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Bombing that killed 8 kids leaves Colombia president on edge

Nov. 7, 2019 5:50 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian President Ivan Duque is facing one of the most critical moments in his administration following the resignation of his defense minister over a bombing that killed eight children and adolescents. Defense Minister Guillermo Botero quit his job Wednesday night after a senator...

Slaying of 5 indigenous leaders shocks Colombians

Oct. 30, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

TACUEYO, Colombia (AP) — President Ivan Duque will deploy 2,500 troops to a conflict-ridden zone in Colombia's southwest to reinforce security after a band of renegade rebels allegedly killed five indigenous leaders. The five people from the Tacueyo reservation were killed late Tuesday when their caravan...

Military: 5 indigenous killed, 6 hurt in Colombia massacre

Oct. 30, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Five members of an indigenous guard in Colombia were killed Tuesday in what authorities are describing as a massacre by a dissident guerrilla front. Colombia's military said the attack took place in the late afternoon and also left six injured near Tacueyo, about 43 miles (73...

UN envoy: Vast majority of Colombia rebels back peace deal

Oct. 10, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — "The vast majority" of former fighters with Colombia's largest rebel group remain committed to the 2016 peace deal with the government despite a few ex-commanders taking up arms again, the country's U.N. ambassador said Thursday. Carlos Ruiz Massieu told the Security Council the...