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Colombia says police foil attempt to assassinate FARC leader Timochenko

Colombian police thwarted an assassination attempt against Rodrigo Londono, former commander of the demobilized FARC rebels better known by his nom de guerre Timochenko,...

Bolivia exiled ex-president Morales calls on radio for armed militias

Bolivia´s exiled former president Evo Morales on Sunday defended a call he made for the formation of armed groups, a recording of which was...

Venezuela’s Guaido calls for more protests against Maduro

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Saturday called for more protests against the government of President Nicolas Maduro in the wake of a failed...

Three years after $1 billion Venezuela deal, U.S. oilfield firm shuts doors

An Oklahoma oilfield company that played a central role in Venezuela’s high profile attempt to convince the world it could halt production declines at...

Venezuela’s ruling Socialists seize congress, defiant opposition re-elects Guaido

Venezuela’s socialist government installed a new head of Congress on Sunday after armed troops blocked opposition legislators from entering parliament, in a move condemned...

Bolivia’s electoral court sets election rerun for May 3

A rerun of Bolivia’s election has been set for Sunday May 3, the president of the country’s Supreme Electoral Tribunal said on Friday.  Salvador Romero...

Traveling to The Driest Spot on Earth – The Atacama Desert

The Amazon Rainforest sees more than 9 feet of rain each and every year; the Atacama Desert receives 0.04 inches. The 40,600-square-mile strip of...

Indigenous History of Colombia

Colombia is a land of plenty: it boasts an astonishing variety of plant and animal life; it features terrain ranging from the rugged Andes...

6 men become 1st to cross perilous Drake Passage unassisted

As freezing water thrashed their rowboat in some of the most treacherous waters in the world, six men fought for 13 days to make...

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