News from Latin America

Latin America

A homemade bomb exploded near Bogota’s bullring, killing a police officer and injuring as many as 31 bystanders. The artefact, whose loud explosion shattered windows in nearby apartment buildings, appears… Read more Bomb explodes by Colombia bull ring, killing 1…
02.19 / 18:25
colombiareports.com
Officials say roughly 6,900 members Colombia’s largest rebel group have arrived in special transition zones to begin disarming, completing a key step in a revised peace deal that seeks to… Read more FARC completes move to demobilization areas:…
02.19 / 11:17
colombiareports.com
Colombia’s government proposed on Wednesday a series of ambitious political reforms designed to open up political processes and weed out corruption. The proposal includes extending the presidential term to five years… Read more Colombia government seeks obligated voting, other …
02.19 / 10:49
colombiareports.com
Arts center turned mosquito breeding ground A $54 MILLION arts project launched with a fanfare  in Ancon by the Martinelli administration, has become a breeding ground for mosquitoes and an eyesore for local residents. the City of Arts in  the community of Llanos de Curundú, was tendered during the last administration by  the National Institute of Culture (INAC) but was suspended by the current  government due to  construction “anomalies”  making  the $54 million a “risk” …
02.19 / 01:02
newsroompanama.com
TWENTY-F0UR-YEARS OLD  Fernanda Torregroza,   of TvMax (channel 21) was killed in a  collision  on Corridor Sur near Atlapa on Saturday February 18 bringing the traffic death toll this year to over 50. The vehicle was heading to Kuna Yala.Of traffic registered in the South corridor, near Atlapa.Five occupants of the other vehicle  were treated for injuries. Meanwhile a bus carrying the luggage for 300 teac… …
02.19 / 00:17
newsroompanama.com
El aniversario número 9 del día mundial de la radio se vio empañado por el trágico hecho que se registró el pasado 14 de febrero en San Pedro de Macorís, República Dominicana. Allí asesinados Luis Manuel Medina, locutor, y su colega Luis Martínez, director de la emisora 103.5 FM, justo en el momento en el que se... Read more » The post Dos locutores dominicanos fueron asesinados mientras transmitían en vivo appeared first on Latin Corresponde…
02.18 / 23:02
latincorrespondent.com
By Margot Thomas BURGER LOVERS in Panama get to celebrate the longest “week” of the year  in March, and the opportunity  to feast on gourmet burgers  across the city  as  40 different chefs strive  for the title  Burger Master Chef 2017. The fourth edition of Burger “week” will run  March 10 to 20. It is a  gastronomic activity aiming  to show that “hamburgers are not limited to bread, meat and cheese,” said a press release from the organizers. The -gourmet offerings will not be at fa…
02.18 / 19:27
newsroompanama.com
Colombia’s military is failing to enter former FARC territories, effectively allowing paramilitary groups and drug gangs to fill the void and cause a new wave of terror, homicides and forced displacement. The Colombian… Read more Colombia military taking its easy as paramilitaries and drug lords overrun FARC te…
02.18 / 14:11
colombiareports.com