Guerrilla Named Peace Agent in Colombia Reveals Graves with Thirty Bodies
A demobilized guerrilla, whom the Colombian government demanded be released to act as “peace agent,” revealed the location in the center of the country of two mass graves containing 30 bodies of victims of the FARC, a judicial source reported.
Chilean Jiménez Feels “Almost Like A Ghost” In Inter and Considers Leaving
Chilean soccer player Luis Jiménez says he feels "almost like a ghost" in Inter Milan, a club that the player plans to leave if his coach, the Portuguese José Mourinho, continues not to use him.
US Military Commander Warns of Iran-Hezbollah Influence in Latin America
At Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Tuesday Admiral James Stavridis accused Hezbollah of involvement in the drug trade.
Chavez Tightens Union With Russia By Allowing Use Of Base For Russian Planes
Venezuela has confirmed its offer to let Russia station planes in their base on the island of La Orchila in the Venezuelan Caribbean, an agreement that tightens cooperation between both countries in the area of defense.
Leftist Mauricio Funes, President-Elect of El Salvador
SAN SALVADOR, March 16, 2009 (AFP) - Mauricio Funes, the candidate of the leftist former guerrilla organization Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN), was elected Sunday by a narrow margin as President of El Salvador, ending 20 years of hegemony of the right, which recognized its defeat.
The Twentieth Anniversary of the World Wide Web (WWW)
GENEVA, March 13, 2009 (AFP) – This Friday founders of the World Wide Web (WWW) celebrate their invention’s twentieth anniversary at its birthplace, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN) in Geneva.
Daniel Ortega Confirms Interest in Reelection as President of Nicaragua
Managua, March 8 (EFE).- The President of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, confirmed his interest in amending the constitution to openly pursue the establishment of indefinite presidential reelection, the Managua newspaper La Prensa reported today.
Rescue Prepared for Sunken Ship Containing Millions in Gold and Silver
Buenos Aires, Mar 10 (EFE). - Next week a ship from Norway will begin efforts to rescue the “Polar Mist,” a Chilean fishing vessel which mysteriously sank carrying a load of more than nine tons of gold and silver bars in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Argentina.
Ten Years Have Passed Since the Death of the Painter Guayasamín, a Symbol of Ecuador
Quito, Mar 9 (EFE) – Tomorrow the Tree of Life, in whose roots rest the ashes of the artist Oswaldo Guayasamín, a symbol of Ecuador, will receive an emotional visit from the family of the artist on the tenth anniversary of his death.
President of Colombia Calls for International Cooperation to Capture Drug Traffickers
BOGOTA, March 9, 2009 (AFP) - On Monday Colombian President Alvaro Uribe sought the cooperation of the international community in arresting the kingpins of the illegal drug trade, including several heads of the FARC and ELN guerrilla organizations, some of whom are hidden in other countries.
Dominicans Fascinated by Santo Domingo’s Subway
Santo Domingo, Mar 10 (EFE) – The subway in Santo Domingo, which was inaugurated about a month ago, fascinates the Dominicans. Entire families travel to distant locations just for a fun ride and a picture or a video to document having set foot in one of its stations.
Frieze Discovered Representing Heroes of the Popul Vuh, the Mayan Holy Book
Guatemala, March 8 (EFE) - The mythological story of the lives of twins Hunapú and Ixbalanqué, characters in the story of the world's creation in the Popol Vuh, the sacred book of ancient Maya culture, were engraved in stone 200 years before the start of the Christian era, the Guatemalan [ … ]