Topic: Alvaro Uribe
The DAS, Colombia's scandal-ridden intelligence service, is alleged to have provided intelligence – including identities of undercover agents – to one of the region's most wanted drug lords.
09/20/2011 10:32 am
After 9/11, US agencies turned their attention toward the Middle East and away from the fight against organized crime in Latin America.
09/12/2011 10:52 am
Turkey expelled Israel's ambassador today in protest over a UN report that justified Israel's blockade of Gaza, though not the fatal raid on a mainly Turkish flotilla that sought to run it.
09/02/2011 11:11 am
Rodrigo Rivera steps down amid the perception that security in Colombia has deteriorated in the past year. Massacres have become almost a weekly occurrence, and kidnappings are up 9 percent.
09/01/2011 11:00 am
The former first lady divorced President Alvaro Colom to sidestep Guatemala's ban on presidential dynasties. But a ruling from the country's highest court still determined her ineligible.
08/09/2011 04:30 pm
President Juan Manuel Santos announced a strategic shift in Colombia's struggle against guerrilla rebels and narco-paramilitaries, in part via improved cooperation between government agencies.
08/09/2011 09:58 am
Adm. Edgar Cely said that members of the guerrilla group are hiding in Venezuela, a claim that Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has avoided in order to boost relations with Caracas.
08/04/2011 11:05 am
A Colombian think-tank argues that the guerrilla group has retaken the initiative in key regions, and that security forces have thus far failed to adapt to the conflict's changing conditions.
07/21/2011 03:37 pm
Some 220 invited delegates – victims, NGO workers, and former extremists – met for Google Ideas's Summit Against Violent Extremism in Dublin, Ireland. They couldn't be accused of having low aspirations.
06/29/2011 06:07 pm
Colombia's ELN rebel group, often forgotten, is on the rise thanks to a belated involvement in the drug trade and alliances with both the FARC and new narco-paramilitary groups.
06/28/2011 11:42 am