While the angry rhetoric and bombs continue to fly back home, Colombian rebels and government negotiators in peace talks in the Cuban capital describe an increasingly collegial atmosphere and growing trust between otherwise mortal enemies.
CARACAS, Venezuela — A top Colombian drug trafficker reputedly responsible for shipping tons of cocaine to the United States through Central America and Mexico has been captured in Venezuela, officials said Monday.
By Ian James, The Associated Press
, November 28, 2011
A Boeing 737 jetliner carrying 131 people crashed in a thunderstorm and broke into three pieces as it slid onto the runway on a Colombian island on Monday. The region's governor said it was a miracle that only one person died.
Scott Halvorson, son of Richard and Dorothy Halvorson of Jamestown, has been named dean of students of Columbia University School of General Studies in New York.
Halvorson has been at Columbia University since 1996. He graduated from Jamestown High School in 1980 and earned his Bachelor of Arts from Jamestown College in 1984. He holds master’s degrees from Columbia, Harvard and Rutgers universities.
It is fantastic to see Ingrid Betancourt free. She was the Green Party candidate running for president of Colombia against Alvaro Uribe in 2002 when she was kidnapped by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) just days after appealing to the FARC to stop its campaign of kidnapping. She was held hostage for more than six years, and was just released last week, along with 14 others. The flamboyant rescue operation by the Colombian army has been splashed across newspapers and TV screens globally, but the celebration of their release should not be confused with celebration of the Colombian government.
, July 11, 2008
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