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 .
The Colombian government has reached an agreement with Marxist guerrillas to cooperate in the fight against illegal drugs, according to a government official with knowledge of peace talks being held in Cuba, who asked not to be named because the agreement isn’t public yet.
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.
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.