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  • Feds in Miami targeting Venezuelan officials in widening 'narcostate' drug probe

    MIAMI Federal authorities are taking aim at the second most powerful official in the Venezuelan government in a widening U.S. investigation into allegations that he pocketed millions of dollars from drug profits while providing a safe haven for...
  • Dozens die in Colombia mudslide

    Dozens die in Colombia mudslide
    An avalanche of mud and debris roared through an alpine town in western Colombia before dawn Monday, killing at least 58 people in a flash flood and mudslide triggered by heavy rains. Residents were stirred from bed in the dead of the night by a loud...
  • Death toll in Colombia flooding rises to 48

    The death toll from a deadly overnight flood in rural Colombia rose to 48 people Monday, as rescue crews continued digging out the dead and searching for survivors. The director of the nation's UNGRD disaster response agency, Carlos Ivan Marquez,...
  • Flood, mudslide sweep away homes in Colombia, killing 52

    An avalanche of mud and debris roared over an alpine town in western Colombia before dawn Monday, killing at least 52 people in a flash flood and mudslide triggered by heavy rains. Residents were stirred from bed in the dead of the night by a loud...
  • Colombia stunned by theft of rare Gabriel Garcia Marquez first edition

    Colombia stunned by theft of rare Gabriel Garcia Marquez first edition
    Colombian police are investigating the theft of a valuable first edition copy of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's masterpiece "One Hundred Years of Solitude." The book disappeared over the weekend from a display case at Bogota's book fair, which this year is...
  • The Clintons, a luxury jet and their $100 million donor from Canada

    The Clintons, a luxury jet and their $100 million donor from Canada
    Bill Clinton was planning a charity trip to Latin America and needed a big plane. For Frank Giustra, who had never met the former president, this was an opportunity. The Canadian mining magnate and onetime Hollywood studio owner stepped up to let the...
  • U.S accepts Colombia's decision to suspend use of weed killer

    U.S accepts Colombia's decision to suspend use of weed killer
    The U.S. ambassador to Colombia said Monday he accepted the country’s decision to suspend a longstanding program of aerial spraying of weed killer on coca crops but that other tools will be used to try to contain farming of coca, the base material...
  • Colombia suspending use of anti-coca herbicide

    Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos announced Saturday he is halting use of a herbicide that has been a key part of U.S.-financed efforts to wipe out cocaine crops, saying the country will seek other ways to destroy coca plants. Santos said he was...
  • Colombia officials say stolen Garcia Marquez book recovered

    Colombia's National Police force says authorities have recovered a valuable first edition copy of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's masterpiece "One Hundred Years of Solitude." The book was taken last weekend from a locked display case at Bogota's book fair,...
  • The billionaire whose Clinton Foundation ties could be trouble for Hillary Clinton

    Like countless people before him, Frank Giustra's first meeting with Bill Clinton was a life-altering event indelibly etched in his memory. "We hit it off right away," Giustra recalls. "We hit it off for a whole number of reasons. We had a very similar...
  • US, Colombia authorities probe sex-abuse allegations against US military, contractors

    BOGOTA U.S. and Colombian authorities are investigating allegations that more than 50 children may have been sexually abused by U.S. military personnel or contractors from 2003-2007, even as questions about the veracity of those allegations began to...