Post Tagged with: "kidnapping"

October 7, 2010 03:54

Ex- Hostage Reevaluates Right in Colombia

So, after eight years of rule under political enemies she once called “ultra-right,” how does Betancourt feel Colombia is doing? As she told the Press Club audience, “We’re walking in the right direction. We’re a better democracy than yesterday.”

June 15, 2010 19:08

Freed Colombian Hostages Return Home

Four Colombian men held captive by rebels for nearly 12 years have returned to Bogota. The former police and military hostages got a hero’s welcome on their return.

February 26, 2010 06:45

The war being waged from the Andean basin all the way north to the Rio Grande.

According to current and former officials of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Mexican cartels — most of them “family organizations” — have become the “delivery service” for cocaine that originates in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Venezuela. These “distributors” are now exporting their violence as well. According to the Department of Justice, cartel “hit teams” have carried out murders and kidnappings in more than 230 American cities. Phoenix, Arizona, seems headed for becoming the kidnapping capital of the U.S.