Bogotá, 5 January (EFE).- Six guerrillas belonging to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), including the second-in-command of this organization’s Front 51, were killed today in combat in the east-central region of the country, military sources announced.
Bogotá, 6 January (EFE).- Colombian president Álvaro Uribe said today that the FARC is a “killing and lying” group that is trying to justify the recent murder of the governor of El Caquetá, Luis Francisco Cuéllar, in statements written in Europe.
CALDERIA, CHILE- The scenario paints a picture of insurgent control, oppression of the population, kidnappings, turmoil and death for the people of the “Republic of Morado.” Multinational stabilization forces are unable to control the insurgent attacks and request assistance from the United Nations.
For the fifth time in two years the Inter-American Air Forces Academy (IAAFA) delivers its full International Noncommissioned Officer Academy (INCOA) Course in a mobile capacity. Deployed for 46 days to Bogota, Colombia, Master Sergeant Samuel Nuñez and Technical Sergeant Juan Marquez offered 220 hours of United States Air Force [ … ]
The Hubble Telescope has broken a new record by discovering the oldest galaxies yet observed, dating from 13 billion years ago, which is to say 600 to 800 million years after the Big Bang, NASA announced Tuesday.
On January 12, 2010, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked Haiti, leaving a trail of death and destruction in its wake. The Haitian government estimates the death toll from the quake to be more than 200,000, while the International Red Cross says up to three million people have been affected.
Twisted and charred debris from a burnt-out Boeing 727 was found scattered in the Sahara Desert about 200 km north of Gao in Mali on Dec. 10. The U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime, or UNODC, said the plane transported cocaine from Venezuela and landed on a makeshift airstrip in [ … ]
Argentina commemorates the 200th anniversary of its Revolution on May 25. The nation broke colonial ties with Spain in 1810. At that time, Argentines set up an autonomous local government called the Primera Junta (First Board), composed of intellectuals and military leaders. The country declared its independence on July 9, [ … ]
The aftermath of Haiti’s devastating earthquake in January brought forth an unprecedented show of solidarity worldwide among governments, private sectors, nongovernmental organizations and the public.
Spanish director Ana Diez presents the drama of two young people who learn about love just as politics in Uruguay turn their world upside down. Xavi is separated from his first love Rosana when Marxist rebels begin plotting an overthrow of Uruguay’s dictatorship in 1973. After 30 years, they find [ … ]
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner invites Argentines to rethink their country during the bicentennial. “The bicentennial will offer us a great opportunity to rethink our country, not looking back but looking forward, yet with a vision of those things we could have done better or where we went wrong so [ … ]
Organized criminal groups have become deeply involved in illicit trafficking of wildlife, precious stones and minerals, human organs and other contraband. This black market trade provides a source of profit in addition to the narcotrafficking and weapons trades.