Category: Colombia

Presidents Of Venezuela And Colombia Meet To Improve Ties & Discuss Gas Pipeline Project

Today in Latin America Top Story — Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez welcomed his Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos Tuesday for a meeting to improve relations between the two nations. Despite […] Read More >

Latin American Leaders Criticize Prop 19; Says California Sends Wrong Message

Today in Latin America Top Story — Several Latin American leaders criticized California’s controversial Proposition 19, saying that if passed the measure would send a contradictory message from the United States. […] 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 >

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 >

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 >