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Argentina, Paraguay probe grounded 747 for terrorism ties

Jun. 23, 2022 19:37 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Authorities in Argentina and Paraguay are trying to shine light on the jumbo-jet sized mystery surrounding a cargo plane with Iranian and Venezuelan crew that has been grounded outside Buenos Aires more than two weeks. Prosecutors in the two South...

Ex-Venezuela mayor pleads guilty for $3.8 million in bribes

Jun. 23, 2022 12:47 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A onetime ally of the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez pleaded guilty in Miami on Thursday for taking $3.8 million in bribes in exchange for steering lucrative oil contracts from foreign-owned joint ventures to officials in Venezuela's socialist government and military. ...

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...

Colombia picks 1st leftist president in tight runoff contest

Jun. 20, 2022 09:48 AM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia will be governed by a leftist president for the first time after former rebel Gustavo Petro narrowly defeated a real estate tycoon in a runoff election that underscored people’s disgust with the country’s traditional politicians. Petro’s third...

Ex-rebel wins runoff to be Colombia's 1st leftist president

Jun. 19, 2022 23:00 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Former rebel Gustavo Petro narrowly won a runoff election over a political outsider millionaire Sunday, ushering in a new era of politics for Colombia by becoming the country's first leftist president. Petro, a senator in his third attempt to win the...

Israel praises Argentina grounding plane with Iranian crew

Jun. 16, 2022 20:16 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Israel praised Argentina on Thursday for holding a Venezuelan plane that included Iranian crew, saying the flight shows Tehran is trying to expand its influence in South America. Washington also made clear it is keeping close tabs on the investigation into the...

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...

Venezuelan opposition to file complaint for attack on leader

Jun. 14, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Venezuelan opposition group backed by the United States will file a complaint with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights for the physical attack its leader suffered over the weekend during a visit to a rural community as part of a tour meant to unite his party and...

Argentina authorities seek data on Iranian, Venezuelan crew

Jun. 14, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Police officers on Tuesday searched the hotel where the Venezuelan and Iranian crew of a mysterious plane that remains stuck at Buenos Aires’ main international airport have been staying as authorities blocked its exit amid suspicions about its crew and U.S....