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Explosion deaths reveal desperation among Colombia's poor

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — As news spread through his seaside village that a fuel truck had driven off a highway and tipped over, José Gutiérrez left his small home and headed to the scene. ...

Latin America's critical food markets fuel virus spread

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City's main wholesale market detects dozens of coronavirus cases every week. A covered food market in Venezuela was the source of one of the largest outbreaks in the country....

As virus cases surge, Brazil starts to worry its neighbors

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Brazil’s virtually uncontrolled surge of COVID-19 cases is spawning fear that construction workers, truck drivers and tourists from Latin America's biggest nation will s...

Myriad frustrations draw Colombians back onto streets

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombians unhappy with President Iván Duque’s response to nearly a week of boisterous protests are taking to the streets again Wednesday demonstrating over issues ranging from...

Artist pays homage to murdered Colombia rights activists

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The names of the dead are filling Colombia's storied Bolivar Plaza. One by one, renowned artist Doris Salcedo led volunteers Monday in creating a public art d...

Colombian breeds rare frogs to undermine animal traffickers

NOCAIMA, Colombia (AP) — In a small farmhouse surrounded by cloud forest, Iván Lozano inspects dozens of glass containers that hold some of the world's most coveted frogs. The conser...

UNICEF: Venezuelan children on the move need help

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Across Colombia's capital, Venezuelan children spend hours at busy intersections while their migrant parents sell candy or ask motorists for a few coins to get through another ...

Medellin razes Pablo Escobar's home in symbol of rebirth

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — Officials in Medellin are turning a page on their city's past with the demolition Friday of an apartment building that former cartel boss Pablo Escobar used to call home. ...

Colombia blames ELN for bomb, presses Cuba to arrest leaders

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia called on Cuba to arrest 10 National Liberation Army commanders currently in Havana for stalled peace talks after a car bombing blamed on the leftist rebels killed 21 ...

Bogota implores tourists to stop feeding pigeons

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — On a bright Sunday afternoon, a group of government workers walked around Bogota's most famous square dressed as pigeons, with cardboard beaks covering their noses, as thousand...

Colombia's president-elect seeks unity after polarizing vote

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — President-elect Ivan Duque appealed for unity after winning a runoff election over a leftist firebrand whose ascent shook Colombia's political establishment and laid bare deep ...

Colombia set for combative runoff with divisions over peace

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's presidential election is heading into a divisive runoff between two ideological opposites as the conservative first-place finisher in Sunday's voting took a hard lin...

Colombia jails ex-rebel on US drug warrant in blow to peace

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's peace process has been rocked by the surprise arrest of a former top leader of the disbanded FARC rebel army on charges of trying to smuggle several tons of cocaine ...

Colombia suspends peace talks with ELN rebels over bombings

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Monday suspended peace talks with the country's last remaining rebel group after a series of bombings over the weekend killed seven po...

'Why me?' Survivor recounts deadly Arizona flash flood

PHOENIX (AP) — When a wall of water came toward him, all Cesar Garcia could think to do was protect his young daughter and try to save his nephew. Garcia and his extended family were...