The U.S. ambassador to Colombia said Monday he accepted the country’s decision to suspend a longstanding program of aerial spraying of weed killer on coca crops but that other tools will be used to try to contain farming of coca, the base material of cocaine.
For thousands of years, the mummies lay buried beneath the sands of the Atacama Desert, a volcanically active region along the northern Chilean coast with virtually no rainfall.
An upsurge in illicit air shipments of cocaine to Bolivia has prompted neighboring Peru to consider resuming a policy of shooting down small aircraft suspected of ferrying the drug, authorities say.
A Colombian corporal and 10 other soldiers were killed in a confrontation with leftist guerrillas in southwest Cauca province, the nation's defense ministry confirmed Wednesday. It was the most serious breach yet of a cease-fire declared by the insurgents in December.
Eduardo Galeano, a Uruguayan writer and committed socialist whose historical works condemning European and U.S. exploitation of Latin America over five centuries made him a revered figure among leftists, has died. He was 74.
It was another day at the office for Elion Uriana, a palabrero, or tribal judge, in Colombia's Wayuu indigenous community. A leader of his goat-herding clan, he was considering the aftermath of an arranged marriage gone bad.
The Obama administration on Monday imposed sanctions on seven Venezuelan officials for alleged human rights violations, calling the country's actions a threat to national security.
Venezuela on Thursday marked the second anniversary of former President Hugo Chavez’s death, with the socialist government under increasing fire from international human rights organizations and analysts who say the ailing economy is in the grips of hyperinflation.