The latest news on Colombia
As a summit of Latin American leaders opens in the capital of the Dominican Republic today, all eyes are on the escalating conflict between Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela, which was touched off last week by a cross-border raid conducted by Colombian forces. Earlier today, Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa demanded that Colombian leaders formally apologize for entering the country's territory.
A small explosion occurred in New York City's Times Square this morning, causing structural damage to an unoccupied military recruiting station. No injuries were reported. The explosion, which happened around 3:45 a.m., shook buildings several blocks away.
When the Colombian government announced that it had killed a top rebel commander, it was a reason to celebrate in Bogotá.
This morning the United States launched an airstrike on the Somali town of Dobley to go after a group of terrorist suspects. Three missiles hit the town, destroying a home and seriously injuring eight people. Last year the United States shelled other suspected al Qaeda targets in Somalia.
The State Department is helping train elite police units to go after kidnappers and rescue hostages.
With American support, Colombian cybercops sharpen their technical skills.
Once the kidnapping capital of the world, Colombia is fighting back.
Rebel group of kidnappers remains a potent force despite government's strides.