Category: Andes

Former Colombian president Álvaro Uribe quits Senate amid criminal investigation

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   COLOMBIA: Former president and two times senator Álvaro Uribe presented his resignation yesterday, only four days after being sworn in for his second tenure, after […] Read More >

Crisis in Peru’s legal system deepens

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   PERU: The head of Peru’s judicial branch, Judge Duberlí Rodríguez, resigned yesterday in the wake of the corruption scandal that began almost two weeks ago […] Read More >

Colombian former rebel rejects Congress seat to protest unfulfilled peace process

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   COLOMBIA: Iván Márquez, the former chief negotiator of the FARC, confirmed yesterday that he renounces one of the 10 Congress seats that the former rebels […] Read More >

Ecuador upholds sentence against Chevron, New York state disbars representing lawyer for bribery

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   ECUADOR: Thehighest court upheld a sentence that requires U.S. oil giant Chevron to pay $9.5 billion in damages for decades polluting the rainforest. Oil operations […] Read More >

Colombia signs law to allow collective demobilization of criminal gangs

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA: President Juan Manuel Santos signed a law on Monday paving the way for the surrender of criminal gangs that allows for a reduction of sentences […] Read More >

The U.S. menaced Ecuador into backing off U.N. breast-milk resolution

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   ECUADOR-UNITED STATES: The United States strong-armed Ecuador into backing off from proposing a resolution to promote breast-feeding during the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly at […] Read More >

Ecuadorean judge issues international capture order for ex President Correa

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA ECUADOR: A judge issued an order on Tuesday for former president Rafael Correa’s capture and extradition from Belgium, where he has lived for the past year […] Read More >

Seven people murdered in south-western Colombia, responsibilities are yet unclear

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA: The bodies of seven people with signs of torture were found near the village of Argelia, in the south-western region of Cauca early Monday morning. Local […] Read More >

High court in Peru rejects ex-President Toledo’s attempt to stop extradition request

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PERU: A high court rejected a petition by former president Alejandro Toledo to declare invalid a request to the United States for his extradition. Toledo has […] Read More >

Venezuela averted a military coup ahead of May’s presidential elections

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA VENEZUELA: Several dozen officers from all four branches of Venezuela’s armed forces were imprisoned on accusations of treason by a military court in mid-May for planning […] Read More >