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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 12, 2010 | By Chris Kraul
For Mari, a 30-year-old Colombian mother of two small children, the choice was life or death: either flee to neighboring Ecuador or be killed by paramilitaries who were trying to extort $3,000 from her and her husband. So in October, she and her family fled their small farm in southern Colombia and became part of a rising tide of refugees streaming into Ecuador. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said last month that the number of Colombian refugees tripled in the last six months of 2009, compared with the same period the previous year.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 2000
"If the United States wants peace in Colombia," said your May 18 editorial, "it will have to send arms and other equipment." Does the irony of this prescription fail to register at The Times? Your editorial observed that the Colombian revolutionaries (FARC) are perhaps the only self-sustaining insurgency in the world. That is, FARC makes "more than $1 million a day from its criminal enterprises." You can bet that at least 90% of that money is drug-related. If the U.S sends guns, the affluent FARC will buy counter-guns.
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January 20, 2001 | From Associated Press
Suspected right-wing paramilitary gunmen continued a wave of massacres Friday, killing six people in northwestern Colombia. U.N. human rights monitors said the nation's violence has reached new and more "alarming" heights. Friday's killings occurred in Santa Barbara in Antioquia province. Police gave no details. In a statement Thursday, U.N.
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September 17, 1989 | KENNETH FREED, Times Staff Writer
Colombians observed their annual Day of Love and Friendship on Saturday by counting more police victims of the drug war and nervously awaiting the onslaught of what narcotics gangs have said would be "black September," a time of murder, terrorism and destruction in retaliation for the government's anti-cocaine campaign.
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November 19, 2000 | From Associated Press
Insurgents killed unarmed townspeople and clashed with Colombian soldiers Saturday in widespread violence that reportedly left at least 28 people dead. Also, a bomb packed onto a motorcycle exploded Saturday in a town in the heart of Colombia's coca-producing region, killing one person and wounding 18, including six police officers.
WORLD
February 12, 2010 | By Chris Kraul
For Mari, a 30-year-old Colombian mother of two small children, the choice was life or death: either flee to neighboring Ecuador or be killed by paramilitaries who were trying to extort $3,000 from her and her husband. So in October, she and her family fled their small farm in southern Colombia and became part of a rising tide of refugees streaming into Ecuador. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said last month that the number of Colombian refugees tripled in the last six months of 2009, compared with the same period the previous year.
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December 3, 1993 | From Associated Press
Pablo Escobar, one of the world's most wanted men, died in a rooftop shootout with police and soldiers Thursday after reigning for a decade over a ruthless global cocaine empire. His hide-out exposed by a traced phone call, Escobar was killed in Medellin, the industrial city that served as the base for his drug trafficking network. Authorities said Escobar and a bodyguard fired at troopers who raided their two-story house.
NEWS
June 9, 1988
About 100 people, including 10 children, seized the headquarters of the Latin American Conference of Bishops in Bogota to protest violence in Colombia. A group spokesman said several people, including a priest and a nun, would be held hostage until the demonstrators got to talk with a government representative. The group, calling itself "Christians for Peace," denounced human rights violations and demanded church participation in the search for solutions to a nationwide wave of violence.
NEWS
December 14, 1989
Despite concerns about security, the White House said that President Bush will go to violence-torn Colombia on Feb. 15 for a four-nation summit on illegal drugs. The meeting will be in Cartagena, a region infamous as a haven for cocaine drug lords, who are waging a campaign of violence in retaliation for a crackdown by the government of President Virgilio Barco Vargas.
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November 19, 2000 | From Associated Press
Insurgents killed unarmed townspeople and clashed with Colombian soldiers Saturday in widespread violence that reportedly left at least 28 people dead. Also, a bomb packed onto a motorcycle exploded Saturday in a town in the heart of Colombia's coca-producing region, killing one person and wounding 18, including six police officers.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
September 17, 1989 | KENNETH FREED, Times Staff Writer
Colombians observed their annual Day of Love and Friendship on Saturday by counting more police victims of the drug war and nervously awaiting the onslaught of what narcotics gangs have said would be "black September," a time of murder, terrorism and destruction in retaliation for the government's anti-cocaine campaign.
NEWS
July 7, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The bodyguard of the mayor of Medellin and a police officer were shot dead, and two police stations were bombed in the latest outbreaks of the relentless violence in Colombia's main drug center, officials said. No one was injured in the bombings. The officer's death brought to 157 the number of police officers killed in Medellin so far this year.
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