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Military, Diplomatic Crisis Deepens Around Colombia

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Military, Diplomatic Crisis Deepens Around Colombia

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Military, Diplomatic Crisis Deepens Around Colombia

Military, Diplomatic Crisis Deepens Around Colombia

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On Saturday, Colombian troops crossed into Ecuador and killed 17 Colombian rebels — known as the FARC — including Raul Reyes, the second-ranking commander of the Marxist group. In response to the incursion, both Ecuador and Venezuela have severed diplomatic ties with Colombia and are sending troops to their borders.

Melissa Block talks with Chris Kraul of the Los Angeles Times, who is following the story from the Colombian capital, Bogota.