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Sports NowChivas USA announced that its roster has grown by two, with the addition of Colombian defender John Alexander Valencia and Salvadoran midfielder Marvin Iraheta....
La PlazaMockus is a bonafide maverick, a cerebral intellectual who co-founded the Green Party and is building a political base largely on the themes of decency, ethics, and good citizenship -- and by harnessing the power of Facebook and Twitter. He's also known...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIn an announcement seemingly inspired by an episode of HBO's "Entourage," the Yari Film Group has announced it is "fast-tracking" the biopic "Killing Pablo." The new film is based on journalist Mark Bowden's 2001 best-selling book, "Killing Pablo: The...
Tags: Robin Hood, Christian Bale, Crimes, Politics, Movies
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterHacienda Napoles was Pablo Escobar's pleasure palace, a 5,500-acre estate where the notorious drug lord reigned over million-dollar cocaine deals, parties with underage girls and visits by shadowy men of power. Escobar lived large here in his lush...
Tags: Social Issues, Rivers, Crimes, Politics, Juvenile Delinquency
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterBOGOTA, Colombia -- The brutal slaying of two judges and 10 judicial employees by a rural death squad in January jolted Colombians with the frightening realization that their country has become a land where the law of the gun prevails. Colombian courts...
Tags: U.S. Congress, Health, Human Rights, Colombia, Heart Attack
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersBOGOTA, Colombia -- With a renewed wave of terror, bombings and death threats, Colombia's fugitive drug lords declared "total and absolute war" on the country's political and business leadership Thursday, ominously targeting even the families of those who...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterBOGOTA, Colombia -- In the South American war against cocaine traffic, Colombia is only one of many strategic theaters where traffickers enjoy a big advantage over anti-drug forces. Even if authorities could win the battle in Colombia, they could still...
Tags: Peru, National Government, South America, Health, Colombia
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersBOGOTA, Colombia -- The biggest battle ever waged against Colombia's cocaine barons has undermined their strength in the last week, and authorities are tantalizingly close to victory, according to American and Colombian officers involved in the fight....
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterBOGOTA, Colombia -- "It's like waking from a nightmare and finding that reality is more frightening than the bad dream. Life was bad enough before the drug war started, but now things are almost intolerable. And for what? To save you Americans? It's not...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterWASHINGTON -- Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh on Sunday praised Colombia's new willingness to extradite drug criminals to the United States and said that the Bush Administration has not ruled out sending U.S. troops to that country to assist in its war on...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterBOGOTA, Colombia -- Pablo Escobar and Gonzalo Rodriguez Gacha have joined the notorious ranks of Billy the Kid and Al Capone. After years on the rampage, the two Colombian drug lords seem bigger than life and as bad as bandits come. Forbes magazine...
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