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EXPLAINER: What are Colombia's ex-FARC splinter groups?

Dec. 01, 2021 00:07 AM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Biden administration revoked the terrorist designation of Colombia’s former FARC guerrilla army on Tuesday, five years after the rebel group signed a peace deal with the government. However, it imposed the same designation on two splinter groups that are still...

US lifts terror designation for Colombia's ex-guerrilla army

Nov. 30, 2021 10:34 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration formally revoked the terrorist designation of Colombia's former FARC guerrilla army on Tuesday, but newly imposed the designation on commanders and offshoots of the group who have refused to lay down their arms. Lifting of the...

Inside the 'big wave' of misinformation targeted at Latinos

Nov. 29, 2021 18:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before last year's presidential election, Facebook ads targeting Latino voters described Joe Biden as a communist. During his inauguration, another conspiracy theory spread online and on Spanish-language radio warning that a brooch worn by Lady Gaga signaled Biden was...

US eliminated from Davis Cup Finals after loss to Colombia

Nov. 28, 2021 19:25 PM EST

U.S. captain Mardy Fish hinted at a lack of passion within his team after the record 32-time champion Americans were eliminated from the Davis Cup Finals by following up a lopsided loss to host Italy with a humbling defeat to Colombia on Sunday. The Americans left Turin...

AP source: US delisting Colombia rebels as terror group

Nov. 23, 2021 20:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration notified Congress on Tuesday it is ending Colombia's largest guerrilla group's designation as a terrorist organization, according to a congressional aide granted anonymity to discuss the situation. State Department spokesman...

39 Palestinian refugees seek asylum at Barcelona's airport

Nov. 19, 2021 09:33 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — A group of 39 Palestinian refugees has sought asylum in Spain after refusing to get back on a plane during a Barcelona stopover on their flight from Cairo, Spanish authorities said Friday. Police are investigating the charter flight that flew the group...

Sebastian Munoz has career-best 60 to lead Sea Island

Nov. 18, 2021 17:38 PM EST

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Sebastian Munoz saw the tough weather conditions on the way to the RSM Classic and figured all he could do was keep his head down and make birdies. He wound up with a 10-under 60 to shatter his career round by six shots. Scoring was so low...

Miami prof gets jail for laundering 'dirty' Venezuela money

Nov. 16, 2021 19:53 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — For years, Bruce Bagley was the go-to academic expert on drug trafficking in Latin America, sharing his knowledge with Congress, journalists, prominent attorneys and even the Central Intelligence Agency. But in a stunning turn of events, a Manhattan federal...

Turkey: Man in custody sought for Haitian president's death

Nov. 16, 2021 11:10 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities have issued a 40-day temporary custody order for a man considered a suspect in the July 7 assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse and placed him in a prison in Istanbul, Turkey’s state-run news agency reported. The...

Turkey arrests a Haitian businessman sought in Moïse killing

Nov. 15, 2021 19:22 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A Haitian businessman considered a suspect in the July 7 assassination of President Jovenel Moïse was arrested in Turkey, authorities in Haiti announced Monday. Haitian Foreign Minister Claude Joseph said on his Twitter account that he...