Latest Gustavo Petro News

As Ukraine worries UN, some leaders rue what's pushed aside

Sep. 24, 2022 08:20 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In speech after speech, world leaders dwelled on the topic consuming this year’s U.N. General Assembly meeting: Russia’s war in Ukraine. A few, like Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, prodded the world not to forget everything else. He,...

Live updates: UN General Assembly

Sep. 20, 2022 20:29 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the opening day of the U.N. General Assembly's annual high-level meeting (all times EDT): 8:25 p.m. El Salvador President Nayib Bukele has told the U.N. General Assembly that wealthy countries should help — or at least not block...

They said it: Leaders at the UN, in their own words

Sep. 20, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Many leaders saying many things about many topics that matter to them, to their regions, to the world: That’s what the U.N. General Assembly invariably produces each year. And each year, certain voices dominate. Here, The Associated Press takes the opposite...

Coalition of leaders: Urgent action needed for food security

Sep. 20, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Leaders from Europe, the Americas and Africa called Tuesday for urgent action and funding to ease a growing global food security crisis that has been exacerbated by Russia’s war with Ukraine and, thanks to climate change, threatens to get worse in coming years. ...

Maduro: Venezuela will be guarantor in Colombian peace talks

Sep. 13, 2022 21:56 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Tuesday said his government will act as a “guarantor” in peace talks between Colombia's government and the National Liberation Army rebel group that are slated to begin later this year. Maduro said on national...

Colombia, Venezuela border to reopen to cargo traffic

Sep. 09, 2022 15:55 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The presidents of Colombia and Venezuela on Friday announced that the years-long closure of their countries' shared border to cargo transport will end Sept. 26. Air service between their capitals will also resume. The announcement comes a month after Gustavo...

Colombia investigates murder of 2 journalists

Aug. 29, 2022 23:40 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Police in Colombia are investigating the murder of two journalists who were gunned down while returning home from a county fair. Leyner Montero and Dilia Contreras were driving before dawn Sunday when men on motorcycles shot at their vehicle as they...

Venezuela, Colombia take step toward normalizing ties

Aug. 29, 2022 20:02 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The governments of Venezuela and Colombia took a step toward normalizing ties Monday when President Nicolás Maduro hosted an event to welcome the newly appointed ambassador from the neighboring country, a post that had been empty since 2019 over a diplomatic impasse. ...

Colombia's police will boost efforts to replace coca fields

Aug. 23, 2022 21:34 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's police force said a newspaper misreported Tuesday that it suspended operations to forcibly eradicate coca fields as the country's new leftist government seeks to change its approach to dealing with illegal drugs. A police statement said that...

Colombian rebels free 5 soldiers, 1 policeman ahead of talks

Aug. 18, 2022 14:29 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — A Colombian guerrilla group says it has freed six captive members of the security forces in a goodwill gesture ahead of planned peace talks with the government of new President Gustavo Petro. The release of the six men was a “unilateral humanitarian gesture″ that...