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  • Cubans hail removal from U.S. list of state terrorism sponsors

    Cubans hail removal from U.S. list of state terrorism sponsors
    Cuban officials and ordinary citizens alike hailed the island's removal from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, saying the move by President Barack Obama heals a decades-old insult to national pride and clears the way to swiftly restore...
  • Obama drops Cuba from terror list, readies for showdown with Congress

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama told Congress on Tuesday that he is removing Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, the latest action in his drive to normalize relations with the island but one that paves the way for a showdown with Congress....
  • Colombia modifies bill to judge killings in military courts

    Under pressure from human rights groups, Colombia's government has backtracked on wording in proposed legislation that critics said could deny justice for the families of thousands of victims of extrajudicial killings at the hands of the country's U.S.-...
  • Stronger US economy and dollar tighten Latin American ties

    In Mexico City, an auto parts company expects to ride a resurgent U.S. auto industry to $1 billion in annual revenue by 2016. In Bogota, Colombia, a company that makes plastic water valves is hoping an expansion into the United States will super-charge...
  • Old Colombian languages, customs get newfound respect

    Old Colombian languages, customs get newfound respect
    It was another day at the office for Elion Uriana, a palabrero, or tribal judge, in Colombia's Wayuu indigenous community. A leader of his goat-herding clan, he was considering the aftermath of an arranged marriage gone bad. "The parents of the groom...
  • Latest on Americas Summit: Summit wraps up 5 hours late

    9:40 p.m. (0240 GMT, 10:40 p.m. EDT) Cheers have broken out in the media center of the Summit Americas after Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela declared the gathering over. Saturday's conference was a marathon session that ran about five hours over...
  • Obama says decision nears on Cuba terror designation

    PANAMA CITY President Barack Obama said Thursday that the State Department has made its long-awaited recommendation on whether to remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, but he gave no hint of what had been recommended or on when...
  • Former leaders call for Venezuela to be confronted on human rights

    PANAMA CITY Saying that the hemisphere can no longer ignore widespread abuses in Venezuela, 26 former presidents signed a statement Thursday calling on the Andean nation to hold elections and free political prisoners. The joint communique signed by the...
  • Marches held across Colombia to support peace efforts

    Colombia's president on Thursday extended a suspension of air attacks on the country's main rebel movement amid a day of marches in support of peace. Thousands of marchers waved white flags and paraded through cities across the country to support peace...
  • Colombia tackles its landmine issue amid peace talks

    SONSON, Colombia As a child soldier for Colombia's largest guerrilla group, Jairo watched his fellow fighters seed trails and pastures with anti-personnel mines designed to kill and maim. Sometimes they made careful maps indicating where the explosives...
  • Venezuela has its own agenda for hemispheric summit

    BOGOTA, Colombia The Summit of the Americas, which begins Friday, was supposed to mark the United State's return to the fold. During the last few meetings of the hemisphere's leaders, Washington had been sidelined over its stance on the Falklands, the war...