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Only time will show if Mexico is indeed sliding into drug-war anarchy like that which gripped Colombia in the 1980s. But President Obama's correction of his Secretary of State's suggestion that Mexico's crisis was beginning to resemble the Colombian one underlined one thing: the acute concern in America at events in its vitally important southern neighbour.

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Colombian is world's shortest man

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Alessi's Ark, Lexington, London

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Venezuelan helicopter crash kills 10 soldiers

A Venezuelan National Guard helicopter crashed during a counter-drug mission near the Colombian border, killing all 10 soldiers on board, President Hugo Chavez said.

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Tinariwen, The Forum, London

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130 survive as plane crash-lands

A Boeing 737 carrying 131 people crashed in a thunderstorm and broke into three pieces as it slid on to the runway on a Colombian island yesterday. The region's governor said it was a miracle that only one person died.

Car bomb injures nine in Bogota

A car packed with at least 50kg (110lb) of explosives blew up in an office district of Colombia's capital, Bogota, yesterday, shattering windows and injuring at least nine people, police said. No deaths were reported.

New Colombian president open to Chavez dialogue

Juan Manuel Santos, sworn in as Colombia's 59th president, vowed to cement security gains but declared himself open to dialogue with rebels in hopes of ending the Western Hemisphere's only armed conflict.

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