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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 …

Crash of the Pink Tide: Latin America Continues Shift Rightwards in 2018

Latin America has continued its shift towards right-wing, anti-socialist leaders in the year 2018, electing new administrations in Colombia, Brazil, and Chile to change the political climate of a continent dominated by left-wing governments in the 21st century so far.

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Colombia Protests Dozens of Hostages Held in Venezuela

Colombia presented a complaint to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, on Wednesday over the “arbitrary detention” of 59 of its citizens by the Maduro regime in Venezuela.

The worn bars in the cell block are seen at Alcatraz Island, a 22-acre rocky outcrop situated 1.5 miles offshore in San Francisco Bay, August 11, 2011. Seventy-seven years ago on August 11, 1934, a group of federal prisoners classified as "most dangerous" arrived at the new high-security penitentiary designed …

Trump at U.N.: Colombia Responded to Record Cocaine Crops by Electing Conservative

U.S. President Donald Trump, while speaking at the United Nations Monday, attributed hardline conservative Iván Duque’s recent presidential election victory over his leftist opponent in Colombia to his aggressive anti-drugs policy at a time when the country is reportedly producing more cocaine than ever.

Ivan Duque, presidential candidate for the Democratic Center, left, and his vice presidential formula Marta Lucia Ramirez raise arms after winning the first round presidential election in Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, May 27, 2018. With almost all polling stations reporting, Duque won 39 percent trailed by leftist former leftist rebel and …

Colombia Sees Biggest Cocaine Boom Ever After Deal with FARC Communists

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime revealed in a report Wednesday that Colombia produced record yields of cocaine in 2017, a major blow to joint U.S.-Colombian investment in dissuading peasants from harvesting coca leaf and an outcome some conservatives predicted as inevitable to peace talks with the Marxist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

A "cambullon" (small lab to produce cocaine base paste) at a clandestine farm in southeast Columbia