| 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...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 5:17 PM
Fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden issued a plaintive appeal Monday from his diplomatic limbo at a Moscow airport, accusing the Obama administration of using the "bad tools of political aggression" to render him stateless.
Snowden, whose U.S. passport...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 12:34 PM
MOSCOW -- Does anyone -- besides the United States -- want Edward Snowden?
A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted Sunday that Snowden, who leaked American security secrets and faces arrest by U.S. authorities, "is not our issue," even...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 1:09 PM
QUITO, Ecuador -- Ecuadorean Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino accused journalists of distorting his comments Wednesday on the asylum application from National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.
On an official visit to Malaysia, Patino compared...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 10:13 AM
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Ecuador's foreign minister said Wednesday that his government could take months to decide whether to grant asylum to U.S. National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.
Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino compared Snowden's...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 12:16 PM
MOSCOW -- As an Aeroflot plane filled with journalists made its way to Cuba with or without fugitive Edward Snowden on board, Russian officials continued to keep silent about his whereabouts and experts dwelled on possible scenarios of what has become a...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 8:12 AM
QUITO, Ecuador -- A top government official said Monday that Ecuador is still considering Edward Snowden’s request for political asylum, appearing to take a sympathetic stance while criticizing the United States and those who portray the leaker as a...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 10:33 AM
QUITO, Ecuador — Edward Snowden has requested asylum in Ecuador, the government said Sunday.
In a brief comment on his Twitter account, Ecuador's foreign minister, Ricardo Patino, said simply: “The government of Ecuador has received an...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 11:54 AM
LONDON -- Julian Assange, the founder of the WikiLeaks website, is prepared to stay holed up inside the Ecuadorean embassy in London for as long as five years if necessary in order to avoid extradition to Sweden to face what he says are politically...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Ecuador is the center of the world, home to the world’s greatest range of natural diversity per square kilometer. You can wake up in the jungle, have lunch in the highlands, sleep at the beach and enjoy the Galapagos — the most amazing islands...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 12:02 PM
Nine supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange were ordered by a British judge to pay his bail now that he has fled inside the Ecuadorean embassy to avoid extradition....