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Religious party seeks gains in Peru's legislative elections

Apr. 10, 2021 20:57 PM EDT

JOSE CARLOS MARIATEGUI, Peru (AP) — On the banks of the Amazon River, in a village without electricity or drinking water, Andrea Rodrigo makes the yuca flour that her family sells in markets along Peru’s remote borders with Brazil and Colombia. The 21-year-old...

Colombia midfielder Viafara gets 11 years on US drug charge

Apr. 01, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

SHERMAN, Texas (AP) — A former midfielder for Colombia’s national soccer team has been sentenced in a Texas courtroom to more than 11 years in prison for drug trafficking, according to U.S. prosecutors. Jhon Viafara was sentenced during a hearing in federal court in...

UN: Increase in child migrants through dangerous Darien Gap

Mar. 29, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY (AP) — The number of child migrants passing through the perilous Darien Gap between Colombia and Panama has risen dramatically, the U.N. child welfare agency said Monday. While underage migrants made up only about 2% of those using the jungle corridor in...

NGOs: Venezuela military, Colombia rebels continue fighting

Mar. 25, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

ARAUQUITA, Colombia (AP) — Clashes that began over the weekend between Venezuela’s military and a Colombian armed group in a community along the nations’ shared border have continued, prompting more Venezuelans to seek refuge in a nearby Colombian community, international monitoring...

Thousands flee to Colombia after clashes on Venezuela border

Mar. 24, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

BUCARAMANGA, Colombia (AP) — Thousands of Venezuelans are seeking shelter in Colombia this week following clashes between Venezuela’s military and a Colombian armed group in a community along the nations' shared border. The Colombian government on Wednesday said 3,100...

Colombian town uses discipline, speakers to stay virus-free

Mar. 24, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

CAMPOHERMOSO, Colombia (AP) — When customers enter his hardware store Nelson Avila asks them to wear a mask and wash their hands. He sprays alcohol over the bills and coins they give him before putting them in the till. Avila's shop is in Campohermoso, a town of 3,000...

Colombian town uses discipline, speakers to stay virus-free

Mar. 22, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

CAMPOHERMOSO, Colombia (AP) — When customers enter his hardware store Nelson Avila asks them to wear a mask and wash their hands. He sprays alcohol over the bills and coins they give him before putting them in the till. Avila's shop is in Campohermoso, a town of 3,000...

Cyber attack tied to China boosts development bank's chief

Mar. 22, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The cyberattack crested just as finance officials from across Latin America were descending on Washington to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Inter-American Development Bank. On Sept. 24, 2019, requests from more than 15,000 internet addresses...

Cyber attack tied to China boosts development bank's chief

Mar. 22, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The cyberattack crested just as finance officials from across Latin America were descending on Washington to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Inter-American Development Bank. On Sept. 24, 2019, requests from more than 15,000 internet addresses...

Prosecutors throw the book at money launderer for Venezuela

Mar. 20, 2021 09:52 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Miami are seeking a stiff prison sentence against a U.S.-based money manager they claim is hindering their efforts to seize a $2.7 million home and other assets he agreed to forfeit when he pleaded guilty to laundering bribe payments for a corrupt...