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Uribe pushes for peace   Betancourt reunited with family  The French-Colombian politician was among 15 hostages rescued without a shot being fired as their captors were tricked into handing them over Betancourt urges FARC peace talks   Betancourt joy at French return
Mercosur condemns EU migrant law General who opposes Chavez detained   Betancourt rescued from FARC


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Jul.1   Argentina
  Venezuela
Jul.2   Colombia  
  In a secret operation the Colombian military infiltrated rebel group and deceived its members into giving up 15 hostages
 Along with French-Colombian politician, 3 American contractors and 11 other hostages who were Colombian police were rescued. Appearing healthy after being held for 6 years in the jungle, Betancourt walked down from a military jet in Bogota and hugged her mother and husband
  Colombia
Jul.3   Colombia  
  Colombia
Jul.4   Paris  
  Freed hostage has expressed her joy to be in France, 2 days after her dramatic release from captivity in the Colombian jungle
  Colombia     Video shows orderly hostage rescue   Colombia showed video of an orderly mission that ended in hugs and laughter for 15 hostages who were rescued from a guerilla group Jul.7   Colombia     Ex-jungle captive: 'We fought each other'  The hostages held alongside Ingrid Betancourt in the jungle endured years of deprivation and abuse from the leftist rebels who kidnapped them Jul.8   Chile     Nazi hunters search for 'Dr. Death'  The Simon Wiesenthal Center has strong evidence that a former SS member Aribert Heim is in southern Chile or Argentina   Bolivia   At least 46 killed in truck crash   A truck carrying farmers plunged 200 meters into a ravine in southern Andes. 60 people were aboard the truck when it went off a cliff Jul.9   Colombia     2 FARC members offered money  At least 2 members of the rebel group were offered money to switch sides and deliver bogus orders as part of rescue of 15 hostages   Paris     Betancourt: FARC captivity 'was hell'  Ingrid Betancourt says death was her 'everyday companion' during the 6 years she was a hostage of a leftist rebel group Jul.10   Texas   FARC 'don't recognize humanity'  The 3 Americans rescued from captivity in the Colombian jungle carried with them a metal lock, a bullet, a chess board made of cardboar Jul.11   Venezuela     Uribe and Chavez hail 'new era'  President Hugo Chavez and his Colombian counterpart say they want to promote closer ties, after months of political tension Jul.13   South Vietnam   Miss Venezuela crowned Miss Universe   An elated Dayana Mendoza was crowned Miss Universe 2008 in a contest marked by the spectacle of Miss USA falling down Jul.14   Chile   SS doctor 'still alive in Chile'  Simon Wiesenthal Centre: Former SS doctor Aribert Heim is still likely to be alive in Chile. He tortured and killed prisoners in Mauthausen Jul.15   Colombia   Colombia used Red Cross logo in rescue
  Colombian military intelligence used the Red Cross emblem in a operation in which leftist guerrillas were duped into handing over 15 hostages
  Argentina   Rallies divide Buenos Aires before tax vote   Tens of thousands of farmers and government supporters are staging dueling protests ahead of a Senate vote on controversial farm taxes Jul.17   Argentina     Nazi hunter: Closing in on 'Dr. Death'  Efraim Zuroff made progress in finding 94-year-old Aribert Heim, former concentration camp physician, accused of torturing Jewish prisoners Jul.18   Argentina   President drops farm tax after protests
  Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is dropping an agricultural export tax that has provoked months of protests from farmers
Jul.20   Paris   Betancourt in plea to FARC rebels  The recently freed French-Colombian politician has urged her former captors, the Marxist rebels, to release all hostages   Colombia   World rallies for FARC hostages' freedom
  More than a million Colombians marked their independence day with marches and concerts demanding freedom for hostages still held by rebels
Jul.22   Moscow     Chavez to spend big on Russian weapons  Venezuelan President arrived to discuss a deal to spend billions on Russia weapons Jul.24   Ecuador   Assembly backs draft charter  A special assembly approved a new draft constitution granting leftist president broad powers, including the ability to dissolve Congress Jul.30   Brazil   Musician leaves government  The musician and Minister of Culture, Gilberto Gil, says he is standing down from the government to concentrate on his music career Jul.31   Rio de Janeiro   Brazil revives nuclear power plant  A government-controlled firm Electronuclear is forging ahead with plans to resume expansion of nuclear power program


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07-02 Betancourt rescued from FARC Colombia
C. 07-03 Betancourt reunited with family Colombia
3. 07-04 Betancourt joy at French return Paris
E. 07-04 Video shows orderly hostage rescue Colombia
F. 07-07 Ex-jungle captive: 'We fought each other' Colombia
G. 07-15 Colombia used Red Cross logo in rescue Colombia
7. 07-18 President drops farm tax after protests Argentina
8. 07-20 Betancourt in plea to FARC rebels Paris
9. 07-20 World rallies for FARC hostages' freedom Colombia



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Latin America
Mercosur condemns EU migrant law
General who opposes Chavez detained
Betancourt urges FARC peace talks
Uribe and Chavez hail 'new era'
Rallies divide Buenos Aires before tax vote
President drops farm tax after protests
World rallies for FARC hostages' freedom
Betancourt rescued from FARC
Betancourt reunited with family
Ex-jungle captive: 'We fought each other'
Nazi hunters search for 'Dr. Death'
2 FARC members offered money
SS doctor 'still alive in Chile'
General who opposes Chavez detained
Betancourt rescued from FARC
Nazi hunters search for 'Dr. Death'
2 FARC members offered money
SS doctor 'still alive in Chile'
Betancourt rescued from FARC
Betancourt reunited with family
Video shows orderly hostage rescue
Ex-jungle captive: 'We fought each other'
Colombia used Red Cross logo in rescue
World rallies for FARC hostages' freedom
President drops farm tax after protests
Brazil revives nuclear power plant
Nazi hunters search for 'Dr. Death'
SS doctor 'still alive in Chile'
Nazi hunter: Closing in on 'Dr. Death'
Colombia
Betancourt urges FARC peace talks
World rallies for FARC hostages' freedom
Betancourt rescued from FARC
Betancourt reunited with family
Ex-jungle captive: 'We fought each other'
Betancourt rescued from FARC
2 FARC members offered money
Betancourt rescued from FARC
Betancourt reunited with family
Video shows orderly hostage rescue
Colombia used Red Cross logo in rescue
World rallies for FARC hostages' freedom
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Europe
Betancourt joy at French return
Chavez to spend big on Russian weapons
Betancourt: FARC captivity 'was hell'
Betancourt: FARC captivity 'was hell'
Chavez to spend big on Russian weapons
Betancourt: FARC captivity 'was hell'
Chavez to spend big on Russian weapons
Betancourt: FARC captivity 'was hell'
Argentina
Mercosur condemns EU migrant law
President drops farm tax after protests
Nazi hunter: Closing in on 'Dr. Death'
Nazi hunter: Closing in on 'Dr. Death'
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President drops farm tax after protests
Nazi hunter: Closing in on 'Dr. Death'
France
Betancourt joy at French return
Betancourt: FARC captivity 'was hell'
Betancourt: FARC captivity 'was hell'
Betancourt: FARC captivity 'was hell'
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Betancourt: FARC captivity 'was hell'
Chile Your ad is here
Nazi hunters search for 'Dr. Death'
SS doctor 'still alive in Chile'
Nazi hunters search for 'Dr. Death'
SS doctor 'still alive in Chile'
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Nazi hunters search for 'Dr. Death'
SS doctor 'still alive in Chile'
Brazil
Musician leaves government
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Brazil revives nuclear power plant
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Venezuela
General who opposes Chavez detained
Uribe and Chavez hail 'new era'
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