Hugo Chavez returns to life in TV show criticized by allies
Latin America & the Caribbean / TV

Hugo Chavez returns to life in TV show criticized by allies

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The revolution will now be televised. The life of Hugo Chavez, who mesmerized Venezuela’s impoverished masses before dying of cancer in 2013, is being dramatized in a Spanish-language TV series that is generating a backlash even before it airs. Produced by Sony Pictures Television, “El Comandante” premieres this week throughout Latin … Continue reading

Colombia ELN rebels agree to free captive, start peace talks
International News / Latin America & the Caribbean / Politics

Colombia ELN rebels agree to free captive, start peace talks

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s second-largest rebel group has agreed to free a prominent politician held captive for almost a year, clearing the way for repeatedly postponed peace talks to begin next month. The agreement worked out during months of backchannel talks with the National Liberation Army was announced at a news conference Wednesday, January … Continue reading

Colombia to hold peace talks with 2nd-largest rebel group
Latin America & the Caribbean

Colombia to hold peace talks with 2nd-largest rebel group

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia and the country’s second-largest rebel group announced Wednesday that they will hold peace talks, heightening expectations for a definitive end to a half-century of political violence in the Andean nation. The government has been in exploratory talks in Ecuador with the National Liberation Army, or ELN, for more than a … Continue reading

Pakistan Terrorists IDs
Latin America & the Caribbean

Pakistan Terrorists IDs

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Intelligence agencies in Colombia have been building robust tools to automatically collect vast amounts of data without judicial warrants and in defiance of a pledge to better protect privacy following a series of domestic spying scandals, according to a new report by Privacy International. The report published Monday by the London-based … Continue reading