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Hopes ride high on Colombia escalators
Urban planners believe public escalators will transform lives in violent shanty town of Medellin.
Last updated: 06 May 2012 12:03 GMT
Noriega in hospital over suspected stroke
Jailed former military ruler of Panama taken from his prison cell to a public hospital for treatment.
Last updated: 06 Feb 2012 10:45 GMT
Big lift for Colombian slum
One of country's poorest areas now has an outdoor escalator as tall as a 28-storey building.
Last updated: 27 Dec 2011 21:57 GMT
Profile: Manuel Noriega
Former military ruler of Panama, once an ally of Washington, was toppled in 1989 by US military action.
Last updated: 11 Dec 2011 23:47 GMT
Noriega one step closer to extradition
Panama foreign ministry cites French court as saying it received US approval to send former president back home.
Last updated: 11 Dec 2011 20:49 GMT
FARC pledges hostage releases after protests
Colombian rebels say they plan to free six of 11 captive security forces members after government-backed demonstrations.
Last updated: 07 Dec 2011 06:58 GMT
Tens killed in Colombia landslide
Rescue officials say at least a third of the 30 retrieved bodies are children.
Last updated: 08 Dec 2010 03:08 GMT
Many killed in Colombia mudslide
Up to 145 people feared dead in a mudslide caused by heavy downpours that has already killed at least 12, officials say.
Last updated: 06 Dec 2010 15:06 GMT
Noriega given French jail term
Ex-ruler of Panama sentenced to seven years in prison for laundering drug money.
Last updated: 07 Jul 2010 15:12 GMT
Venezuela to extradite 'drug lord'
Alleged Colombia cartel leader could be sent to US as early as Wednesday, Chavez says.
Last updated: 07 Jul 2010 06:14 GMT
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