September 23, 2021

Colombian President to donate Nobel Prize money to victims

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BOGOTA, Colombia — President Juan Manuel Santos says he’ll donate almost $1 million in Nobel Peace Prize money to the victims of Colombia’s half-century conflict. Santos made the announcement Sunday during a visit with his family and top government officials to an impoverished town in western Colombia where dozens of people, including many children, were […]

Colombian drug kingpin sentenced to 35 years in US prison

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By Nate Raymond, Reuters From Business Insider A Colombian drug kingpin was sentenced on Monday to 35 years in a U.S. prison for engaging in a multi-million dollar scheme to manufacture hundreds of tons of cocaine that he trafficked throughout the world. Daniel Barrera Barrera, also known as “Loco” (Crazy), was sentenced by U.S. District […]

Inside Colombia’s ‘Guantanamo Bay’: A Human Rights nightmare

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From telesur Ariz Carrillo spent two years and five months locked behind bars at one of Colombia’s maximum security prisons, la Tramacua ­– a place so renown for its human rights abuses that it has been dubbed “the Guantanamo of Colombia.” Prisoners in La Tramacua prison suffer from overcrowding, sweltering Caribbean heat, lack of water, […]

Middle East terrorism strengthening in Caribbean basin

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From Corey Pearson, CIA Spymaster in the Caribbean The House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade discussed the expanding narco-terrorist trade throughout the Caribbean Basin, which includes Latin and South America. I offer this summation of the transcript, regarding three concerns which are depicted in the Corey Pearson- CIA Spymaster in […]