Colombian Government and FARC begin drug-crop substitution program

Colombia’s government and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels announced Friday that they had launched a program aimed at replacing approximately 50,000 hectares (193 sq. miles) of illicit crops with legal ones in the first year.

Colombian Government and FARC begin drug-crop substitution program

Point four of the peace agreement, signed by the government and the FARC on Nov. 24 in Bogota, calls for the substitution of illicit crops and the transformation of territories affected by the decades-old armed conflict.

As Venezuela crumbles, the regime digs in

Maduro’s dance of disaster: Nicolás Maduro draws the wrong conclusions from the economic crisis

Celac backs dialogue in Venezuela, condemns criminalization of migration

In the declaration, Celac supports “the process of national dialogue” in Venezuela and encourages the parties to resume good faith conversations with a high degree of “constructive commitment.”

Uruguay and Chile, least corrupt countries in Latin America

In Latin America, Uruguay leads with a ranking of 21, followed by The Bahamas and Chile both in 24th place, and Venezuela figures at the bottom.

Latin America and the Caribbean can make hunger history

With continued and strengthened implementation of a regional food security plan, Latin America and the Caribbean could become the first developing region to completely eradicate hunger

Colombia eyes key hostage release by rebels at weekend

Colombia said Wednesday it hopes the country's last active rebel group will release a key hostage this weekend to clear the way for formal peace talks.

Will Puerto Rico become the newest star on the American flag?

Ricardo Rosselló became the 12th governor of this Caribbean island earlier this month on the strength of one provocative idea: that the way out of a decades-long economic crisis involves adding a 51st star to the American flag.

Raúl Castro: Cuba won't compromise sovereignty to normalize US relations

President said Cuba hopes to continue to repair relations but made it clear that Trump administration should not expect concessions affecting independence

Mexico: We will not pay for Trump border wall

Mexico will not pay for Donald Trump's border wall, the country's president has said in a message to the nation.

Donald Trump starts its migration policies

Donald Trump has said a "big day" is planned on national security, including an announcement to build a wall on the border between the US and Mexico.

Trump's State Nominee Raises Doubts on Colombia Peace Pact

President Donald Trump's secretary of state nominee said he would review Colombia's recent peace agreement to determine how much the U.S. should continue to support a historic deal that had been enthusiastically backed by the Obama administration.

France's President in Colombia to Show Support for Peace

The successful peace talk between Colombia’s government and Marxist FARC guerrillas are an “example to the world,” said French President Francois Hollande while on an official visit in the South American country.

Colombia peace process ‘an example for the world’: Hollande

The successful peace talk between Colombia’s government and Marxist FARC guerrillas are an “example to the world,” said French President Francois Hollande while on an official visit in the South American country.

Reports finds insecurity is driving factor of venezuelans' exodus

A series of reports highlight how rampant crime and insecurity have spurred Venezuelans to leave their home country

Cuban human rights and the hypocrisy of the media

The spectrum of human rights is wide. But what [the media] do is focus ... on the bad parts and ignore the good stuff.

Clemency for Puerto Rican nationalist raises question about jailed Venezuelan politician

In 2015, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro made a deal he probably doesn’t want to keep: He said he might free jailed political activist Leopoldo López if the United States would free Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar López Rivera.

Colombia sets date for peace talks with ELN rebel group

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says formal peace talks will begin next month in Ecuador with the country's second-largest rebel group, the ELN.

Creation of Special Commission to Reform Colombian System

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos created the Special Electoral Mission of Colombia (MEE) to propose recommendations to modernize and give a greater transparency to the Colombian electoral system.

US, Cuban interior ministry sign law-enforcement deal

In the wake of Donald Trump's presidential election victory, the Cuban government has launched a last-minute rush of deals with the Obama administration and U.S. businesses

Venezuela's new high value banknotes enter circulation

Venezuela has issued new larger denomination banknotes in response to the country's soaring rate of inflation.

Deciphering the new U.S. policies that affect Cuban migrants

From the streets of Havana to the Mexican border with the United States to South Florida, there was a new immigration reality Friday, the day after the Obama administration said Cubans would no longer be allowed to enter the United States without visas.

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