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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe ever-faithful mule is still by his side, the poncho neatly draped over his shoulder, the straw hat perched atop the serene, mustachioed visage. But this is a new Juan Valdez -- younger, more vigorous, more eco-conscious -- a Colombian coffee grower...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterPresident Alvaro Uribe appears to have taken a calculated risk in ordering his armed forces to invade Ecuador to kill a top rebel leader, deciding to risk the ire of his southern neighbor to inflict a major loss in a decades-long war. Tensions...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterVenezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Friday that he expected to meet soon in Caracas with a leader of Colombia's largest rebel group in an effort to help secure the release of dozens of hostages the leftists are holding. The announcement came at the end...
Tags: Colombia, Wars and Interventions, Civil Unrest, Defense, Family
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterArmed forces disguised as rebels Wednesday rescued former Colombia presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, three U.S. defense contractors and 11 other hostages held by leftist insurgents, in a daring operation that delivered the latest in a series of...
Maradona suffers another health scare The soccer legend was hospitalized in Buenos Aires today after experiencing abdominal pains, doctors said. This was just two days after he was released following a two-week clinic stay for alcohol-related ailments....
Tags: Mining, Colombia, Dog (animal), Mexico, National Government
Uruguayan author Mario Benedetti, whose bestselling poems and novels helped launch Latin America's postwar literary boom, has died. He was 88. Benedetti died Sunday at his home in Montevideo, Uruguay's capital, of complications arising from a chronic...
Sun-SentinelChapter 4: Immigrants As immigrants struggle to talk to a doctor, take a pill or even admit they're ill, they face daunting roadblocks: Different culture. Different language. Different beliefs. LOVE When all hope had vanished, she found reason to live...
Times Staff WritersLA MORA, El Salvador — Half a world away, millions of people came together last week to mourn Pope John Paul II, but you'll hear no tearful elegies from believers such as Nery Amaya, a Catholic for all of her 28 years. As she made the rounds as a...
Sun StaffIn the Northern Ireland town of Omagh, a group of citizens gathered around a small garden Friday to memorialize the victims of Tuesday's devastating attacks in the United States. Michael Gallagher stepped forward and placed on the soil an American flag...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterBOGOTA, Colombia -- The brutal slaying of two judges and 10 judicial employees by a rural death squad in January jolted Colombians with the frightening realization that their country has become a land where the law of the gun prevails. Colombian courts...
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersBOGOTA, Colombia -- With a renewed wave of terror, bombings and death threats, Colombia's fugitive drug lords declared "total and absolute war" on the country's political and business leadership Thursday, ominously targeting even the families of those who...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterBOGOTA, Colombia -- In the South American war against cocaine traffic, Colombia is only one of many strategic theaters where traffickers enjoy a big advantage over anti-drug forces. Even if authorities could win the battle in Colombia, they could still...
Tags: Colombia, Europe, Argentina, Government, National Government
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