Politics and Security

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 13:56
The billions of dollars we invested in reconstituting, arming and training Iraqi security forces over the last decade is now money down a rat hole — or worse, since some of the weapons, uniforms and supplies are now in the hands of the most dangerous and anti-American factions.
Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 08:29
The governor of Michoacán, one of the country’s most violent states, where people have taken up arms to fight drug and organized crime gangs, has resigned because of poor health.
Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 06:59
A recently captured drug trafficker from Nicaragua has accused Sandinista political heavyweight Eden Pastora of placing a hit on his life, something that speaks to the political and criminal intrigue surrounding one of Nicaragua's legendary figures and the ruling party
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 06:28
Muchos esperaban que durante el Mundial volvieran las manifestaciones masivas que sacudieron a Brasil hace un año. Pero eso parece lejos de ocurrir, por ahora.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 07:53
Some of the hardest issues remain, including whether the government can prosecute combatants who have engaged in human rights violations and how to compensate victims of the years of bloodshed.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 07:51
As Juan Manuel Santos rolls to a second term, can he finally put the war with the FARC to bed?
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 07:48
Ms Machado is accused of being the primary organiser of the plot, unveiled by government officials last month.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 06:47
Negotiations between the Colombian government and FARC rebels have been under way in Havana since late 2012, and Mr. Santos needs public support for a referendum on any final accord.
Monday, June 16, 2014 - 10:16
Santos secured a comfortable win that could give his negotiating team additional leverage with FARC commanders.
Monday, June 16, 2014 - 08:28
The summit of G77 leaders plus China wrapped up Sunday with a call for an end to poverty by 2030, after a demand by Bolivia's President Evo Morales to eliminate the UN Security Council. It also marked the presence of Beijing which has become the leading trade partner of many Latam countries.