fix articles 55390, by maria engqvist
Clashes in oilfields kill 17 soldiers and guerrillas (tags)
15 government troops dead in fresh fighting in Colombia’s southern oil region. President Uribe seeks foreign help to beef up military muscle. US lawmakers promise more soldiers and mercenaries.
Union leaders must ''pay with their lives'' for opposing Colombia's President (tags)
Acting in what seems as blind fury after loosing crucial elections, including a constitutional referendum to achieve special powers, the regime of Alvaro Uribe is seeking revenge on top union leaders. In the city of Pereira, death squads allied to the regime have murdered several street vendors, cut their bodies into pieces and left the bloody remains in different parts of the city as a warning.
23 soldiers killed as suspected rebels down helicopter (tags)
The Colombian Army looses yet another US donated Black Hawk helicopter during clashes with guerrillas. Several serious reverses for the government forces in the last few weeks.