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AP EXPLAINS: Why Colombia's Rebel Conflict Could Soon End
The conflict in Colombia had its roots in the 1948 assassination of a populist firebrand, which sparked the political bloodletting known as "La Violencia," or "The Violence."
AP EXPLAINS: How Colombia Conflict Developed Over Decades
AP EXPLAINS: Colombia's conflict has its roots in the 1948 assassination of populist firebrand Jorge Eliecer Gaitan, which led to a political bloodletting known as "The Violence."
Hiker Sarah Shourd Summoned Back to Iran, But She May Not Go
Iran issued a summons today for American hiker Sarah Shourd to return to Tehran for a trial on espionage charges, but people close to Shourd declined to say whether she will obey the summons. Still in an Iranian jail are her fiance Shane Bauer and friend Josh Fattal . The trial for the trio is
July 2, 2008: Hostages Freed in Colombia
Good news tonight the three American men who were kidnapped by terrorists south American jungle more than five years ago. Are on their way home they endured so much and today they were rescued in a brilliant military intelligence operation can only be described as stunning. Jeffrey Kaufmann has
Quotes Of The Day: Pope Benedict, Rahm Emanuel, John McCain, Keith Stansell
The financial crisis has been caused by "human avarice and idolatry that go against the true God and the falsification of the image of God with another god -- Mammon. We must denounce this with courage." -- Pope Benedict XVI...
Former Hostage Calls Ingrid Betancourt 'Disgusting'
Keith Stansell, an American intelligence analyst and ex-Marine who was held hostage in the jungles of Colombia for more than five years, says that fellow hostage Ingrid Betancourt was "the most disgusting human being I've ever encountered." Betancourt, one of the most famous and admired political
FARC Accused of Kidnapping American
Photos of three Americans held by Colombian guerrillas are displayed prominently in the lobby of the U.S. Embassy in Bogota and there might soon be an addition to that wall. Members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, allegedly targeted Cecilio Juan Padron, a Cuban-American
Threat of Conflict in South America
Venezuela and Ecuador took their growing conflict with Colombia to the diplomatic front, seeking international condemnation on Wednesday of Colombia's deadly assault on a rebel base in Ecuador. The two countries tightened their borders and were deploying thousands of troops, while Colombia on
Tension Builds Between Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador
Ecuador's President Rafael Correa has deployed 3,200 troops to the southern border with Colombia, following a diplomatic fracas in which Colombian military forces targeted and killed a rebel leader just inside Ecuador's border. The Marxist rebel group, FARC, which many see as the biggest threat to