Colombia on Oct. 14 rejected an order from an Ecuadorean judge to arrest Colombia's military chief over a bombing raid carried out on Ecuador's side of the border last year, which led to a break-off of diplomatic ties. The March 2008 bombardment killed a key Colombian guerrilla leader and set off a diplomatic firestorm in which the leftist government of Ecuador broke ties with Bogota. Colombia and Ecuador have made headway toward re-establishing ties in recent weeks, but the arrest order issued against Colombian military commander Freddy Padilla threatens to bog down reconciliation talks. (Reuters)

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