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Colombia threatens to denounce Cuba as sponsor of terrorism

Sep. 10, 2019 11:33 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia threatened Tuesday to denounce Cuba at the United Nations unless it immediately turns over two guerrilla commanders believed to be living on the communist island. The demand came in a letter sent to the Cuban Embassy in Bogota. President Ivan Duque first pressed Cuba to...

Venezuela starts military exercises along Colombia border

Sep. 10, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolás Maduro launched extended military exercises along Venezuela's border with Colombia on Tuesday, drawing Washington's attention amid rising friction between the South American neighbors. Maduro has come under mounting pressure from Colombia and the United...

Colombia to tell UN that Venezuela harbors 'terrorists'

Sep. 9, 2019 10:16 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A reportedly leaked Venezuelan intelligence report indicates that President Nicolás Maduro's socialist government is harboring Colombian rebels inside Venezuela, allegations that dovetail with evidence Colombian officials say they will present this month to the United Nations....

South America leaders gather to discuss protection of Amazon

Sep. 6, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

LETICIA, Colombia (AP) — Leaders of several South American nations that share the Amazon met Friday to discuss ways to increase protection of the world's largest rainforest. But the one-day conference in Leticia, a town on the Amazon River where the borders of Colombia, Peru and Brazil meet, ended with...

Maduro alerts Venezuela military, citing Colombian threat

Sep. 3, 2019 10:02 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro ordered Venezuela's military to hold exercises along the border with Colombia, accusing the neighboring nation's president of plotting an attack as tensions mounted Tuesday between the two South American countries. It was the latest salvo between Maduro...

An uneasy peace for ex-Colombia rebels after call to arms

Sep. 1, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

ICONONZO, Colombia (AP) — Off a dirt road deep in the Colombian mountains, a new town is coming to life where former rebel combatants grow corn, make Hawaiian-style shirts and even sell their own craft beer. Yet signs of their struggle to reintegrate into civilian life abound. Perhaps most glaringly,...

Colombian rebels' rearming ups pressure for Maduro

Aug. 30, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A call to arms by former rebel negotiators in Colombia is a blow to the country's fragile peace, but it also provides a tempting target for hawks looking to bring down the person the U.S. accuses of sheltering terrorist groups: Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. On Thursday,...

Colombia FARC negotiators say they are taking up arms again

Aug. 29, 2019 9:50 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian President Ivan Duque offered a nearly $1 million reward for the arrest of the top peace negotiator for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia on Thursday after the rebel and a small cadre of hardliners vowed to resume their insurgency in a major reversal for the...

The Latest: Colombia tribunal orders 4 FARC leaders arrested

Aug. 29, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The latest on the decision of former rebel leaders to return to arms in Colombia (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Colombia's peace tribunal has ordered the arrest of four rebel leaders who appeared in a video Thursday pledging to resume their insurgency. A tribunal statement says that...

Colombia gives citizenship to children of Venezuelan parents

Aug. 5, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Venezuelan migrant Wuendy Villamizar fled Venezuela by foot while seven months pregnant to ensure she gave birth in Colombia. Her infant son was born healthy at a border hospital earlier this year but has gone without one of the most basic human rights: Citizenship. That...