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The ‘king-maker’ keeping Nicolas Maduro in power is starting to crack — here’s why Venezuela’s soldiers are breaking ran...
Thousands of Venezuelan troops have deserted in recent years, but the pace of defections is picking up — here's why some soldiers are breaking ranks.
One of Bogotá's signature tourist destinations is the Monserrate.
I took a 6-hour flight with the second-oldest airline in the world and was disappointed with the experience for a few key reasons
Avianca is Colombia's national airline, and it's actually the second-oldest airline in the world.
Bogotá’s massive bus system has been globally hailed as a triumph in public transit — here’s why I prefer it over New York City...
Nearly 10% of the TransMilenio's passengers used to commute by their own cars. Now, they take the bus.
Pablo Escobar was gunned down 25 years ago — here are 3 theories about who took the Medellin kingpin’s life
The world's most powerful drug lord made a lot of enemies. Which one, if any of them, killed him is much less clear.
33 years ago, rebels allegedly backed by Pablo Escobar stormed Colombia’s Palace of Justice — here’s how the terrifying siege went d...
In the mid-1980s, left-wing guerrillas stormed Colombia's Supreme Court building, taking hundreds of hostages and sparking a bloody siege.
Countries were ranked on prevalence of terrorism, homicide, organized crime and unreliable or corrupt police forces by the World Economic Forum.
The Coast Guard is catching more drug-running subs, but most ‘very stealthy’ narco subs are probably going undetected
The US Coast Guard and foreign authorities are capturing more "narco subs" that can haul multiton drug cargos, but even with that increase, drug smugglers may still be coming out ahead.
A Special Forces soldier accused of a multimillion-dollar drug-smuggling attempt is heading to trial, and he faces life in prison
The highly decorated Army master sergeant is accused of conspiring to bring 90 pounds of cocaine into the US, and if convicted, he wouldn't be the first US service member to get involved in the drug trade.
Colombia’s cocaine production is at an all-time high, and the country’s navy keeps catching ‘narco subs’
The Colombian navy has more than tripled the number of "narco subs" it's caught this year, and with cocaine production thriving, they're likely to see more of the vessels plying the seas.