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Colombians flood streets to protest terror after car bomb

Jan. 20, 2019 11:54 AM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Thousands of Colombians dressed in white poured into the streets Sunday to repudiate terrorism after a car bombing at a Bogota police academy killed 21 people and left dozens more wounded. Amid heavy security and loud chants of "Down with the terrorists!" and "No more violence," the...

Colombia blames ELN for bomb, presses Cuba to arrest leaders

Jan. 19, 2019 12:08 AM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia called on Cuba to arrest 10 National Liberation Army commanders currently in Havana for stalled peace talks after a car bombing blamed on the leftist rebels killed 21 people and injured dozens at a police academy in Bogota. President Ivan Duque said late Friday that he had...

Colombia asks Cuba to arrest ELN negotiators for car bombing

Jan. 18, 2019 11:39 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian President Ivan Duque on Friday demanded Cuba arrest 10 peace negotiators from the National Liberation Army after his government blamed the leftist group for a car bombing against a police academy that left 21 dead and dozens more wounded. In a televised address, the...

The Latest: Colombia's president reactivates arrest orders

Jan. 18, 2019 7:23 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the car bombing in Bogota (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Colombia's President Ivan Duque has reactivated arrest orders against the leaders of the county's last remaining rebel group after it was blamed for carrying out a car bombing on a police academy that left 21 dead....

Trump weighs dramatic tightening of US embargo on Cuba

Jan. 17, 2019 2:38 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — The Trump administration is weighing what could become the most serious tightening of the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba in more than two decades — a move that could unleash a flurry of lawsuits against foreign companies that have invested on the island. A 1996 law known as the...

Trump's Cuba policy hurts private sector, new figures say

Jan. 15, 2019 8:41 AM EST

HAVANA (AP) — President Donald Trump's Cuba policy is driving millions of dollars from the island's private entrepreneurs to its state-run tourism sector, the opposite of its supposed goal, according to new government figures. Trump announced in June 2017 that he was tightening limits on U.S. travel to...

7 dead, 5 critical in Cuban bus crash

Jan. 11, 2019 5:23 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Seven people died and five are in critical condition after a bus crashed carrying tourists and local travelers in far eastern Cuba. State media said the bus was carrying 18 Cubans and 22 tourists from Europe, Mexico and Canada when it crashed Thursday afternoon on a road between the cities of...

The Latest: Brazil party chief blasted for Maduro visit

Jan. 10, 2019 2:34 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on the second-term inauguration of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The leader of Brazil's Workers' Party is under fire by some fellow leftists for attending the second-term inauguration of socialist Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro....

Ex-Guantanamo commander charged with hindering death probe

Jan. 9, 2019 9:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former commander of the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay was arrested Wednesday on charges that he interfered with the investigation into the death of a civilian with whom he fought after an argument over whether the officer had had an affair with the man's wife. Navy Capt. John R....

Ex-Cuban vice president, Bay of Pigs commander, dies at 95

Jan. 6, 2019 7:11 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Jose Ramon Fernandez, a retired Cuban brigadier general who was key in forming the communist country's new army and commanded Cuban defenses at the Bay of Pigs, died on Sunday, state media reported. He was 95. Tall and spindly with the rigid posture of a military man, Fernandez in his final...