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Chip Wiegand
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Born: Nov. 20
Barranquilla, Colombia
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I teach english as a foreign language in Barranquilla, Colombia. I'm from Kennewick, Washington, USA. In my previous life, as I call it, I was an IT guy, systems administrator, computer tech, as well as a shipping/receiving guy and also worked as a merchandising guy for a year for a camping/RV accessories store.
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06/21/2018
Habla español? Visit CNN en Español for all the latest news and updates in Spanish.
06/21/2018
At the Senda de Vida shelter, a few miles south of the border with McAllen, Texas, many of the 50 or so migrants contemplating their next moves seemed undeterred by a Trump administration zero-tolerance policy that resulted in thousands of family separations.
06/21/2018
We've been bombarded by arguments about whether parents and children crossing the US-Mexican border without documentation should be separated. But we seldom hear how dire life is in these migrants' homelands.
06/21/2018
Mexico's foreign minister on Tuesday added his voice to the chorus condemning the Trump administration's separation of children from their parents at the southern US border, calling the policy "cruel and inhumane."
06/21/2018
Read CNN's Fast Facts on Justin Trudeau, the prime minister of Canada.
06/21/2018
Ivan Duque wins Colombia's presidency, leftist opponent Gustavo Petro concedes.
06/21/2018
A tweet about an artificial earthquake in Mexico City, during the World Cup game went viral. But none of the official monitoring agencies picked up on it.
06/21/2018
At least 17 people, including eight minors, were killed Saturday after a partygoer detonated a tear-gas canister setting off a stampede inside a nightclub in Caracas, Venezuela, authorities said.
06/21/2018
The Nicaraguan government has agreed to an international investigation into protests that have left dozens of people dead since April.
06/21/2018
Canada's Senate has passed a bill making the country's national anthem gender neutral.
06/21/2018
Every December in St. John's, Newfoundland, people parade the streets wearing creepy masks, fake horse heads and their underwear on the outside.
06/21/2018
The Argentine Chamber of Deputies voted Thursday morning to legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy.
06/21/2018
Thousands of people flooded the streets around Argentina's Congress on Wednesday as lawmakers inside were locked in a tense debate over whether to relax the nation's highly restrictive abortion laws.
06/21/2018
Armed with tamales and a whole team of volunteers, renowned chef José Andrés traveled to Guatemala four days after the eruption of Fuego volcano, to feed the masses.
06/21/2018
Women in El Salvador's brutal gang culture are forced to act as drug mules, carers for abandoned children, and subjected to violent gang initiations such as rape.
06/21/2018
Read CNN's Fast Facts to learn more about how the Mexican government has been fighting against drug traffickers since December 2006.
06/21/2018
The Mexican congressional candidate had just left a debate hall where he addressed public security in his northern state. He walks over to a person holding a phone and poses for a picture. In a matter of seconds, a man walks up from behind and shoots him in the head, killing him before walking off.
06/21/2018
Her eyes brimming with tears, Teresa de Jesus Barillas recites the names of her 18 relatives who are missing or dead days after the Fuego volcano erupted in Guatemala, leaving nearly 100 people dead and scores more missing.
06/21/2018
The infant survived Fuego's eruption, but police thought her mother died in a hospital. Then came good news.
06/21/2018
Organizations and online campaigns are helping the victims of the Fuego volcano's eruption in Guatemala.
06/21/2018
Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted Sunday, June 3, killing dozens of people and covering nearby villages in ash.
06/21/2018
Advocacy groups have welcomed this week's ruling from Bermuda's Supreme Court that a new law replacing same-sex marriage with domestic partnerships is unconstitutional.
06/21/2018
Thousands of Salvadorans living in the US are being sent back as part of a crackdown on migration. Many are ending up in gang-ridden cities they escaped years earlier.
06/21/2018
Satellite images after the Guatemala volcano eruption show the rural town of San Miguel Los Lotes buried, nearly obliterated, by lava.
06/21/2018
Dozens of people have died as a result of Fuego's fury and many more are missing, including Ovidio García Suárez's wife.
06/21/2018
A sudden, violent eruption from Guatemala's Fuego volcano spewed a fiery mix of ash, lava and gases so quickly that residents nearby had little time to evacuate.
06/21/2018
Guatemala's Fuego volcano eruption killed dozens and left dazed residents covered in ash as they searched for loved ones.
06/21/2018
Guatemala's Fuego volcano eruption killed dozens and left dazed residents covered in ash as they searched for loved ones.
06/21/2018
A march honoring Nicaraguans killed in violence surrounding recent anti-government demonstrations also ended in bloodshed Wednesday -- the country's Mother's Day.
06/21/2018
Read CNN's Guantánamo Bay Naval Station Fast Facts and learn more about its detention facility, sometimes called "Gitmo."