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In Senegal's capital, Nicaragua is a hot ticket among travel agents as migrants try to reach US

Mar. 02, 2024 13:15 PM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Gueva Ba tried to reach Europe by boat 11 times from Morocco, failing each attempt. Then, in 2023, the former welder heard about a new route to the United States by flying to Nicaragua and making the rest of the journey illegally by land to Mexico's northern border. ...

Colombia pauses buying Israeli weapons and president calls war in Gaza 'genocide'

Feb. 29, 2024 18:02 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s President Gustavo Petro announced Thursday his government is suspending purchases of weapons from Israel after Palestinians say Israeli troops fired at people seeking food in Gaza, marking an escalation of tensions between both countries over the Israel-Hamas...

Warlord involved in hundreds of murders repatriated to Colombia after serving US drug sentence

Feb. 28, 2024 01:12 AM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian warlord Salvatore Mancuso was repatriated Tuesday after serving a drug trafficking sentence in the United States and being denied several requests to be sent to Italy, where he also has citizenship. Mancuso arrived in Bogota’s El Dorado Airport...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Feb. 26, 2024 07:19 AM EST

Detroit News. February 24, 2024. Editorial: Whitmer’s instincts right on Education Dept. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer may be tiptoeing around the state constitution in stripping the education department of most of its funding, but we support her objectives in doing so. ...

Colombia will send deep-water expedition to explore 300-year-old shipwreck thought to hold treasure

Feb. 23, 2024 21:27 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s government announced plans Friday for a deep-water expedition to explore the mythical galleon San José, sunk in the 18th century in the country’s northern Caribbean and believed to contain cargo valued at billions of dollars. The first phase...

Attorney for widow of slain Haitian president rejects indictment and says it's politically motivated

Feb. 21, 2024 16:36 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An attorney for Haitian President Jovenel Moïse’s widow, who was indicted in his assassination, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he believes the accusations against her are politically motivated. U.S.-based attorney Paul Turner said he was...

Colombians mourn the killings of hundreds of former rebel fighters and human rights leaders

Feb. 20, 2024 21:39 PM EST

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Holding white carnations, hundreds of Colombians marched in front of congress Tuesday to mourn the killings of human rights leaders and the murders of hundreds of former rebel fighters killed after signing a peace deal with the government that ended five decades of war. ...

Ukraine needs more troops fighting Russia. Hardened professionals from Colombia are helping

Feb. 09, 2024 17:33 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Melodic Colombian Spanish fills a hospital treating soldiers wounded fighting Russian forces in eastern Ukraine. Ukraine's ranks are depleted by two years of war. As it battles the Russian war machine, Ukraine is welcoming hardened fighters from one of the...

Colombia extends cease-fire with National Liberation Army as rebels promise to stop kidnappings

Feb. 06, 2024 18:30 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s government and the nation’s largest remaining guerrilla group have extended by six months a ceasefire that began last year, with the National Liberation Army rebels also promising to stop kidnapping civilians for ransom. The truce was set to...

Colombia and the National Liberation Army rebels extend cease-fire for a week as talks continue

Jan. 30, 2024 02:47 AM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's government and the nation’s largest remaining rebel group announced Monday they will extend their current cease-fire by one week, while delegates from both sides who are meeting in Cuba continue to discuss policies that could secure a longer lasting truce. ...