Chris Kraul

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 06:39
An upsurge in illicit air shipments of cocaine to Bolivia has prompted neighboring Peru to consider resuming a policy of shooting down small aircraft suspected of ferrying the drug, authorities say.That policy resulted in the mistaken 2001 shoot-down of a small aircraft, killing an American missionary and her daughter.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 07:10
Three weeks after the death of an Argentine prosecutor investigating the bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, details surrounding his demise are as murky as the labyrinthine case he was examining, which is still unsolved after more than 20 years.
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 06:35
Leftist rebels negotiating a peace agreement with the Colombian government on Wednesday declared a unilateral and indefinite cease-fire in hope of drawing a reciprocal halt by the armed forces, something President Juan Manuel Santos has so far resisted.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 07:03
Colombia’s defense minister headed to a remote northwestern state Monday to direct search and rescue operations for an army general whose kidnapping over the weekend by suspected rebels prompted the government to suspend peace talks with the insurgent group.
Friday, June 13, 2014 - 07:35
In addition to voter ambivalence over the peace talks, Santos also is fighting low voter confidence in his government and the perception that overall conditions in Colombia have worsened since he took office.
Friday, March 21, 2014 - 00:00
HR Watch on Thursday blamed the Urabenos criminal gang for helping cause one of Colombia's worst humanitarian crises in years: the forced displacement last year of 19,000 people from the city of Buenaventura.
Friday, March 14, 2014 - 00:00
The Venezuelan government acts as intermediary in all foreign financial transactions and is holding up payments to a broad spectrum of foreign vendors, which economists say illustrates its dire cash shortage.
Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 00:00
Borough mayors defied a Supreme Court order that they clear street barricades.
Monday, January 6, 2014 - 00:00
Confusion surrounding land titles is difficult to untangle; that's one reason less than 2% of the 46,000 restitution claims filed as of November have been decided
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 00:00
U.S.-funded anti-coca spraying in Colombia has been suspended indefinitely in the aftermath of the shooting down, apparently by leftist rebels, of two spray planes and the death of one of the American pilots.