Brazil has promised to offer comfortable and safe stadiums for local and foreign fans at the World Cup in 2014, the government said today in a meeting with FIFA President Joseph Blatter.
Colombian Minister of Defense Juan Manuel Santos announced this Wednesday that the bombings against FARC guerrilla military chief Jorge Briceño (alias “Mono Jojoy”) will be intensified, as reprisal for the attack using explosives that killed two people last Tuesday in Bogota.
After several terms in juvenile prison, the Mexican-American Daniel Mora decided to change paths and now persuades gang members to go back to school, while he is preparing to get a master’s degree at Harvard University.
Peru and Thailand have agreed to cooperate with each other to share ideas and projects related to the replacement of drug crops with alternative ones, an official source said today.
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is "in very poor health," and depends heavily on his wife Rosario Murillo to govern; priest and poet Ernesto Cardenal said in a meeting this Monday with a mission belonging to the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) and attended by AFP journalists.
A four-person surgical team from U.S. Southern Command's Joint Task Force-Bravo conducted two medical operations in La Paz, Honduras, Jan. 13, removing a man's gall bladder and repairing a hernia for a 5-year-old boy.
US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said today that he is more concerned about Iranian activities in Latin America, which he considered “interference,” than about the Russian army’s maneuvers in that region.
Two men released from the US "war on terror" prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba have appeared in a video posted on a jihadist website, the SITE monitoring service reported.
Salvadorian President Antonio Saca announced this Thursday that he has authorized sending 50 soldiers to Lebanon to be integrated into the UN “blue beret” peacekeeping contingent in that country.
The US drug enforcement military post that the United States has kept in the Ecuadorian base of Manta (west) for ten years will be closed next November or earlier, said Heather Hodges, the American ambassador at Quito.
Digital inclusion programs in Brazil are looking for ways to provide total Internet access to the 180 ethnic groups that live within the national territory, in spite of the fact that 20% of Brazilian tribes are already connected, participants of the Campus Party Brasil 2009 stated today.
The director of the UN World Food Program (WFP) in Ecuador, Helmut Rauch, issued a warning today concerning the uncontrolled level of child undernourishment in Ecuador.
Barack Obama was sworn in as U.S. president with an appeal to Americans to work together to overcome the challenges of the nation in a time of economic crisis and two wars.
Soon to be 73 years old, half a century after his foray into the literary world, the award-winning Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa stated in an interview published this Thursday by the Uruguayan press, that his “marriage” with literature is still “alive and passionate.”
Un teatro popular de reminiscencias indígenas se volcó esta semana a las calles de Diriamba, en una mezcla cultural y religiosa, principal atractivo de las fiestas patronales en que miles de nicaragüenses celebran a San Sebastián, a quien atribuyen poderes milagrosos.
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Former Nicaraguan President Arnoldo Aleman wants his old job back now that his money laundering conviction has been overturned.
Soldiers seized nearly half a ton of explosives and dozens of landmines from a Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, factory, but no one was arrested, the army said Sunday.
The Colombian police uncovered an alliance between drug traffickers from former Norte del Valle cartel and FARC guerrillas to export cocaine from Venezuela, Ecuador, and Peru in exchange for weapons, and seized seven people from that network.
Judicial sources reported today that a judge from the Colombian city of Armenia sentenced a FARC guerrilla to fifty years in prison for his involvement in the kidnapping and murder of Liliana Gaviria, sister of former President César Gaviria.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) Queen Sofia of Spain is touring Spanish-funded projects in the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
After the arrest of the Neapolitan “capo” Salvatore Zazo, which took place in Barcelona in Northeastern Spain, the Spanish newspaper "El País" reported on Monday that the Neapolitan Camorra and Colombian drug cartels are working together in Spain.
For a long time, the National Information Service (SNI), the espionage agency of the military dictatorship that ruled Brazil from 1964 to 1985, investigated alleged UFO apparitions, a local newspaper reported today.
On Sunday, January 18, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, the Colombian singer Shakira will be among the music stars performing in a public celebration to commemorate Barack Obama’s inauguration. Obama has been elected the President of the United States of America.
Four helicopters and 34 service members from Joint Task Force-Bravo, Honduras, are deployed here at the request of the Costa Rican government to provide life-saving support to victims of a recent 6.2 magnitude earthquake that struck near San Jose.
Peru will raise the South Andean valley war zone cut through by the rivers Apurímac and Ene, one of the last refuges of Shining Path Maoist guerrillas, to military region rank, Secretary of Defense Antero Flores Aráoz said Friday.
This Friday the Salvadoran Minister of Defense, General Jorge Alberto Molina, confirmed that the military will accept former left-wing ex-guerrilla presidential candidate, General Mauricio Funes, as Commander if he wins the election on March 15.
Any time Leo Messi displays his enormous talent on the field, the Argentinians’ dream of winning their third World Cup title seems closer to reality.
The Colombian leftist rebel group, FARC, said it is willing to hand over six hostages but it will only do so in the presence of an international representative.
As a sign of protest against the Israeli army offensive in the Gaza Strip and in solidarity with the Palestinian people, the Venezuelan government ordered the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador to Caracas, Shlomo Cohen.
Guatemalan rescue workers have suspended their search for victims of a landslide that buried a road in the northern part of the country Sunday, leaving at least 35 people dead, 15 injured and dozens missing.
Fernando Araujo, a former Colombian foreign minister and former hostage of the FARC who fled captivity just two years ago, revealed in an interview published today that he aspires to be a presidential candidate for the Conservative Party in the forthcoming elections.
Colombian musical artists sing for peace
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Nicaraguan Army and National Police seize large amounts of cocaine during ‘Operación
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