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  • Latin America Digest: Today's one-line news briefs

     
    Bogota, Colombia — Twenty-three-year-old fine arts student Nicolas Castro was arrested Wednesday for allegedly posting on the Facebook social networking site a death threat against Jeronimo Alberto Uribe, son of Colombian President Alvaro Uribe....
  • A brief Q&A with the U.S. trade representative

     
    Ambassador Ron Kirk, the former mayor of Dallas whom President Obama tapped to be the U.S. trade representative, has solid credentials as a free-trader -- more solid, alas, than the man he works for. While in Southern California to speak to a state...
  • Latin America Digest: a Guatemalan lawyer, a Mexican drug lord, Argentina's economy minister and Colombia's ombudsman

     
    Today's One-Line News Briefs Guatemala City — Guatemalan lawyer Rodrigo Rosenberg, who accused President Alvaro Colom of his slaying in a video made before Rosenberg’s death May 10, actually contracted hit men for his own slaying, U.N. investigators...
  • Venezuela's Hugo Chavez and Colombia's Alvaro Uribe exchange fighting words

     
    You knew it had to happen. As soon as the 30-some regional leaders went behind closed doors at the so-called Summit of Unity in Cancun, Mexico, the fat hit the fire. Venezuela's leftist president, Hugo Chavez, and his right-wing Colombian counterpart,...
  • The politics of Calle 13, to the beat of reggaeton

     
    Extensively tattooed and often parading around stages and streets without a shirt, reggaeton rapper Rene "Residente" Perez is an unlikely political commentator in Latin America. Yet these days the front-man of the Puerto Rican alternative-reggaeton...
  • Ahead of election, Colombian rebels release hostages

     
    The Colombian rebel group FARC has released two hostages in recent days. On Sunday, a young soldier held for 11 months was set free, and on Tuesday the FARC released an army corporal held since 1997, one of the longest-held hostages in Colombian history....
  • Colombia considers container port in humpback whale habitat

     
    Malaga Bay welcomes as many as 1,000 migrating whales between June and August, sparking a small but growing eco-tourism industry in the area. But ANDI, as the national business group is known, says the bay's natural depth makes it ideal for large...
  • From pants-dropping professor ... to president of Colombia?

     
    Mockus is a bonafide maverick, a cerebral intellectual who co-founded the Green Party and is building a political base largely on the themes of decency, ethics, and good citizenship -- and by harnessing the power of Facebook and Twitter. He's also known...
  • Former defense minister Santos dominates in Colombia election

     
    Santos fell just short of achieveing a simple majority so a run-off is set June 20. But with the margin between the two top vote-getters so wide, analysts are predicting an eventual win for Santos. The question now is, Why were the polls so off?...
  • Santos wins: A vote for continuity in Colombia

     
    The presidency of Colombia for the next four years is in the hands of Juan Manuel Santos. The former defense minister defeated Antanas Mockus by a margin of more than 40% in Colombia's presidential runoff on Sunday, Chris Kraul reports in The Times....
  • Colombian journalist denied visa for Harvard fellowship

     
    Uribe, a strong U.S. ally, has singled out Morris for criticism, the AP says: "On Feb. 3, 2009, Uribe called Morris 'an accomplice of terrorism' posing as a journalist after Morris showed up with FARC rebels to cover the insurgents' liberation of four...