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Colombia aims to rid country of landmines by 2021

Colombia, one of the most mined countries in the world, aims to remove all landmines and other explosives by 2021 after the government and FARC rebels signed a peace deal last year, a top government official has said.

Colombia keeps cocaine from spoiling Valentine's Day Flowers

Cocaine is probably the last thing most people think about when buying roses.

Maduro kicks CNN out of Venezuela for report on "School Food Shortages"

President Nicolás Maduro has expelled CNN after accusing the international news outlet of “manipulating” information about Venezuela.

OAS is in Ecuador for general elections

The Organization of American States Electoral Observation Mission (OAS/EOM) to the general elections and referendum that will be held in Ecuador on February 19 began its deployment this week.

Whistleblowers are essential to democracy

In a functioning democracy they are crucial for power to be held to account. 

Migrating North, but to Mexico, Not the U.S.

The United States has long been the dream destination for many Latin American migrants, whether fleeing poverty, political unrest, natural disaster or violence. But now a growing number of migrants are putting down roots in Mexico

Migrants’ safety should come first

UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres believes the management of national borders ‘cannot be based on any form of discrimination.’

Trump’s seven steps in sabotaging human rights

Amnesty International believes these are potentially devastating measures to the human rights of millions at the United States and abroad.

Banks take bigger role in Latin America fight against tax evasion

Brazil, Chile and Colombia signed on in 2014, and have reciprocity agreements in which U.S. authorities send those governments information on their citizens' assets in the United States. Argentina has taken steps to follow.

Judge orders arrest of Peru ex-president Alejandro Toledo

A Peruvian judge has ordered the arrest of the country's former president Alejandro Toledo over allegations that he took $20m (£16m) in bribes.

Argentina and Bolivia to create working committee on Macri's immigration reforms

Argentina and Bolivia will create a joint committee to deal with Mauricio Madri's order to toughen immigration laws

About 300 rebels from Colombia's FARC have not demobilized

Around 300 fighters from Colombia's Marxist FARC rebels will not demobilize under a peace deal, a military commander said, giving the first official figure of guerrillas who may join with crime gangs seeking control of lucrative rebel drug territory.

Rajoy, Trump and Latin American countries

According to Rajoy's office, the Prime Minister told Trump that Spain was in the best situation to be an interlocutor for the US in Europe, Latin America, North Africa and the Middle East.

Will Colombia’s most ‘stubborn’ rebel group agree to peace?

ELN remains active, recruiting FARC deserters and co-opting areas relinquished by the FARC, including the Chocó, Santander and Arauca departments.

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