Authorities will use the metal from the melted down weapons to help build schools and hospitals.
America is currently on its maiden transit, "America visits the Americas," testing the ship's capabilities and strengthening partnerships within the 4th Fleet area of responsibility.
Military and civilian human rights experts from 15 Western Hemisphere nations met at the headquarters of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Aug. 26-28 to discuss the military’s duty to protect human rights in the region.
Interview with Lieutenant General Luis María Carena, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Argentine Armed Forces
The inaugural trip of the LHA-6 USS America began in Pascagoula, Mississippi, and passed by Cartagena, Colombia, before arriving at the port of Rio de Janeiro, which is the last South Atlantic stop for the ship.
The cooperative training program is part of Paraguay’s ongoing effort to improve the professionalism of its security forces.
Recent gang attacks against patrols and police officers involved military-grade weapons, according to experts from the National Civil Police (PNC).
In that operation, Nicaraguan police and Army soldiers arrested Antonio Ocon Silva, 46, who was allegedly driving a commercial truck loaded with bricks made of mud. Inside the truck, authorities found nearly 399 large packets filled with cocaine.
El Salvador: Police seize high-caliber weapons
Nicaraguan Army and National Police seize large amounts of cocaine during ‘Operación
Condolence Statement from SOUTHCOM commander Gen. John Kelly on the loss of Guatemalan Maj. Gen. Rudy Ortiz, other crash victims
Infosurhoy to merge with Dialogo
Chile: A Regional Leader in Civil-Military Cooperation
U. S., 16 Nations Panamax Ends
Nicaraguan police seize illegal weapons and reduce violent crime
Colombian police sergeants survived years of FARC captivity; terrorist group continues to kidnap people
Beyond The Horizon 2014: An Action in Civility and Commitment
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America visits the Americas