Tag: Colombia

Colombia politics: Turning point?

FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT Colombia’s armed forces have handed the new president, Juan Manuel Santos, a big early win with a military operation that led to the death of the second-ranking commander of the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia…

FARC’s No. 2 killed in Colombian military raid

Jorge Briceno, a field marshal and second-in-command of Colombia’s main leftist rebel group, has been killed in a military raid, Colombian authorities said Thursday.

Allegations of secret Colombian plan to undermine EU

EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS – A group of MEPs is calling for action as further details of an alleged covert operation conducted by the Colombian intelligence agency (DAS) continue to emerge, with one of its reported aims being to undermine the…

ELN kills 7 soldiers in Colombia

Colombian media reported on Sunday that suspected guerrillas from the National Liberation Army (ELN) killed seven soldiers in an ambush in north-west Colombia.

FARC to execute 47 guerrillas for hostage rescue

Colombian army commander General Oscar Gonzales announced on Wednesday that the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) commander “Mono Jojoy” ordered the execution of 47 guerrillas from FARC’s 7th Front who were in charge of guarding the four hostages rescued by…

6 FARC rebels killed, 18 captured

The Colombian military officials announced that army troops killed six and captured 18 guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in central west of the country on Sunday.

Uribe will not run again

Election Date: May 30, 2010 At stake: Congress, President of Colombia Background Before 1964, two parties literally fought to the death for power in Colombia, starting what is now an embedded culture of violence in the South American country. The…