Category Archives: BOGOTA, Colombia

Ex-Rebel hospitalized in Colombia day after polemical arrest

A former Colombian rebel leader has been hospitalized with signs of altered consciousness a day after being freed from jail and then rearrested in a highly-politicized drug case that has strained relations with the U.S. Authorities said Saturday that S… Continue reading

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Ex-rebel in Colombia recaptured after release from jail

A former Colombian rebel leader was re-arrested Friday moments after his release from jail by a special peace tribunal whose protection of him from extradition to the U.S. has triggered an institutional crisis and revived debate about justice for victi… Continue reading

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Gunmen attack prominent Colombian environmental activist

One of Colombia’s most-prominent grassroots activists and winner of a prestigious international environmental prize has been attacked at a meeting with community leaders. Continue reading

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Shootout rattles nerves near busy Venezuela border bridge

A shootout near a busy border bridge between Venezuela and Colombia sent droves of people ducking for cover Friday as they crossed in search of food and other items, authorities said. Continue reading

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Colombia seeks arrest of ex-rebel leader for dodging courts

A peace tribunal in Colombia has ordered the arrest of a former rebel commander for failing to contribute to reconciliation efforts mandated by a recent peace deal. Continue reading

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Authorities: Death toll rises to 30 in Colombia landslide

The death toll in a devastating landslide that flowed over homes in a small community in southwestern Colombia has risen to 30. Continue reading

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