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More migrants report sex abuse crossing Panama's Darien Gap

Oct. 24, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

LAJAS BLANCAS, Panama (AP) — A growing number of women migrants crossing the forbidding jungle of the Darien Gap between Colombia and Panama on their route north are reporting sexual assaults, grabbing the attention of Panamanian lawmakers. On Saturday, a 25-year-old...

Colombia's most wanted drug lord captured in jungle raid

Oct. 23, 2021 21:02 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian security forces have captured the country’s most wanted drug trafficker, a rural warlord who stayed on the run for more than a decade by corrupting state officials and aligning himself with combatants on the left and right. President...

Colombian authorities announce capture of Dairo Antonio Úsuga, one of country’s most wanted drug traffickers.

Oct. 23, 2021 19:34 PM EDT
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian authorities announce capture of Dairo Antonio Úsuga, one of country’s most wanted drug traffickers.

Jamaica arrests Colombian as suspect in Haiti assassination

Oct. 21, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A police superintendent in Jamaica told The Associated Press on Thursday that authorities have arrested a Colombian man they believe is a suspect in the July 7 assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse. Officials were still making...

Blinken seeks to reaffirm US-Colombia strategic ties in trip

Oct. 21, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, in his first official visit to South America, on Thursday sought to reaffirm the strategic ties between his country and Colombia while underscoring the importance of ensuring the democracies in the region meet the needs of...

Jamaican police official says officers have arrested a Colombian man suspected in the assassination of Haiti's president

Oct. 21, 2021 16:52 PM EDT
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Jamaican police official says officers have arrested a Colombian man suspected in the assassination of Haiti's president.

UN: Excluding women from peace talks risks more conflict

Oct. 21, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Increasingly vast military expenditures and “the extreme marginalization and exclusion” of women from peace negotiations are risking renewed conflicts instead of promoting peace and stability, the head of the U.N. agency promoting gender equality warned Thursday. ...

Venezuela halts talks after Maduro ally's extradition to US

Oct. 16, 2021 23:29 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Venezuela’s government said Saturday it would halt negotiations with its opponents in retaliation for the extradition to the U.S. of a close ally of President Nicolás Maduro who prosecutors believe could be the most significant witness ever about corruption in the South...

Charise Castro Smith brings Latin experience to 'Encanto'

Oct. 15, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Charise Castro Smith, the first Latino woman to co-direct a Walt Disney Animation Studios movie, admits that she has felt terrified at times. But when the chance to work on “Encanto” came around, she had no doubts. “I said, ‘I have to do this. I...

UN envoy urges new action to integrate Colombian ex-fighters

Oct. 14, 2021 21:04 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Colombia called Thursday for greater efforts to integrate former combatants who are struggling with access to land and housing and finding sustainable incomes and security. Carlos Ruiz Massieu told the U.N. Security...