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Colombia's Arhuacos strive for harmony with Mother Nature

Jan. 27, 2023 09:24 AM EST

NABUSIMAKE, Colombia (AP) — The Arhuaco people in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta have fended off incursions by Capuchin missionaries and by the illegal armed groups of Colombia's long civil conflict. They would prefer to focus on avoiding and repairing damage to Mother Earth. The...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jan. 26, 2023 01:54 AM EST

The Index-Journal. January 23, 2023. Editorial: Life in the left lane Move it on over. Rock it on over. Move over little dog, the big ole dog is barreling down. Our state Legislature made it a priority to penalize those slowpokes who take up the left...

Colombia's once most-wanted drug lord pleads guilty in US

Jan. 25, 2023 17:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Colombian man who was once one of the world's most-wanted drug lords pleaded guilty Wednesday to U.S. smuggling charges, admitting that he led a cartel and paramilitary group that trafficked in cocaine and deadly violence. “Tons of cocaine were moved with my...

Colombia reports 215 human rights defenders murdered in 2022

Jan. 23, 2023 15:13 PM EST

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s human rights watchdog is reporting that 215 human rights advocates were killed last year, the highest death toll since a peace accord was signed with leftist rebels in 2016. José Ricaurte Quintero, who founded the Maná Survivors Association,...

Owusu-Anane scores 27 in Brown's 97-85 win over Columbia

Jan. 21, 2023 19:24 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Nana Owusu-Anane's 27 points helped Brown defeat Columbia 97-85 on Saturday night. Owusu-Anane also had 18 rebounds for the Bears (10-9, 3-3 Ivy League). Kino Lilly Jr. shot 6 for 16 (2 for 4 from 3-point range) and 2 of 3 from the free throw line to add 16...

Princeton defeats Dartmouth 93-90 in OT

Jan. 21, 2023 17:19 PM EST

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Keeshawn Kellman's layup with a minute left in overtime put Princeton in front for good and the Tigers held on to beat Dartmouth, 93-90 on Saturday afternoon. Tosan Evbuomwan scored 20 points and added five assists for the Tigers (14-5, 5-1 Ivy League)....

Colombia extradites to US brother of powerful left lawmaker

Jan. 19, 2023 14:21 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Colombia on Thursday extradited to the U.S. the brother of powerful leftist senator on charges that he conspired with dissident guerrillas to smuggle huge quantities of cocaine. A handcuffed Álvaro Córdoba was handed to agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement...

'Help': Colombia rescues sailor adrift in Caribbean 24 days

Jan. 19, 2023 13:06 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Colombian navy rescued a man from Dominica who says he survived 24 days adrift in the Caribbean on a sailboat by eating ketchup, garlic powder and seasoning cubes. Elvis Francois, 47, had scrawled the word “help” in English on the boat's hull, which...

Missouri Gov. Parson calls for $860M to widen I-70

Jan. 18, 2023 18:38 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson called on state lawmakers to set aside nearly $860 million to widen and improve traffic flow on Interstate 70 in his annual State of the State address Wednesday. The massive investment in I-70 is part of a nearly $52 billion...

Guatemala ups persecution of those who pursued the corrupt

Jan. 18, 2023 16:10 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The Guatemalan government’s effort to undo more than a decade of United Nations-backed anti-corruption work moved even beyond its borders this week, in what experts say is an election year attempt to assure conservative voters its like won’t be seen again. ...