Third general strike keeps pressure on Colombia's Duque

World / Social Issues Dec 5, 2019

Third general strike keeps pressure on Colombia's Duque

Thousands of protesters took part in anti-government demonstrations in Colombia's capital Bogota and other cities Wednesday during the country's third general strike in two weeks. Strike leaders say they intend to maintain pressure on right-wing President Ivan Duque's government, after brushing aside his appeals to ...

Rio Treaty nations move to further isolate Maduro camp

World / Politics Dec 4, 2019

Rio Treaty nations move to further isolate Maduro camp

Representatives from over a dozen nations that are signatories to a Cold War-era defense treaty for the Americas moved Tuesday to further isolate close allies of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro with economic sanctions. The 1947 Rio Treaty signatories concluded a meeting in Bogota by vowing ...

Spanish police tow seized drug submarine to port

World / Crime & Legal Nov 27, 2019

Spanish police tow seized drug submarine to port

Spanish police Tuesday managed to tow a sunken submarine believed to be carrying tons of cocaine into a northwestern port and began preparations to extract its cargo. Police were hoping to crane-lift the 20-meter (65-foot) submarine onto the dock at Port of Aldan so that ...

Japan U-22 lacks finishing touch in loss against Colombia

Soccer Nov 17, 2019

Japan U-22 lacks finishing touch in loss against Colombia

A lack of ruthlessness in front of the goal proved costly for Japan's Olympic hopefuls on Sunday as they lost 2-0 to Colombia in an under-22 friendly. Headlined by senior national team regulars Takefusa Kubo and Ritsu Doan, Hajime Moriyasu's side created several scoring opportunities ...

FARC leaders take responsibility for Colombia kidnappings

World / Crime & Legal Sep 24, 2019

FARC leaders take responsibility for Colombia kidnappings

Former FARC leaders formally recognized at a special tribunal Monday "ethical and political responsibility" for thousands of kidnappings carried out during Colombia's long conflict. At a hearing in Bogota, Rodrigo "Timoshenko" Londono — FARC ex-commander and now leader of the movement's political party — handed ...