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April 5, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
An informant who helped Colombia stage one of its most successful attacks on a rebel camp and kill a top leader will receive the country's largest-ever reward, $2.7 million. The Defense Ministry did not identify the informer. He is living under state protection with his family and will leave the country to start a new life. The informer helped the Colombian military with a March 1 raid on a rebel camp across the border in Ecuador that killed guerrilla commander Raul Reyes.
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September 24, 2010 | By Chris Kraul, Los Angeles Times
The Colombian armed forces delivered a major blow to the nation's largest insurgent group, killing a key rebel leader at his base camp in a remote area of southeastern Meta state. President Juan Manuel Santos, in New York to attend a session of the United Nations, confirmed Thursday that longtime rebel leader Victor Julio Suarez Rojas, 57, had been killed in an operation carried out Wednesday and early Thursday by 600 troops, led by special forces and supported by 27 helicopters and 30 other aircraft.
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WORLD
March 10, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Venezuela said it is reopening its embassy in Colombia and will allow back Colombian diplomats expelled last week by President Hugo Chavez in a crisis sparked by a cross-border Colombian attack on rebels in Ecuador. The government cited an easing of tensions at a summit in the Dominican Republic on Friday, where Chavez and Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa shook hands with Colombia's U.S.-backed leader, Alvaro Uribe, after a tense debate. Chavez ordered the Venezuelan Embassy in Bogota closed and sent troops to the border with Colombia after Colombia's March 1 strike in Ecuador that killed 25 people, including Raul Reyes, a spokesman and top leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.
WORLD
February 23, 2010 | By Chris Kraul
Unsleek and unsupersonic, the Super Tucano hardly fits most people's concept of a modern warplane. But Brazilian manufacturer Embraer is finding a growing market for the retro "light attack" propeller-driven aircraft among nations looking to secure their borders, fight drugs and support counterinsurgency operations. Ecuador is one such customer. The two Super Tucanos that flew into Manta air base late last month were the first delivered on a 24-plane order that President Rafael Correa placed shortly after Colombian armed forces entered Ecuador's airspace in March 2008 to kill a high-ranking FARC rebel leader, Raul Reyes.
WORLD
May 20, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sen. Richard G. Lugar (R-Ind.) proposed congressional hearings to examine the contents of laptop computers apparently owned by a Colombian rebel commander known as Raul Reyes. The computers were recovered by Colombian commandos in Ecuador after Reyes, the No. 2 commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, was killed in a March 1 bombing raid. The Colombian government has leaked files that it said indicate Venezuela made offers of financial, political and arms help to the FARC, which the U.S. views as a terrorist group.
WORLD
May 25, 2008 | Chris Kraul, Times Staff Writer
The Colombian government on Saturday said it believes the founder of the nation's largest rebel group died in March of natural causes. The Ministry of Defense said in a statement that information from "various military intelligence sources" had led it to conclude that Pedro Antonio Marin, 77, founder and leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as FARC, died March 26 of a heart attack. The government provided no photos or forensic evidence of his death, which was first reported early Saturday by Semana magazine.
WORLD
March 4, 2008 | Chris Kraul, Times Staff Writer
President 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 continued to mount Monday after the clandestine operation in which Colombian soldiers and aircraft entered Ecuador to kill Raul Reyes, the nom de guerre of the No. 2 commander in Colombia's largest rebel...
WORLD
September 24, 2010 | By Chris Kraul, Los Angeles Times
The Colombian armed forces delivered a major blow to the nation's largest insurgent group, killing a key rebel leader at his base camp in a remote area of southeastern Meta state. President Juan Manuel Santos, in New York to attend a session of the United Nations, confirmed Thursday that longtime rebel leader Victor Julio Suarez Rojas, 57, had been killed in an operation carried out Wednesday and early Thursday by 600 troops, led by special forces and supported by 27 helicopters and 30 other aircraft.
WORLD
February 23, 2010 | By Chris Kraul
Unsleek and unsupersonic, the Super Tucano hardly fits most people's concept of a modern warplane. But Brazilian manufacturer Embraer is finding a growing market for the retro "light attack" propeller-driven aircraft among nations looking to secure their borders, fight drugs and support counterinsurgency operations. Ecuador is one such customer. The two Super Tucanos that flew into Manta air base late last month were the first delivered on a 24-plane order that President Rafael Correa placed shortly after Colombian armed forces entered Ecuador's airspace in March 2008 to kill a high-ranking FARC rebel leader, Raul Reyes.
NEWS
June 20, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, the nation's largest rebel group, said it will free more than 250 soldiers and police next week in a peace gesture. The surprise decision would more than double the number of prisoners freed by the rebels, known as the FARC, under a June 2 agreement with the government. In all, at least 305 men will be freed, the biggest prisoner release in Colombia's decades-long war. Some of the men have been held for three years.
WORLD
May 25, 2008 | Chris Kraul, Times Staff Writer
The Colombian government on Saturday said it believes the founder of the nation's largest rebel group died in March of natural causes. The Ministry of Defense said in a statement that information from "various military intelligence sources" had led it to conclude that Pedro Antonio Marin, 77, founder and leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as FARC, died March 26 of a heart attack. The government provided no photos or forensic evidence of his death, which was first reported early Saturday by Semana magazine.
WORLD
May 20, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sen. Richard G. Lugar (R-Ind.) proposed congressional hearings to examine the contents of laptop computers apparently owned by a Colombian rebel commander known as Raul Reyes. The computers were recovered by Colombian commandos in Ecuador after Reyes, the No. 2 commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, was killed in a March 1 bombing raid. The Colombian government has leaked files that it said indicate Venezuela made offers of financial, political and arms help to the FARC, which the U.S. views as a terrorist group.
WORLD
April 5, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
An informant who helped Colombia stage one of its most successful attacks on a rebel camp and kill a top leader will receive the country's largest-ever reward, $2.7 million. The Defense Ministry did not identify the informer. He is living under state protection with his family and will leave the country to start a new life. The informer helped the Colombian military with a March 1 raid on a rebel camp across the border in Ecuador that killed guerrilla commander Raul Reyes.
WORLD
March 10, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Venezuela said it is reopening its embassy in Colombia and will allow back Colombian diplomats expelled last week by President Hugo Chavez in a crisis sparked by a cross-border Colombian attack on rebels in Ecuador. The government cited an easing of tensions at a summit in the Dominican Republic on Friday, where Chavez and Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa shook hands with Colombia's U.S.-backed leader, Alvaro Uribe, after a tense debate. Chavez ordered the Venezuelan Embassy in Bogota closed and sent troops to the border with Colombia after Colombia's March 1 strike in Ecuador that killed 25 people, including Raul Reyes, a spokesman and top leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.
WORLD
March 4, 2008 | Chris Kraul, Times Staff Writer
President 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 continued to mount Monday after the clandestine operation in which Colombian soldiers and aircraft entered Ecuador to kill Raul Reyes, the nom de guerre of the No. 2 commander in Colombia's largest rebel...
NEWS
May 3, 2000 | Reuters
The nation's leading Marxist rebel group said Tuesday that it had absolved a rebel leader accused of ordering the kidnap-killings last year of three Americans apparently supporting an Indian anti-oil drilling campaign. Colombian and U.S. authorities have said German Briceno, a feared commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, was directly responsible for ordering the abduction and subsequent killings of the Americans, which sparked international outrage.
SPORTS
September 4, 1987 | Weekend Digest was compiled by Steve Elling
Both the state heavyweight and middleweight amateur kick-boxing titles will be at stake Saturday when Benny The Jet's Martial Arts Center stages an eight-bout amateur night. Defending heavyweight champion Kerry Wilson (2-0, two knockouts) of Laguna Beach is expected to weigh 230 pounds when he takes on 250-pound challenger Fred Jones (5-0, all five by knockout) of Ontario in a four-round match.
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