Category: Andes

Marches And Protests In Hugo Chávez’s Venezuela: “Towards The Conquest Of Public Space” (Photo Essay)

CARACAS — It has been almost twelve years since Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías assumed the presidency in Venezuela. Twelve years of speeches, protests, conflict and change. “The People” of Venezuela […] Read More >

Colombia’s Senator Cordoba Booted For Alleged FARC Links

Today in Latin America Top Story — Colombia’s inspector general kicked out a controversial senator Monday and barred her from public service for 18 years due to her alleged links […] Read More >

UPDATE: Chávez’s Allies Win Majority Of Seats, But Opponents Gain Spots

Allies of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez won the majority of races in Sunday’s general elections, but the opposition won enough to secure one-third of the National Assembly seats needed to […] Read More >

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez at a rally on Thursday.

Venezuela Votes In General Election; Both Sides Claiming Victory As Polls Close

Today in Latin America Top Story — Shortly after polls closed Sunday night in Venezuela, the country’s ruling party claimed victory in the legislative elections. Leaders from the United Socialist Party […] Read More >

FARC Leader “Mono Jojoy” Killed In Colombian Military Strike

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Colombian government said Thursday that it killed one of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia  (FARC) most senior leaders. The commander known […] Read More >

Colombian Military Kills 22 FARC Rebels; Santos Praises Attacks

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Colombian military killed 22 left-wing guerrillas Sunday during an offensive that involved an aerial raid and ground troops near the country’s border […] Read More >

Colombian Hitmen Arrested in Spain; Suspected To Be Part of La Negra Group

Today in Latin America Top Story — Two Colombian men were arrested in the Valencia region in eastern Spain who allegedly worked as “debt collectors” for Colombian drug cartels and […] Read More >

Colombian Paramilitaries Extradited To U.S., Where Cases Are Sealed

Since 2006, more than a dozen of Colombia’s most notorious paramilitary leaders have been extradited to the United States to face drug-trafficking charges in federal district court in Washington. The […] Read More >

Indigenous Colombians Face Possibility Of Extinction, U.N. Report Says

NEW YORK — Thirty-four indigenous groups face extinction due to internal armed conflict from the ongoing violence in Colombia, according to a report released by the United Nations High Commission […] Read More >

Mexican Drug Trafficker “La Barbie” Linked To Arrests In Colombia

Today in Latin America Top Story — Two days after the arrest of  Mexican drug figure Edgar Valdéz Villarreal, also known as “La Barbie,” more news has come to light […] Read More >