FARC leaders take responsibility for Colombia kidnappings

World / Crime & Legal Sep 24, 2019

FARC leaders take responsibility for Colombia kidnappings

Former FARC leaders formally recognized at a special tribunal Monday "ethical and political responsibility" for thousands of kidnappings carried out during Colombia's long conflict. At a hearing in Bogota, Rodrigo "Timoshenko" Londono — FARC ex-commander and now leader of the movement's political party — handed ...

Venezuela says it foiled 'coup' plot involving U.S., Colombia and Chile

World Jun 27, 2019

Venezuela says it foiled 'coup' plot involving U.S., Colombia and Chile

Venezuela's socialist government said Wednesday it had derailed an attempted coup, claiming the United States, Colombia and Chile colluded in a military plot to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro and install a general and former defense minister in his place. Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez said the ...

Landslide in rain-soaked southwestern Colombia kills at least 14

World Apr 22, 2019

Landslide in rain-soaked southwestern Colombia kills at least 14

At least 14 people have been killed and five injured in a landslide in the southwestern Colombian province of Cauca, the country's disaster relief agency said on Sunday. The landslide, which was caused by heavy rain, took place in the early hours of the morning ...