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2006-04-01 17:07:57

BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombian troops killed 22 Marxist rebels on Saturday in an offensive aimed at preventing guerrilla attacks during campaigning for the May presidential election, the army said.

2006-03-25 21:54:47

By Hugh Bronstein BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombian rebels on Saturday released two police officers taken hostage last year -- a move analysts said was aimed at helping one of President Alvaro Uribe's little-known rivals in the May election.

2006-03-12 23:33:21

By Hugh Bronstein BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombian President Alvaro Uribe appeared to have strengthened his grip on Congress in elections on Sunday, setting the stage for passage of a U.S. free trade deal and a toughening of security policy.

2006-03-12 20:07:26

By Hugh Bronstein BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombians went to the polls on Sunday, despite fear of rebel violence, to elect a new Congress that will determine the government's success in implementing a U.S. free trade deal and other reforms.

2006-03-12 13:02:34

By Hugh Bronstein BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombians went to the polls on Sunday despite fear of rebel violence to elect a new Congress that will rule on legislation pushed by President Alvaro Uribe such as a U.S. free trade deal and other measures.

2006-03-11 14:27:13

By Hugh Bronstein BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - U.S. investigators are examining remains in a mass grave in Colombia to determine whether they are that of three Americans captured by rebels during a 2003 anti-drug mission, authorities said on Saturday.

2006-03-10 17:58:03

By Hugh Bronstein BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - The last large Colombian right-wing paramilitary force gave up its guns on Friday, as part of a peace deal negotiated with the government.

2006-03-07 17:07:58

BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Seventy members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia handed in their arms and light aircraft to the government on Tuesday in the biggest rebel defection since President Alvaro Uribe took office in 2002.

2006-03-06 16:54:48

By Hugh Bronstein BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombian rebels killed three civilians with a bomb intended for soldiers on Monday, the latest in a series of attacks President Alvaro Uribe called a "cowardly" attempt to erode his support ahead of elections.

2006-03-01 14:52:13

By Hugh Bronstein BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - President Alvaro Uribe, popular for improving security in Colombia's cities, launched his re-election bid on Wednesday promising to defeat Marxist rebels who still hold sway in much of the countryside.


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