AOC asks Trump government not to finance coca eradication in Colombia

South America 07/24/20, 11:35

On July 17, Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) sent an amendment to the Congressional Rules Committee asking that no part of the funds that the United States sends to Colombia be used for fumigation of illegal crops, according to the Leaders League. AOC wrote, " None  of  the  amounts  authorized  to  be  appropriated  ...

Thousands pour into Colombia as Venezuela reopens border

America 06/08/19, 15:08

Thousands of people crossed into Colombia on Saturday to buy food and medicine after Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro reopened a border between the countries that had been shut down for the past four months. Long lines of Venezuelans stood at two international bridges near the city of Cúcuta waiting to have ...

Migrants traverse the deadly last stretch of Darien jungle

America 05/30/19, 23:17

At first they appeared only as weary silhouettes emerging from the dense foliage on the other side of the Tuquesa River. Three women, one leaning on a stick for support, and two others carrying their few belongings on their heads accompanied by a 2-year-old boy. Two men, one carrying a machete, ...

Angela Merkel to address Harvard’s graduating class

Europe 05/30/19, 00:19

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to address Harvard University graduates.The Ivy League school is hosting its 368th commencement ceremony Thursday with a keynote speech from Merkel.It caps several days of activities that also included speeches from former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and former Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.The ...

Colombian breeds rare frogs to undermine animal traffickers

America 05/23/19, 23:07

In a small farmhouse surrounded by cloud forest, Iván Lozano inspects dozens of glass containers that hold some of the world's most coveted frogs.The conservationist has been fighting the illegal trade in rare tropical frogs for years, risking his life and his checkbook to save the brightly colored, poisonous amphibians ...

Battle breaks out for WikiLeaks founder Assange’s computers

Europe 05/20/19, 14:05

With Julian Assange locked away in a London jail, a new battle has broken out over what may contain some of the WikiLeaks founder's biggest secrets: his computers. On Monday, judicial authorities from Ecuador carried out an inventory of all the belongings and digital devices left behind at the London embassy ...

Ex-rebel hospitalized in Colombia day after polemical arrest

Science 05/18/19, 14:28

A former Colombian rebel leader was hospitalized with signs of "altered consciousness" on Saturday, a day after being freed from jail and then rearrested in a highly-politicized drug case that has strained relations with the U.S.Authorities at Colombia's National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences did not provide further ...

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 ...

Spanish court clears Shakira, Vives of plagiarism

Europe 05/16/19, 09:10

A Spanish court has cleared Colombian singers Shakira and Carlos Vives of a plagiarism claim after rejecting a lawsuit brought against them by a Cuban-born singer and producer.The court in Madrid issued its ruling in favor of Shakira and Vives on Thursday.Livan Rafael Castellanos had accused Shakira and Vives of ...

Panama sees surge in migrants crossing perilous Darien Gap

America 05/15/19, 23:01

Venise Felizor lay on a mattress in a warehouse-turned-shelter on a hot, sticky afternoon with her 20-month-old son, Wesly, in her arms, the boy coughing and wailing after suffering from diarrhea for days.Originally from Haiti, they recently appeared in this tiny Panamanian village after a six-day hike through the jungle ...

Venezuela exodus raises worries of babies being stateless

World 05/13/19, 23:00

Arelys Pulido had already lost one baby in a neglected Venezuelan hospital where doctors and medical gear are in increasingly short supply, so when she got pregnant again she decided to give birth in a foreign land.She packed suitcases filled with clothes and a few prized ceramic statues of saints ...

Venezuela opens sea, land access with Aruba, Brazil

America 05/10/19, 16:12

The Venezuelan government is seeking to ease the country's isolation, reopening borders with Aruba and Brazil after shutting off sea and land access in February to block the opposition from delivering humanitarian aid.However, neighboring Colombia accused Venezuela of supporting terrorism by allegedly hosting Colombian rebels, and the United States warned ...

Players seeking change for women’s soccer in Latin America

Sports 05/06/19, 16:05

For women in many parts of the world, a level playing field in soccer can simply mean having a playable practice field.Players in Latin America face clear political, cultural and even historical challenges when it comes to soccer and sports overall. Their struggle to close gender gaps is entirely different ...

Players seeking change for women’s soccer in Latin America

Sports 05/06/19, 01:14

For women in many parts of the world, a level playing field in soccer can simply mean having a playable practice field.Players in Latin America face clear political, cultural and even historical challenges when it comes to soccer and sports overall. Their struggle to close gender gaps is entirely different ...

Justin Bieber working with YouTube on ‘top secret project’

Entertainment 05/02/19, 18:48

Justin Bieber got his start posting cover songs on YouTube and now he's working with the platform on a "top secret project."YouTube announced Thursday that it is planning a project with the Grammy-winning Canadian pop star, set to premiere next year. No more details about the Bieber special were revealed.Before ...

New report offers 14-country snapshot of wedding traditions

Europe 05/01/19, 06:00

In much of Europe and North America, September and October are peak months to get married. In Chile and elsewhere in Latin America, wedding guests are familiar with la hora loca, a wild late-night wedding party with masks, noisemakers and costumes.More than two-thirds of U.S. couples still seek a parent ...

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