Juan Manuel Santos

Former Venezuelan Political Prisoner: ‘I Saw Men Crucified’

Venezuelan student leader Lorent Saleh spent four years behind bars for peaceful resistance to the socialist regime of Nicolás Maduro. Released this month, he offered several interviews this week from his new home in Spain, describing in gruesome detail the wide variety of torture methods he experienced and saw in use during his imprisonment.

The Associated Press

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

Six Arrests in Venezuela After Alleged Assassination Attempt on Maduro

Venezuelan police announced six arrests on Sunday with the promise of more to come following an alleged assassination attempt against President Nicolas Maduro using explosive-laden drones. Maduro ally President Evo Morales of Bolivia accused the U.S. government of masterminding the plot, a charge swiftly denied by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton.

Timeline of Venezuelan president 'drone attack'