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  • 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...

  • Colombia: We never agreed to border closure

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's foreign minister says Venezuela decided unilaterally to close the countries' shared border nightly, and her government does not believe it will have the desired effect of diminishing food and gasoline smuggling. Maria Angela Holguin's statement to reporters...

  • Colombia's president seeks peace deal in 2nd term

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — President Juan Manuel Santos took the oath for his second term Thursday and promised to redouble his efforts to end Colombia's half-century war amid a renewed wave of rebel violence that has put peace talks at risk. Santos, a 62-year-old economist, narrowly defeated a...



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