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2006-05-28 18:52:55

By Angus MacSwan BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - President Alvaro Uribe, a key U.S. ally in Latin America, swept to a landslide victory in an election in Colombia on Sunday, rewarded by voters for turning around the security threat in a country bloodied by years of conflict and crime.

2006-05-28 16:42:56

BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, a conservative U.S. ally, held a strong early lead in the country's elections with 60.45 percent of the votes after 7.2 percent of ballots were counted, officials said on Sunday.

2006-05-28 16:58:29

BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, a conservative U.S. ally, took a strong lead in the country's elections with 61 percent of the votes after 21 percent of ballots were counted, officials said on Sunday.

2006-05-26 21:53:43

By Helen Popper SHINAHOTA, Bolivia (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez pledged $1.5 billion in energy investments in impoverished Bolivia on Friday, receiving a hero's welcome from coca farmers who applauded his anti-U.S. message.

2006-05-26 12:10:20

By Helen Popper SHINAHOTA, Bolivia (Reuters) - Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, in a move likely to affirm his role as Washington's No.

2006-05-23 10:57:14

LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - A close ally of Bolivian President Evo Morales rejected comments by President Bush expressing concern about "the erosion of democracy" in Bolivia, state news agency ABI reported late on Monday.

2006-05-16 18:53:09

LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Bolivia outlined on Tuesday its plan to redistribute idle land to the country's poor peasants, ruling out mass expropriations and proposing instead the swift distribution of state-owned property.

2006-05-12 10:46:48

By William Schomberg and Boris Groendahl VIENNA (Reuters) - The leftist presidents of Venezuela and Bolivia resisted calls by European and fellow Latin American leaders on Friday to soften their hard-line policies on foreign investment, energy and trade.

2006-05-12 08:24:15

By William Schomberg and Boris Groendahl VIENNA (Reuters) - The leftist presidents of Venezuela and Bolivia confronted European and Latin American leaders with their brand of socialism on Friday, claiming a new era had dawned on their continent.

2006-05-12 03:53:43

By William Schomberg VIENNA (Reuters) - Venezuela's Hugo Chavez and new Bolivian leader Evo Morales on Friday took their brand of South American socialism to a summit of EU and Latin American leaders many of whom are angry at their confrontational politics.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.