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Colombia plane crash was 'murder': Bolivian minister

La Paz - Bolivia's defense minister said Friday a plane crash that killed 71 people traveling to Colombia aboard a Bolivian-registered charter plane was "murder," accusing the pilot of flying with insufficient fuel."This was definitely no accident.

Nobel prize was 'tremendous push' in Colombia peace: Santos

Oslo - On the eve of the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Friday the award was a "gift from heaven" that gave a "tremendous push" to reach a new agreement with FARC rebels.

Actress Sofia Vergara sued on behalf of own embryos

Chicago - TV star Sofia Vergara is facing a bizarre lawsuit brought on behalf of two frozen embryos she created with an ex-boyfriend, the subject of a year-long legal battle.

Bolivia air official alleges pressure over crash flight

La Paz - A Bolivian aviation official alleged Thursday that her superiors pressured her to cover up a report she made about the flight plan of a plane that crashed killing 71 people, news media said.

Airline chief arrested after Colombia plane crash

La Paz - Bolivian officials arrested the head of LAMIA Airlines on Tuesday after a crash involving one of the charter firm's planes killed a Brazilian football team and dozens of others.

Brazil mourns fallen football team in pouring rain

Chapec - In a driving rain, the small Brazilian city of Chapeco held a massive funeral Saturday for its football team, tragically wiped out in a plane crash in Colombia.

Bodies of Colombia plane crash victims flown home

Medell - The bodies of the 71 victims killed in a plane crash in Colombia that wiped out a Brazilian football team returned home, as mourners prepared a massive funeral.

Colombia faces challenge to implement peace

Estanzuela - After pushing a revised peace deal with the FARC rebels through Congress, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos got down to a far bigger challenge Thursday: implementing it.

Bolivia shuts down Colombia crash airline

Medell - The Bolivian charter airline whose plane crashed killing 71 people in Colombia was shut down Thursday, as shock grew over a harrowing recording of the pilot's final minutes without fuel.

Colombia peace accord wins Senate approval

Estanzuela - Colombia's Senate has approved a revised peace accord between the government and the FARC rebel group, taking a first step toward ratifying an agreement that was rejected by voters.

Colombia plane crash: What we know

La Uni - Here's what we know -- and don't know -- about flight LMI 2933, which crashed into the Colombian mountains Monday night with a Brazilian football team on board, killing 71 people. Six people survived.- What happened?

Colombia Senate debates controversial peace deal

Estanzuela - Colombia's Senate on Tuesday began debating the government's controversial revised peace deal to end a half-century conflict with leftist FARC rebels.Last month voters surprisingly snubbed an earlier version of the accord in a referendum.

Colombia football club says opponents in plane crash should take title

Estanzuela - Colombian club Atletico Nacional called on football authorities Tuesday to hand the Copa Sudamericana title to their opponents, Brazilian side Chapecoense, as a tribute to the team's players killed in a plane crash.

Pele leads football tributes to plane crash victims

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil football legend Pele and Argentines Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi led numerous sporting tributes Tuesday to the Brazilian footballers killed in a plane crash in Colombia.

Plane crash kills dream of Brazilian football team that defied odds

S - Traveling on the doomed airliner that crashed in Colombia overnight were the players and staff of a Brazilian football club about to complete a fairytale journey from unknowns to would-be South American champions.

Plane carrying Brazilian football players crashes in Colombia

Estanzuela - A charter plane carrying a Brazilian football team crashed in the mountains in Colombia late Monday, killing as many as 75 people, officials said. But they said six survived, including four players.

ELN rebels say Colombian army ops threaten talks

Quito - Colombia's ELN rebels said Friday that military operations in one of their strongholds were endangering the life of a hostage and the prospects for stalled peace talks.

FARC wants 'peace alliance' for Colombia 2018 vote

Estanzuela - Colombia's FARC rebels called Friday for proponents of a controversial peace deal to support a single presidential candidate for elections in 2018, as the guerrillas prepare to turn to politics.

Hurdles ahead in Colombia's race for peace

Estanzuela - Colombia's government has signed a revised peace accord with the FARC rebels, but now faces political battles to implement the controversial deal and end the country's half-century conflict.

Colombia's ex-spy chief jailed over 1989 assassination

Estanzuela - A former head of Colombia's intelligence services was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison for involvement in the 1989 assassination of presidential candidate Luis Carlos Galan by drug-gang hitmen.

Hot spots in Colombia's peace accord

Estanzuela - Colombia's government and leftist FARC rebels plan to sign a revised peace accord on Thursday but opponents complain it does not go far enough.

Colombia signs contested new peace deal

Estanzuela - Colombia's government and FARC rebels signed a controversial revised peace accord to end their half-century conflict, set to be ratified in Congress despite bitter opposition.

Colombia, FARC to sign new peace accord Thursday

Estanzuela - Colombia's government and FARC guerrillas will sign a new peace accord Thursday, after a previous agreement to end their half-century-old war was defeated in a referendum, both parties said.

Wave of killings threatens Colombia peace bid

Estanzuela - A violent backlash against fragile peace efforts to end Colombia's half-century civil war has intensified in recent days with the killings of several community leaders, officials and rebels have warned.

New deaths spark fears for fragile Colombia ceasefire

Estanzuela - The deaths of two Colombian guerrillas sparked fears this week that the country's fragile peace process could be in peril after voters rejected an accord to end the half-century conflict.

Argentina extradites Colombian druglord Londono to US

Buenos Aires - Argentina extradited alleged Colombian drug boss Henry Jesus Lopez Londono to the United States on Thursday, authorities said.

Two FARC rebels killed in 'combat' days after peace deal

Estanzuela - Two suspected FARC fighters were killed in combat in northern Colombia on Wednesday, four days after the government announced a revised peace accord with the rebel group.

Will new Colombia deal save the peace?

Havana - Six weeks after Colombians shocked the world by rejecting a historic peace accord with the FARC rebels, negotiators have come back with a new deal.Will it work this time?

Colombian President Santos to US for cancer tests

Estanzuela - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos will travel to the United States Wednesday for medical exams after follow-up tests for a 2012 case of prostate cancer came back abnormal, he said.

As FARC, government step toward peace, ELN under fire for pipeline attack

Estanzuela - Colombia's top negotiator questioned Sunday the ELN's intentions to launch peace talks after an attack on a southern oil pipeline, criticism that came one day after the country's government and FARC rebels announced a revised peace accord.
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