| Jun 27, 2013
| 8:55 AM
QUITO, Ecuador -- Ecuador on Thursday announced it was withdrawing from a 2-decade-old trade pact with the United States, saying the agreement left the South American nation vulnerable to “blackmail” as U.S. officials seek the return of...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:13 PM
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Aggressive eradication programs and better alternatives for poor farmers are being credited with reducing the acreage under coca cultivation in Colombia by 25% last year.
The total area of coca, the base material for cocaine, was...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 9:56 AM
BOGOTA -- Colombia’s foreign ministry on Tuesday said it had received no response from Nicaragua to its protest last week Nicaragua of the Central American country’s plan to auction off dozens of offshore oil exploration blocks in disputed...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 2:47 PM
BOGOTA, Colombia -- In a radio interview Monday, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos backed away from a self-imposed deadline of November for completing a peace accord that is being negotiated in Havana with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia,...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 9:14 AM
BUENOS AIRES -- Uruguay appears likely to become the first Latin American country to legalize marijuana after its lower house of Congress approved a bill to regulate and sanction the consumption of pot.
Uruguay’s upper house, the Senate, still...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Long before Mexico descended into its "drug war," the phrase itself was invented in another country. In the 1980s the underground industry that processed coca into cocaine and shipped it northward to U.S. consumers transformed Colombian society. It...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 5:00 AM
A report released Wednesday by the Colombian government confirmed what many in that country already knew: The decades-long civil war has claimed too many lives, forced too many people from their homes and left too many civilians unaccounted for.
| Jul 25, 2013
| 5:35 PM
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Work on Colombia’s biggest-ever construction project, a $6.47-billion refinery called Reficar going up near the coastal city of Cartagena, has ground to a halt amid ongoing labor strife, the latest in a series of setbacks that...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Soccer star Lionel Messi wasn't the only one left disappointed when a dispute with promoters led to the cancellation of his charity exhibition scheduled for Wednesday night at the Coliseum.
Among the approximately 20,000 ticket holders left high and dry...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 8:52 AM
Following a report that Apple had applied for the "iWatch" trademark in Japan, more articles have come out claiming the tech giant also filed for the trademark in a half-dozen other countries.
On Monday, Bloomberg reported that Apple had filed for the...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Cali, COLOMBIA — It's a long way to go for dance lessons, but that's why French law student Graziella Giacomarra has traveled 6,000 miles to Cali, to learn some of salsa's most intricate and high-energy steps.
This month at the Sondeluz dance...