The coach of the Brazilian soccer team, Dunga, left Brazilian striker Ronaldo, of the popular São Paulo Corinthians, with almost no chance to compete in the 2010 South African World Cup, claiming that he does not want to repeat “old mistakes.”
Porfirio Lobo has won the presidential election in Honduras, with about 56 percent of ballots cast. Election officials say voter turnout was high, in spite of a call by ousted President Manuel Zelaya to boycott the poll.
More than 7,000 weapons that were formerly in the hands of the Chilean public were melted down in Santiago in an operation organized by the Chilean government with the aim of reducing the use of such items.
Dense jungle surrounds the Payamino River, an important water-way in Ecuador. This river, along with countless others in the eastern provinces of Ecuador, is a lifeline for local communities, the Ecuadorian military and illegal armed groups.
The presidents of Chile and Argentina marked with Pope Benedict XVI the 25th anniversary of a peace treaty signed between the former dictators of their countries with papal mediation.
The Colombian government has authorized the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Catholic Church to make "the necessary contacts" with leftist rebels for the release of two soldiers the guerrillas said they are prepared to free unilaterally.
The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Colombia expressed its concern about the recruitment of children by guerrilla groups and other illegal organizations and condemned these practices that, it said, may constitute crimes against humanity.
A hitman wanted in Spain has been arrested in Colombia, the National Police said.
Blackouts that darkened much of Brazil last week were caused by short circuits in a power substation that prompted the shutdown of three key transmission lines from the planet's second-largest hydroelectric dam, officials said.
The illegal drug trade from Latin America to Europe has the potential of destabilizing regions of Africa more than Islamist extremists, a regional expert told a US Senate panel.
Joint Task Force-Bravo members, based at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, distributed 61,000 pounds of food, water and clothing to remote villages of El Salvador Nov. 13.
In Colombia, in the last ten years, 4,136 minors broke ties with illegal armed groups of leftist guerrillas and extreme right-wing paramilitaries, according to a report issued by the state Institute of Family Welfare (ICBF).
Colombia and Ecuador have restored diplomatic ties after nearly going to war in 2008 over clashes involving leftist rebels, Colombian Foreign Minister Jaime Bermudez said on Friday.
*DIÁLOGO: After the capture of its founder Abimael Guzmán, Shining Path fell apart, but recently this group has intensified its violence. Is this a resurgence, or is it a different type of Shining Path?*
A total of 1,263 members of the Salvadoran Army have undertaken a wide-ranging operation to distribute food and supplies to those affected by the rain that left 157 dead, while the Ministry of Public Works is clearing dozens of blocked roads.
Israel has signed a $350 million deal to supply dozens of unmanned surveillance aircraft to Brazil's national police, a defense official said.
Joint Task Force-Bravo personnel deployed at approximately noon today to El Salvador in response to recent torrential rains that have caused flooding and landslides there.
The international response to provide humanitarian assistance to El Salvador continues since torrential rains unleashed a wave of landslides and floods that swept through the country on Sunday, killing at least 130 and leaving hundreds homeless.
Uruguay has a level of development in the software industry that puts it “on top” in the region as far as “value and volume of exports” and also in “quality and innovation,” the head of the Delegation of the European Commission to Uruguay and Paraguay, Geoffrey Barrett, said.
Whether or not Ronaldinho Gaúcho will be included on the Brazilian team that will play for the World Cup in 2010 “depends only on him,” coach Carlos Caetano Bledorn Verri “Dunga” affirmed in an interviewed published by the magazine Istoé.
The Shining Path guerrilla group "is increasingly improving its firepower" in the Valley of the Apurimac and Ene rivers, known as the VRAE region and considered Peru's principal cocaine-producing area, the former chief of the counter-terrorism police said.
Soldiers and townspeople dug through rock and debris Monday in hopes of finding dozens of people missing in a mudslide that swept down on a town, part of a wave of floods and landslides that killed at least 124 people in El Salvador.
Washington has no plans to take part in military operations in Colombia, the US ambassador insisted in an interview published Sunday, after Bogota granted the United States access to seven military bases for counternarcotics operations.
The governments of the United States and Colombia signed the Defense Cooperation Agreement (DCA) in a ceremony in Bogota on Friday, October 30th, in another indication of the close ties between the two countries and their commitment to address security concerns threatening the democratic stability and prosperity of Colombia.
The president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, and the prime minister of the United Kingdom, Gordon Brown, will sign an agreement on Wednesday to allow cooperation between the organizers of the Olympic Games in London in 2012 and in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
A drum set decorated with the flags of Argentina and Great Britain is the focus of attention in a small rehearsal room in Buenos Aires, where the rock band ‘The Draytones’ is practicing, a few hours before starting a tour that will take the group to the Falkland Islands.
Pacific Alliance countries Colombia, Perú and Chile combat illegal mining
Colombia: Land restitution amid the armed conflict
Colombian authorities melt firearms to keep them away from the FARC and the ELN
Honduras protects its Atlantic and Pacific coasts from drug trafficking
Argentine security forces capture alleged high-ranking member of Italian mafia
Medellín security initiatives lower homicides by organized crime
International security, intelligence leaders share ideals, enrich partnerships
Central American police partner with the FBI to fight MS-13 and M-18 gangs
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