• Colombia suspends peace talks with ELN

    Colombia suspends peace talks with ELN

    la palma January 29, 2018 19:06 Hot Recent News

    After a bomb attack by the guerrilla organization ELN at a police station, the Colombian government stops the peace talks with the left-wing rebels indefinitely. ' I have decided to suspend the fifth round of negotiations until the ELN's actions are in line with their words', said President Juan Manuel Santos Monday after consultation with the chief negotiator of the government, Gustavo Bell.

  • Protest during the inauguration of President Honduras

    Protest during the inauguration of President Honduras

    tegucigalpa January 27, 2018 20:15 Hot Recent News

    The Honduran president Juan Orlando Hernández was sworn in on Saturday for a second term of four years after controversial elections. The course of events again led to great protest in the streets of Tegucigalpa and to skirmishes between police and many thousands of demonstrators.

  • Colombia wants to resume peace talks with ELN

    Colombia wants to resume peace talks with ELN

    vienna January 26, 2018 18:03 Hot Recent News

    The Colombian government wants to resume the peace talk with the left guerrilla movement ELN, the National Liberation Army, as soon as possible. 'We are currently discussing a new armistice,' President Juan Manuel Santos said in Vienna. He hopes to quickly reach an agreement on a cease-fire and then sit down at the negotiating table to 'make a total peace with the ELN'.

  • Pope apologizes for word use

    Pope apologizes for word use

    rome January 22, 2018 16:33 Hot Recent News

    After criticizing his remarks about a case of abuse in South America, Pope Francis apologized for his choice of words. He made a mistake when he said last week in Chile that there was 'no evidence' against the Chilean bishop Juan Barros, the Catholic church chief said Monday.

  • Kill by crash army helicopter Colombia

    Kill by crash army helicopter Colombia

    bogota January 16, 2018 21:12 Hot Recent News

    A helicopter crash in northern Colombia has killed ten people. On board of the defense helicopter, besides eight soldiers, two civilians were also present. The aircraft was on its way to Caucasia, where the occupants wanted to carry out an inspection at a warehouse of the army.

  • UN chief offers Colombia assistance for refugees

    bogota January 14, 2018 09:30 Hot Recent News

    The United Nations is prepared to mobilize international aid for Colombia to meet the hundreds of thousands of Venezuelan refugees. This is what UN chief António Guterres said on a weekend visit to the Colombian capital Bogota.

  • ELN fighters kidnap employee oil company

    bogota January 14, 2018 06:27 Hot Recent News

    A Colombian employee of an oil company was kidnapped by ELN rebels. The abduction was a few days after the expiry of a cease-fire with the government, just when UN top executive António Guterres visits the country, reports the BBC. According to the police, the man was taken from his workshop in Saravena near the border with Venezuela.

  • Violence Colombia is rising again

    bogota January 10, 2018 16:15 Hot Recent News

    The Colombian ELN rebels have again carried out attacks on Wednesday. This happened shortly after the expiry of a truce with the government, said high military sources. This can have consequences for the peace talks with the insurgents.

  • Hernández declared winner in Honduras

    tegucigalpa December 18, 2017 08:15 Hot Recent News

    After weeks of unrest and uncertainty, the highest electoral tribunal in Honduras, President Juan Orlando Hernández, has been declared the winner of the presidential election. The election was held at the end of November, but it was unclear for a long time who would become the new president.

  • Again dismissal after disaster with submarine

    buenos aires December 17, 2017 07:00 Hot Recent News

    Argentinian admiral Marcelo Srur has been fired because of the disaster with the submarine ARA San Juan. On 15 November, after an explosion, all contact with the submarine was lost, which since then has been found with 44 passengers on board.

  • 'Stay accessible', the Dutch hear in Honduras

    the hague December 5, 2017 17:09 Hot Recent News

    The Dutch in Honduras do well to be accessible if crises arise in the country. This advice is provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in response to the major unrest that has broken out due to the course of the presidential election.

  • Opposition Honduras sees ballot box fraud

    tegucigalpa December 4, 2017 19:24 Hot Recent News

    The incumbent Honduran president Juan Orlando Hernández can basically prepare for a new term. The National Electoral Council announced on Monday, after all the votes had been counted, that Hernández had been supported by 42.98 percent of the electorate. His rival Salvador Nasralla came to 41.39 percent, about 52,000 votes less.

  • Again killing in riots in Honduras

    tegucigalpa December 2, 2017 22:06 Hot Recent News

    Two people were killed in Honduras during fighting between security units and protesters. The authorities announced that on Saturday. The death toll has therefore risen to at least three. More than twenty people were injured. The police performed hundreds of arrests and announced a curfew.

  • Unrest Honduras to presidential election

    tegucigalpa December 2, 2017 07:15 Hot Recent News

    Friday riots broke out in Honduras after the announcement of the results of the presidential elections was postponed again. Protesters blocked streets, set cars on fire, and threw stones at the police, who responded with tear gas.

  • Water entered snorkel submarine

    buenos aires November 27, 2017 18:54 Hot Recent News

    Intrusive water caused a short circuit in a battery of the disappeared Argentinian submarine. The navy announced on Monday that moisture ended up in the so-called snorkel, with which the vessel can absorb oxygen.

  • Argentine navy: 'Submarine was safe'

    buenos aires November 26, 2017 06:27 Hot Recent News

    The missing submarine in Argentina was inspected two days before departure and found safe. Otherwise it should never have left, according to the British broadcaster BBC, a spokesman for the Argentine navy said.

  • Family submarine crew gives up hope

    buenos aires November 24, 2017 21:33 Hot Recent News

    Relatives of the 44 crewmembers of the lost Argentinian submarine ARA San Juan seem to have given up hope that they are still alive. The ship disappeared nine days ago and only had oxygen on board for seven days. According to the Argentine navy, an explosion probably occurred on board shortly after the ship had last passed its position on 15 November.

  • Time is ticking for crew submarine

    buenos aires November 23, 2017 19:03 Hot Recent News

    'They lied to us!' Anger and grief fought yesterday among the 44 members of the crew of the Argentinian submarine that had disappeared since November 15, after it became known that a 'remarkable sound', probably an explosion, had taken place on the place where that day was the last contact with the Ara San Juan.

  • Explosion during disappearance of submarine

    buenos aires November 23, 2017 15:18 Hot Recent News

    The Argentines saw an explosion last Wednesday, possibly coinciding with the disappearance of the submarine ARA San Juan. That the submarine was sunk after an explosion, wanted to confirm or deny a navy spokesperson.

  • Better weather when searching for a submarine

    mar del plata November 21, 2017 13:45 Hot Recent News

    The search for the disappeared Argentinian submarine can count on better weather conditions. The ARA San Juan disappeared on Wednesday with 44 passengers on board. The boat was in the southern part of the Atlantic at about 400 kilometers from the Argentine coast at that time.

  • Satellite calls did not come from submarine

    buenos aires November 20, 2017 15:00 Hot Recent News

    Seven satellite signals that were picked up in the weekend did not come from the Argentinean submarine that has not been heard since last Wednesday. Argentine media report this on the authority of the Argentine navy, who searches in the south of the Atlantic for traces of the ARA San Juan.

  • International search for submarine

    buenos aires November 18, 2017 17:12 Hot Recent News

    Argentina is assisted in the search for the submarine ARA San Juan by, among others, Great Britain and the United States. The British search with a ship for the submarine, with which no contact has been since Wednesday. The Americans participate in the search with two naval vessels.

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