The Next Terror Nexus?

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SHRINE: At a Bogotá cemetery a man draped in a Colombian flag honors bombing victims

Staring at the charred skeleton that was once Bogotá's posh El Nogal social club, Eliodoro Londoño straightened his power suit and tried to hide his feelings of powerlessness. Londoño, 47, a telecom executive and El Nogal member, lost friends and colleagues on the night of Feb. 7, when a 200-kg car bomb planted by Colombia's leftist FARC guerrillas ripped through the club's 11 stories, killing 35 people — including six children at a piñata party — and injuring 173.

The El Nogal blast was the most devastating attack of the rebels' new urban terror campaign and the first...

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