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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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04/20/2018
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04/20/2018
Miguel Díaz-Canel was officially named as the new leader of Cuba on Thursday, one day after a secret vote in the country's National Assembly.
04/20/2018
For the first time in the lives of most Cubans, a man not named Castro will lead the Communist-run island nation.
04/20/2018
Before becoming the heir apparent to Cuban President Raul Castro, when Miguel Díaz-Canel was still climbing his way up the ranks of the Communist Party hierarchy in the island's provinces, he earned a nickname that stuck with him: "Día y Noche," or Day and Night.
04/20/2018
The families of Canadian diplomats in Cuba will return home permanently due to unexplained health concerns, Canada's government announced Monday.
04/20/2018
Suspected Toronto serial killer Bruce McArthur was charged with an eighth count of murder after police identified a Sri Lankan man whose dismembered body was found in a potted plant connected to McArthur, Toronto Police Detective Sgt. Hank Idsinga said on Monday.
04/20/2018
A stampede of Central American migrants rushed to the tracks Saturday when the first whistle of the train rang out.
04/20/2018
A man who killed six worshippers at a Quebec City mosque told an investigator he carried out the January 2017 attack after seeing reports the Canadian government would welcome more refugees into the country, according to CNN partner CBC.
04/20/2018
Read CNN's Fast Facts on the life of Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
04/20/2018
Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno said Friday that two Ecuadorian journalists and their driver, kidnapped while on assignment along the Colombian border, have been killed.
04/20/2018
Dozens of Brazilian lawmakers from the socialist Workers' Party, the PT, have requested to change their names to include "Lula."
04/20/2018
Pope Francis says he made "grave errors" in handling of the Chile sex abuse scandal in a letter Wednesday to the Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Chile.
04/20/2018
Fueled by her love for sports, Dayna Brons was focused on making the Humboldt Broncos shine on the ice. They dreamed of winning their league's championship and she helped them get ready.
04/20/2018
Bruce McArthur was charged with murder in the death of a seventh man Wednesday as police said they are reviewing cold cases for possible connections to him.
04/20/2018
Nikolle Contreras is one of several transgender and gender nonconforming migrants hoping to seek asylum in the US.
04/20/2018
Colombia's former rebel group FARC has reacted angrily to the arrest of one of its prominent members on drug charges, warning the move is an obstacle to peace.
04/20/2018
An annual caravan of Central American migrants traveling through Mexico is getting more attention than usual after a series of tweets from US President Donald Trump.
04/20/2018
Emotional tributes to members of a junior hockey team killed or injured in a bus crash in Canada have gained huge traction on social media.
04/20/2018
A small town in Canada's Saskatchewan province is in mourning after a bus carrying a junior hockey team collided with a tractor-trailer, leaving 15 people dead and at least 14 injured.
04/20/2018
Read Fast Facts from CNN about Leopoldo López, a Venezuelan opposition leader who was imprisoned on charges of inciting anti-government protests.
04/20/2018
A small town in Canada's Saskatchewan province was in mourning Saturday after a bus carrying a junior hockey team collided with a tractor-trailer, leaving 15 people dead and at least 14 injured.
04/20/2018
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva turned himself over to federal authorities Saturday to begin serving a 12-year prison sentence for corruption.
04/20/2018
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva failed to turn himself in to federal authorities Friday, when he was supposed to begin serving a 12-year prison sentence for corruption.
04/20/2018
US President Donald Trump's move to deploy the National Guard has not deterred a caravan of Central American migrants planning to cross through Mexico to the US border. Instead, the migrants will disperse into smaller groups after reaching Mexico City.
04/20/2018
A federal judge has ordered the arrest of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, giving him until late Friday afternoon to present himself to federal police, according to an arrest warrant.
04/20/2018
Mexico has firmly rejected US President Donald Trump's accusations of lax efforts to stop illegal migration over the Mexican-US border, saying in a statement Monday that it does not promote such activity under any circumstances.
04/20/2018
Shining a spotlight on migrants' plights has long been a goal for so-called caravans. A journey this year is getting even more attention than usual after tweets from President Trump.
04/20/2018
Costa Rican voters soundly rejected a presidential candidate who campaigned on social conservative issues on Sunday, instead voting overwhelmingly for a well-known political figure and writer.
04/20/2018
It's Tuesday night in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Januario stadium is packed with people. The host football club, Vasco, is making its debut in the prestigious Libertadores soccer tournament against visitor Universidad de Chile.
04/20/2018
With Easter around the corner and Venezuela facing a shortage of Communion wafers, a faith community across the border in Colombia stepped in with a donation of 250,000 of the holy discs.