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Aerial Bombing Kills 22 Colombian Rebels

Colombian officials say a New Year's Day aerial bombing killed 22 rebels from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). The death toll reported Saturday is higher than earlier reports. Authorities say the early Friday morning attack took place in the province of Meta. Military officials now say ground troops captured eight rebels in the area, including five who were wounded.  Initial reports said 13 fighters had been captures. Meta is a lucrative cocaine-producing region for the rebels. The FARC has been fighting the Colombian government for four-and-a-half decades and

Missing Governor Found Dead in Colombia

Officials in Colombia say a provincial governor who was kidnapped by suspected leftist rebels has been found dead in southern Caqueta province.   Authorities say the body, which was surrounded by explosives, was discovered Tuesday near the Caqueta's capital, Florencia, one day after Governor Luis Francisco Cuellar was abducted from his home.  The kidnappers had used explosives when raiding the governor's home, killing one police officer. Investigators believe a unit of the rebel Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, was responsible. President Alvaro Uribe had ordered the mil

Castro Criticizes Obama for US-Colombia Deal

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro has criticized U.S. President Barack Obama over a U.S. agreement with Colombia that allows American troops access to Colombian military bases. In a column published in Cuba's state-run Granma newspaper, Mr.