Venezuelans went to the polls yesterday. The opposition won in a landslide . More on that later today.
Colombia finds galleon ‘holy grail’. Undated handout from Colombia culture ministry showing remains of San Jose galleon. The wreck of the San Jose, a treasure-laden Spanish galleon sunk by the British 300 years ago, has been found off the Colombian city of Cartagena, President Juan Manuel Santos announces.
From his mouth to God’s ears: Latin America Says ‘Adiós’ to the Populist Left
Police in Mexico say they have arrested three men for the murder of two Australian surfers.
The three belong to a criminal gang in the north-western state of Sinaloa, police said.
They confessed to killing the two tourists when the pair fought back during an attempted robbery.
U.S. citizen Lori Berenson, who spent 15 years in a Peruvian prison for aiding leftist rebels, was expelled from the Andean nation after completing a five-year parole.
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Amid a crush of reporters, some in the airport shouted “terruca” (terrorist) at the American woman as she carried her son to the gate.
Berenson was arrested in December 1995 as she was leaving the Peruvian Congress.
Prosecutors said she entered the premises with false press credentials to obtain information on the building’s security systems for use in planning an attack by the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement, or MRTA, guerrilla group.
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has charged 10 Puerto Rico officials and businessmen, including a leading fundraiser for the governing party, with corruption, extortion, bribery, and wire fraud.
Puerto Rico’s U.S. Attorney, Rosa Emilia Rodriguez-Velez, said on Thursday in a statement that the 25 count indictment exposes the “underhanded dealings” and cronyism within the island’s cash-strapped government.
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A full list of the indicted individuals can be found here ((1.usa.gov/1MYLLDJ))
More are expected.
Ibrahim, 70, was sentenced to life in prison in the United States after he was found guilty of conspiring with others to detonate fuel tanks and a pipeline at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Uruguay makes dramatic shift to nearly 95% electricity from clean energy.In less than 10 years the country has slashed its carbon footprint and lowered electricity costs, without government subsidies. Delegates at the Paris summit can learn much from its success