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  • Chavez seeks to free hostages

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Friday that he expected to meet soon in Caracas with a leader of Colombia's largest rebel group in an effort to help secure the release of dozens of hostages the leftists are holding. The announcement came at the end...
  • 15 hostages freed as FARC is fooled in cunning operation

    15 hostages freed as FARC is fooled in cunning operation
    Armed forces disguised as rebels Wednesday rescued former Colombia presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, three U.S. defense contractors and 11 other hostages held by leftist insurgents, in a daring operation that delivered the latest in a series of...
  • News, links and observations about Latin America

    Maradona suffers another health scare The soccer legend was hospitalized in Buenos Aires today after experiencing abdominal pains, doctors said. This was just two days after he was released following a two-week clinic stay for alcohol-related ailments....
  • Mario Benedetti dies at 88; Uruguayan poet and writer

    Uruguayan author Mario Benedetti, whose bestselling poems and novels helped launch Latin America's postwar literary boom, has died. He was 88. Benedetti died Sunday at his home in Montevideo, Uruguay's capital, of complications arising from a chronic...
  • Bogota's bad apples

    The world is still celebrating Colombia's spectacular July rescue of 15 hostages held for years in the jungle by leftist insurgents, which will go down in history as a textbook example of planning, cunning and military precision. But amid the rejoicing,...
  • Juan Valdez pours fresh cup to get cafe cachet

    The ever-faithful mule is still by his side, the poncho neatly draped over his shoulder, the straw hat perched atop the serene, mustachioed visage. But this is a new Juan Valdez -- younger, more vigorous, more eco-conscious -- a Colombian coffee grower...
  • From pants-dropping professor ... to president of Colombia?

     
    Mockus is a bonafide maverick, a cerebral intellectual who co-founded the Green Party and is building a political base largely on the themes of decency, ethics, and good citizenship -- and by harnessing the power of Facebook and Twitter. He's also known...
  • 16 Dead, Dozens Trapped in Colombian Mine Blast

    16 Dead, Dozens Trapped in Colombian Mine Blast
    BOGOTA, Colombia -- A coal mine explosion in northwestern Colombia believed to have been caused by a buildup of methane gas killed at least 16 miners and left dozens trapped more than 10 hours later, President Alvaro Uribe said Thursday. The explosion...
  • Sabestian Saavedra Back For Lights; Indy 500

    Sabestian Saavedra Back For Lights; Indy 500
    Bryan Herta Autosport continues its expansion with owners Bryan Herta and Steve Newey today announcing the addition of Colombian rising star Sebastian Saavedra to the team's 2010 Firestone Indy Lights campaign. Saavedra will join British talent Stefan...
  • From the archives: 'Law of Gun' Endangers Colombian Justice System

    BOGOTA, Colombia -- The brutal slaying of two judges and 10 judicial employees by a rural death squad in January jolted Colombians with the frightening realization that their country has become a land where the law of the gun prevails. Colombian courts...
  • From the archives: U.S. Troops May Join Colombia's War on Drugs

    WASHINGTON -- Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh on Sunday praised Colombia's new willingness to extradite drug criminals to the United States and said that the Bush Administration has not ruled out sending U.S. troops to that country to assist in its war on...