US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leaves Sunday for a tour of Latin America with stops in Uruguay, Chile, Brazil, Costa Rica and Guatemala, the State Department said Wednesday.
Colombian Defense Minister Gabriel Silva confirmed the death of a leftist rebel commander who authorities said headed up the guerrillas' drug-trafficking activities in the southern part of the country.
The quake that ravaged Haiti over six weeks ago destroyed up to 50 percent of the Caribbean nation's gross domestic product, President Rene Preval said Thursday.
The United States has promised to transfer the military technology associated with F-18 fighter jets to Brazil if Boeing wins the contract for thirty-six airplanes that the South American country is seeking to buy, Brazilian Defense Minister Nelson Jobim said today.
Since the beginning of Operation Unified Response, one of the primary missions of the Navy and Marine Corps civil affairs teams attached to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit and the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group is to unite the people and governments of earthquake menaced Haiti together with non-governmental organizations and international aid workers.
The German group Scorpions will perform in Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Chile, and Brazil in September as part of the world tour with which the band will say goodbye to its audience after a forty-five-year career.
The death toll from Haiti's devastating earthquake has topped 222,500, the United Nations said Tuesday, after President Rene Preval said the number could eventually reach 300,000.
Bolivian president Evo Morales will ask his outgoing Chilean counterpart Michelle Bachelet to turn the organization of the 2014 South American Sport Organization (Odesur) Games over to Bolivia, an official source in La Paz said Thursday.
Haiti will receive 25 million dollars this week, according to an agreement reached by the presidents attending the Unity Summit of Latin America and the Caribbean, Mexican president Felipe Calderón, the summit’s host, announced.
Three collaborators of “Comrade Artemio,” the leader of the remnants of Shining Path, have been captured by the police, Peruvian Interior Minister Octavio Salazar announced.
The Mara Salvatrucha and the Mara-18, two violent street gangs with operations that span from Central America into the United States, issued a statement here announcing an end to violence.
The EU's foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton called for a "Marshall Plan" for Haiti, announcing she would head to the quake-hit island next week.
The number of Air National Guard members supporting Operation Unified Response dropped to a little over 200 this week as Haitian authorities and nongovernmental organizations begin to accept a greater share of relief efforts in the ravaged country, Guard officials said.
The need for U.S military forces in Haiti is dwindling as Haitian authorities and nongovernmental organizations begin to accept a greater share of relief efforts in the ravaged country, an American military official said.
Eight nations from the Americas, including the United States, agreed to boost air travel security by improving information-sharing, screening and coordination at a meeting in Mexico City.
Part of the proceeds of the friendly matches for the 2010 Soccer World Cup in South Africa will be dedicated to helping the population of Haiti, a country left devastated in the wake of January’s earthquake, the International Federation of Association Football announced.
The United Nations launched its largest ever appeal for humanitarian aid, with a revised request for 1.44 billion dollars to assist earthquake victims in Haiti.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has defended his country's sale of weapons in Latin America, saying that the sales had increased in recent years but still trailed US sales in the region.
Colombian forces in the south of the country have killed four FARC guerillas, including a leader believed responsible for an attack on the Palace of Justice in Cali in 2008 that left four dead and believed to have participated in the kidnapping of twelve regional deputies in 2002.
The Nicaraguan police declared a “general alert” to prevent the entrance of gangs operating in neighboring countries and their influence on criminal youth groups in the country, an official source announced.
Honduran president Porfirio Lobo and the high command of the armed forces agreed to strengthen the fight against drug trafficking in light of the increase in this criminal activity, official sources announced.
Students from the Chilean Air Force War College visited USSOUTHCOM headquarters in Miami on February 16 to attend a special briefing on U.S. government relief efforts in Haiti, following the January 12th earthquake that rocked the small Caribbean nation.
The Brazil-led UN mission in Haiti should be the sole operator there once the earthquake-ravaged nation gets past crisis mode, Brazil's top envoy said in remarks published Wednesday that appeared to rule out a long-term US role.
Chile, which has competed in fourteen Winter Olympic Games and never won a medal, aspires to ascend the Olympic podium in a few years in skiing, a sport with a “promising future” in the country, according to Luis Alberto Santa Cruz, president of the Chilean skiing federation.
Colombia and Honduras made a commitment on Monday to work together in the fight against drug trafficking and terrorism, through an agreement signed in Bogotá by the security minister of the Central American country, Óscar Álvarez, and the foreign minister of the host nation, Jaime Bermúdez.
Rebuilding Haiti could cost up to $14 billion dollars, which would make last month's quake the most destructive natural disaster in modern history, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) said.
Colombian singer Juanes and Spaniards Alejandro Sanz and Miguel Bosé have confirmed their participation in the concert that, organized by Dominican Juan Luis Guerra, will be held in Santo Domingo in April to raise money to build a children’s hospital in Haiti.
Argentina took another step today in its strategy to prevent the start of British petroleum exploration in the Falklands and announced the imposition of controls on maritime traffic with the islands, sovereignty over which is claimed by both countries.
The Basque armed separatist organization ETA traffics in Colombian cocaine to raise money and buy arms, the Italian journalist and writer Roberto Saviano has affirmed in the Spanish newspaper El Mundo.
The US military has reduced its number of troops in Haiti to 13,000 from a post-quake high of some 20,000 because the need has decreased, General Douglas Fraser said.
A new ultraviolet telescope that will be put into orbit 42,164 kilometers from Earth and that will make it possible to make astronomical observations without interference from the atmosphere will be the successor to the Hubble beginning in 2013, its launch date.
Colombia is ready to contribute troops to the NATO-led security force in Afghanistan, the Andean nation's defense minister said here.
A detachment from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, embarked aboard USS Bataan (LHD 5), spent the early days of Operation Unified Response primarily conducting search and rescue missions and medical evacuations.
Twenty more military health personnel from the Brazilian Air Force (FAB), including doctors, dentists, pharmacists and technicians, are headed to the city of Port-au-Prince, in Haiti, flying on a C-130 Hercules aircraft.
New Zealand today added ETA, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia (FARC), and two other organizations to its list of terrorist groups, the funds of which in the country can be frozen and which are prohibited from receiving legal help from citizens.
The Andean regional representative of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Fernando Casanova, speaking in Lima, highlighted Latin America’s economic and humanitarian cooperation for Haitian recovery, because this kind of south-south aid did not exist ten or fifteen years ago.
Chile has announced its proposal to become the site for the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), the world’s largest, for which the Spanish Canary Islands are also competing, the local press reported.
Well-known former players from the Brazilian team that won the World Cup in Mexico in 1970 welcomed the FIFA World Cup trophy in São Paulo Monday during the trophy’s visit to Brazil as part of an international exhibition tour.
Military doctors and the Brazilian Air Force General Coordinator of Health in Haiti, Brigadier José Maria Lins Calheiros, visited the USNS Comfort – Medical Treatment Facility, a U.S. Navy hospital ship.
Argentine president Cristina Kirchner said that she is proud that El secreto de sus ojos [The Secret in Their Eyes] has received an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign-Language Film, and she affirmed that she is a fan of the seventh art.
Laura Chinchilla, a political scientist with a specialization in security, will become Costa Rica’s first female president, having won Sunday’s presidential election by a wide margin.
The leader of one of the units of Colombia's largest rebel insurgency was killed in a military airstrike on his camp, the army said in a statement.
Two cocaine labs were destroyed in a jungle area in Nariño and Cauca provinces, and five suspected Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, guerrillas were captured, the navy said.
The United Nations reports significant progress has been made in providing assistance to hundreds of thousands of quake victims in Haiti. A senior U.N. official says the relief operation is being scaled up on all levels, with shelter topping the list of priorities.
The search for strategies to confront alarming levels of crime and prepare for natural disasters are two priority topics for the Central American Integration System (SICA) in the next five months.
Spain and the United States agreed on the need for Latin America to assume a role of "global interlocutor" to participate in overcoming problems like the economic crisis and confronting challenges like climate change.
To be selected to participate in peace missions abroad is considered a distinction among Latin American military personnel. For the majority, it is not the salary in American dollars that attracts them, but the possibility of raising the profile of their countries abroad, as well as participating in humanitarian and peacemaking actions. Deaths are rare in these situations. With the earthquake that devastated Haiti on January 12, this has changed. Brazil, which has led the peace mission in Haiti for almost six years, had more than 1,200 military personnel in the country at the time of the tragedy. Eighteen of them did not survive.
U.S. military flights bringing Haitian earthquake victims to the United States resume Monday.
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