Category: Andes

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez Allegedly Facilitated Ties Between FARC and ETA

Today in Latin America Top Story — Documents and witness testimony accuse Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez’s government of assisting Colombia’s FARC guerilla group and of facilitating training sessions between the […] Read More >

Colombia’s Disgraced DAS and President Uribe’s Uncertain Legacy

On Nov. 17, 2004, Colombian journalist Claudia Julieta Duque received a phone call. Speaking with a calm voice, a man threatened to kill and rape Duque’s 10-year-old daughter. “Your daughter […] Read More >

Venezuelan Offshore Natural Gas Rig Sinks; 95 Workers Rescued and No Environmental Threat, Says Oil Minister

Today in Latin America Top Story – Venezuelan Oil Minister Rafael Ramírez announced Thursday that an offshore natural-gas platform sank off the country’s eastern state of Sucre. All of the […] Read More >

Venezuela Arrests 19 Colombians on Spying Charges

Today in Latin America Top Story — Tensions between Colombia and Venezuela have flared up again as Venezuela arrested 19 Colombians accused of allegedly carrying illegal arms and cutting trees. […] Read More >

Evo Morales Administration Nationalizes Power Companies on May Day

Today in Latin America Top Story — The government of Bolivian President Evo Morales nationalized three power companies, a local electricity cooperative and a smelter plant this weekend. The nationalization of three […] Read More >

Peru’s Shining Path Kills Three In First Deadly Attack This Year, Police Say

Today in Latin America Top Story — The police said that rebels belonging to the Shining Path killed a police officer and two civilians who were eradicating coca crops in […] Read More >

Ecuadorean Court Issues Arrest Warrant for Colombian Presidential Candidate Juan Manuel Santos

Today in Latin America Top Story — An Ecuadorean court issued an arrest warrant for Colombian presidential candidate Juan Manuel Santos that could threaten ties between Colombia and Ecuador, according […] Read More >

Colombian Presidential Candidate Antanas Mockus Pulling Ahead, Poll Indicates

Today in Latin America Top Story — A recently released Colombian poll predicts that Green Party candidate Antanas Mockus would beat Juan Manuel Santos in a second round vote in […] Read More >

Climate Change Conference Participants in Cochabamba, Bolivia, To Propose Rights for Mother Earth

Today in Latin America Top Story — Bolivian President Evo Morales inaugurated a climate change conference in Cochabamba on Tuesday. More than 20,000 attendants from over 125 countries are participating […] Read More >

Will Climate Change Affect El Niño?

As an alternative climate summit gets underway in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba, many in the Andean region are wondering how they will cope with El Niño, a cyclical meteorological […] Read More >