June 21, 2018

Ex-Colombian spy chief jailed for 25 years

A Colombian court has sentenced former intelligence chief Jorge Noguera to 25 years in prison for collaborating with paramilitary death squads. He was found guilty of allowing right-wing paramilitaries to infiltrate the intelligence service, and helping them murder an academic activist. Mr … [Read more...]

Manuel Noriega being extradited back to Panama

The former dictator of Panama, Manuel Noriega looks set to return to Panama after spending 20 years in prison in the United States of America and France. That is the good news for Manuel. The bad news is that he his set to go straight back into prison in Panama to serve sentences imposed in his … [Read more...]

Top Australian cyclist killed in accident

A top Australian cyclist Carly Hibberd, 26, has been killed while training in Italy. Hibberd was riding cycling between Appiano Gentile and Lurato Caccivio, north of Milan, when she was struck by a car about 10.45am local time, yesterday. She was riding with Colombian rider Diego Tamayo at the … [Read more...]

Drug Lord on America’s ‘most wanted’ list captured

Guatemalan authorities have arrested a drug lord wanted in both Guatemala and the United States for aiding the transit of cocaine for the Sinaloa Mexican drug cartel. Guatemala Attorney General Claudia Paz says, Waldemar Lorenzana Lima, 71, was captured Tuesday by Guatemalan National Police in … [Read more...]

US Tourists drown at Iguazu Falls in Argentina

Two US tourists were killed and five people were injured when a small boat overturned while passing under a waterfall at the spectacular Iguazu Falls. Argentinian officials say seven tourists from the US, Germany and Colombia were sightseeing at Iguazu Falls in northern Argentina with a crew of … [Read more...]

Colombia announces ‘new’ Panama Canal project with China

Latin American country Colombia has announced it is working with China to build an alternative to the Panama Canal. The plan is to create a 'dry canal' that uses a rail link between the Pacific port of Buenaventura and the Atlantic Coast. With Asian trade to Latin and South America booming … [Read more...]

Colombia and Venezuela restore diplomatic relations

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and his newly elected Colombian counterpart, Juan Manuel Santos, have agreed to restore diplomatic relations. Last month Chavez cut ties with Colombia when they accused Venezuela of harbouring left-wing rebels. At a meeting in the Santa Maria,Colombia, the two … [Read more...]

Japan Apologizes to Korea for colonial rule

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan has apologized to South Korea for the harsh Japanese rule imposed in the early decades of the 20th Century. In his statement, Prime Minister Naoto Kan expressed "deep regret over the suffering inflicted" during Japan's rule. Japan has apologized before but did it … [Read more...]