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Colombia to exhume Medellin graves: Official

Estanzuela - Colombian authorities will this month begin the grisly task of carrying out what could be the largest exhumation of unmarked graves in the conflict-torn country's history, local media reported Sunday.

Colombian president blames ELN rebels for Bogota blasts

Estanzuela - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Friday blamed leftist ELN guerrillas for two explosions that rocked Bogota and left 10 people slightly injured a day earlier.

Two blasts hit Colombian capital, 10 hurt

Estanzuela - Two minor blasts have rattled the Colombian capital Bogota and injured at least 10 people, amid an uptick in violence and strains in negotiations to end the country's internal conflict.

Colombia's ELN rebels claim to down army helicopter

Estanzuela - Leftist rebels with the National Liberation Army (ELN) claimed responsibility Saturday for this week's attack on a Colombian army helicopter in which eight troops were killed.

Colombia 'miracle' mom's fight to save baby after plane crash

Estanzuela - The memory of Maria Nelly Murillo's mother and her own maternal instinct kept her going for five days as she fought to save her baby after their plane crashed in the Colombian jungle.

'Miracle' mom and baby survive Colombia jungle plane crash

Estanzuela - A mother and her infant son who disappeared in a plane crash in the dense jungles of northwestern Colombia several days ago were found alive and well in what authorities called a "miracle".

Colombian generals implicated in civilian killings: HRW

Estanzuela - Human Rights Watch accused some of Colombia's top generals Wednesday of links to the "generalized and systematic" execution of civilians, who were then presented as felled FARC guerrillas.

FARC rebels kill four and rupture Colombian pipeline

Estanzuela - Colombia's FARC rebels killed four soldiers and wounded six by setting a landmine that exploded when an army helicopter landed on it, officials said.

FARC attack major Colombian oil pipeline

Estanzuela - Experts were battling Wednesday to prevent environmental damage after suspected FARC rebels blew up a stretch of Colombia's second-biggest oil pipeline, authorities said.

Colombian army kills two FARC rebels

Estanzuela - Colombian troops have killed the commander of a FARC guerrilla unit and another rebel in an operation near the Venezuelan border, the army said Tuesday.

Rebel front leader killed in Colombia

Estanzuela - A National Liberation Army (ELN) front leader, also wanted in the 1999 hijacking of an Avianca passenger jet, has been killed in northern Colombia, authorities said.

Nicholas Walters beats Miguel Marriaga by unanimous decision

Unbeaten Jamaican boxer Nicholas Walters lost his WBA featherweight title for failing to make the weight, but won his fight against challenger Miguel Marriaga of Colombia via a unanimous decision Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York.

FARC kill three police, cut power to 500,000 in Colombia

Estanzuela - Colombia's FARC rebels killed three police officers Thursday and left nearly half a million people without electricity in two separate attacks, authorities said, in the latest blow to peace talks.

Op-Ed: Why Nicholas Walters could suffer first loss against Marriaga

Nicholas Walters, the professional boxer who gave Nonito Donaire's his first knockout loss in his pro career, is set to face Colombian knockout artist Miguel Marriaga in New York on Saturday and he is in for the toughest fight of his career.

Colombia accuses FARC rebels of oil spill

Estanzuela - Colombian authorities accused the leftist FARC guerrillas Monday of forcing 19 oil tanker drivers to dump their cargo of crude on the ground, raising fears it could contaminate water supplies.

Latest FARC attack leaves Colombia town without water

Estanzuela - FARC rebels blew up a water plant in southwestern Colombia, military officials said, in the latest alleged attack by the guerrilla movement on the nation's infrastructure.

Colombian anti-kidnap chief's daughter released

Estanzuela - The daughter of the head of Colombia's National Protection Unit, the force charged with guarding potential kidnap and assassination victims, has been released by her abductors, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Saturday.

Colombian anti-kidnap chief's daughter abducted

Estanzuela - Unknown assailants have abducted the daughter of the director of Colombia's National Protection Unit (UNP), the force charged with guarding people at risk of kidnapping or assassination, officials said Friday.

Colombia's Santos welcomes pressure on peace talks

Estanzuela - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said he welcomes international pressure to accelerate peace talks with the FARC guerrillas, which has mounted in recent weeks as fighting has intensified.

Colombia limits presidents to single term

Estanzuela - Colombia's Congress has voted to bar presidents from seeking re-election, a move backed by President Juan Manuel Santos that undoes a law passed by his predecessor and rival Alvaro Uribe.
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