Antonio Maria Delgado
The Colombian justice ministry on Wednesday authorized the extradition of Elkin Javier López Torres, who goes by the Spanish aliases La Silla and Doble Rueda, respectively The Chair or Double Wheels, both references to his wheelchair.
But as wealthy nations begin massive inoculation campaigns, political leaders and citizens in one of the world’s hardest-hit regions are growing impatient. No vaccines have been delivered yet through the COVAX Facility, only one manufacturer has been authorized and a limited supply of doses secured.
Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro tightened his grip on the nation’s institutions Tuesday as a legislature packed with his loyalists took their seats in what was widely considered the country’s last democratic institution.
Venezuelan money maven Martin Lustgarten was stuck in a federal lockup on charges of laundering millions of dollars for Latin American drug traffickers as he confronted the grim reality of spending the rest of his life in prison. Today, Lustgarten is a free man living in a $1 million Miami high-rise unit overlooking Biscayne Bay.