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U.S. adds to military presence  Additional U.S. military personnel have been dispatched to Colombia, where leftist rebels held 3 Americans captive   Missing US men 'prisoners of war'  Left-wing rebels of FARC say hostages will only be freed in return for the release of several fellow militants   Army helicopter crashes with 23 aboard  The U.S.-made Black Hawk went down in bad weather as it hunted leftist guerrillas At least 6 die in blast  Another 68 are wounded as a result of a car bomb that exploded in a covered parking lot in Cucuta Rebels attack Bogota  Rebels tossed gasoline bombs into 3 city buses, incinerating one, but all the passengers escaped   Mudslides kill 19  Torrential rains triggered mudslides in western Colombia and flooding in an eastern border city Gunmen kidnap 8 people in island raid  The navy and police were searching for kidnapped by 20 gunmen who raided a island off Caribbean coast Montoya wins Grand Prix thriller  The Colombian fought off the challenge of McLaren driver Kimi Raikkonen Williams' Montoya wins Grand Prix   President under attack  Rebels opened fire with machine guns as Alvaro Uribe flew into north-west Colombia   Rebels kill journalist, wound another  Vehicle in which the reporters were traveling failed to stop at a FARC roadblock Bomb kills at least six on riverboat  The woman carrying the bomb died in the explosion. The boat was carrying about 56 passengers $6bn seized in drugs raids  US bonds, drugs and 7m of assets have been seized by British police investigating a Colombian cartel   Tourists kidnapped  8 foreign tourists have been kidnapped by suspected members of the left-wing guerrilla group FARC   Explosion kills 10  An explosion in downtown Florencia wounded 54 others   Car bomb kills 5   An apparent car bomb detonated in downtown Bogota. The dead include 2 police officers   Rebels kill 13 in election-day
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Plane wreckage found Plane carrying Americans crashes Police raid hit by explosion, 15 killed 2 executed near plane wreckage   FARC rebels 'hold Americans'
Rebels kidnap 2 U.S. journalists 3 freed, 2 journalists still captive   Club blast kills 33 Map of Bogota Colombia

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  Car bomb rocked a northern Bogota social club. A large crater was discovered in the third-floor parking lot
  Left-wing group has said that it is holding three US citizens who vanished when their plane crash-landed

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  Marxist rebels determined to sabotage a referendum on what would be sweeping constitutional reform

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Nov.11   Police chief resigns amid scandal  National Police Chief Gen. Teodoro Campo and his 4 closest deputies resign amid corruption scandal Nov.29     Venezuela closes Colombia border
  The move is designed to stop voters from crossing into Venezuela to sign a petition on Chavez's rule

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Dec.15   Rebel leader detained
  Secret police have captured Wilmer Antonio Marin, a top FARC commander in the capital Dec.20     4 soldiers die in border ambush
  Colombian gunmen ambushed and shot dead Venezuelan National Guard troops near the two nations' border Dec.22   Hostages freed at last
  A Briton and 4 Israeli hostages have been released by the National Liberation Army (ELN)

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