Tag: Colombia

Former D.E.A. Agent Charged With Laundering Colombian Drug Money

Jose Ismael Irizarry was sent to Cartagena to investigate money laundering by Colombia’s notoriously violent drug cartels. But instead of using his stable of confidential informants to bring down the gangs, the authorities said, Mr. Irizarry worked with a Colombian drug trafficker to launder money seized from undercover drug operations and used the cash to […]

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Pop-Up Dinners That Share a Culture, Course by Course

At pop-up restaurants, where chefs temporarily set up shop in a dining room, a barn or even a dorm room, dinner is an improvisation, more jazz than symphony. For a limited time and a limited audience, a cook can riff with premeditated spontaneity. For years, pop-ups have been many newcomers’ first step toward opening a […]

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Venezuela Opposition Leader Defies Travel Ban to Woo Support Abroad

MARACAIBO, Venezuela — Venezuela’s opposition leader, Juan Guaidó, defied a travel ban and crossed into Colombia on Sunday to round up greater international support for regime change in Venezuela. Mr. Guaidó, who is recognized by the United States and more than 50 countries as Venezuela’s president, and his fellow opposition members are facing increased repression, […]

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