September 18, 1989 |
Three bombs exploded Sunday in the city of Cali, killing a security guard, and a newspaper that has crusaded against Colombia's cocaine barons said that one of its reporters was slain by thugs. The bombings in Cali, headquarters of one of Colombia's big cocaine cartels, occurred shortly after midnight at two banks and a shopping center, said Col. Rozo Julio Navarro, chief of the national police force in the city, 180 miles southwest of Bogota.
August 31, 1989 |
In new signs of concern Wednesday over violence by ruthless drug traffickers, the U.S. Embassy ordered American dependents of its employees to leave Colombia, and 48 American exchange students departed for home. In Medellin, where a series of bomb explosions have been blamed on drug traffickers, the mayor imposed a curfew from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
January 7, 1987
Suspected drug traffickers threatened to blow up the U.S. Embassy in Bogota, Colombia, and the building was evacuated and will be closed for two days because of the threat, police said. Officers from a special bomb unit searched the five-story building. An embassy aide said the bomb threat came after President Virgilio Barco ordered the arrests of suspected traffickers throughout Colombia. More than 300 people were seized in the roundup, the largest ever of drug traffickers in Colombia.