Ex-rebel in Colombia recaptured after release from jail

America 05/17/19, 19:00

A former Colombian rebel leader was re-arrested by police Friday moments after his release from jail by a peace tribunal whose ruling against extraditing him to the U.S. triggered an institutional crisis and revived debate about justice for victims of the country's armed conflict.Prison authorities escorted Seuxis Hernández in a ...

Colombia’s female soccer players fight for level field

Sports 03/12/19, 02:50

On a recent weeknight, Sara Pulecio dribbled a soccer ball gracefully through a set of orange cones, and jumped repeatedly over small obstacles placed by coaches along a field, to develop more strength in her legs.The soccer clinic, organized by a global sports apparel brand, gave Pulecio and several professional ...

Pence in Colombia announces new sanctions on Maduro

America 02/25/19, 21:38

The Trump administration announced new sanctions Monday on allies of Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro as it struggles to find new ways to boost his opponent after an effort to deliver humanitarian aid to the economically devastated nation faltered amid strong resistance from security forces loyal to the socialist leader. Vice President Mike ...

Colombia blames ELN for bomb, presses Cuba to arrest leaders

America 01/19/19, 00:03

Colombia called on Cuba to arrest 10 National Liberation Army commanders currently in Havana for stalled peace talks after a car bombing blamed on the leftist rebels killed 21 people and injured dozens at a police academy in Bogota.President Ivan Duque said late Friday that he had revoked a decree ...

Update: Death toll in Colombia car bombing rises to 21

America 01/18/19, 05:56

The Latest on the car bombing in Bogota (all times local):5:50 a.m.Colombian authorities said the death toll from a car bombing at a police academy in the capital has risen to 21.The police in a statement said that 10 of 68 people injured by Thursday's blast remain hospitalized.President Ivan Duque ...

Deadly car bombing in Colombia underscores lingering threats

America 01/18/19, 00:16

Colombian authorities were scrambling to identify who was behind a brazen car bombing at a police academy in Bogota that has rattled residents and raised tough questions about lingering security threats in the wake of a peace deal with the nation's largest rebel group.The Thursday morning bombing, which left 10 ...

8 dead in car bombing at police academy in Colombia capital

America 01/17/19, 11:24

At least eight people were killed and another 10 injured in a car bombing at a police academy in Colombia's capital on Thursday, authorities said.The scene outside the General Santander police academy in southern Bogota was chaotic in the immediate aftermath of the explosion, with ambulances and helicopters rushing to ...

Exodus from Venezuela leaves families divided across borders

World 12/16/18, 00:06

When Emili Espinoza was finally able to make a video call to the 3-year-old son she hadn't seen since fleeing Venezuela, the little boy named Elvis didn't recognize her."No," he told her. "My mom is sleeping."That cold denial sent a shiver of sadness down her spine. She reminded him of ...

Students fill streets of Colombia capital in education march

America 11/15/18, 18:12

Thousands of students have disrupted life in Colombia's capital with amid nationwide demonstrations called to press demands for President Ivan Duque to increase education spending.An university student is detained during a protest asking for a hike in the budget for public higher education, in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. ...

Bogota implores tourists to stop feeding pigeons

World 10/10/18, 00:22

On a bright Sunday afternoon, a group of government workers walked around Bogota's most famous square dressed as pigeons, with cardboard beaks covering their noses, as thousands of real birds swarmed overhead and left their droppings on stately monuments.Flapping their plastic wings and performing brief skits, they urged curious pedestrians ...

APNewsBreak: DEA’s Colombia post roiled by misconduct probes

America 10/03/18, 14:51

New turmoil has roiled the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's high-profile office in Colombia, where at least three agents have left in recent months amid investigations into alleged misconduct, including accusations that one passed secrets to drug cartels and another used government resources to hire prostitutes.The DEA's top-ranking official in South ...

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