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  • Paraguayan Anti-Mafia Prosecutor Killed in Colombia

    05/10/2022 5:03:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 10, 2022
    Marcelo Pecci, a Paraguayan prosecutor known for his work in fighting organized crime, was killed on the Colombian tourism island of Baru on Tuesday, authorities from both countries said. Pecci and his wife, Paraguayan journalist Claudia Aguilera, were on their honeymoon at a resort near the Caribbean city of Cartagena. They had announced Aguilera's pregnancy on Instagram earlier on Tuesday. Aguilera told Paraguayan media the couple were approached by two men on a private beach connected to their hotel before her husband was shot. He had not received threats, she added.
  • Does This Amazon Rock Art Depict Extinct Ice Age Mammals?

    03/07/2022 7:03:07 PM PST · by Theoria · 35 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 06 March 2022 | Becky Ferreira
    The animals painted in ocher in Colombia may include giant ground sloths and other creatures that vanished from the Americas. But some researchers say the art has a more recent origin. At the end of the last ice age, South America was home to strange animals that have since vanished into extinction: giant ground sloths, elephant-like herbivores and an ancient lineage of horses. A new study suggests that we can see these lost creatures in enchanting ocher paintings made by ice age humans on a rocky outcrop in the Colombian Amazon. These dazzling rock art displays at Serranía de la...
  • Senior Ontario Liberal was on sunny holiday as he told candidates to cancel vacations. ( Canada )

    02/09/2022 5:36:11 PM PST · by george76 · 3 replies
    National Post ^ | Feb 07, 2022 | Bryan Passifiume
    Milton Chan says that as a volunteer, he is exempt from party's travel restrictions. Staffers of the financially strapped party cry 'Nonsense!'.. The order came down before Christmas from Ontario Liberal Leader Steven Del Duca that anyone hoping to run as a candidate in the upcoming provincial election would be prohibited from travelling out of country for sunny winter getaways. No exceptions. But some had already made plans to travel, and they were in a bind. One candidate said she called the Ontario Liberals’ chief returning officer, Milton Chan, in December, to explain that she had already purchased expensive non-refundable...
  • Russia says military aid to Venezuela will not be used to attack Colombia

    02/08/2022 7:15:31 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/8/2022 | Reuters
    Russia has promised that military equipment given to Venezuela will not be used to attack Colombia, destabilize Latin America or end up in the hands of illegal armed groups, Colombia's Foreign Minister and Vice President Marta Lucia Ramirez said. "We need there not to be even the smallest risk that military cooperation which exists between Russia and Venezuela, and has for a long time, could eventually, because of carelessness or whatever reason, lead to any Russian military equipment being in the hands of illegal armed groups which are present on the border," Ramirez told journalists Monday night after a meeting...
  • Warning of ‘take over’ as Beijing strikes major new deal with Latin America and the Caribbean

    02/06/2022 7:26:39 AM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 27 replies ^ | 1/5/2022 | Ben Graham
    In a move to spread its power across the globe, Beijing has signed a new deal in a region of over 670 million people that has some concerned. n a major new move to expand its influence across the globe, Beijing has set out a wide-ranging new deal with leaders in Latin America and the Caribbean that will touch almost all aspects of life in the region of over 670 million people. One senior US analyst has warned the deal – in which China has pledged to supply nuclear technology, fund space programs and build schools teaching Chinese languages and...
  • Iran, Russia aid Venezuela in moving troops to Colombian border

    02/04/2022 11:39:26 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2/3/22 | Reuters
    Venezuela is moving troops to the border with Colombia with technical assistance from Russia and Iran, Colombia's defense minister Diego Molano said on Thursday, calling the possible deployment "foreign interference." Molano, citing intelligence sources, said troop movements were registered in Venezuela opposite Colombia's Arauca province, the scene of fierce fighting between guerrillas of the National Liberation Army (ELN) and FARC dissidents for control of the drugs trade.
  • Appeasement: Biden Cowers Before Murderous Latin Marxists Who've Killed Tens of Thousands

    12/02/2021 8:17:16 AM PST · by george76 · 4 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | December 2, 2021 | Jack Davis
    A Marxist organization that had been on America’s list of terrorists since 1997 has now had the slate wiped clean by the Biden administration. FARC, the Spanish acronym of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, “no longer exists as a unified organization that engages in terrorism or terrorist activity or has the capability or intent to do so,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement Tuesday. The foreign terrorist designation makes it a crime to support a group. ... An estimated 260,000 people were killed during the decades when Colombia was fractured by civil war... As noted by...
  • Joe Biden coddles another terrorist group — and Florida's Democrats are screaming

    11/25/2021 10:52:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/25/2021 | Monica Showalter
    As if dealing with the Taliban as a "partner" and taking the Houthis off the terrorist watch list weren't enough, Joe Biden has decided to succor another terrorist group: FARC. He took them off the terrorist watch list. Most people don't remember them, but these were the vile Marxist narco-terrorists who terrorized Colombia for 60 years and then got off scot-free based on a "peace deal" from a lousy Colombian president whose hankering for a Nobel prize was so strong that he literally ignored a popular referendum rejecting such a deal. They had good reason: in FARC's war on that...
  • Biden Colombia plan stirs up Florida hornets nest (removing terrorist designation from guerrilla group FARC)

    11/25/2021 10:49:37 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/25/21 | Sabrina Rodriguez, Marc Caputo
    MIAMI - The Biden administration’s plan to remove a Colombian rebel group from a list of foreign terrorist organizations barely caused a ripple outside Washington when the news broke this week. But in Florida, home to an estimated 150,000 Colombian American voters, it’s a different story. Biden’s policy is reverberating loudly among Democrats, leading some of the state’s top elected officials, strategists and activists to rail against the decision. “This is terrible. It’s bad policy. It’s bad politics,” said Florida state Sen. Annette Taddeo, a Democratic gubernatorial candidate who’s Colombian American. Calling the news “outrageous,” Taddeo criticized the Biden administration...
  • 'Penis snakes' are moving into Florida: Several legless amphibians from South America have been spotted in a canal near the Miami International Airport

    07/30/2021 11:00:45 AM PDT · by algore · 41 replies
    An obscure, legless amphibian, colloquially referred to by some as a 'penis snake,' is the latest invasive species to make its way to South Florida. Formally known as a caecilian, these creatures are native to Colombia and Venezuela, but several have been pulled from the Tamiami Canal near the Miami International Airport. Caecilians can range in size from a few inches to five feet long and have extremely poor eyesight - their name translates to 'blind ones' in Latin. This could be just another non-native species in the South Florida mix.'
  • Welcome to Miami? A weird-looking, noodle-shaped animal was just found in a canal

    07/28/2021 6:12:01 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 41 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 28 July 2021 | MADELEINE MARR
    Weird, noodle-shaped amphibians (pronounced “Sicilians”) have been found in the Tamiami Canal, the first discovery of its kind seen in the United States, according to a new report from the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville. whose name comes from the Latin word “caecus,” meaning “blind,” due to their small or nonexistent eyes. Caecilians have sensory “tentacles” located on their head that may help them find food. The aquatic, limbless, worm-like animals belong to an ancient order of amphibians that has been around since even before the dinosaurs. The species that was found in Miami is a Rio Cauca...
  • China's take-over in America's back yard: How Beijing has spent $140BILLION on ports, roads, and power plants in Latin America and the Caribbean as Cuba signs a new energy deal while US influence fades

    10/19/2021 10:43:43 AM PDT · by DFG · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10/19/2021 | Chris Pleasance
    On the face of it, America has little to fear from China's new deal to upgrade Cuba's power grid. The countries are already firm allies via their Communist leaders, Havana is under a diplomatic and economic embargo from Washington, and all efforts to mend ties between the two ended when Obama left office. But scratch the surface and what emerges is a picture of Chinese economic dominance in America's backyard that would be enough give any president sleepless nights. In fact, the deal with Cuba - signed this week as part of China's trillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative - is...
  • Pablo Escobar: Colombia sterilises drug lord's hippos

    10/17/2021 12:17:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies ^ | 10/17/21 | BBC
    A group of hippos - an unwanted legacy following the death of notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar - are being sterilised. Escobar, who was shot dead by police in 1993, illegally imported exotic animals, including a male and a female hippo - dubbed the "cocaine hippos". Since then, a growing population has been taking over the countryside near his former ranch, Hacienda Nápoles. The Colombian government has so far sterilised 24 of more than 80 animals. They have been treated with a chemical that will make them infertile. Colombian environmentalists say the hippos, believed to be the biggest herd...
  • Panama warns of looming Haitian migrant wave, tens of thousands on the way

    09/30/2021 9:05:46 AM PDT · by Avalon Memories · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/30/2021 | Ronn Blitzer
    According to Panama Foreign Minister Erika Mouynes, recent rush of Haitian migrants is only the beginningNearly 30,000 Haitian migrants have already made their way over the U.S.-Mexico border in recent weeks, but Panama's foreign minister says far more are on their way – and she has been sounding the alarm for months. In a new interview with Axios, Foreign Minister Erika Mouynes said that since the beginning of 2021 more than 85,000 Haitians have crossed through Panama and that she believes "they all are heading toward the U.S." The Haitians have been coming from Colombia, traveling through the dangerous Darién...
  • U.S. military once trained Colombians implicated in Haiti assassination plot, Pentagon says

    07/15/2021 8:17:01 AM PDT · by John W · 14 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 15, 2021 | Alex Horton
    Some of the former Colombian servicemen arrested after last week’s assassination of Haiti’s president previously received U.S. military training, according to the Pentagon, raising fresh questions about the United States’ ties to Jovenel Moïse’s death. “A review of our training databases indicates that a small number of the Colombian individuals detained as part of this investigation had participated in past U.S. military training and education programs, while serving as active members of the Colombian Military Forces,” Lt. Col. Ken Hoffman, a Pentagon spokesman, said in a statement to The Washington Post. The Pentagon’s review is ongoing, Hoffman said. He did...
  • American suspect in Haiti president’s assassination was ‘confidential’ DEA source

    07/13/2021 8:23:01 AM PDT · by John W · 37 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 13, 2021 | Lee Brown
    One of the Americans arrested for the assassination of Haiti’s president had been an informant for the Drug Enforcement Administration — the US agency the hit squad had claimed to be working for. A DEA official confirmed to Reuters that the informant even reached out to his handlers after the hit, as CNN also claimed that “several” of those arrested had also been US informants, including for the FBI. “DEA is aware of reports that President Moïse’s assassins yelled ‘DEA’ at the time of their attack,” a DEA official told the Herald. “These individuals were not acting on behalf of...
  • Shocking video shows mob capturing Haiti President Jovenel Moïse’s ‘assassins’

    07/09/2021 9:16:02 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda ^ | 7/9/21 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Shocking video shows mob capturing Haiti President Jovenel Moïse’s ‘assassins’ Dramatic video captured the moment a Haitian mob captured two alleged Colombian assassins, beat them and dragged them bloodied through the streets of Port-au-Prince after President Jovenel Moïse was gunned down. A video shared on social media shows the crowd pulling two men, one of whom was shirtless and bound with a rope, in the neighborhood of Petion-Ville, near the late president’s private residence. “Advance, advance!” someone is heard yelling on the video as the crowd pushes the two men, who were discovered hiding in some bushes. Some people grabbed...
  • Shocking video shows mob capturing Haiti president’s bloodied ‘assassins’

    07/09/2021 7:18:20 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 43 replies ^ | July 9, 2021 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Dramatic video captured the moment a Haitian mob captured two alleged Colombian assassins, beat them and dragged them bloodied through the streets of Port-au-Prince after President Jovenel Moïse was gunned down. A video shared on social media shows the crowd pulling two men, one of whom was shirtless and bound with a rope, in the neighborhood of Petion-Ville, near the late president’s private residence. “Advance, advance!” someone is heard yelling on the video as the crowd pushes the two men, who were discovered hiding in some bushes. Some people grabbed the two by their shirts and pants, pushed them and...
  • 2 Americans Are Among Those Arrested In The Assassination Of Haiti's President

    07/08/2021 6:35:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    NPR ^ | July 8, 20214:37 PM ET
    Two men believed to be Haitian Americans — one of them purportedly a former bodyguard at the Canadian Embassy in Port au Prince — have been arrested in connection with the assassination of Haiti's president, a senior Haitian official said Thursday. Prime Minister Claude Joseph assumed leadership of Haiti with the backing of police and the military and on Thursday asked people to reopen businesses and go back to work as he ordered the reopening of the international airport. On Wednesday, Joseph decreed a two-week state of siege following Moïse's killing, which stunned a nation grappling with some of the...
  • PICTURED: American 'mercenary' and former head of security at Canadian Embassy arrested over assassination of Haiti president Jovenel Moïse as five other 'hitmen' are picked up by police and four are shot dead

    07/08/2021 3:41:49 PM PDT · by DFG · 37 replies
    An American 'mercenary' and former head of security at the Canadian Embassy in Haiti is among the six 'assassins' who have been arrested over the murder of President Jovenel Moïse, according to a government official. James Solages, a US citizen of Haitian descent and president of a local charity, was taken into custody over Wednesday's early morning raid on Moïse's mansion in the hills above Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Haiti's Minister of Elections and Inter-party Relations Mathias Pierre told the Associated Press. Solages is the 35-year-old president of the board of directors of Jacmel First, a charity founded in south Florida in...