Three high-level hostages were freed in a surprise jungle raid this weekend, boosting the campaign of conservative presidential candidate Juan Manuel Santos just days before the Colombia election runoff.
Polls had suggested that upstart Antanas Mockus was in a dead heat with Juan Manuel Santos in the Colombia presidential election. But Mr. Santos won the first round handily. He will face Mr. Mockus on the final ballot on June 20.
As voters line up for today's Colombia election, many will cast their ballots based on how the candidates will handle strained relations with neighboring Venezuela and its fiery leftist leader, Hugo Chavez.
Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez threatened to shut down trade if Colombian presidential candidate Juan Manuel Santos wins the May 30 Colombia elections.
Álvaro Uribe brought security to a nation that once inspired Hollywood drug-trafficking film 'Clear and Present Danger.' But his scandals could sink would-be successor Juan Manuel Santos in Colombia's May 30 presidential vote.
After 12 years as a hostage, Sgt. Pablo Emilio Moncayo was released by FARC rebels in Colombia today. Could this be the next step in releasing all remaining FARC hostages in Colombia?
A Colombian soldier stands at the entrance to a bunker belonging to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), in a rural zone in Puerto Rico, Colombia, on July 25, 2009. The Marxist Colombian guerrilla group, founded in 1964, is South America's largest insurgency. It claims to support the rural poor in the struggle against the wealthy. The group also strongly opposes American influence in Colombia.
FARC rebels released a Colombian soldier on Sunday after nearly a year in captivity. The group is planning to release another Colombian in the coming week.
A Colombia bomb attack Wednesday killed at least six and injured more than 40 people in a port city notorious for drug trafficking.
On March 23, volunteer Cara Bround holds a ten-day-old Sykes Monkey being cared for at the Colobus Trust Rescue Center near Mombasa after its mother was electrocuted. According to the Trust, the population of Sykes Monkeys have gone down from 800 three years ago to 600.