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2006-05-28 14:45:57

By Manuela Badawy BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombians voted in the most peaceful election in years on Sunday, apparently ready to hand President Alvaro Uribe four more years in office for curbing crime and driving leftist guerrillas from the cities.

2006-05-28 09:49:03

By Angus MacSwan BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombians voted on Sunday in cities enjoying the best security in years and in rural areas still under the shadow of guns, ready to reward hardline President Alvaro Uribe with a second term.

2006-05-27 11:49:00

By Angus MacSwan BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - The troops patrolling Bogota's streets in the days before Sunday's presidential election are a reminder Colombia is at war, but you might not believe it from the hectic night life in its rich areas.

2006-05-25 17:20:41

BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - A grenade killed three Colombian children on Thursday when it exploded after they picked it up on the way home from school, police said. The blast killed two brothers aged 12 and 10 and their cousin.

2006-05-24 16:23:10

By Patrick Markey CHIA, Colombia (Reuters) - Rafael says his life as a Colombian paramilitary fighter left him with nothing but dead friends and seven bullet scars.

2006-05-23 13:10:22

By Patrick Markey BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombian President Alvaro Uribe appears set to secure a second term in Sunday's elections with Colombians ready to reward him at the ballot box for cracking down on warring paramilitaries and Marxist guerrillas.

2006-05-22 21:22:52

BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - A Colombian army patrol accidentally killed 10 police officers engaged in an undercover operation in one of the country's worst "friendly fire" incidents, authorities said on Monday. A civilian was also shot dead by the army patrol.

2006-05-21 19:49:19

By Patrick Markey BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombian paramilitary militias have agreed to respect the peace process despite a court decision they said could derail attempts to end the country's four-decade-old conflict, a government minister said on Sunday.

2006-05-17 17:10:43

By Patrick Markey BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombian and U.S. authorities said on Wednesday they had nabbed a major drug smuggler and 31 associates wanted for extradition by Washington for shipping 70 tonnes of cocaine to the United States.

2006-05-17 14:15:00

Colombian and U.S. authorities have smashed a major drug trafficking ring and captured 26 Colombians wanted for extradition for shipping 70 tonnes of cocaine to the United States.


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