January 7, 1990 |
A man on a motorcycle shot to death an adviser to President Virgilio Barco Vargas as he sat in his car at a stoplight in Medellin, police said Saturday. The adviser, Roberto Lozano Suarez, was shot three times Friday night, national police headquarters said. Two other men in Lozano's car were not hurt, the police said. Lozano, 42, was a land reform adviser to Barco for the banana growing region of Uraba, in northwest Colombia.
October 6, 1988 |
Left-wing rebels Wednesday marked a workers' protest day against political violence with attacks on three central Colombian towns, which resulted in eight civilian and guerrilla deaths, police said.
October 25, 1988
Michael Harrington in "Bush May Promote a Socialist's Ideas, but He Can't Redefine Rebel Spirit" (Op-Ed Page, Oct. 18) laments when he should rejoice. Instead of ridiculing Bush for promoting an idea (the Pledge of Allegiance) from a 19th-Century American Socialist, he should find comfort in knowing that many ideas and proposals introduced by such Socialists as Eugene Victor Debs and Norman Thomas have been incorporated into the ideologies of both major political parties.
November 3, 1989 |
Judges and court workers began a series of nationwide strikes Thursday after a judge and a congressman were murdered, apparently by drug traffickers. In Medellin, where the judge was killed, federal justices walked off the job indefinitely until they receive more protection. It is the third time that judges have gone on strike in the last three months to protest assassinations.
July 23, 1987 |
This country's unemployment rate fell to 12.2% in the second quarter, compared with 13.3% in the first quarter and 14.7% in the 1986 second quarter, the National Statistics Institute said Wednesday.
October 15, 1987
About 20,000 judges and court employees in Colombia extended a general strike into a second day to protest the assassination of a leftist leader, Jaime Pardo Leal. The nation's leading Communist, Pardo was president of the Patriotic Union, a party set up by leftist guerrillas under a peace plan arranged with the government three years ago. Right-wing death squads have been blamed for the killing of 460 party members.