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  FARC 'wants Colombia peace talks'  Left-wing guerrillas have said they are prepared to negotiate with the government Fifteen die in attacks  At least 14 soldiers have been killed in an ambush on their way to investigate reports of an illegal checkpoint Colombian drug lords jailed  2 brothers who led infamous Cali drug cartel have each been sentenced to 30 years in US jails   President ends Farc talks Map of Bogota Colombia
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  Incumbent Uribe wins presidency
  Uribe orders probe of drug ties to politics  There are repeated allegations that paramilitary groups have infiltrated the electoral process with drug money Faction lays down arms  About 2,600 paramilitaries have taken part in the biggest disarmament drive of the peace process   Captive Colombians in Chavez plea  12 politicians kidnapped by Marxist rebels have appealed in a video for Venezuelan President to help in their release   al Qaeda-linked passport ring broken  Colombia has dismantled a false passport ring following 32 simultaneous raids in five cities General resigns in abuse scandal  The commander of Colombia's army Castellanos allegedly beat, tortured and sexually abused 21 young recruits Paramilitaries disarm  Around 2,000 rightwing paramilitaries have disarmed in the demobilisation of the last major unit Uribe coalition ahead  Parties backing President Alvaro Uribe are heading for a convincing victory in the general election Ex-President's sister slain

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  Liliana Gaviria, the sister of former President Cesar Gaviria was killed in a botched kidnapping attempt

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  Harvard-educated Alvaro Uribe won a solid re-election victory, claiming more than 60% of the vote in a field of 7
 The closest challenger, former justice Carlos Gaviria, had 22%. It's the first time in more than a century that an incumbent leader has been elected to a second term. Gaviria called for higher anti-poverty spending. Uribe is a staunch U.S. ally

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  Alvaro Uribe has broken off negotiations on a prisoner exchange. He blamed the group for bombing in Bogota

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Nov.1   Rebels kill at least 16 police in attack
  Hundreds of leftist rebels bombarded a police station with makeshift mortars during a pre-dawn attack
Nov.2   Bogota bomb kills 2, injures 5
  A jeep carrying explosives went up, killing 2 passengers and injuring 5

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