Category: Andes

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 >

Venezuela Cuts Ties With Colombia; Orders Diplomats to Leave the Country

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Venezuelan government cut diplomatic ties with neighboring Colombia Thursday, as the dispute between the two countries escalated. Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez made […] Read More >

Ingrid Betancourt Withdraws $7 Million Compensation Claim Against Colombian Government

Today in Latin America Top Story — Former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt withdrew her claim for nearly $7 million dollars in government compensation on Tuesday following intense criticism that she […] Read More >

Alleged Spy Vicky Pelaez Plans To Leave Russia To Return To Her Native Peru

NEW YORK — The alleged spy whose feet hadn’t even touched Russian soil wants to leave the country, her lawyer said. Vicky Pelaez, the 55-year-old journalist deported last week to […] Read More >

Ingrid Betancourt’s Request For Millions In Damages Sparks Controversy In Colombia

Today in Latin America Top Story — Former hostage to Colombian rebels Ingrid Betancourt has asked for compensation from the Colombian government, alleging that her kidnapping resulted from state negligence, […] Read More >