An agreement that would give U.S. troops access to bases in Colombia stirred fiery opposition at a summit of South American leaders over the weekend. NewsHour senior producer of foreign affairs Michael Mosettig gets two perspectives in this Reporter's Podcast.
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President-elect Barack Obama has asked President Bush to seek the remaining $350 billion of the $700 billion financial industry bailout, and Mr. Bush has agreed to do so, the White House said Monday.
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.
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Colombia's military announced Wednesday it rescued French-Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt and three Americans who were held hostage for years by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.
President Bush announced Monday that he would send a free trade agreement between the U.S. and Colombia to Congress for approval. While the White House urged swift action, Democrats raised concerns over anti-union violence in Colombia and the deal's impact…
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…
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.
The Colombian Congress this week approved a controversial bill meant to disarm one of Columbia's largest paramilitary groups by offering legal leniency to its leaders who agree to enter peace talks.
President Bush late Tuesday reinstated a U.S.-backed flight surveillance program over Colombia, following a two-year suspension after the accidental downing of a U.S. missionary plane over Peru.
Colombian President Alvaro Uribe asked his people for support in his government's fight against terrorism.
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