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A pandemic atlas: Peru's death toll leaves a grieving nation

Each day at the height of the pandemic in Peru, Ronald Marín visited a crowded, dusty cemetery to offer final prayers for dozens of victims of COVID-19, their coffins wrapped in plastic like suitcases...

Peru now has no president as crisis takes chaotic turn

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Who is the president of Peru? That answer to that question early Monday was no one. The Latin American nation’s political turmoil took a chaotic t...

Peru impeachment plunges nation into new political turmoil

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru tumbled into political turmoil Tuesday as anger mounted over a vote by Congress to oust the country’s popular president over his handling of the pandemic and unproven allegation...

Argentina passes 1 million cases as virus hits Latin America

USHUAIA, Argentina (AP) — At the edge of Argentina in a city known as “The End of the World,” many thought they might be spared from the worst of the coronavirus pandemic. Sitting f...

Judge orders ex-Colombian president freed from house arrest

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Powerful ex-Colombia President Álvaro Uribe was ordered freed from house arrest Saturday while he is investigated for possible witness tampering. A judge orde...

Peru bet on cheap COVID antibody tests; it didn't go well

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — In the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, the harried health officials of Peru faced a quandary. They knew molecular tests for COVID-19 were the best option to detect the ...

Hard-hit Peru's costly bet on cheap COVID-19 antibody tests

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — In the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, the harried health officials of Peru faced a quandary. They knew molecular tests for COVID-19 were the best option to detect the ...

Venezuela's Maduro blasts US in speech to world leaders

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro blasted United States sanctions in his address to the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday, while avoiding any mention of a report accusing hi...

World leaders who skipped past UN meetings get their moment

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — He's not recognized as a head of state by the country he'd be visiting. His diplomatic immunity is granted by the United Nations, not an unfriendly American administration that...

César Garcia, AP Colombia reporter, dies after illness at 61

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — César García, a veteran reporter for The Associated Press who ventured across Colombia to tell the story of the nation’s armed conflict, has died. He was 61. ...

US cables: Colombia’s ex-president suspected of militia ties

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A high-level U.S. Department of Defense official strongly suspected that Colombia's then-President Álvaro Uribe – now under house arrest - had a history of dealings with violen...

Colombia court calls on Uribe to testify in massacre probe

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s Supreme Court is calling on powerful former President Álvaro Uribe to testify in an investigation into three massacres that could once and for all establish whether ...

Court record in Colombia reveals Uribe's mounting legal bind

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The frantic voice message to an inmate in Colombia’s notorious La Picota prison came days before powerful former President Álvaro Uribe was up against a court deadline to submi...

Colombian leader faces criticism for opining in Uribe case

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian leader Iván Duque is defending his right to opine personally on the judicial proceedings against his mentor, the powerful ex-President Álvaro Uribe, who has been plac...

Colombia's long virus lockdown fuels anxiety and depression

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Like much of the world, Colombia shut down in March as coronavirus cases surged in Europe and began trickling into the South American country. But while restr...