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Sibylla Brodzinsky

Sibylla Brodzinsky

    Dying to use Chavez's glass hearse
    Dying to use Chavez's glass hearse
    When a colleague in the funeral business called from Venezuela asking to borrow a glass-sided hearse for the funeral of President Hugo Chávez in...
    Colombia's civilian kills exposed
    Colombia's civilian kills exposed
    Sergeant Carlos Mora started to suspect there was something fishy about his brigade's combat kills when he was posted to an intelligence unit in the...
    US 'holds key' to peace in Colombia
    US 'holds key' to peace in Colombia
    When Washington appointed a special envoy to peace talks between the Colombian government and the left-wing rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces...
    Colombians vote to end long civil war
    Colombians vote to end long civil war
    Colombians have elected Juan Manuel Santos to a second term as president to continue pursuing a peace deal with leftist guerrillas to end more than...
    Firebrand mayor guns for weapons
    Firebrand mayor guns for weapons
    As a member of the M-19 guerrilla group in the 1980s, Gustavo Petro, then known as ­Comandante Aureliano, served 18 months in prison for ­illegally carrying a firearm. Now mayor of the Colombian capital, Bogota, Petro is leading an experiment in banning guns from the streets of this...
    Red-carding the cartels
    Red-carding the cartels
    For a football club mired in debt and with a long list of defeats, a duffel bag stuffed with $7-million was a godsend. And that was just the petty...
    Warring neighbours kiss and make up
    Warring neighbours kiss and make up
    As Ingrid Betancourt gave thanks for her release from captivity at the Catholic shrine of Lourdes on Saturday, the presidents of Venezuela and...
    Colombians trick rebels
    Colombians trick rebels
    Ingrid Betancourt was savouring freedom on Wednesday night after Colombia's security forces duped guerrillas into releasing her and 14 other...
    Farc's prized hostage 'losing her will to live'
    Farc's prized hostage 'losing her will to live'
    The rumours are strong and persistent: Ingrid Betancourt, the most prized hostage being held by Colombian rebels, is in the jungles of remote...
    Blood gold in Bogota
    Blood gold in Bogota
    The British mining giant Anglo American has been accused of profiting from the persecution, intimidation and killing of miners in Colombia who...
    Chávez rebuffs 'the empire'
    Chávez rebuffs 'the empire'
    A billboard of Hugo Chávez and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad looms over a motorway in Venezuela, marking the entrance to a factory designed to produce three...
    Claims of militia links rock Colombian presidency
    Claims of militia links rock Colombian presidency
    Colombia's political establishment has been shaken by near-daily allegations of how President Alvaro Uribe's allies worked with rightwing militias...