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Colombia Plane Ran Out Of Fuel Before It Crashed Near Medellin

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Authorities also released audio of the conversation between the pilot and the airport's communications tower during the doomed plane's final moments on Monday. Only six of 77 people aboard survived.

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Audio Recording Reveals Brazilian Soccer Team's Plane Ran Out Of Fuel

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The chartered plane that crashed in Colombia, killing a Brazilian soccer team, ran out of fuel, according to audio of the doomed aircraft.

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Venezuelans Used To Cross Borders For Luxuries; Now It's For Toilet Paper

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Venezuelans are going to Colombia to buy essentials unavailable at home like bread, sugar and medicines. But life on the border is going through its own economic downturn.

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Some Activists Skeptical Of Vatican-Led Venezeulan Peace Talks

Monday, November 07, 2016

The Vatican is mediating talks between Venezuela's government and an opposition seeking to recall the president. Some activists think the government may be using these negotiations to stall for time.

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Peace May Be On Hold, But Colombia's Rebels Are Eager To Become Civilians

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

FARC rebels are awaiting the day when they can put down their weapons. In the meantime, they've become more sedentary. Some guerrillas have gained weight from inactivity. Others are expecting babies.

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Lawmakers In Venezuela Suspend Political Trial Of President Maduro

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

In Venezuela, the opposition-led Congress suspended a political trial of President Maduro as the government freed several jailed political activists.

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Pressure Escalates On Maduro, As Venezuela Slides Further Into Turmoil

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Venezuela has suspended the opposition movement's campaign for a recall referendum for President Nicolas Maduro. NPR's Michel Martin talks with reporter John Otis about the latest in the country.

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After Voters Reject Colombia Peace Deal, Guerrillas Are Left In Limbo

Sunday, October 16, 2016

FARC rebels are wondering whether they might be called back again into combat. Many hope not. After voters rejected a peace deal, "I could feel all my dreams falling apart," says one.

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Colombia To Begin Peace Talks With Country's 2nd Largest Rebel Group ELN

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Just days after Colombian voters rejected a peace plan with FARC rebels, Colombia's president is forging ahead with another group. The National Liberation Army, or ELN, is a smaller group than FARC.

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Colombian President Wins Nobel Peace Prize After Failed Peace Deal

Friday, October 07, 2016

In a region of southern Colombia that suffered terribly during the 50-year war with leftist guerrillas, people were surprised the nation's president was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. His celebrated efforts to end the conflict were rejected by Colombian voters.

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Colombia's President Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Friday, October 07, 2016

Juan Manuel Santos was cited for reaching a peace agreement with the FARC insurgency. Earlier this week, Colombia's voters narrowly rejected the peace deal in a binding referendum.

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Colombia Returns To Drawing Board After Peace Deal Failure

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Colombia returned to the drawing board after a widely celebrated and highly touted peace deal with leftist guerrillas failed at the ballot box. It was a sharp rebuke to those convinced it would win widespread voter support.

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Colombians Reject Peace Referendum With FARC Rebels

Monday, October 03, 2016

Colombians voted down a peace agreement with Marxist rebels that would have ended the Western hemisphere's longest running conflict. The government says it doesn't have a plan B. NPR explores what's next for the South American nation.

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Colombian Voters Reject Peace Deal; What's Next?

Monday, October 03, 2016

Voters rejected the historic peace deal signed last week by Colombia's president and the leader of the FARC rebels. It would have disarmed FARC and brought a formal end to decades of hostilities.

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In Surprise Result, Colombian Voters Reject Peace Deal

Sunday, October 02, 2016

The agreement, which was signed last week, would have ended more than a half-century of war between the government and FARC rebels. By a slim majority, Colombians voted against the deal Sunday.

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Colombians To Vote Sunday On Peace Agreement With Rebels

Friday, September 30, 2016

Peace is finally coming to Colombia after more than 50 years of conflict with Marxist rebels. Much of the credit is being given to a Bogota attorney who was the government's chief peace negotiator.

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Colombia, Rebels Sign Treaty To End Latin America's Oldest Guerrilla War

Monday, September 26, 2016

Colombia's president and the leader of the FARC guerrillas formally sign a peace accord Monday, ending 50 years of conflict that killed more than 200,000 people.

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After 5 Decades, Colombia And Rebel Group FARC To Sign Peace Treaty

Monday, September 26, 2016

The Colombian government and FARC guerrillas on Monday will sign a pact that could end a war that has killed more than 200,000 people. The treaty still will need support through a public referendum.

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The American Diplomat Who Helped Bring An End To Colombia's War

Saturday, September 24, 2016

An American negotiator played a key role in helping Colombia end it's half-century war between the government and the FARC guerrillas. Here's how he did it.

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Renouncing Pablo Escobar's Sins, His Son Trafficks In Motivational Talks

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Drug czar Pablo Escobar's son studied to be an architect. But his late father's notoriety interfered with business, so today he's a speaker urging kids to stay away from drugs.

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