Politics and Security

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 06:50
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, hope to build a political movement once guerrilla leaders sign a peace deal with the government, likely later this year. Yet evenamong Toribio's largely poor farmers, there appears to be little enthusiasm for the 7,000 fighters' transformation from armed insurgency into a political party.
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 06:40
Senate Republicans who have been negotiating a way to confirm Roberta Jacobson as the nation’s top diplomat to Mexico have reached the contours of an agreement that would allow Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla) — Jacobson’s chief obstacle — to secure renewed sanctions against Venezuela in exchange for lifting his objections.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 06:41
Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller will travel to Colombia, Ecuador, Argentina and Brazil April 11-18.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 05:57
Elections in Peru are just five days away. In what is a remarkable—and wholly lamentable—turn of events, attention was dramatically shifted from the candidates and their proposals for leading the country for the next five years to the controversial decision by electoral authorities to exclude two candidates, raising serious questions about the process itself.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 05:09
Brazil’s biggest political party has left the governing coalition, delivering a major blow to President Dilma Rousseff just weeks before she faces an impeachment vote in Congress.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 05:11
President Obama will receive a warm welcome from Argentina's new free-market president but face mass anti-American protests from regular Argentines when he stops here following his historic trip to Cuba this week.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 06:20
Former Brazilian leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has accepted a key ministerial role in President Dilma Rousseff's government, media reports say. Members of the governing Workers' Party say his appointment will strengthen her beleaguered administration.
Friday, February 26, 2016 - 06:16
Former Mexican president Vicente Fox has given an uncompromising response to Republican frontrunner Donald Trump’s plans to make Mexico pay for a wall along the US border with Mexico.
Friday, February 26, 2016 - 06:14
The opposition Jamaica Labour Party has won the general election after a campaign dominated by economic issues. The party's leader Andrew Holness, 43, vowed to create jobs, grow the economy and improve education and healthcare.
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 05:09
A Bolivian journalist reported that Mr. Morales, 56, who is single and has closely guarded his personal life, had a child with a young woman, Gabriela Zapata, in 2007, the year after he took office.