Colombia

Colombia Frees Cuban ISIS Suspect: Social Media Posts Are Not Terrorism

A Colombian judge dropped charges on Monday against Raúl Gutiérrez Sánchez, a 46-year-old Cuban economist accused of plotting a terrorist act on behalf of the Islamic State (ISIS), because “if everyone were judged by what they posted on social media, we would all be in jail.”

Police escort Cuban suspect Raul Gutierrez to court where a judge will rule on prosecutors’ request he be held on terrorism and conspiracy charges in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, March 15, 2018. Gutierrez is suspected of plotting to kill American diplomats in the name of the Islamic State. Fernando Vergara - …

Pompeo Spends Palm Sunday with Venezuelan Refugees in Colombia

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo concluded a short tour of Latin America Sunday with a visit to Cúcuta, Colombia, a border city Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro blocked off this year to prevent U.S. aid from entering his impoverished country.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (2-L, black shirt) and Colombian President Ivan Duque (C) visit the Simon Bolivar International Bridge in Cucuta, Norte del Santander Department, Colombia, on the border with Venezuela, on April 14, 2019. - Pompeo, who is on a four-nation tour of Latin American allies, finishes …

Mike Pence in Colombia: ‘Nicolas Maduro Must Go’

Vice President Mike Pence joined several South American presidents in Colombia Monday, renewing President Donald Trump’s declaration that “all options are on the table” to remove Nicolas Maduro from power in Venezuela.

Venezuela's self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido, left, shakes with Vice President Mike Pence, after a meeting of the Lima Group concerning Venezuela at the Foreign Ministry in Bogota, Colombia, Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. Pence's appearance before the Lima Group comes two days after a U.S.-backed effort to deliver humanitarian across …

Guaidó Claims Venezuela Now Receiving Humanitarian Aid

Venezuelan interim President Juan Guaidó claimed on Monday that he successfully secured the entry of humanitarian aid into the country, despite the socialist Maduro regime using the military to block its entry.

Venezuela opposition prepares protest, presses for aid to be let in