Colombian presidential candidate Juan Manuel Santos may coast to victory in this weekend’s runoff election. A bigger challenge in office will be escaping the shadow of the kingmaker who helped get him there: President Alvaro Uribe .
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas meets with his Colombian counterpart today, hoping to take advantage of Latin America’s growing independence from the U.S. to win a Security Council vote in his bid for United Nations membership.
A widening spy scandal in Colombia is heightening tension between its two most powerful politicians as former President Alvaro Uribe’s legacy comes under fire by his handpicked successor’s anti-corruption drive.
Colombia’s government has its best chance yet of ending almost half a century of civil war as negotiators sit down today in Oslo with a rebel group whose ranks have been thinned by a decade of military defeats.
A decision by Ecuador to embrace fugitive Edward Snowden would advance President Rafael Correa’s efforts to step out from the shadow of the late Hugo Chavez and establish himself as the U.S.’s leading critic in Latin America, regional analysts said.
The U.S. government has delivered only about 9 percent of the $1.6 billion in drug-war aid promised to Mexico and Central America as Mexican executives say increasing violence is the greatest threat to the economy.
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, opened peace talks in Oslo by denouncing oil and mining companies that it says are looting the Andean nation’s wealth, and said the country needs a new national army without U.S. influence.