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FARC rebels kill five police in Colombia ambush

Colombia's leftist FARC rebels killed five police officers and injured three others Monday in an ambush in the north of the country, authorities said. The rebels targeted an anti-narcotics patrol working on coca eradication in Antioquia province, Colonel Fernando Restrepo told AFP. "This was an intense attack against the units," Restrepo said. The wounded were taken to area hospitals for treatment. Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon called the attack an "inexplicable act of barbarity."

Guatemala extradites reputed Colombian rebel to U.S.

Guatemala City, Feb 17 (EFE).- Guatemala on Monday extradited to the United States a reputed Colombian rebel commander accused of drug trafficking, authorities said. An Interior Ministry spokeswoman told Efe that Sonia Cruz Quinceño was arrested Sunday in the Guatemalan capital. "Yesterday this person was handed over to DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) agents, who took custody of her, (and) this morning ... she was transferred on a United States government flight," the spokeswoman said.

Colombia president orders inquiry into army kickback allegations

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos on Sunday ordered a judicial investigation into allegations senior army officers received huge kickbacks on military procurement contracts. Weekly news magazine Semana which made the revelations says it has hundreds of hours of audio recordings proving the existence of an "astonishing corruption network" in which officers received up to 50 percent of the value of contracts.

Colombia president orders inquiry into army kickback allegations

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos on Sunday ordered a judicial investigation into allegations senior army officers received huge kickbacks on military procurement contracts. Weekly news magazine Semana which made the revelations says it has hundreds of hours of audio recordings proving the existence of an "astonishing corruption network" in which officers received up to 50 percent of the value of contracts.

Colombian intelligence intercepted FARC media-emails

Colombian intelligence intercepted thousands of emails between the FARC rebel group and journalists covering peace talks in Havana, the Spanish-language television network Univision reported Friday. The Miami-based network, which cited no sources, said it had obtained access to hacked email accounts belonging to two spokesmen for the leftist guerrilla movement.

Colombian intelligence intercepted FARC media-emails

Colombian intelligence intercepted thousands of emails between the FARC rebel group and journalists covering peace talks in Havana, the Spanish-language television network Univision reported. The Miami-based network, which cited no sources, said it had obtained access to hacked email accounts belonging to two spokesmen for the leftist guerrilla movement.

Colombian intelligence intercepted FARC media-emails

Colombian intelligence intercepted thousands of emails between the FARC rebel group and journalists covering peace talks in Havana, the Spanish-language television network Univision reported. The Miami-based network, which cited no sources, said it had obtained access to hacked email accounts belonging to two spokesmen for the leftist guerrilla movement.

Nearly five tons of pot seized from FARC amid drug talks

Nearly five tons of marijuana held by Colombia's FARC rebels was seized, authorities said Tuesday, as ongoing negotiations between the guerillas and government are currently focused on illegal drugs. A total of 4,976 kilos of marijuana were seized from rural drug storage facilities in the central department of Meta, during an operation on Sunday, the the Anti-narcotics Police Directorate said. The operation also found and destroyed 4.9 hectares (12 acres) of marijuana.

Colombian rebels slam Santos for about-face on spying

Havana, Feb 8 (EFE).- Colombia's FARC guerrillas on Saturday criticized President Juan Manuel Santos' administration for abruptly reversing its position on the wiretapping of government peace negotiators. In a statement read to the media in this capital by its chief negotiator in the peace talks, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, said it could not accept the conclusion that the intelligence operation was within the bounds of the law.

Colombia's FARC rebels: no truce for elections

Colombia's FARC guerrilla movement said Friday it would not observe a ceasefire during legislative elections next month unless the government also agreed to a truce. President Juan Manuel Santos has repeatedly rejected rebel calls for a bilateral ceasefire, arguing that the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) would use it to regroup. The rebels, who have been in peace talks with the government since November 2012, have twice observed self-imposed ceasefires, most recently during the year-end holidays.
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