuador and Venezuela have severed diplomatic ties and moved troops to the Colombian border. Experts discuss the rising tensions in the…
Colombian President Alvaro Uribe met with President Bush Wednesday for the first of three days of meetings with U.S. government officials over a proposed bilateral free trade agreement. Ray Suarez speaks with President Uribe about U.S. aid, trade and combating…
President Bush visited Guatemala Monday, after pledging Sunday on a stopover in Colombia to seek more aid for the country to fight drug traffickers. Experts discuss the growing drug trade and the administration's efforts to curtail it.
Colombian President Alvaro Uribe asked his people for support in his government's fight against terrorism.
Three powerful bombs exploded in Bogota Wednesday, killing at least 12 people and injuring some 28 others, just minutes before Alvaro Uribe was sworn in as Colombia's 38th president.
Hard-line independent candidate Alvaro Uribe, who cruised to victory in Sunday's election, pledged to talk with leftist guerillas and to impose greater security in war-torn Colombia.
Voters in Colombia, weary after years of fighting with leftist guerillas, overwhelmingly elected hard-line, anti-rebel candidate Alvaro Uribe Velez as the war-torn country's 38th president Sunday.
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