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Wednesday 24 May 2017

Young Bolivian Woman Abducted to Peru Escapes Human Trafficking Gang

(Q24N) A 21-year-old Bolivian girl who had been reported missing for four days was able to escape a...

A bank heist in Paraguay’s ‘wild, wild west’ reveals the dark underbelly of free trade

(Q24N) It was as brazen as it was spectacular: on April 24 2017, a commando team of bank...

Is There Slavery in Latin America?

(Q24N) The stolen freedom of hundreds of people, mostly women, is one of the Latin America’s hurdles nowadays....

Arrest Of 2 Americans Begins Medellin Crack Down On “Sex Tourism”

Colombia Jake. Photo from Medellin Sexy Girls Tours & Rentals Years after becoming a popular destination for sex tourism, Colombia’s...

Bolivia Mobilizes Troops to the Border as Chile Warns of Escalation

(Q24N) Bolivia has mobilized troops to the Chilean border in an effort to increase efforts against contraband activity. Chile...

Uruguay: Legal Marijuana Offers Better Prices than Black Market

(Q24N) The marijuana that the Uruguayan state will sell in pharmacies from next July, will be competitive in...

No Butter, But Lots Of Guns

The armed forces will decide the fate of Venezuela’s regime. People power counts for less TODAY VENEZUELA – Before...

Colombia’s President Santos Admits that His Government Has Run out of Money

Foto: Presidencia de la República. The Colombian Federation of Education Workers began a strike this week in hopes of...

Why Are There No Riots in the Barrios of Venezuela?

Commuters in Caracas’ popular neighborhoods. | Photo: Mision Verdad TODAY VENEZUELA – Closing streets, paralyzing the subway system, burning...

President Maduro Says Politicians Are ‘The New Jews That Hitler Pursued’

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro The Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, has likened the harassment of government officials and their families...

Venezuela’s New Constituent Assembly Takes Page From Fascism’s Playbook

Dictator Nicolás Maduro tramples liberal democracy on his to fascism. (PanAm Post) Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro summoned citizens to write a...

Do the Venezuelan Armed Forces Know they Defend a Narco-State?

What the Venezuelan Armed Forces don’t realize is that their families will also be affected by the crisis...

Lobbying the Enemy

TODAY VENEZUELA (Caracas Chronicles) It sounds bizarre: a self-declared “anti-imperialist” government trying to cozy up with its alleged...

Takanakuy: Peru’s Fist Fighting Christmas Tradition

Every December 25th, it's not Santa Claus people in Peru are looking forward to. They're looking forward to...

Venezuela: Diary of a Desperate Mother Trying To Put Food On The Kitchen Table

The diary of a desperate mother trying to put food on the kitchen table in Venezuela. (Bloomberg) In an...

Inside Venezuela’s anti-government protests

María Alvarez says she has been taking part in marches since 2002 Venezuelans angry with the government of President...

Colombia: No to Sex Tourism in Medellín

TODAY COLOMBIA NEWS -- In July 2014, the Facebook page No to sex tourist was created, with the...

Elderly Venezuelans Take to the Streets to Demand a Better Future for their Grandchildren

TODAY VENEZUELA – On Friday, May 12th, hundreds of elderly protesters joined the “democratic resistance” and marched towards...

Blow to Colombian Drug Cartel

It’s called the “balloon effect” – as Colombia and Mexico put the squeeze on drug cartels at their...

How South America Became a Nazi Haven

Lightning flashed across the Argentine skies as Ricardo Klement stepped off a bus after finishing his shift as...

Venezuelans Switch to Night Protests as Regime’s Death Toll Mounts

Venezuela’s opposition against President Nicolás Maduro is starting a new protest strategy: organize at night. This week, those opposed to...

Your Guide to Understanding Protest Deaths in Venezuela

Opposition supporters clash with security forces during a rally against Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela April...

Cali and Bogota Rank Among Top Five Places to Buy Real Estate Overseas

Bogota, Colombia TODAY COLOMBIA – In its annual outlook, a Panama-based publication recently ranked the best global locations to...

Mexico Cartel Involved in 7 Ton Colombia Cocaine Load

TODAY COLOMBIA - More details have emerged on the transport and seizure of a record seven tons of...

Venezuela has a fake news problem too

It’s hard to know what to believe these days. Marco Bello/Reuters Like dust in the wind the news flies:...

Venezuelan Dictatorship Arrests Thousands after 7 Weeks of Protests

Opposition leader, Henrique Capriles Radonski, who serves as Governor of the state of Miranda The death toll and causality...

11 Year Old Girl Colombia’s ‘Youngest Ever Drug Mule’

TODAY COLOMBIA NEWS -- An 11-year-old girl thought to be the world's youngest drug mule has been stopped...

Venezuelan Regime Steps up Torture against Protesters

Venezuela’s security forces beat most detainees after they are arrested, while they are being transferred to a temporary...

Colombia Dismantles Underage Prostitution Ring

(TODAY COLOMBIA) - A prostitution ring that offered underage girls to the criminal gang Clan Úsuga has been...

Colombia’s Medellin Turns “Snow” White After Torrential Hail Storm

TODAY COLOMBIA -- Colombia’s second largest city Medellin stopped being the “city of eternal spring” for an hour...

Venezuela President Maduro: Attempted Coup Has International Ties

TODAY VENEZUELA - A coup plot against President Nicolas Maduro and the Bolivarian Revolution was thwarted this week...

Drugs and Trafficking Behind Death of 15 Foreigners in Medellin

Many of the killings of foreigners occurred in the streets of El Poblado, Laureles and BelenTODAY COLOMBIA –...