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August 16, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
Students on a field trip were caught in a firefight Tuesday between government troops and rebels that left at least four children dead, Colombian authorities said. Leon Jairo Franco, an official from the nearby town of Pueblorrico, said four children were killed. But Dr. Helena Restrepo of Pueblorrico's hospital said six had died. "There was a lot of fierce combat. They walked right into it," said Martin Morales, director of the San Juan de Dios Hospital.
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February 16, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A Colombian policeman was arrested on suspicion of trying to kill a U.S. television network reporter, a police official said. Raul Benoit, a Colombian correspondent for Univision Communications Inc., the leading Spanish-language broadcaster in the U.S., was unharmed after shots were fired at him in Cali. The suspect, Carlos Emilio Molina, was shot and wounded by one of Benoit's bodyguards and arrested at the scene, National Police Gen. Ernesto Gilibert said.
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August 15, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
About 15,000 mourners paid a tearful tribute to beloved Colombian comic Jaime Garzon, calling his slaying a national tragedy and turning his funeral into a plea for an end to the country's long-running civil war. Garzon's coffin was shrouded in flowers as mourners filled Bogota's main Plaza Bolivar square outside Congress.
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February 15, 2001 | From Times Wire Services
Nine hikers who had been exploring a national park in southwestern Colombia were found shot to death at the bottom of a ravine, police said Wednesday. Police Chief Gen. Ernesto Gilibert said the bodies of the victims--three women and six men, all of them Colombians--were discovered late Tuesday in Purace National Park, named for the glistening, snow-covered Purace volcano. The victims were found clothed but without their packs, money, watches or jewelry.
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February 15, 2001 | From Times Wire Services
Nine hikers who had been exploring a national park in southwestern Colombia were found shot to death at the bottom of a ravine, police said Wednesday. Police Chief Gen. Ernesto Gilibert said the bodies of the victims--three women and six men, all of them Colombians--were discovered late Tuesday in Purace National Park, named for the glistening, snow-covered Purace volcano. The victims were found clothed but without their packs, money, watches or jewelry.
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October 31, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two people were killed and two others were wounded in Bogota when a grenade exploded as an attacker prepared to toss it at police, officials said. Two bombs also exploded in the city Monday, but no one was injured, and officials suspected that all the incidents were in response to the weekend extradition to the United States of Jose Abello Silva, a purported cocaine kingpin.
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September 5, 1989 | KENNETH FREED, Times Staff Writer
The terrorism afflicting Colombia intensified again Monday when a man disguised as a soldier fired an automatic rifle indiscriminately at the crowded airport in Medellin, the center of the country's massive drug-production region. Two people died and at least 12 were wounded.
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August 14, 1999 | RUTH MORRIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
From the president to police officers to schoolchildren, Colombians were in mourning Friday after two gunmen on a motorcycle killed Jaime Garzon, a prominent satirist described as "an aspirin for the country's pain." Garzon died at the scene of the dawn attack here two blocks from the studio of the Radionet radio station where he was a morning host, police said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the killing.
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September 22, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
At least 25 people died in the latest round of political violence across Colombia, including six people killed by soldiers in a bloody shootout on a discotheque dance floor, authorities said. The violence, involving gunmen of the left and right as well as security forces, came over the weekend after Friday's celebration of "Love and Friendship Day"--the national equivalent of Valentine's Day.
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January 15, 2001 | From Reuters
Suspected members of a right-wing death squad shot eight people to death in the northern Colombian cattle town of Valledupar, police sources said Sunday. Colombia's army also killed two guerrillas of the Cuban-inspired National Liberation Army, or ELN, in separate clashes in different parts of the country, the army said.
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January 15, 2001 | From Reuters
Suspected members of a right-wing death squad shot eight people to death in the northern Colombian cattle town of Valledupar, police sources said Sunday. Colombia's army also killed two guerrillas of the Cuban-inspired National Liberation Army, or ELN, in separate clashes in different parts of the country, the army said.
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August 20, 2000 | RUTH MORRIS and JUANITA DARLING, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The 41 soldiers and officers who fired on a school nature hike in northern Colombia last week, killing six children and causing an international uproar, have been suspended from combat duty, the military tribunal investigating the case confirmed Saturday.
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August 16, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
Students on a field trip were caught in a firefight Tuesday between government troops and rebels that left at least four children dead, Colombian authorities said. Leon Jairo Franco, an official from the nearby town of Pueblorrico, said four children were killed. But Dr. Helena Restrepo of Pueblorrico's hospital said six had died. "There was a lot of fierce combat. They walked right into it," said Martin Morales, director of the San Juan de Dios Hospital.
NEWS
August 15, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
About 15,000 mourners paid a tearful tribute to beloved Colombian comic Jaime Garzon, calling his slaying a national tragedy and turning his funeral into a plea for an end to the country's long-running civil war. Garzon's coffin was shrouded in flowers as mourners filled Bogota's main Plaza Bolivar square outside Congress.
NEWS
August 14, 1999 | RUTH MORRIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
From the president to police officers to schoolchildren, Colombians were in mourning Friday after two gunmen on a motorcycle killed Jaime Garzon, a prominent satirist described as "an aspirin for the country's pain." Garzon died at the scene of the dawn attack here two blocks from the studio of the Radionet radio station where he was a morning host, police said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the killing.
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September 22, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
At least 25 people died in the latest round of political violence across Colombia, including six people killed by soldiers in a bloody shootout on a discotheque dance floor, authorities said. The violence, involving gunmen of the left and right as well as security forces, came over the weekend after Friday's celebration of "Love and Friendship Day"--the national equivalent of Valentine's Day.
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February 16, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A Colombian policeman was arrested on suspicion of trying to kill a U.S. television network reporter, a police official said. Raul Benoit, a Colombian correspondent for Univision Communications Inc., the leading Spanish-language broadcaster in the U.S., was unharmed after shots were fired at him in Cali. The suspect, Carlos Emilio Molina, was shot and wounded by one of Benoit's bodyguards and arrested at the scene, National Police Gen. Ernesto Gilibert said.
NEWS
August 20, 2000 | RUTH MORRIS and JUANITA DARLING, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The 41 soldiers and officers who fired on a school nature hike in northern Colombia last week, killing six children and causing an international uproar, have been suspended from combat duty, the military tribunal investigating the case confirmed Saturday.
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September 16, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Jorge Humberto Gonzalez, president of the labor affairs committee of the House of Representatives, was shot and killed as he drove with his wife and son through Medellin, authorities said. Motorcycle gunmen shot the 48-year-old congressman four times at a red light in the city center. His wife and son were not injured. Police said they knew of no motive.
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October 31, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two people were killed and two others were wounded in Bogota when a grenade exploded as an attacker prepared to toss it at police, officials said. Two bombs also exploded in the city Monday, but no one was injured, and officials suspected that all the incidents were in response to the weekend extradition to the United States of Jose Abello Silva, a purported cocaine kingpin.
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