U.S., Colombia move against alleged big money laundering family in Panama

May 6, 2016

U.S., Colombia move against alleged big money laundering family in Panama

Authorities have arrested a prominent Panama businessman and dismantled an empire of banking, real estate and retail businesses that the U.S. says were part of a top worldwide money-laundering organization for drug traffickers. The coordinated operation was announced Thursday as the U.S. Treasury Department ...

Apr 28, 2016

Antlers, Colombian squad to square off in Suruga Bank Championship

Kashima Antlers will take on Copa Sudamericana champion Santa Fe of Colombia in the Suruga Bank Championship this summer, the Japan Football Association announced Thursday. Santa Fe defeated Argentina’s Huracan on penalties after a 0-0 aggregate draw over two legs in December, setting up ...

Colombian cocaine smugglers hide beneath the waves

Mar 15, 2016

Colombian cocaine smugglers hide beneath the waves

For the U.S. Coast Guard, Bigfoot is real — and is proudly on display here in Key West. The hulking monster in question, a sasquatch of the sea, is a 50-foot-long (15-meter) semi-submersible boat built by drug smugglers in the mangroves of Colombia to ...

Mar 6, 2016

Colombia reports more than 47,700 Zika cases

Colombia has seen more than 47,700 cases of Zika, including thousands of pregnant women infected with the mosquito-borne virus, the country’s National Health Institute reported Saturday. A total of 8,890 pregnant women have come down with the disease, which has been tentatively linked to ...

Mar 6, 2016

Clan Usuga drug kingpin killed in Colombia

The top leader of the powerful Clan Usuga gang was killed in a police raid, authorities said Saturday, in another major blow to Colombia’s most important gang. “Body blow to the Clan Usaga gang. Alias Lorenzo taken out in Uraba. Top gang leader and ...

Colombia police chief resigns amid gay sex scandal

Feb 18, 2016

Colombia police chief resigns amid gay sex scandal

Colombia’s national police chief resigned on Wednesday, caught up in a male prostitution scandal that has also seen the country’s deputy interior minister quit his post. The latest resignation came a day after prosecutors launched a probe into allegations that police officials ran a ...