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HAVANA (Reuters) - Exploratory peace talks between the Colombian government and the country's second-largest Marxist guerrilla group ended on Monday with no agreement other than to meet again in April.
HAVANA (Reuters) - Colombia agreed on Friday to suspend capture orders for two leaders of the country's second-largest Marxist guerrilla group in an effort to build trust in peace talks hosted by Cuba.
By Hugh Bronstein BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - The "granddaddy" of Colombia's right-wing militias, who picked up a shotgun to protect his farm from Marxist rebels 29 years ago and now stands accused of drug smuggling, turned himself in to the government on Tuesday.
By Hugh Bronstein BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Twelve Colombian politicians held by Marxist rebels since 2002 are asking neighboring Venezuela to help negotiate their freedom in a video released by the guerillas.
BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombian rebels planted landmines that killed four peasants, including a child, earlier this month in a farming community near a coca eradication project, Vice President Francisco Santos said on Friday.
By Jason Webb BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombia's gunmen are casting a shadow over the country's coming elections, with the government ditching supporters suspected of links to far-right militias and accusing an opponent of conspiring with Marxist rebels.
BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombian soldiers killed at least six Marxist rebels in combat on Friday even as the leaders of the guerrilla group prepared for a second round of preliminary peace talks next month, the army said.
By Hugh Bronstein BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - The Colombian government on Sunday accused left-wing rebels of playing politics with the fate of 63 hostages, including a former presidential candidate and three Americans held by the guerrillas in secret jungle camps.
By Hugh Bronstein BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Marxist rebels killed 28 Colombian soldiers on a mission to destroy coca plants on Tuesday, the worst blow against the military for years as tensions rise ahead of 2006 elections.
By Hugh Bronstein BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombian rebels released a video on Monday showing a former government minister they kidnapped five years ago asking officials to negotiate a hostage exchange.
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