Colombian women's soccer league to keep professional status

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Women's soccer has been handed a major boost in Colombia as officials reverted plans to cancel the local professional league. Colombia's professional football...

Colombia's female soccer players fight for level field

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — On a recent weeknight, Sara Pulecio dribbled a soccer ball gracefully through a set of orange cones, and jumped repeatedly over small obstacles placed by coaches along a field,...

Socialist Maduro seeks to raise dollars with appeal to greed

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — When Jose Humberto Vivas needs to trade dollars for Venezuelan bolivars, he usually flouts the nation's rigid exchange controls by turning to illegal currency traders. ...

AP Explains: Cucuta, Colombia _ The gateway into Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido is moving ahead with plans to try to bring in humanitarian aid through the Colombian border city of Cucuta, where the U.S. government...

Venezuelan opposition targeted by internet censors

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Opposition leader Juan Guaido's calls for Venezuelans to abandon Nicolas Maduro's government are booming across the world outside, but the self-declared interim president is ...

Colombia president snagged by protests, congressional revolt

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Ivan Duque was sworn in as Colombia's president in August after an easy election victory in which he promised to boost the sluggish economy by decreasing corporate taxes, while...

Shakira inaugurates building of 2 schools in native Colombia

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Shakira has laid the cornerstones for two schools in her native Colombia as she wraps up a five-month world tour that included stops in Germany, Brazil and the United States. ...

Venezuelan migrant killed in mob attack in Colombia capital

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A group of Venezuelan migrants living in Colombia's capital say a mob beat a man to death and ransacked their homes while shouting slurs against foreigners. T...

Colombia park fights animal trafficking with education

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — On the outskirts of Colombia's capital red macaws share a nature reserve with ocelots and black-headed parrots. A white-crested harpy eagle whistles at schoolchildren who walk ...

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...

OAS chief threatens military force against Venezuela

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The head of the Organization of American States has joined President Donald Trump in holding out the threat of a military intervention in Venezuela to restore democracy and eas...

Colombian rebels reject conditions for resuming peace talks

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Prospects for the resumption of peace talks between Colombia's government and the country's last remaining rebel group are dimming even as the group reaffirmed its willingness ...

Colombians vote on anti-corruption referendum

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombians are voting Sunday in a first-of-a-kind referendum that aims to curb corruption in a country where white-collar criminals are fast replacing drug gangs and paramilita...

Extraordinary drug dog worries Colombian cartel

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — This is the story of a drug dog with a bounty on its head. Sombra, a six-year-old German shepherd, has helped Colombia's police detect more than 2,000 kilos o...

'Star Wars' Chewbacca actor fights for Venezuelan children

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — He fought in epic battles against the galactic empire. Now an actor who portrayed "Star Wars" legend Chewbacca is fighting for Venezuela's poor with an online fundraising campa...