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2010-08-06 07:19:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Was it nostalgia or was it spite? Was it relief? Or was it simple courtesy? Or perhaps the novelty of the service. No one knows for sure what led four Latin American presidents to serenade the outgoing Alvaro Uribe of Colombia. Four traditional Mexican mariachi were sent from www.serenata4u.com to the man who led Colombia for eight years with a steady hand and without fear of controversy. The presidents of Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador and Brazil found in...

2010-06-02 14:57:00

PITTSBURGH, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers made clear to Colombian and U.S. authorities that it supports the Colombian Drummond workers represented by Sintramienergetica in their fight for better wages and improvements to health and safety practices. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) In a letter to Colombian President Alvaro Uribe Velez and copied to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, USW International President Leo W. Gerard...

2009-07-08 13:42:00

WASHINGTON and MIAMI, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressional ratification of the Colombia Free Trade Agreement will help Colombia create new jobs outside of the drug trade and reduce the export of these lethal products to the United States, say former White House Drug Policy Spokesman Bob Weiner and Analyst Zoe Pagonis. They point out that Colombia is the number one source country for the drugs that lead to murders on U.S. streets, crowding in prisons, lines in hospital emergency...

2008-11-05 00:00:06

Gen. Mario Montoya quit as commander of Colombia's army Tuesday after a probe linked military troops to the slayings of civilians. The investigation determined that dozens of members of the armed forces killed civilians in an apparent attempt to inflate the number of insurgents and gang members killed in combat, The New York Times reported. According to the report, young men were taken from poor neighborhoods around Bogota to a war zone in the country's northern regions where they were...

2008-09-21 12:00:12

By Deb Riechmann Associated Press WASHINGTON -- President Bush and Colombian President Alvaro Uribe renewed their push on Saturday for Congress to approve a free-trade deal before lawmakers leave town to campaign for re-election. "It's in our economic interest that we continue to open up markets in our neighborhood, particularly with a nation that is growing like yours," Bush told Uribe in the Rose Garden. "And yet we can't get a vote out of Congress. I've been asking the Democrat...

2008-09-02 09:00:20

Colombian president supervises recovery of cyanide barrels from river BOGOTA, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) -- Colombian President Alvaro Uribe and several of his ministers on Monday supervised the recovery process of the barrels of cyanide that had sunk in the Magdalena river Saturday after a ferry accident. Since Sunday, divers have recovered 60 of the 100 barrels from the river in the northern province of Bolivar. Uribe and his ministers of environment, housing and development, as well as...

2008-07-05 12:00:03

By Frank Bajak Associated Press BOGOTA, Colombia -- Video recorded during the rescue of 15 rebel hostages shows them filing grim-faced toward the helicopter that would fly them to safety, then hugging one another and crying with joy after they are aloft and realize they are free. In the videotape presented Friday at Colombia's military headquarters, the hostages' hands are bound with plastic for what they believe is a flight to another rebel camp. Among those filmed is a very...

2008-07-04 09:00:14

By John Lichfield After more than six years held captive by Colombian guerrillas, Ingrid Betancourt is free - thanks to a remarkable rescue operation. Rescue in the jungle She bounded down the stairs of the military aircraft, grinning like a teenager returning from a foreign holiday. On her back was a large rucksack, which, she explained later, contained a dictionary, a sheaf of undelivered letters to her family and "all sorts of rubbish" she had gathered during six years, five months...


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