FBI will investigate missing rodent virus

ATLANTA, March 27 (UPI) -- The FBI has been handed the job of investigating the disappearance of a vial of a deadly Venezuelan rodent virus from a Texas laboratory, an official said.

Judge orders release of Chilean activist Liliany Obando

BOGOTA, March 1 (UPI) -- A judge has ordered the immediate release of Colombian labor rights activist Liliany Obando, a prisoner since 2008 accused of having ties to rebel groups.

Colombia ignores Ecuador's arrest warrants

BOGOTA, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has rejected six arrest warrants from the Ecuadorian government charging high ranking officials, authorities said.

Report: Venezuela aided rebels

BOGOTA, May 9 (UPI) -- Files on the computer of a slain Colombian rebel leader indicate ties between rebels and the Venezuelan government, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

Report: Progress against FARC, with costs

BRUSSELS, April 29 (UPI) -- Colombia has made progress against militant operatives, but it may be at the cost of regional relations, says a report from the International Crisis Group.

Colombia accuses Mexicans of FARC ties

BOGOTA, April 17 (UPI) -- Colombian President Alvaro Uribe said Wednesday that four Mexican students killed by Colombian forces were associated by Colombian rebels.

Venezuela rejects FARC allegations

CARACAS, Venezuela, April 3 (UPI) -- Venezuelan officials said Wednesday they rejected recent documents that allege the country planned to fund Colombian leftist rebel groups.

Ecuador sues Colombia for crop spraying

QUITO, Ecuador, April 1 (UPI) -- Ecuador is calling for international help to force Colombia to stop spraying herbicides on coca fields along their border, foreign ministry officials said.

Ecuador admits Colombia airspace violation

BOGOTA, March 31 (UPI) -- Ecuador admitted violating Colombian territory when one of its helicopters entered Colombian airspace during the weekend, Colombian military officials said.

Files suggest Venezuela-FARC ties

BOGOTA, March 31 (UPI) -- Venezuelan military officials met with leftist rebel leaders from neighboring Colombia to discuss arming the Marxist group, Colombian defense officials alleged.

Colombia says rebel attacks continue

BOGOTA, March 27 (UPI) -- Colombian authorities assert that left-wing rebel groups are attacking Colombian farmers from Ecuador.

Venezuela exports to Colombia frozen

CARACAS, Venezuela, March 26 (UPI) -- Venezuelan exports to Colombia remain frozen despite efforts to normalize strained diplomatic relations between the countries, export officials said.

Colombia hopes to mend Ecuador ties

BOGOTA, March 26 (UPI) -- Colombian officials said Tuesday they hope to renew diplomatic relations with Ecuador despite ongoing tensions over the killing of a rebel commander.

Ecuador warns Colombia amid inquiry

QUITO, Ecuador, March 23 (UPI) -- Ecuador warned Colombia that diplomatic tension would be renewed if it is discovered any Ecuadorians were killed when Colombian forces entered the country.

Colombian rebels question laptop data

BOGOTA, March 20 (UPI) -- Colombia's leading guerrilla group denounced claims that a computer found at a raid on one of its camps proves it received funding from Venezuela and Ecuador.
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Luis Edgar Devia Silva (September 30, 1948 – March 1, 2008), better known by his nom de guerre Raúl Reyes, was a Secretariat member, spokesperson, and advisor to the Southern Bloc of the Terrorist Armed Forces of Colombia-EP (FARC). He was killed in a targeted killing military operation by the Colombian army 1.8 kilometres (1.1 mi) within Ecuador, sparking the 2008 Andean diplomatic crisis.

Reyes was born in the Colombian town of La Plata, Huila Department. Devia Silva joined the Colombian Communist Youth (JUCO) when he was 16 years old. He later joined a trade union movement while working for a Nestlé milk plant in the department of Caquetá; since that time he would steal and threat other persons in the company. Devia Silva served as councilman for his home town representing the Colombian Communist Party (PCC), and was also a member of the party's Central Committee.

After becoming a member of the FARC and joining its Secretariat, Reyes became a prominent figure and spokesperson for the FARC.

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