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Ex-rebel takes oath as Colombian president in historic shift

Aug. 08, 2022 01:48 AM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s first leftist president was sworn into office Sunday, promising to fight inequality and bring peace to a country long haunted by bloody feuds between the government, drug traffickers and rebel groups. Gustavo Petro, a former member of...

Today in History: August 8, Nixon announces his resignation

Aug. 08, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Aug. 8, the 220th day of 2022. There are 145 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 8, 1974, President Richard Nixon, facing damaging new revelations in the Watergate scandal, announced he...

Venezuela, Colombia border areas hopeful as reopening looms

Aug. 06, 2022 22:02 PM EDT

SAN JUAN DE COLON, Venezuela (AP) — The freight company owned by Alfredo Rosales and his brothers was hustling, its 50 or so trucks constantly on the go hauling about 1 million tons of coal, cement, flour and other goods every year in commerce between Venezuela and Colombia. Their...

Today in History: July 31, Lafayette becomes a major-general

Jul. 31, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, July 31, the 212th day of 2022. There are 153 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 31, 1777, during the Revolutionary War, the Marquis de Lafayette, a 19-year-old French nobleman, was made a...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Jul. 20, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: July 15 The Washington Post on access to birth control after the SCOTUS ruling on abortion: The French company that has asked for permission to sell birth control pills over the counter in...

Afro-Colombian politician tapped as ambassador to Washington

Jul. 12, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A veteran Afro-Colombian politician who studied in the Soviet Union and fled his homeland after being kidnapped by a paramilitary group has been tapped to become Colombia's first Black ambassador to the United States. In a brief message posted on Twitter on...

Venezuela charges 12 in murder of former guerrilla leader

Jul. 09, 2022 21:06 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan authorities on Saturday charged 12 people in connection with the kidnapping and murder of a longtime government supporter who was behind the high-profile abduction of an American industrialist in the 1970s. Among those charged was the wife of...

Leftist's election to test Colombia's alliance with US

Jun. 21, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — It’s one of the United States’ few enduring alliances in an often-turbulent Latin America, one built around a decades-long partnership combating the nation’s drug cartels. But Gustavo Petro’s election as Colombia’s first leftist president is likely...

Venezuela's Maduro meets Qatar's ruling emir on Mideast trip

Jun. 15, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro met with Qatar's ruling emir on Wednesday as part of a Mideast tour. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani posted a photo on social media of the two meeting, saying they “discussed prospects for enhancing...

Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro visits Qatar on Mideast tour

Jun. 14, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro traveled Tuesday to the energy-rich nation of Qatar as part of a Mideast tour. Maduro was met at Doha International Airport by Qatar's minister of state for foreign affairs, Sultan bin Saad al-Muraikhi, and...