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Uber Back In The Streets Of Colombia

Uber restarted operations in Colombia on Thursday (February 20) after shutting down its app...

Warren Buffett’s Son Is Spending $200 Million to Help Colombia Kick Its Cocaine Curse

(AP) — With Colombian military snipers in position, Howard Buffett descends from a helicopter...

Bogota, A Magnet For Foreign Investment

During 2019, Invest in Bogota, Colombia’s capital investment promotion agency, supported 48 greenfield Foreign Direct...

Guaidó meets Pompeo, condemns Venezuela for links to terrorism

Bogota, Colombia (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó joined leaders from the United...

Brazil: Far-right culture minister fired after echoing Nazi Goebbels

Brazil's Culture Secretary Roberto Alvim was removed from his post on Friday, a day...

Protests to intensify this year, Colombia union leader says

(Reuters) – Protests against the social and economic policies of Colombian President Ivan Duque...

Uber to leave Colombia after regulatory crackdown

In the midst of a difficult legal battle and after six years in the...

Colombia’s loathed tax reform passed Congress

A widely rejected tax reform that was approved by Colombia’s Congress in December may...

Venezuela opposition denounces ‘parliamentary coup’

Venezuela’s government on Sunday announced that a dissident opposition politician and rival to Juan Guaido had...

Argentina Shuts Down Buenos Aires Erotic Film Theater Offering ‘Sex Parties’

Authorities in the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires last week shut down an old...

Cocaine Worth $1B Seized in Uruguay’s Capital

4.4 tonnes of cocaine worth US$1 billion dollars were found in containers with soybeans...

I’ll be Back’: Morales Builds Opposition & Prepares MAS for Bolivian Vote

Former Bolivian President Evo Morales has not given up his political activity after fleeing...

Massive cocaine haul seized in Uruguay

A record 4.4 tons of cocaine packed in containers of soy flour and destined...

China makes big impact in Colombia: The year of Chinese transport infrastructure

2019 was the year in which Chinese companies finally made their way into Colombia,...

Maduro survives 2019

The Trump administration and the Venezuela opposition believed — insisted, in fact — that...

First female mayor of Bogota marries girlfriend

The first female mayor to be elected in Colombia’s capital city of Bogota has...

Brazil Poll Shows Growing Rejection of Bolsonaro

The far-right government’s positive rating had already declined in Ibope’s four previous polls this...

FARC Peace Deal a Smokescreen for Corruption

On Friday, 7th October 2016, we learned that after thirty-four years, a Colombian had...

Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering Fuel Venezuela’s Dollarization

Much of the dollars now circulating in Venezuela allegedly come from money laundering and...

Venezuela Opposition lawmakers to be tried for treason

Venezuela’s pro-government Constituent Assembly on Monday revoked the parliamentary immunity of four opposition lawmakers....

Evo Morales aims to shape Bolivian politics from Argentinian exile

The exiled former president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, said Tuesday in Buenos Aires that...

Colombia orders Uber to cease operation after unfair competition lawsuit

Colombia on Friday ordered Uber to cease its ride-hailing operations in the Andean country,...

It’s snow joke: Colombia threatens to sue Walmart over sweater

The Colombian government agency, Agencia Jurídica de Defensa (Legal Defence Agency) has threatened to...

Brazil sees spike in same-sex marriage ahead of Bolsonaro presidency

The number of same-sex marriages soared 61.7% between 2017 and 2018, according to data...

Tens of thousands march in third strike

Tens of thousands of protesters across Colombia took part in anti-government demonstrations Wednesday during...

Bolivia: ‘Overwhelming’ evidence of vote rigging

In its final report released on Wednesday, the Organization of American States (OAS) published...

Why Latin America Should Go All In On The Sharing Economy

(Bogota, Colombia) While we tend to think of the so-called sharing economy as a...

U.S. renews tariff threat on Brazil and Argentina

(From CNN) U.S. President Donald Trump announced Monday that the US will "restore" steel...

Pots and pans ‘cacerolazo’ protests echo across Latin America

Medellin, Colombia – When 6 pm struck in Colombia, the sound of banging pots...

Suriname court convicts president of murder

A military court in Suriname on Friday convicted President Desi Bouterse of murder for...

Colombia Protests Press 0n

Widespread anti-government protests in Colombia continued for the fifth day on Monday, while the...

Now Evo Morales is out, Bolivia’s celebrated ‘plurinational revolution’ has an uncertain future

Just over a decade ago in late January 2009, I was standing in front...

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