Ousted Caracas Mayor Ledezma escaped house arrest, arrived in Colombia

Antonio Ledezma fled from house arrest in Caracas to Colombia_Nov 2017

nsnbc : Antonio Ledezma, the ousted Caracas mayor, escaped from house arrest and fled from Venezuela to neighboring Colombia on Friday. Ledezma escaped despite being closely monitored by Venezuelan security forces. Colombian immigration authorities reported that Antonio Ledezma entered Colombia legally after crossing the Simon Bolivar bridge separating More...

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By nsnbc On Thursday, November 16th, 2017

VP of Ecuador to face trial in Odebrecht corruption case

nsnbc : A court in the Ecuadorian capital Quito has paved the way for a criminal trial against Vice-President Jurge Glas for an alleged corruption plot involving the Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht. A judge More...

President Juan manuel Santos and security forces "delivering the goods" after Colombia's biggest drug bust ever.
By nsnbc On Thursday, November 9th, 2017
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Biggest Colombian drug bust ever: Security forces confiscated 12 metric tons cocaine

nsnbc : Colombian security forces have confiscated 12 metric tons of cocaine in the country’s biggest drug bust ever, said President Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday. The drug bust happened in four farms in More...

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By nsnbc On Saturday, November 4th, 2017

Venezuelan opposition split as Rosales vows to run in elections for A New Time in Zulia

nsnbc : Manuel Rosales, a former Zulia governor announced that he will run in the upcoming elections on behalf of the “A New Time” party in Venezuela’s Zulia State while other parties decided to More...

By nsnbc On Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

FARC leader Rodrigo Londono a.k.a. Timochenko to run in Colombia’s 2018 presidential elections

nsnbc : The FARC launched its political party in 2017 using the acronym FARC for Revolutionary Alternative Forces of Colombia. The party was founded in September 2017 after the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Saturday, October 28th, 2017

Colombian State convicted of exterminating leftists

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The State of Colombia and its armed forces have been convicted of the attempted extermination of leftists and will have to pay a fine to the Patriotic Union, a party initially started More...

A typical small coca field in Colombia. Photo Courtesy UNODC
By nsnbc On Friday, October 27th, 2017

Colombian government plans to go ahead with decriminalizing small coca farms

nsnbc : The decriminalization of small coca farmes is part of the peace accord reached between the State and the now demobilized FARC-EP in December 2016. The administration of President Juan Manuel Santos reportedly More...

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By nsnbc On Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Corrupt Colombian officials stole childrens’ lunch money

nsnbc : Corrupt Colombian officials have embezzled $13 billion from regional budgests in 2016, including $16 million from a program to feed poor children, reported Comptroller General Edgardo Maya. Colombians are More...

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By nsnbc On Sunday, October 15th, 2017

Venezuelan government cancels conductor Gustavo Dudamel concerts in Taiwan and China

nsnbc : The Venezuelan government has canceled a tour by conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra which would have brought him to the National Concert Hall in the Taiwanese capital Taipei More...

By nsnbc On Sunday, October 15th, 2017

Ousted Venezuelan Chief Prosecutor Luisa Ortega leaked Odebrecht bribe video

nsnbc : Ousted Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega Diaz leaked a video purporting to show an Odebrecht representative saying he agreed to pay $35 million toward President Nicolas Maduro’s campaign in More...