Ignacio Gómez is a leading investigative reporter in Colombia, a country where the careers of journalists are frequently cut short.
Frank Smyth, the Washington, D.C. representative for the Committee to Protect Journalists, explains why Colombia is such a dangerous place for reporters.
Suspected leftist rebels gunned down the mayor of a small town in Colombia Wednesday, shortly after U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell pledged additional anti-terror funding for the war-torn South American country.
A Colombian judge on Thursday ordered the release of a former Cali drug cartel leader from his maximum security jail, as Colombian and U.S. investigators rushed to compile evidence to extradite Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela to the U.S. to face charges.
The leader of Colombia's violent right-wing paramilitary forces, indicted by the U.S. on drug trafficking charges Tuesday, has professed his innocence, but promised to surrender to authorities.
Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, vowing to crack down on leftist rebel groups, issued a state of emergency decree early Monday to boost military forces after a wave of violence last week.
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.
Deadly insurgent attacks continued to flare in Colombia Tuesday despite a massive security buildup ahead of Wednesday's inauguration of President-elect Alvaro Uribe.
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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