Latest Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia Stories

2008-07-02 18:00:02

A former Colombian presidential candidate and three U.S. citizens were among 15 hostages rescued Wednesday from leftist rebels in Colombia.

2008-07-02 09:00:19

By Frank Bajak Associated Press VILLAVICENCIO, Colombia -- Not long after two top commanders of Latin America's last major rebel army were killed -- one in a raid, the other by a turncoat bodyguard -- Diego Canizares decided to call it quits.

2008-07-01 18:00:09

CARTAGENA, Colombia _ John McCain's trip here Tuesday was part of an unusual three-day presidential campaign swing to Latin America with a dual message for voters back home.

2008-06-25 09:03:19

Ecopetrol closes oil pipeline after guerilla attacks in Colombia BOGOTA, June 23 (Xinhua) -- The Colombian Petroleum Company (Ecopetrol) suspended Monday the oil flow in the border regions with Venezuela, after guerillas attacked the country's most important Cano Limon-Covenas oil pipeline.

2006-09-04 13:09:36

By Hugh Bronstein BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombian rebels holding 62 hostages, including three Americans and former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, called on Monday for "face-to-face" talks with the government on a prisoner exchange.

2006-08-23 14:39:43

PARIS (Reuters) - Colombia's largest rebel group is open to exchanging hostages for the release by the government of its guerrillas but plan is at a standstill, a spokesman for the rebels said in an interview released on Wednesday.

2006-08-07 17:22:26

By Patrick Markey BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombian President Alvaro Uribe began a second term on Monday promising to seek peace and more social investment without sacrificing the gains won through his hard-line stance against leftist guerrillas. In a region that has seen a rise of anti-U.S.

2006-08-07 13:42:16

By Patrick Markey BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Soldiers patrolled and helicopters clattered overhead in Bogota on Monday for the inauguration of Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, re-elected with a mandate to battle rebels and drive economic growth.

2006-08-04 10:09:28

By Hugh Bronstein BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Four police and a civilian were killed by a car bomb in the Colombian city of Cali on Friday, bringing to 29 the number of deaths blamed on leftist rebels ahead of Monday's presidential inauguration.

2006-08-03 17:18:06

BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - A Colombian rebel accused of kidnapping three Americans in 2003 was captured on Thursday after buying a car that police say he planned to use to bomb Monday's presidential inauguration.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.