Chief of the Defense Staff General Rudy Ortiz and the four others had gone to inspect military installations when the Bell 206 helicopter came down in thick cloud
The new presidential ticket for the Brazilian Socialist Party is confirmed a week after the death of presidential candidate Eduardo Campos in a plane crash. Federal deputy Beto Albuquerque is also confirmed as Silva's vice presidential running mate.
The likely replacement for Eduardo Campos, killed in a plane crash last week, could make Brazil's presidential race a close-run thing.
Twelve victims from all sides in the Colombian conflict addressed peace negotiators in Havana, marking the first time victims have been given an official voice in peace talks
The Venezuelan capital Caracas was shaken on Saturday by a 4.6 magnitude earthquake, though no injuries or major damage were reported.
Following a meeting with Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki, President Nicolas Maduro announced plans to give orphaned Palestinian children a home in Venezuela.
Campos died in a plane crash on Wednesday and his running mate Marina Silva is expected to pick up the baton and run for president herself.
Critics say with the gaping price differences in goods between Venezuela and Colombia, the border restrictions are unlikely to have a long-term impact on the problem.
Campos' private jet crashed in bad weather in the coastal city of Santos, just south of Sao Paulo, as it was preparing to land.
The quake had a depth of 10 km and its epicentre was 16 km (10 miles) west of the town of Pinotepa Nacional.
Venezuela will close its border at night to stop government-subsidized fuel and food being smuggled into Colombia and resold at higher prices.
The leftist party boycotted signing a new energy law, saying it does not benefit Mexicans
Londono insinuated that the killing of any member of its seven-member secretariat would disrupt talks
The government will shut traffic across the border between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. starting Monday, and limit movement of cargo vehicles in border municipalities to prevent lucrative cross-border trade.
FARC has angered Colombians in recent weeks with an increase in attacks that have left a heavy economic and social price tag.
The court ruled that only rebels who have been involved in lesser crimes can seek election to political office. The interpretation of what constitutes atrocious crimes and lesser crimes will be decided by Congress
About 110 kidnap victims identified so far. About 30,000 Argentines were murdered during military rule
Cuba said the effort was a violation of Cuban sovereignty, saying it was consistent with a long U.S. history of attempting to undermine Cuba since its 1959 revolution.
Abe said his visit to five different countries in Latin America in recent days was laying the groundwork for more cooperation and trade
President Juan Manuel Santos said guerrilla attacks on infrastructure could bring an end to peace negotiations.
Brazil approves a record number of refugee applications - more in one day than the whole of 2013.