The arrest of former senator Otto Bula on Saturday was the latest in a domino effect of falling political figures in Colombia as the bribery scandal surrounding Latin America’s largest engineering firm, Odebrecht continues to reveal conspiring actors.
Post-conflict minister Rafael Pardo, acknowledged that coca cultivation will increase in 2017 in an interview conducted by W Radio. The new position was established by the peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC.
While President-elect Donald J. Trump is pushing a negative agenda for Latin America, China is happily seeking to fill the vacuum of constructive U.S. policies in the region.
Police in Colombia say the number of people kidnapped has fallen 92% since 2000.
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The Senate plenary approved in a second debate the referendum project promoted by Senator Viviane Morales that seeks to forbid the adoption of children by same-sex couples.
China would be interested in investing in Latin American oil and energy sectors, while Latin America could invest in innovative technology and foreign direct investment.
In a clearing in the northern Colombian mountains, members of the United Nations, soldiers and police are living with FARC guerrillas
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Environmentalists claim the country's ongoing drought exposes the negative impacts of the mining industry.
Colombia's Congress has ratified a revised version of the peace accord with the FARC, a positive sign of political will to move the process forward despite lingering uncertainties concerning the time frame for implementation.
The South American economic bloc Mercosur has suspended Venezuela for failing to meet basic trade and human rights standards, officials say.
Venezuelans now fleeing by sea, an image so symbolic of the perilous journeys to escape Cuba or Haiti — but not oil-rich Venezuela.
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The communities denounce the government's 'neoliberal program' and want to know of possible changes in the demarcation of indigenous lands.
The Brazilian youth is leading the resistance to legislation that would reverse social gains and protect wealthy elites.
Peru President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski told Russian media that Pacific-rim countries can forge a new trade deal that includes China to replace the U.S.
The Colombian government and the Farc rebel group have announced a new peace agreement, six weeks after the original deal was rejected in a popular vote.
A wave of vigilante killings – such as the bus passenger who shot four robbers – has struck a chord with Mexicans fed up with crime, corruption and impunity
The legalization of marijuana in California is sure to have a big impact on criminal groups south of the border, as they continue to respond to the changes in supply and demand for illicit drugs in the United States.
The governor of the central bank, Agustín Carstens, suggested in September that Mr Trump’s arrival in the White House would hit Mexico like a “Category 5 hurricane”.
Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine said that a Clinton Administration would “pay more attention to Latin America”