Category: Andes

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 >

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 >