Kenya Volunteers to Send 1000 Police Officers to Haiti to Lead Peacekeeping Force

Kenya says it is ready to lead the deployment of a multinational armed force in Haiti and will include 1,000 of its own police officers in the fight to help the Haitian National Police restore law and order by fighting off the 200 or so gangs whose rampant violence has been terrorizing Haitians in recent years.

  • Jul 31, 2023
  • 6:10 PM

Jamaica Ready to Send Soldiers, Police to Quell Haiti Chaos

Jamaica’s prime minister said his government is willing to send soldiers and police officers to Haiti as part of a proposed multinational security assistance deployment. U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres and U.N. special envoy for Haiti Helen La Lime have backed the idea.

  • Feb 1, 2023
  • 10:47 AM

Brownlisted: ‘Las Playas Son del Pueblo!’

A wrap-up of this week’s most important and interesting Latino news and views from around the world and the across the internet.

  • Jan 27, 2023
  • 6:18 PM

UN Set to Vote on Sanctions Against Haitian Gang Leader

The U.N. Security Council planned to vote Friday on a resolution that would demand an immediate end to violence and criminal activity in Haiti and impose sanctions on a powerful gang leader.

  • Oct 21, 2022
  • 10:10 AM

El Salvador Forces Encircle Neighborhoods in Gang Crackdown

Security forces intensified operations against El Salvador’s street gangs Tuesday with mass arrests, the cordoning off of neighborhoods and house-by-house searches under a state of emergency that has raised concerns among some organizations it could open the door to human rights abuses.

  • Mar 30, 2022
  • 10:46 AM

US to Remove Colombia’s FARC from Terrorist List

The U.S. State Department announced on Tuesday that it will remove the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) from its list of designated terrorist organizations. The updated list will include two dissident groups that were formed as offshoots of the FARC.

  • Nov 30, 2021
  • 12:36 PM

UN Envoy Says Many Ex-Combatants in Colombia Being Killed

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Colombia called Wednesday for improved protection for former combatants who continue to be killed “in alarming numbers,” and he complained of rising violence and massacres by other groups that have cropped up since the 2016 peace accord.

  • Oct 15, 2020
  • 11:42 AM

Bolivia’s Political Crisis Threatens Hospitals and Patients

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Hooked up to ventilators, 11 prematurely born infants struggled for survival Thursday in the intensive care ward of a Bolivian maternity hospital.

  • Aug 14, 2020
  • 11:27 AM

Report: Colombia’s President Iván Duque Spends Peace Fund on PR Campaign

President Iván Duque signed a $844,000 public relations contract using money from the president’s Peace Fund, according to a report by Semana News.

  • May 5, 2020
  • 12:23 PM

UN Colombia Envoy: Ex-Combatants Making Masks Amid Pandemic

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Colombia said Tuesday that former combatants are now making face masks to respond to the new coronavirus pandemic, but COVID-19 hasn’t stopped violence against social leaders, human rights defenders and ex-fighters despite a nationwide stay-at-home order.

  • Apr 15, 2020
  • 4:19 PM

Trump Administration Proposes Transitional Government in Venezuela

The “Democratic Transition Framework for Venezuela,” presented by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, proposes a five-person governing council and a new election cycle

  • Apr 1, 2020
  • 2:01 PM

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Calls US Indictment of Maduro ‘A New Form of Coup’

U.S. Attorney General William Barr announced an indictment of President Nicolás Maduro.

  • Mar 27, 2020
  • 1:05 PM

What You Need to Know Today About the Virus Outbreak

The number of people around the world who have contracted coronavirus has surged past 500,000, and the United States tops the list, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally.

  • Mar 26, 2020
  • 7:04 PM

A Guerrilla-To-Entrepreneur Plan in Colombia Leaves Some New Businesswomen Isolated and at Risk

In Colombia, as in other conflict zones, rejoining society after war is generally more challenging for women.

  • Feb 26, 2020
  • 6:46 PM

Trump Receives Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno

It was the first meeting in Washington between an Ecuadorian and U.S. president in 17 years.

  • Feb 13, 2020
  • 12:11 PM

UN: 2019 Most Violent Year for Ex-Rebels Since Colombia Deal

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general says 2019 was the most violent year for former fighters from Colombia’s largest rebel group since it signed a peace deal with the government in 2016.

  • Jan 3, 2020
  • 10:50 AM

Midway Through COP25, Small Islands Lash Out

Claim a few large countries are hindering climate talks.

  • Dec 13, 2019
  • 7:59 AM

Cuban President Says US Pressures Are Failing: ‘We Will Keep Advancing Our Ideas’

The United States has steadily increased decades-long embargoes over the last few months.

  • Nov 15, 2019
  • 1:52 PM

AP Interview: Evo Morales Wants UN Mediation in Bolivia

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Bolivia’s Evo Morales called for the United Nations, and possibly Pope Francis, to mediate in the Andean nation’s political crisis following his ouster as president in what he called a coup d’etat that forced him into exile in Mexico.

  • Nov 15, 2019
  • 12:22 PM

Bolivian Interim Leader Says Morales Can’t Run in New Vote

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s former President Evo Morales cannot run as a candidate in any new elections, but his political party can, the country’s interim leader said Thursday.

  • Nov 14, 2019
  • 2:25 PM

Bolivia Says OAS Team to Audit Disputed Election

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s government said Wednesday the Organization of American States is sending a 30-person team to launch a “binding” audit of a presidential election that the opposition says was manipulated to ensure the re-election of leftist President Evo Morales.

  • Oct 31, 2019
  • 9:14 AM

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