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  1. May 30, 2012

    French reporter released by Farc rebels

    BOGOTÁ, May 30 – Colombia’s Farc guerrillas freed French reporter Romeo Langlois on Wednesday, a month after taking him...

  2. January 10, 2012

    Colombia guerrillas call for peace talks

    Colombia’s biggest leftist guerrilla group has issued a surprise call for peace talks based on the failed negotiations of...

  1. September 23, 2010

    Farc military leader killed in air raid

    Colombian authorities have dealt a blow to the country’s main leftwing rebel group with the killing of its military...

  2. April 6, 2010

    Net tightens on Farc but the war is far from won

    Freddy Padilla strides into the military airbase adjoining Bogotá's international airport bristling with the energy that has...

  3. April 6, 2010

    Security: Net tightens on Farc but the war is far from won

    Freddy Padilla strides into the military airbase adjoining Bogotá’s international airport bristling with the energy that has...

  4. March 16, 2010

    Uribe’s party leads in Colombia elections

    Juan Manuel Santos, the former Colombian defence minister who oversaw the rescue of kidnapped politician Ingrid Betancourt...

  5. February 28, 2010

    Colombian court blocks Uribe campaign

    Colombia’s constitutional court has fired the starting gun in the country’s presidential race with a decision that blocks a...

  6. September 24, 2008

    Raid yields details of 9,000 Farc guerrillas

    Colombia’s government has discovered data about more than 9,000 Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia guerrillas on a...

  7. July 12, 2008

    Chávez makes up with Uribe

    Venezuela’s President Hugo Chávez on Friday met his Colombian counterpart, Alvaro Uribe, a man he once branded a mafioso, a...

  8. July 7, 2008

    Uribe ascendant

    If Hugo Chávez has his way it will be all smiles, back-slapping and bear hugs when he meets his pro-US Colombian...

  9. July 6, 2008

    July 7: Ingrid - a new Mandela?

    After her hero’s welcome in France and an upcoming meeting on Tuesday with the Pope, Ingrid Betancourt plans to write a play...

  10. July 6, 2008

    Uribe ascendant: Defeats for the Farc mark a shift of power in Latin America

    If Hugo Chávez has his way it will be all smiles, back-slapping and bear hugs when he meets his pro-US Colombian...

  11. July 4, 2008

    Release boosts Colombia's president

    A mood of jubilation swept across Colombia yesterday following the dramatic rescue of Ingrid Betancourt and 14 other...

  12. July 4, 2008

    French delight

    The freeing of Ingrid Betancourt triggered an outpouring of joy and wall-to-wall media coverage yesterday in France, where...

  13. July 4, 2008

    Resurgent popularity and political hopes

    Ingrid Betancourt had a 24 per cent approval rating when the Farc kidnapped her as she campaigned as an independent for the...

  14. July 3, 2008

    Hostage release boosts Colombian president

    A mood of jubilation swept across Colombia on Thursday following the dramatic rescue of Ingrid Betancourt and 14 other...

  15. July 3, 2008

    Rescue imitated Farc’s tactics

    General Freddy Padilla looked buoyant when he knocked at the front door of Sergio Jaramillo, Colombia’s defence minister,...

  16. July 3, 2008

    Uribe’s rescue deserves acclaim

    Colombia’s dramatic hostage rescue has vindicated President Alvaro Uribe’s hardline security strategy and inflicted another...

  17. July 3, 2008

    Farc loses 'ace' but few willing to declare collapse of pack

    Colombia's Farc lost its ace playing card when Ingrid Betancourt, the Franco-Colombian politician held captive for six...

  18. July 3, 2008

    Colombia troops free kidnapped Betancourt

    Álvaro Uribe, Colombia's president, secured one of the most significant triumphs of his political career yesterday when...

  19. July 3, 2008

    Farc loses 'ace' but few willing to declare collapse of pack

    Colombia's Farc lost its ace playing card when Ingrid Betancourt, the Franco-Colombian politician held captive for six...

  20. July 3, 2008

    Few willing to declare Farc’s demise

    Ingrid Betancourt was on board a helicopter bound for Bogotá’s military air base before she knew for a fact that she was no...

  21. July 2, 2008

    Colombian troops rescue Betancourt

    Álvaro Uribe, Colombia’s president, secured one of the most significant triumphs of his political career on Wednesday when...

  22. June 10, 2008

    Chávez calls on Farc to end insurgency

    In a dramatic U-turn, Hugo Chávez, Venezuela's president, has called on Marxist guerrillas to cease their fight against the...

  23. June 10, 2008

    Chávez urges Farc to end struggle

    In a dramatic U-turn, Hugo Chávez, Venezuela's president, has called on Marxist guerrillas to cease their fight against the...

  24. June 9, 2008

    Chávez urges Farc to end struggle

    In a dramatic U-turn, Hugo Chávez, Venezuela’s president, has called on Marxist guerrillas to cease their fight against the...

  25. June 8, 2008

    Building peace

    The remaining leaders of Colombia’s Farc may put a brave face on it but Latin America’s oldest active leftwing guerrilla...

  26. March 5, 2008

    Uribe accuses Venezuela of sponsoring Farc 'genocide'

    Colombia ramped up a war of words with Venezuela and Ecuador yesterday, with President Álvaro Uribe pledging to denounce...

  27. March 5, 2008

    Uribe accuses Venezuela of backing Farc 'genocide'

    Colombia ramped up a war of words with Venezuela and Ecuador yesterday, with President Álvaro Uribe pledging to denounce...

  28. March 5, 2008

    Uribe accuses Venezuela of backing Farc 'genocide'

    Colombia ramped up a war of words with Venezuela and Ecuador yesterday, with President Álvaro Uribe pledging to denounce...

  29. March 4, 2008

    Uribe accuses Venezuela of backing Farc ‘genocide’

    Colombia ramped up a war of words with Venezuela and Ecuador on Tuesday, with President Álvaro Uribe pledging to denounce...

  30. February 4, 2008

    Colombians rise against kidnappings

    Thousands of Colombians on Monday marched in repudiation of Farc guerrillas and its practice of kidnapping, in a...

  31. February 4, 2008

    Bogotá to rise against abductions

    During his eight months as a hostage of Colombia's Farc rebels in 2002, businessman Gustavo Muñoz knew that he would be...

  32. February 3, 2008

    Colombians to rise against kidnappings

    During his eight months as a hostage of Colombia’s Farc rebels in 2002, businessman Gustavo Muñoz knew that he would be...

  33. January 24, 2008

    Foreign forces may help free hostages, says Uribe

    Colombia could accept an international force on its territory to police efforts to secure the release of more hostages from...

  34. January 24, 2008

    Colombia may ask overseas forces to help free hostages, says Uribe

    Colombia could accept an international force on its territory to police efforts to secure the release of more hostages from...

  35. January 23, 2008

    Uribe open to overseas observers in Colombia

    Colombia could accept an international force on its soil to police efforts to secure the release of more hostages from...

  36. January 11, 2008

    Farc finally hands over two female hostages

    President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela announced the release yesterday of two hostages held by Colombian guerrillas, 10 days...

  37. January 11, 2008

    Farc hands over female hostages

    Colombian guerillas released two prisoners yesterday in a rescue mission organised by Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez,...

  38. January 10, 2008

    Farc hands over female hostages

    Colombian guerillas released two prisoners on Thursday in a rescue mission organised by Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez,...

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