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archivejulio 2018


Facing Investigation, Ex-President Uribe Resigns From Senate in Colombia

Álvaro Uribe, a former president of Colombia who was later elected to the Senate, is now under investigation by the country’s Supreme Court.CreditFernando Vergara/Associated Press. MEDELLÍN, Colombia — Álvaro Uribe, a powerful former president of Colombia, said Tuesday that he was resigning from his Senate seat after the Supreme Court...

US Helps Colombia Arrest Longtime Medellín Underworld Figure ‘Popeye’

Authorities in Colombia working with US counterparts have arrested a self-proclaimed former hitman for Pablo Escobar, underscoring how the Andean nation continues to take down key figures in Medellín’s criminal world with help from the United States. Jhon Jairo Velásquez Vásquez, alias “Popeye,” was arrested in Medellín on May 25...

Tour de France: Quintana wins stage 17, Thomas closes in on Tour win

Colombian Nairo Quintana attacked smartly to take victory in the mountainous 17th stage of the Tour de France. Briton Geraint Thomas came in third to bolster his already strong hopes of claiming overall victory. Quintana, a specialist climber, powered up the steep 65km course, being ridden for the first time...

The 12 Best Tweeters In Congress

  Twitter has given members of Congress a direct line of communication to fans and constituents. For the most part, the Twitter streams for members of Congress are uninteresting, delegated to an intern or aide. But a few members have really committed to the medium. Here, we've curated a list of...

Sorry baby turtles, but Cartagena’s Playa Blanca stays open

A judge in Cartagena on Tuesday overruled a government resolution that sought to close a popular beach in an attempt to preserve a threatened sea turtle. The Environment Ministry ordered to close the beach along the Caribbean’s Baru island for seven months as a “preventative measure” for the endangered sea turtle....

Colombia’s war crimes tribunal opens proceedings on army slaughter of civilians

Colombia’s specially established traditional justice court (JEP) on Monday opened proceedings on the case of extrajudicial killings carried out by the armed forces, which are often referred to as “false positives.” The Chamber of Recognition and Truth of the JEP opened “case 003,” on  account of the fifth report of...

The SIM Hijackers

Meet the hackers who flip seized Instagram handles and cryptocurrency in a shady, buzzing underground market for stolen accounts and usernames. Their victim’s weakness? Phone numbers. Rachel did what most people would have done in that situation: she turned the phone off and on again. It didn’t help. She walked...

Trump and Putin’s landmark meeting

A favourite target of Mr Trump's ire - has been asking why the president is speaking behind closed doors, one-on-one. Its White House team says Mr Trump wanted a direct meeting, with no leaks or interventions from others - and that there may not be any records kept of what...
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