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Colombia

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  • U.S. to push for more trade with Latin America

    U.S. to push for more trade with Latin America
    U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker unveiled a new initiative aimed at increasing business with trade partners in Latin America, only days after the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement's implementation. The Look South...
  • Colombia law fails to put land back in farmers' hands

    Colombia law fails to put land back in farmers' hands
    VALLEDUPAR, Colombia — A Colombian law enacted in 2011 gave hope to peasant farmer Miguel Serna and hundreds of thousands of other displaced farmers like him that they would soon recover the land that rebels, right-wing paramilitaries and drug...
  • Anti-coca spraying halted in Colombia after 2 U.S. pilots shot down

    Anti-coca spraying halted in Colombia after 2 U.S. pilots shot down
    BOGOTA, Colombia — U.S.-funded anti-coca spraying in Colombia has been suspended indefinitely in the aftermath of the shooting down, apparently by leftist rebels, of two spray planes and the death of one of the American pilots, sources confirmed...
  • Will peace come to Colombia?

    Will peace come to Colombia?
    A tentative deal reached this month between Colombia's largest rebel group and President Juan Manuel Santos' government could finally lead to an end to the country's bloody, decades-long conflict. The agreement establishes a basic framework under...
  • Foreign travel: State Department renews Colombia warning

    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." 2. The...
  • Ex-U.S. Marine released after being held by Colombian rebels

    Ex-U.S. Marine released after being held by Colombian rebels
    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...
  • Suspected Mexican drug lord held in U.S.

    WASHINGTON — At his peak, Mexican drug lord Juan Juarez Orosco allegedly oversaw the distribution of 8 tons of cocaine every month from Colombia to the United States, making him one of the most wanted narcotics traffickers in the world,...
  • Colombia calls off exhibition of sculptures in face of protests

    Colombia calls off exhibition of sculptures in face of protests
    BOGOTA, Colombia -- Colombia’s Culture Ministry on Wednesday called off the largest museum exhibition in decades of stone sculptures carved by a mysterious pre-Hispanic culture known as San Agustin after residents of the eponymous southern...
  • Mexican cartels abet heroin and meth surge in U.S., DEA study says

    Mexican cartels abet heroin and meth surge in U.S., DEA study says
    MEXICO CITY — The availability of heroin and methamphetamine in the U.S. is on the rise, due in part to the ever-evolving entrepreneurial spirit of the Mexican drug cartels, according to a new study released by the Drug Enforcement Administration....
  • Latin Grammys 2013: Marc Anthony, Carlos Vives, Draco Rosa top winners

    Latin Grammys 2013: Marc Anthony, Carlos Vives, Draco Rosa top winners
    As is their custom, the Latin Grammy Awards this year heaped honors on many of the proven superstars of Spanish- and Portuguese-language music, including Marc Anthony, Carlos Vives and Alejandro Sanz, to name only a few. The Spaniard Miguel Bosé was feted...
  • Colombia recalls envoy to Nicaragua amid dispute about Caribbean

    Colombia recalls envoy to Nicaragua amid dispute about Caribbean
    BOGOTA, Colombia -- Colombia on Wednesday recalled its ambassador to Nicaragua, a day after the Central American nation filed a complaint with an international court alleging Colombia "made threats of force" regarding disputed territory in the Caribbean....