Englishman Ross Brawn, owner for less than one month of the Brawn GP team, which won the top two positions in its debut in the Grand Prix in Australia, has had one goal since the retirement of Michael Schumacher: to work with the best driver in the world, Fernando Alonso.
Speakers at a forum here organized by the the International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism sounded the alarm against the growing criminalization of Indians' social protests in Latin America, especially in Mexico.
The President-elect of El Salvador, Mauricio Funes, debuted in the international arena with praise for "changes" in the United States and warned that it will not allow Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez to put "a finger" into the politics of El Salvador.
Colombian Defense Minister Juan Manuel Santos increased rewards for information leading to the capture of the FARC's top two commanders, Alfonso Cano and Jorge Briceño, to 7 million pesos ($2.9 million) each.
Nearly 3,000 victims of the earthquake that devastated several regions of southern Peru in 2007 marched to Lima to denounce the government’s laziness in reconstructing the affected area.
To celebrate his fifty-year-long career, Brazilian singer Roberto Carlos, nicknamed "the king" by his fans, announced that he will release a new album, go on tour, and perform a large show in one of the largest exhibition centers in Sao Paulo.
Colombian police arrested a woman suspected of being part of a gang of "hackers" who managed to withdraw approximately $670,000 in an ongoing series of bank account thefts in the University of Cartagena (North), an investigating official reported on Thursday.
Chile will continue to maintain its sovereignty and jurisdiction in the maritime areas over which Peru has submitted a demand to the Court of The Hague, Chile’s Minister of Foreign Affairs of, Mariano Fernández, said as he read a solemn declaration.
Servicemembers from Forward Operating Location Manta and the military group of the U.S. Embassy in Quito donated $6,000 in materials to a daycare center in Colón, Ecuador.
Ten of the eleven judges of the highest court in Brazil gave the go-ahead for the creation of a huge indigenous reserve in the Amazon, covering an area equivalent to over half of Belgium, despite the protests of the white ranchers who live there and want more land.
North American, Japanese, and European scientists live and work together daily in the world’s highest space laboratory, located more than 5,060 meters above sea level in the Chilean Andes, where the ALMA complex, the most advanced radio astronomy observatory in the world, will be installed.
Police officers in Latin America are seeking support from Colombian dogs trained to detect drugs to curb drug traffic to Europe via the growing West African route.
A demobilized guerrilla, whom the Colombian government demanded be released to act as “peace agent,” revealed the location in the center of the country of two mass graves containing 30 bodies of victims of the FARC, a judicial source reported.
Javier Ponce, Ecuador's Defense Minister, will travel to Russia to launch an agreement for military assistance, according to a statement provided Wednesday to AFP by a source from within.
Chilean soccer player Luis Jiménez says he feels "almost like a ghost" in Inter Milan, a club that the player plans to leave if his coach, the Portuguese José Mourinho, continues not to use him.
At Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Tuesday Admiral James Stavridis accused Hezbollah of involvement in the drug trade.
GENEVA, March 13, 2009 (AFP) – This Friday founders of the World Wide Web (WWW) celebrate their invention’s twentieth anniversary at its birthplace, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN) in Geneva.
SAN SALVADOR, March 16, 2009 (AFP) - Mauricio Funes, the candidate of the leftist former guerrilla organization Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN), was elected Sunday by a narrow margin as President of El Salvador, ending 20 years of hegemony of the right, which recognized its defeat.
Venezuela has confirmed its offer to let Russia station planes in their base on the island of La Orchila in the Venezuelan Caribbean, an agreement that tightens cooperation between both countries in the area of defense.
Managua, March 8 (EFE).- The President of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, confirmed his interest in amending the constitution to openly pursue the establishment of indefinite presidential reelection, the Managua newspaper La Prensa reported today.
Santo Domingo, Mar 10 (EFE) – The subway in Santo Domingo, which was inaugurated about a month ago, fascinates the Dominicans. Entire families travel to distant locations just for a fun ride and a picture or a video to document having set foot in one of its stations.
BOGOTA, March 9, 2009 (AFP) - On Monday Colombian President Alvaro Uribe sought the cooperation of the international community in arresting the kingpins of the illegal drug trade, including several heads of the FARC and ELN guerrilla organizations, some of whom are hidden in other countries.
Quito, Mar 9 (EFE) – Tomorrow the Tree of Life, in whose roots rest the ashes of the artist Oswaldo Guayasamín, a symbol of Ecuador, will receive an emotional visit from the family of the artist on the tenth anniversary of his death.
Buenos Aires, Mar 10 (EFE). - Next week a ship from Norway will begin efforts to rescue the “Polar Mist,” a Chilean fishing vessel which mysteriously sank carrying a load of more than nine tons of gold and silver bars in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Argentina.
BOGOTA, March 7, 2009 (AFP) – Five Colombian soldiers were killed and eight were injured after an explosion during an inspection in a remote rural area of the department of Meta (center), the General Command of the Armed Forces said.
Guatemala, March 8 (EFE) - The mythological story of the lives of twins Hunapú and Ixbalanqué, characters in the story of the world's creation in the Popol Vuh, the sacred book of ancient Maya culture, were engraved in stone 200 years before the start of the Christian era, the Guatemalan press reported today.
GUATEMALA, March 8, 2009 (AFP) - Hundreds of Guatemalans participated in a march on Sunday to commemorate International Women's Day, an activity during which they demanded increased safety, as well as equal opportunity for personal, social, and community development.
Star players from 16 countries are ready to represent their native lands in the 2009 renewal of the World Baseball Classic (WBC). China and defending champion Japan competed in the first game March 5.
The Peruvian terrorist group Shining Path is carrying out armed robberies in Bolivia to finance its resurgence back home, this capital's La Razon daily reported.
U.S. military-to-military engagement in Latin America will require a change in thinking and in the culture within the armed services, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
More than 400 U.S. service members, Caribbean nations’ security forces personnel and British Royal Marines, as well as numerous Caribbean nation officials were on hand for the opening ceremonies of the 25th annual Tradewinds exercise here, March 4.
The galactic saga of "Star Wars" is back once again in Chile to meet their fans in this country with the show "Star Wars: The Exhibition," showcasing props, vessels and clothing used in movies.
Gabriel Batistuta, adored at the Italian Fiorentina and the greatest striker in the history of Argentina’s national soccer team, is now shaking the bars of polo goals while making fun of himself for often missing with the mallet, missing many goals, and falling off his horse.
Latin America has become more competitive in tourism over the past year, but needs to improve its safety in order to increase its appeal, according to a report developed by the World Economic Fund.
Extracts of this interview were published in volume 19, number 1 of Diálogo, titled “Gangs.”
While investigating the cultural legacy of the indigenous Paî Tavyterâ people, a team of Spanish experts has found in Paraguay the remains of a human being that date back 5,000 years.
Martín Palermo, “the goal optimist,” a title given to him several years ago by coach Carlos Bianchi, who coached him while Boca Juniors achieved most of the titles and championships in their history, is Boca’s highest scorer in the last 78 years.
This Monday, 49 Guatemalan officers completed a course in preparation for the fight against drug trafficking and terrorism. This course was given by the US Border Patrol Tactic Unit (BORTAC).
In his first visit to Brazil, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff met with top leaders here and emphasized the importance of military-to-military cooperation as part of the overall U.S.-Brazilian relationship.
One Peruvian soldier died and two were wounded in a clash with remnants of the armed group Shining Path in the Vizcatan area of the Ayacucho region, some 600 kilometers (370 miles) south of Lima, military officials said.
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
Drug traffickers in Honduras displace indigenous people and destroy forests
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