The Brazilian Armed Forces recently launched an initiative to improve security along the country’s borders.
Bolivia’s Special Force in the War on Drugs (FELCN) is intensifying security operations –“fighting organizations of organized crime throughout Bolivia’s Amazon,” in the words of FELCN chief Mario Centellas.
The Peruvian Army recently captured two suspected members of the Shining Path terrorist group following a gunfight in the Valley of the Apurimac, Ene and Mantaro Rivers (VRAEM) region.
Every Sunday, about 2,700 Guatemalan army reservists report to their barracks to prepare for their weekend military training, which focuses on physical exercise, firearms practice, and how to provide humanitarian assistance.
In a joint operation, the Colombian Navy and Air Force recently seized a submersible vessel that terrorists were constructing in the Department of Nariño.
Something as seemingly insignificant as a battery could change a battlefield outcome. Staff Sgt. José R. Salcedo III learned this one night in Afghanistan. Alkaline batteries were to blame for his sight shutting down during a critical moment.
By Lorena Baires
Agents with Colombia’s Central Directorate of the Judicial Police and Intelligence (DIJIN), with the assistance of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), captured Rodolfo Orellana, also known as “El Gordo."
Forces in Sports ties together sports, nutrition, and educational instruction. The youngsters are coached and mentored by military personnel from 67 Army units, 22 Air Force units, and 21 Naval units.
The Colombian military industry has created the first pistol completely developed and produced in the country.
The USS Vandegrift seized about 845 kilograms of cocaine during a recent six-week stretch off the coast of Central America as Operation MARTILLO continues to disrupt international drug trafficking in the Central American isthmus.
The Guatemalan government extradited Waldemar Lorenzana Cordón to the U.S. on November 13 to face international narco-trafficking charges in Washington, D.C., with the gratitude of the U.S. Justice Department.
Paraguayan military and police forces are using intelligence to try to locate and secure the safe release of Arlan Fick and police First Sergeant Edelio Morínigo, who were kidnapped by the terrorist group the Paraguayan People’s Army (EPP) in April and Ju
Involving marines, sailors, airmen and soldiers, encompassing 17 ships, two submarines and 19 countries and other partner nations, the multinational littoral exercise Bold Alligator (BA) 2014 ended this Monday (10) at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
The Costa Rican Aerial Surveillance Service (SVA) has an important new tool in its fight against drug trafficking and other criminal enterprises: A Piper Seneca III Flight Simulator that pilots can use for training.
Guatemala recently sent a fresh group of military police agents to Haiti to help the United Nations Stabilization Mission’s (MINUSTAH) efforts.
For more than a decade, Colombian Germán Alberto Pérez Ocampo has allegedly supplied cocaine to major international drug trafficking groups, including Los Cachiros in Honduras, the Clan Úsuga in Colombia, and the Sinaloa Cartel, La Familia Michocana, and
Over a thousand kilograms of recent cocaine seizures and a milestone drop in Colombian narco-flights mark big gains victories in the international fight against drug trafficking.
Continual guerrilla attacks on oil infrastructure and civilians have led a group of agencies to take action on the matter. Social inclusion initiatives have been added to security projects in order to restore peaceful community life in the region.
Perú is taking bold steps to end to illegal logging, a practice that has led to deadly violence and is destroying the environment in the Amazon region, and costs the governments tens of millions of dollars a year in lost tax revenue and fees.
Brazil's Operation Formosa
Part of the U.S. Southern Command’s (SOUTHCOM) outreach efforts with Central and South American and Caribbean partner nations includes cooperative strategies.
With an amphibious operation simulating the capture of a beach head on a hostile coast, the Brazilian Navy concluded Operation Formosa. The event, which concluded a year of training for the country’s Marines, brought together 1,900 troops in the state of
The government of Perú plans to hire four special prosecutors to investigate human trafficking in regions with high levels of gold mining and tourism – two areas where the crime is most prevalent.
Guatemalan police are cracking down on gang members who use explosive devices to carry out their criminal schemes. In two separate operations, they captured three alleged gang members who were carrying improvised bombs before the weapons could be detonate
Soldiers with the Colombian National Army recently dismantled nine clandestine cocaine paste-producing laboratories in the northeastern department of North Santander.
The Brazilian military isn’t just providing security for the 2016 Olympic Games, taking place in Rio de Janeiro August 5 to 21. It will host several competitions, too – and members of the Brazilian Armed Forces are even competing in several of the events.
An attack by gang members against the home of a spokesman for the National Interagency Security Force (FUSINA) may have been in retaliation for the squad’s successful anti-crime efforts.
Although there have as yet been no confirmed cases of the deadly Ebola virus in Latin America, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is preparing to help health authorities to battle the disease if it appears in the region.
The Dominican Air Force (DAF) recently convened the medical community of the Armed Forces to prepare its response to the deadly Ebola virus.
The Clan Úsuga was dealt a severe blow in the past month as cooperation between Colombia’s Central Directorate of the Judicial Police and Intelligence (DIJIN) and the U.S. Coast Guard led to a large seizure of cocaine and the arrests of multiple suspects.
Drug trafficking syndicates and terrorist organizations generate about $14 billion (USD) from narco-sales and illegal mining annually, the Colombian government reported October 28.
Paraguay’s Third Fighter Squadron's routines are especially focused on the training of new fighter pilots, conducting aerial target practice missions, use of mounted machine guns, missiles and bombs, in addition to operational missions where the squadron
The combined efforts of an elite team of Honduran Army soldiers, National Police agents, and the National Interagency Security Force have made a significant impact on abductions by street gangs and drug trafficking organizations.
No vaccines or drugs are available yet to protect people worldwide against Ebola Virus Disease, but two potential vaccines are in human safety testing, and scientists at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases were a critical part
Continual guerrilla attacks on oil infrastructure and civilians have led a group of agencies to t...
Peruvian Army Captures 2 Alleged Members of Shining Path Terrorist Group
International Cooperation Leads to the Capture of Peruvian Fugitive ‘El Gordo’
Operation MARTILLO: USS Vandegrift Seizes About 845 kilograms of Cocaine off Central American Coast
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Zeus Command Troops Improve Public Safety in El Salvador
Colombian National Army cracks down on illegal mining in Cauca
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