Donald Trump Can Mark a Turning Point in US History of Meddling in Latin...

(Q24N) There is a growing expectation among analysts, diplomats and politicians regarding president elect Donald Trump’s policy toward Latin America. Some fear that Latin America will become even more disaffected or that there will...

HSBC’s Latin American Clients with Swiss Bank Accounts

LATIN AMERICA NEWS - Latin America has a ways to go towards greater financial transparency, as indicated in a recent data dump that tracked private HSBC bank accounts in Switzerland -- and the wealth...

Legal Marijuana Takes Root in Latin America

  LATIN AMERICA NEWS (MENAFN – AFP) After Uruguay first moved to legalize marijuana in 2013, the approach has taken root in Latin America with several other countries now considering a revamp of their own...

Cuba’s Raul Castro Calls for Collective Work Against Ebola

LATIN AMERICA  NEWS (Prensa Latina) - The way to avoid negative effects by the Ebola epidemic is the collective work in prevention, said today President of Cuba, Raul Castro, when opening the Special Summit...

Rising Dragon? The Chinese Mafia Threat in Latin America

LATIN AMERICA NEWS -- Chinese mafia operations in Latin America are little understood, but a recent report on these groups in Argentina illustrates how they make their presence felt via extortion, human smuggling rings,...

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Former rebel FARC commanders in Colombia have appeared at a historic tribunal where for the first time they were made to answer for kidnappings...

Colombian President-Elect Pledges to Maintain Peace Accords With FARC Rebels

Ivan Duque, who finished first in the second round of the Colombian presidential vote, said that he would respect the peace accords with the...

Ivan Duque Wins Colombian Presidential Elections

President-elect Ivan Duque appealed for unity after winning a runoff election over a leftist firebrand whose ascent shook Colombia’s political establishment and laid bare...

Colombia Aiming For Best-ever World Cup

(AFP) Colombia will not take struggling Japan for granted when the two sides meet in their World Cup opener in Saransk, on Tuesday (June...

Fajardo’s Party Leaning Towards Supporting Leftist Petro

Now that the right-wing Ivan Duque will face the center-left Gustavo Petro in the second round of the Colombian presidential elections, the Alternative Democratic...

Ivan Duque and Gustavo Petro Go To Runoff

With nearly all ballots counted in Sunday's first round, Ivan Duque was leading with 39.7% ahead of Gustavo Petro on 24.8%. Former Medellin Mayor...

Colombia to be NATO’s first Latin American global partner

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia will next week formally join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, making it the only Latin American nation in the alliance,...

Pablo Escobar’s Former Hit Man “Popeye” Arrested In Medellin

From a "repentant Popeye", he went on to "Popeye imprisoned", Jhon Jairo Velásquez Vásquez, the self-proclaimed former sicario (hitman) for Pablo Escobar, was arrested...

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Colombia invited to join OECD; third Latin American member with Mexico and Chile

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) announced on Friday that Colombia would be officially invited to join the group. The Paris-based economic...