Category: Andes

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 >

Ollanta Humala, “Neither Left, Nor Right” — An Interview

LIMA, Peru — Anti-establishment, “chavista,” ethnic nationalist—these are some of the terms that people have used to stigmatize him. But Ollanta Humala, the most likely presidential candidate for the Peruvian […] Read More >

Afro-Colombian Community Faces Eviction To Make Way For Gold Exploration

An Afro-descendant community in northern Colombia is in danger of being displaced to make way for gold exploration, according to reports from Washington-based advocacy organizations. The community at La Toma, […] Read More >

U.S.-Colombian Base Deal Suspended By Constitutional Court

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Colombian Constitutional Court suspended Tuesday the proposed deal that would allow U.S. troops greater access to Colombian military bases and sent the […] Read More >

Car Bomb Rattles Bogotá, Colombia; Authorities Suspect Terrorist Attack

Today in Latin America Top Story — A car bomb exploded outside a prominent radio station early Thursday morning in Bogotá, Colombia, in what authorities suspect was a terrorist attack. […] Read More >

Colombia And Venezuela To Restore Diplomatic Relations

Today in Latin America Top Story — The presidents of Venezuela and Colombia agreed Tuesday to reestablish diplomatic relations at a meeting in the city of Santa Marta, on Colombia’s […] Read More >

Juan Manuel Santos Inaugurated In Colombia; Says Will Improve Relations With Venezuela, Human Rights

Today in Latin America Top Story — Juan Manuel Santos took office as Colombia’s president in a ceremony on Saturday, pledging to renew ties with Venezuela and pay more attention […] Read More >

Colombia-Venezuela Conflict Discussed At Mercosur Meeting; Chávez Will No Longer Attend

Today in Latin America Top Story — A meeting of Mercosur, the South American regional trading bloc, has become the latest forum for a feud between the governments of Venezuela […] Read More >

OAS Asks State Department To Reconsider Colombian Journalist’s Visa Application

NEW YORK — The Organization of American States asked the U.S. State Department last week to reconsider its rejection of Colombian journalist Hollman Morris’ visa, the Colombian press reports. Hollman […] Read More >