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Colombia’s Government, Rebels to Resume Peace Talks

Posted October 4th, 2012 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Colombia’s government and the country’s main rebel group plan to resume peace talks later this month in Norway’s capital, Oslo. Norwegian officials said Thursday the two sides will hold a press conference on October 17 to announce a resumption of the talks. In August, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said negotiations between his government and […]

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Colombian Rebels to Press for Cease-Fire with Government

Posted September 6th, 2012 at 7:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Colombia’s main leftist rebel group — battered by a years-long government military offensive — says it will seek a cease-fire next month at the start of preliminary talks with the Bogota government. Thursday’s cease-fire announcement by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia — better known as FARC — comes just days after President Juan Manuel […]

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Colombian Rebels to Press for Cease-Fire with Government

Posted September 6th, 2012 at 5:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Colombia’s main leftist rebel group — battered by a decade-long government military offensive — says it will seek a cease-fire next month at the start of preliminary talks with the Bogata government. Thursday’s cease-fire announcement by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia — better known as FARC — comes just days after President Juan Manuel […]

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US Military Staff, Secret Service Accused of Misconduct in Colombia

Posted April 14th, 2012 at 7:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Secret Service says 11 employees sent to Colombia ahead of President Barack Obama’s visit have been returned home and placed on administrative leave pending an investigation of alleged misconduct that involved prostitution. Also Saturday, the U.S. military announced that five military staff assigned to support the Secret Service in its assignment have been […]

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US Military Staff, Secret Service Accused of Misconduct in Colombia

Posted April 14th, 2012 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. officials said about a dozen U.S. Secret Service agents sent to Colombia ahead of President Barack Obama’s visit have been relieved of duty and returned home amid allegations of misconduct that involved prostitution. Also Saturday, the U.S. military announced that five military staff assigned to support the Secret Service in its assignment have been […]

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US Secret Service Agents Recalled from Colombia

Posted April 14th, 2012 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Secret Service has recalled some of its agents providing security for President Obama in Colombia due to “allegations of misconduct.” The agents were assigned to protect Mr. Obama during his talks with Latin American leaders and participation in the Summit of the Americas in the Colombian port city of Cartagena. The alleged misconduct […]

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US Secret Service Agents Recalled from Colombia

Posted April 14th, 2012 at 1:45 am (UTC-5)
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A prominent U.S. newspaper is reporting that U.S. Secret Service agents sent to Colombia to provide security to President Barack Obama have been recalled amid allegations that they solicited prostitutes. The president arrived in Cartagena Friday to attend a regional summit. The Washington Post says while seeking the services of a prostitute is not illegal […]

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Colombian FARC Rebel Pleads Not Guilty in US to Hostage-Taking

Posted March 12th, 2012 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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An alleged member of Colombia’s FARC rebel group has pleaded not guilty to taking three Americans hostage after their single-engine plane crash-landed in Colombia in 2003. Alexander Beltran Herrera entered the plea during an arraignment in a U.S. federal court in Washington Monday. Beltran Herrera was extradited to the United States. Another court hearing is […]

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American Teen Returns to U.S. After Mistaken Deportation

Posted January 7th, 2012 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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An American teenager who was deported to Colombia after claiming to be an illegal immigrant has returned to the United States. The 15-year-old girl arrived Friday evening in her home state of Texas. Jakadrien Turner was immediately escorted off the plane for questioning by immigration officials, before being reunited with her family. Turner — who […]

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Fuel Pipeline Blast Kills 11 in Colombia

Posted December 23rd, 2011 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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An explosion has ripped through an oil pipeline in western Colombia, killing 11 people and injuring at least 70 others. Authorities say the explosion occurred early Friday in the region of Risaralda, west of the Colombian capital, Bogota. A fire that erupted following the blast was brought under control. The cause of the oil pipeline […]

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