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 ...

Venezuela says it foiled 'coup' plot involving U.S., Colombia and Chile

World Jun 27, 2019

Venezuela says it foiled 'coup' plot involving U.S., Colombia and Chile

Venezuela's socialist government said Wednesday it had derailed an attempted coup, claiming the United States, Colombia and Chile colluded in a military plot to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro and install a general and former defense minister in his place. Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez said the ...