| Oct 27, 2013
| 2:50 PM
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Colombian rebels have freed former U.S. Marine Kevin Scott Sutay after holding him hostage since June, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross, which handled the release.
Sutay was backpacking in eastern Guaviare...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 8:00 AM
1. The State Department this month renewed its warning on Colombia, noting that people travel safely to the South American country but that "violence linked to narco-trafficking continues to affect some rural areas and parts of large cities."
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:31 PM
LIMA, Peru -- The United Nations' announcement that Peru last year surpassed Colombia in growing coca, the raw material for cocaine, highlights concerns about the Peruvian government’s ability to fight drug mafias and offer farmers alternatives,...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 11:29 PM
Oscar Espinosa Chepe
Cuban economist fell out with Castro
Oscar Espinosa Chepe, 72, a high-level Cuban economist and diplomat who broke with Fidel Castro's government in the 1990s and was imprisoned for dissident activities, died Monday at a...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 6:00 AM
MEXICO CITY — Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is making an expanded push for more territory in the Caribbean Sea, appealing to international jurisprudence and rankling many of his neighbors.
Colombia was especially vocal, calling Nicaragua's...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 3:13 PM
QUITO, Ecuador — Colombia has agreed to pay $15 million to settle a lawsuit filed by Ecuador for human and economic damage caused by spraying an anti-coca herbicide that blew across the countries’ common border.
The settlement of the 2008...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 7:00 AM
FLORENCIA, Colombia — The expansion of China's middle class isn't some abstract notion in this sweltering corner of Colombia's Amazon River basin.
It's driving a private-public partnership trying to steer the local economy away from illegal coca...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 4:16 PM
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Nicaragua’s army chief declared Tuesday that his country would not negotiate away “even a single drop of water” to Colombia, reacting to the South American country’s announcement that it will not observe an...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 1:28 PM
BOGOTA, Colombia -- With Starbucks preparing to enter the Colombian market and compete against entrenched retailers, including the country’s signature Juan Valdez chain, some growers here can be excused for wondering, “What if?”
| Sep 5, 2013
| 10:54 AM
BOGOTA, Colombia -- With areas of Colombia paralyzed by a farmers’ strike and peace negotiations with leftist guerrillas at an impasse, President Juan Manuel Santos’ approval rating has fallen to 21%, an inauspicious indicator ahead of next...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 12:29 PM
LIMA, Peru -- The killing in southern Peru of the two top military commanders of the Maoist rebel group Shining Path, which has reemerged as a major trafficker of narcotics, may force it to reorganize, analysts and officials say.