A Costa Rican diplomat who was kidnapped on Sunday in Venezuela was released Tuesday, confirmed the Costa Rican Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Peruvian government said that it will likely take three more days to rescue nine miners trapped inside a tunnel after a landslide last Thursday.
Rescue workers in Peru said they are attempting to free nine miners trapped alive for two days in the southern portion of the country
Colombia’s FARC rebels denied reports that it has been weakened.
Legislators in Colombia have proposed to legalize marijuana and cocaine to drive down market prices, according to the BBC. The move would deprive drug traffickers and cartels of money because it would give farmers more incentive to grow other crops [...]
Cuba should “strive to build a renewed and open society, a better society, one more worthy of humanity.”
Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Cuba on Monday; the first time a pontiff has done so since Pope John Paul II’s visit in 1997.
Hugo Chavez, the president of Venezuela, started radiotherapy in a hospital in Cuba after undergoing several surgeries in the past year.
Peru called off a visit from a British warship, the HMS Montrose, on Tuesday.
Several dozen Cuban activists were arrested on Monday ahead of Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Havana next week.