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Maduro says he escaped drone ‘assassination’ attempt, blames Colombia

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Saturday he escaped an assassination attempt using an explosive-laden drone.

Migration issues dominate Tuxtla Summit speeches in Costa Rica

Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís said the Tuxtla Summit was not about the region vs. the United States, but rather about seeking joint solutions to common problems.

Waging peace in Colombia

All of my predecessors over the past five decades attempted to make peace with the FARC, the largest and oldest guerrilla army to have emerged in Latin America. They all failed. So why has this peace process proved successful?

Colombia legalizes medical marijuana

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos signed a decree Tuesday legalizing and regulating medical marijuana, the latest softening of the country's hardline tactics in the war on drugs.

Colombia’s ‘discriminatory’ military draft under discussion as peace deal comes closer

Not showing up for a Colombian military exam automatically gives one a remiso status – a deserter. With a FARC peace deal imminent, that could change.

Cúcuta: Colombia’s city of contraband and a broken Bolivarian dream

Colombia's Norte de Santander is where the "Bolivarian dream" was born. But with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro's recent move to close the border and send Colombians back, its capital, Cúcuta, is beginning to feel the pain. The Tico Times takes a closer look.

Colombia and FARC rebels announce major breakthrough in peace talks

HAVANA, Cuba – Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and the leader of the FARC rebel group announced a major breakthrough Wednesday in their peace negotiations, bringing the country to the verge of ending one of the world's longest-running wars.

Venezuela’s Maduro closes more of country’s border with Colombia

Colombia maintains that since the border crisis started, 14,000 Colombians living in Venezuela had been displaced including at least 1,443 Venezuela deported. The rest fled in fear, often with just a backpack or the clothes on their backs.

Colombian president to visit tense border city

BOGOTÁ, Colombia – Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos made plans to fly to a border city Saturday amid soaring tensions with Venezuela that have triggered an exodus of Colombian residents.

Biden urges Latin America to take in Guantanamo prisoners

BOGOTÁ, Colombia – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, on a four-country trip across Latin America, said he hoped the region would accept more Guantanamo prisoners to help expedite closing the facility, in an interview published Wednesday by a Colombian newspaper.

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