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Why Is Colombia Putting The Screws To Chavez Now?

The New Republic | Francisco Toro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Venezuela and Colombia are the original odd-couple of Hemispheric diplomacy. With the former run by a rambunctious socialist autocrat and the latter b...

Desperate Hugo Chavez Desecrates Simon Bolivar's Tomb

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fernando Espuelas

The desecration of Simon Bolivar's tomb is as shocking as anything Hugo Chavez has ever done.

US Bars Acclaimed Colombian Journalist

Gabriel Elizondo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gabriel Elizondo

Morris' work has led him to uncover evidence of atrocities potentially committed by actors of the state. His reporting has often thrown doubt on official government positions few other journalists seem dare to challenge.

Hollman Morris, Colombian Journalist, Says Patriot Act Visa Rejection for "Terrorist" Activities "Puts My Life in Danger"

Max Schoening | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Max Schoening

A Colombian journalist who was recently denied a visa to study under Harvard University's Nieman Fellowship program says the State Department's decision may put his life under further threat.

Venezuela's 'Animal Farm'

Thor Halvorssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Thor Halvorssen

Venezuela has carried out more than 800 expropriations across industries and involving all sorts of property. Hugo Chavez must be revealed as the petty authoritarian and enemy of individual rights that he is.

Is Hugo Chavez the Kremlin's Useful Idiot?

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

With the Communist Party finding a second life in Russia one wonders if trust is wearing thin between Vladimir Putin and Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez. The two leaders hold discussions in Caracas tomorrow.

Tactics and Strategies

Jaclyn Simon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jaclyn Simon

Presidential candidate Antanas Mockus is a potential ray of light in Colombia's political miasma of corruption.

Colombia: What's on the Mind of the FARC?

Aldo Civico | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aldo Civico

What's on the mind of the FARC? What would they like to accomplish with the upcoming liberation?

Colombia's Presidential Campaign Kicks Off -- Finally

John Otis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Otis

The highpoint of Uribe's presidency was a daring hostage-rescue operation. But in the aftermath, as the president maneuvered to keep his job, his reputation took a hit.

Making Up for Lost Time

John Otis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Otis

Clara Rojas spent six years as the hostage of the Colombian rebel group FARC, and gave birth to a baby boy in the jungle. Now she's campaigning for a seat in the Colombian Senate.

Youth Will be Served - One Young World Summit in London Seizes on Social Media

Mario Almonte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mario Almonte

The physical act of voting has become almost irrelevant in an age when a single voice in the wilderness can log on to Facebook and raise an army of 400,000 strong.

Human Rights in Colombia: Rep. Jim McGovern (D)

Aldo Civico | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aldo Civico

According to Jim McGovern, the promotion of a culture and practice of human rights in Colombia is essential for achieving security and laying the foundation for lasting peace.

Al-Qaeda Partner With Colombia Drug Dealers To Deal Drugs

Macleans.ca | Cameron Ainsworth-Vincze | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In a partnership that U.S. authorities are referring to as an "unholy alliance," Islamist extremists are helping Colombian guerrillas smuggle cocaine ...

Terrorist Or Activist? A Young Colombian, Gabriel Gonzalez, Fights For His Country, His Reputation (VIDEO)

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Tucker

Last week Tom Brokaw presented a human rights award to Gabriel Gonzalez. The thoughtful young man then flew home to Colombia, where he is charged with being a terrorist and faces seven years in prison.

Journalist Embeds With Colombian Army During Mission Against The FARC

globalpost.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LA MACARENA, Colombia -- Accompanying frontline Colombian soldiers is not something I would have tried when I first arrived here 12 years ago. At the ...

US - Brazil Relations Desafinado

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

Christmas season marks the 50th anniversary of Brasilia, the futuristic capital city designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer, and magazines and online media are celebrating the event.

Meeting a Girl FARC Guerrilla in Bogotá

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Karin Badt

My image of a Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla was not a small-framed pretty girl in a jean-jacket, hands bangled in silver rings and white-sparkling nail-polish.

Russia Huffs and Puffs as the House Comes Down

Robert Amsterdam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Amsterdam

By creating manageable confrontations with Europe, the U.S, and former Soviet states, the Kremlin is attempting to govern outwardly, diminishing pressures for greater domestic accountability.

Drug Wars: Brazil's Amazon The New Rio Grande

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

The last thing president Lula and Brazilian democracy need is the United States on its northern border using the drug war to interfere in internal politics like it has done in the past with Mexico.

Weekly Foreign Affairs Roundup

Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka

This Week's Top Stories in Foreign Affairs: Push for Peace in Israel SI Analysis: The Obama administration is making a concerted effort to restart pe...

Holder Helped Secure Lenient Plea Deal With Bush Lawyers

The Raw Story | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When the US Justice Department announced in March 2007 that Chiquita Brands had pleaded guilty to "one count of engaging in transactions with a specia...

Colombia FARC Rebels Strive To Reinvent Themselves

Miami Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Colombia's FARC is working to reinvent itself after suffering almost seven years of sustained military pressure under President Alvaro Uribe -- a peri...

Hostage Carolina Zuluaga Rescued

Colombia Reports | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Colombian-American citizen, kidnapped February 6, was rescued by Colombian authorities Tuesday in the rural zone of Yumbo, in the south western depa...

Colombia Guerillas Fail In Bid To Kill Defense Minister Due To Spelling Mistake

Telegraph | Jeremy McDermott in Medellin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A special forces unit of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) had planned to celebrate the movement's 45th anniversary by killing Juan Ma...

Pacifico Colombiano: Hot Sounds from Colombia's Violence-Plagued Pacific Coast

Modiba | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Modiba

This is HuffPost World's regular feature that highlights interesting musicians and musical trends around the world. Know of a great musician doing gro...