Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsVirgilio Barco
IN THE NEWS

Virgilio Barco

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
December 9, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Colombian President Virgilio Barco cut short his official visit to Japan and headed home, where a spate of bombings has plagued his nation. Gen. Miguel Maza Marquez, commander of the investigative police, said that Pablo Escobar and Gonzalo Rodriguez Gacha, two chiefs of the Medellin cocaine cartel, were responsible for a blast that shattered a block of buildings in downtown Bogota on Wednesday. Drug lords also were blamed for a bomb that downed a Colombian jetliner Nov. 27.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
December 9, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Colombian President Virgilio Barco cut short his official visit to Japan and headed home, where a spate of bombings has plagued his nation. Gen. Miguel Maza Marquez, commander of the investigative police, said that Pablo Escobar and Gonzalo Rodriguez Gacha, two chiefs of the Medellin cocaine cartel, were responsible for a blast that shattered a block of buildings in downtown Bogota on Wednesday. Drug lords also were blamed for a bomb that downed a Colombian jetliner Nov. 27.
Advertisement
NEWS
November 19, 1989 | Reuters
Colombian President Virgilio Barco will visit Japan from Dec. 5 to 8, a Foreign Ministry official said Friday.
NEWS
May 28, 1986 | Associated Press
Colombia's president-elect, Virgilio Barco Vargas, has arrived to spend several days vacationing at the Pacific coastal resort of Acapulco, the government newspaper El Nacional reported Tuesday.
NEWS
November 2, 1989 | Reuters
The leaders of five Latin American nations will meet on a ship bound for the Galapagos Islands Dec. 16-17 to discuss economic integration in the Andean region, a government spokesman said Wednesday. Participants include Venezuela's Carlos Andres Perez, Colombia's Virgilio Barco Vargas, Ecuador's Rodrigo Borja Cevallos, Peru's Alan Garcia and Bolivia's Jaime Paz Zamora.
NEWS
September 14, 1987 | United Press International
Colombian President Virgilio Barco, who underwent emergency surgery shortly after he arrived in South Korea last week, is recovering and has started taking solid food, doctors said today. He has been at Seoul National University Hospital since Sept. 8, when he underwent emergency surgery because of a perforated intestine and peritonitis.
NEWS
March 26, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
Interior Minister Carlos Lemos Simmonds resigned after accusing the government of weakness toward the country's feared cocaine traffickers. Lemos, considered Colombia's toughest anti-drug minister, also cited the failure of President Virgilio Barco Vargas to defend him against accusations that he helped cause Thursday's assassination of leftist presidential candidate Bernardo Jaramillo by linking Jaramillo to an outlawed Colombian guerrilla group.
NEWS
February 15, 1988 | Associated Press
Leftist guerrillas kidnaped five mayors of President Virgilio Barco Vargas' political party, a Colombian radio network said Sunday. One mayor was later reported freed. The Caracol radio network reported that an anonymous caller said the Friday kidnapings were the work of the Communist National Liberation Army, which planned to free the prisoners with unspecified messages for the government about the March 13 natiowide election of mayors.
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.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|