Category: Andes

Colombian former president said gov. officials warned him of a plot against his life

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA Right-wing opposition Senator and former Colombian President Álvaro Uribe Vélez claimed yesterday that government officials warned him of a plot against his life last week. Former […] Read More >

Colombian wins Goldman environmental prize for facing mining interests

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA: Francia Márquez Mina, a 36-year-old Afro community leader from the western Cauca department, won the 2018 Goldman Prize yesterday for her creative defense of ancestral […] Read More >

Two more people kidnapped by FARC dissidents on the Ecuador-Colombia border

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA ECUADOR-COLOMBIA: Yesterday, Ecuadorean authorities identified as Oscar Efrén Villacís Gómez, 24, and Katty Vanesa Velasco Pinargote, 20, the two persons who appear in a proof of […] Read More >

Subdued Summit of the Americas focused on anti-corruption measures

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   The Summit of the Americas, where the heads of states of the Organization of American States, or OAS, come together every three years, was held […] Read More >

Former FARC leader is arrested at request of U.S. authorities

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA COLOMBIA—Former FARC guerrilla leader Seuxis Hernández, best known by his alias Jesús Santrich, was arrested yesterday in his Bogotá home at the request of the U.S. […] Read More >

U.S. jury found Bolivian ex-president responsible for killings

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   Yesterday afternoon, a U.S. jury found Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, the ex-president of Bolivia, and his then foreign minister Carlos Sánchez Berzaín, responsible for the […] Read More >

Goni and El Zorro fall and $10 Million is awarded to Indigenous Bolivian survivors in landmark human rights case

FORT LAUDERDALE, April 3, 2018—In an unexpected move, a federal jury found the ex-President of Bolivia, Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, and his foreign minister, Carlos Sánchez Berzaín, responsible for the […] Read More >

Families outraged after deadly Venezuela jail fire

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA Families of the 68 people killed during a blaze this week in an overcrowded Venezuelan jail demanded information yesterday as to what led to the fire. […] Read More >

Peruvian lawmakers debate whether to impeach president or accept resignation

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA Lawmakers in Peru began to debate yesterday whether to accept President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s resignation or to go ahead with his impeachment. Meanwhile, federal prosecutors requested […] Read More >

Embattled Peruvian president steps down over vote-buying scandal

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA 
Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski resigned yesterday amid corruption accusations. On Tuesday, footage had been leaked by right-wing opposition party Popular Force allegedly showing Kuczynzki’s allies […] Read More >