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  • Colombia arrests man posing as Lebanon diplomat

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian authorities say a man posing as the Lebanese ambassador fooled local officials for months, until a suspicious army colonel checked with the embassy and unmasked him. Now, Jeyson Puello is being investigated as a possible con artist who rubbed shoulders with...

  • Colombia deports 2 Venezuelan student activists

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia has deported two Venezuelan student activists, drawing criticism on both sides of the border by groups who fear they'll be unjustly prosecuted for their political views. Lorent Saleh, whose arrest had been sought by President Nicolas Maduro's government, was...

  • Colombian accused in 5,000-plus killings arrested

    PANAMA CITY, Panama (AP) — Panamanian authorities say they have arrested a fugitive Colombian right-wing militia leader accused in more than 5,000 murders who officials say was posing as a construction company owner. National police chief Omar Pinzon said Armando Alberto Perez was captured in...

  • Girls in Colombian town struck by mystery illness

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A mystery illness has overwhelmed a small town in northern Colombia as scores of teenage girls have been hospitalized with symptoms that parents fear could be an adverse reaction to a popular vaccine against cervical cancer. Authorities say they still don't know what...

  • Colombian kingpin's former hit man leaves prison

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A man who confessed to hundreds of murders as head of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar's army of assassins has been freed from a maximum security prison under heavy police guard. John Jairo Velasquez, better known by his nickname "Popeye," was paroled Tuesday evening despite...



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