In Bolivia's worst national outbreak in a decade, 19 people have died from dengue fever since January and 31,000 people have been affected, official estimates showed.
Confetti, musicians and thousands of indigenous dancers crowded the cobblestone streets of this remote silver and tin mining town to honor its Andean gods and celebrate Carnival, which ended Tuesday.
Syrian trafficker Monzer Al Kassar, and Chilean Luis Felipe Moreno Godoy were sentenced to more than 20 years' in prison by a U.S. court by agreeing to the illegal sale of weapons to FARC guerrillas, according to the federal Attorney in Manhattan.
Bogota, February 24th (EFE).- Fifteen rebels of Colombia’s National Liberation Army ( ELN) have deserted the Colombian guerrilla group after drugging their commanders with a sleep inducing plant , in a camp located in the jungle of Nariño province (southwest), as reported by the fugitives to the local press.
Salvadorian government announced the celebration next Saturday of a "patriotic holiday", in honor of more than 3,700 soldiers who served in Iraq between August 2003 and last December, to be divided into eleven groups.
The level of violence related to drug trafficking and drug abuse has continued to rise in Latin America, despite all government efforts to combat it,
Paraguayan anti-drug authorities and the Federal Police of Brazil have agreed to intensify operations to destroy marijuana plantations along their common borders, an official Paraguayan source reported to Asunción.
Tickets for the 2010 World Cup matches will cost between $20 and $900, the International Football Federation (FIFA) announced, revealing information about the process of selling the approximately 3,000,000 tickets.
The Federal Police of Bolivia and Brazil signed an agreement Wednesday to strengthen bilateral cooperation in combating organized crime, including actions against drug trafficking, money laundering, and weapons smuggling.
A photographic history of the War of the Pacific, a conflict between Chile and the joint forces of Peru and Bolivia in the late 19th century, has been rescued by Peruvian Renzo Babilonia in a book documenting the dramatic conflict.
For the next two years, the “Gigantic Argentinean Dinosaurs” exhibition, which opened today in Buenos Aires, will tour various countries in Europe with original fossils and exact replicas of the dinosaurs that inhabited Argentina, some of which have never been shown abroad.
Colombia's main leftist rebel group said Tuesday that it "executed" eight Indians in the country's remote southwest, accusing them of acting as paid informants for Colombia's military.
The U.S. Navy is pursuing an active partnership with nations throughout the Americas, and a tour by the USS Swift is one of its most recent manifestations.
Britain's heir to the throne, Prince Charles, is to visit the Amazon and the Galapagos Islands next month on a mission promoting environmental preservation, British officials said Friday.
Former leftist FARC rebel Elda Neyis Mosquera, who surrendered to Colombian authorities in May 2008, was sentenced to 33 years in jail for leading an attack in which 14 people were killed.
Today the Federal Police arrested a total of 51 people from two different gangs for their involvement in the trafficking of synthetic drugs in Brazil and in other countries, some of them in Europe, according to official sources.
40% of the 6,200 murders committed in Guatemala last year were linked to drug trafficking, President Álvaro Colom told the press today.
Ecuador has uncovered a money laundering network worth as much as 60 million dollars, prosecutors said on Wednesday.
FARC guerrillas seek to influence the 2010 presidential election by releasing hostages “a few at a time,” Colombian Defense Minister Juan Manuel Santos warned today.
In 1997, a forward-thinking combatant commander conceptualized a plan to invite partner-nation senior military officers — primarily colonels — to serve on his staff as advisors, providing cultural expertise and coordination on military matters between their countries and U.S. Southern Command.
U.S. 4th Fleet commander, Rear Adm. Joseph D. Kernan, talks about the fleet’s goals and objectives in the Americas. The U.S. 4th Fleet inherited a tough mission in Caribbean, Central and South American waters when the Navy re-established the command in April 2008.
When the Esmeralda docks in ports around the world, its crew makes sure the “White Lady,” as they call their ship, is ready for visitors. The ship has made more than 300 port calls as Chile’s “floating embassy,” spreading goodwill and the message of democracy through diplomatic visits around the globe. Its deck has received thousands of dignitaries, military commanders, media and visitors.
Three indigenous towns in Isoboro Secure National Park, located in the center of Bolivia between the departments of Cochabamba and Beni, were the first to declare their autonomy under the new Constitution, local press reported today.
Joint Paraguayan military and police forces deployed four weeks ago in central and northeastern Paraguay in pursuit of an armed group destroyed 8,900 kilos of marijuana and 400 hectares of the drug, Interior Minister Rafael Filizzola announced today.
A contingent of 200 Salvadoran troops returned home from Iraq on Saturday, having finished security and reconstruction tasks that took place over five and a half years, official sources reported.
On Saturday thousands of people marched in the Venezuelan capital to support the "No" option on the February 15th referendum regarding a constitutional amendment promoted by the government which would permit unlimited reelection.
A former provincial lawmaker was helicoptered to freedom in Colombia on Thursday after spending more than six years as a captive of leftist guerrillas.
Argentinean scientists discovered that the sea creatures known as “sea cucumbers” contain a substance capable of inhibiting the proliferation of cancer cells, local press reported today.
U.S., South Korea and Egypt officially make up the list of nations that have expressed interest in hosting the World Cup in 2018 or 2022.
Today experts from Latin America and the United States convened a meeting in Costa Rica to analyze possible methods of cooperation against terrorism and its financial sources.
A plane from the Chilean Air Force landed today in Amman carrying over 25 tons in humanitarian aid for the Palestine Gaza population after the recent Israeli offensive that left over 1,400 dead and 5,000 injured.
Seven-month-old Dilcia Milagro Espinal has always had beautiful big, brown eyes. Now, thanks to a team of U.S. Army ophthalmologists here, she also has the ability to see with them, unhindered by misalignment or double vision.
Dominican Singer Juan Luis Guerra said today that he is negotiating a duet with the Colombian singer Juanes and announced that starting in March he will arrive in South America with “La Travesía Tour”.
Colombia's badly battered FARC rebels freed three police officers and a soldier held hostage for more than a year, handing them over to the International Red Cross on Sunday in the country's southern jungles.
This Monday the Brigadier General José Bonilla took office as Commander of the Uruguayan Air Force (FAU), replacing Lieutenant General Airman Enrique Bonelli, who retired in a ceremony led by President Tabaré Vázquez.
Colombian authorities melt firearms to keep them away from the FARC and the ELN
Testing new technologies for disaster response
Nicaraguan Army and National Police seize large amounts of cocaine during ‘Operación
DIRANDRO: Brazilian organized crime group playing major role in Perú's cocaine trade
U.S. SOUTHCOM expo displays technology that can save lives during natural disasters
Central American police partner with the FBI to fight MS-13 and M-18 gangs
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