FIFA President Sepp Blatter promised to re-open the file on goalline technology, while warning the French government not to meddle with the running of the country’s Football Federation.
Chilean Air Force Col. Luis Silva Bravo, the director of Peace Operations of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, leads his country’s efforts with United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).
The government of El Salvador deployed a total of one thousand soldiers Monday to guard sixty-two “identified” illegal crossing points along the country’s borders, in order to combat the passage of drugs and arms and prevent the entry of criminal organizations, an official source announced.
G8 leaders pledged to work together in an “integrated and coordinated” manner to combat the threat posed by terrorism and attack violent extremism at its roots.
Drug trafficking has ceased to be a problem limited to consumers and producers, Colombian president Alvaro Uribe declared at the G-8 summit, at which U.S. president Barack Obama assured him that the pending U.S.-Colombian free-trade agreement will be ratified.
The Salvadoran Legislative Assembly approved a legal reform evening that defines attacks on public transportation as terrorist acts.
The combined effort of MINUSTAH and JTF-H in providing humanitarian assistance to the people of Haiti following the earthquake demonstrates the importance of developing strong relationships, both institutional and personal, with partner nation armies.
The National Hydrocarbon Agency (AHN), a Colombian government agency, has received bids worth more than one billion dollars for the right to explore for oil in a number of Colombian regions, including several in the Caribbean, over the next fifteen years, an official source announced.
The organization of the 2014 FIFA World Cup will inject investments worth around eighty billion dollars into the Brazilian economy, according to a study released by the Getúlio Vargas Foundation and consulting firm Ernst & Young.
The world’s $88 billion cocaine market is shifting towards Europe and is severely destabilising transit countries in West Africa even as total production falls, a United Nations report said.
Christopher "Dudus" Coke, a Jamaican alleged druglord wanted to face trial in the United States, has been captured on the Caribbean island after a manhunt sparked bloodshed last month, police said.
Ecuadorean president Rafael Correa affirmed that he will work with Colombian president-elect Juan Manuel Santos to fully normalize relations following the diplomatic crisis of 2008.
Colombian authorities celebrated a “significant” drop in cocaine production Tuesday and attributed the success to ‘Plan Colombia,’ a program financed by Washington, which has announced a cut in funds and a shift in its anti-drug policy.
Gen. Francisco Contreras Rivas, Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs Of Staff Of Peru, visited U.S. Southern Command recently and met with its commanders and received briefings on security issues in the region.
The demolition of the old Fonte Nova Stadium in Salvador, in the state of Bahia (in northeastern Brazil), began Monday, to be followed by the construction of a new stadium that will be a site for World Cup matches when Brazil hosts the event in 2014.
Now, it’s law – only those with clean criminal records can pursue a political career in Brazil.
With the removal of 179,000 antipersonnel mines scattered throughout its territory, Nicaragua has closed one of the most painful chapters of its postwar period, which killed and mutilated dozens of victims over the last twenty-one years, military spokespersons announced.
The Chilean consul in La Paz, Jorge Canelas, has affirmed that his country has finished demining its border with Bolivia, where antipersonnel and antitank mines were laid during the 1970s, and is now in the process of seeking international certification.
Latin American drug traffickers are seeking new territory for their activities and studying the possibilities offered by Argentina, where extradition proceedings began Friday for an alleged Colombian drug trafficker wanted by the United States, the same day that a model was charged with the same crime.
The United States formally designated a financial network of the FARC Colombian guerrilla group’s Front 48 as a drug-trafficking organization, a move that bars any economic activity with the network and permits the seizure of its assets, the Treasury Department announced.
The United States and Panama signed a security agreement to reduce and prevent the crime in Darien province, bordering with Colombia.
Ruling-party candidate Juan Manuel Santos promised a hard line against the FARC after defeating independent Antanas Mockus by a wide margin in the Colombian presidential election, in balloting marked by abstention and violence.
The Panamanian government proposed to develop a joint database with Mexico, Central America, and Colombia for the fight against organized crime in the region, Panamanian foreign minister Juan Carlos Varela announced.
Peru will host the World Festival of Theatre Schools and the World Conference of Theatre School Directors in August, sponsored by UNESCO and bringing together representatives of around twenty countries, the organizers announced.
Two members of a Colombian guerrilla group were sentenced Tuesday to 19 years in prison for the 2003 abduction of three US citizens freed during a 2008 raid that also gained the freedom of Frenchwoman Ingrid Betancourt.
Interpol said Tuesday it has arrested a Lebanese national suspected of funneling money to the Shiite militant group Hezbollah in Paraguay in the tri-border area with Argentina and Brazil.
Colombian intelligence police are advising the Ecuadorean authorities in the fight against murder for hire, a phenomenon associated with the rising death toll in the country, Ecuadorean interior minister Gustavo Jalkh announced Monday.
The police forces of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, and Peru and Interpol are investigating the location of a small plane that disappeared last week with nine people on board while flying over the Nasca lines, in southeastern Peru, the local police announced Monday.
Colombian president Alvaro Uribe called on the FARC guerrilla group Monday to demobilize and free the people it has kidnapped, although he repeated that he will continue trying to rescue the group’s hostages, following the recovery of four of them on Sunday.
A total of 178 individuals from twelve countries have been detained following the dismantlement of an extensive international network that forged credit cards, the Spanish police announced.
In the history of the World Cup, South Africa is the host country with the most official languages, eleven of them, so that fans will be able to hear the word “soccer” said in a variety of ways between now and 11 July.
The foreign minister of Costa Rica, René Castro, and the secretary-general of the Central American Integration System (SICA), Juan Daniel Alemán, examined the option Saturday of “requesting cooperation” from Colombia and Mexico in the fight against drug trafficking and organized crime.
Four uniformed personnel, including a police general, kidnapped by the FARC guerrilla group almost twelve years ago, have been rescued in the jungles of southeastern Colombia, Colombian defense Minister Gabriel Silva said.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton threw her weight behind a plan with Caribbean countries to fight drug traffickers and other transnational criminal gangs in the region.
The Paraguayan Chamber of Deputies approved an anti-terrorism law establishing prison terms of between 5 and 30 years for violators, strongly opposed by elements of the left, parliamentary sources reported.
Military personnel will reinforce the police to fight the growing crime wave that has led to a spate of daily killings in Honduras, according to a decree approved by the Honduran Congress.
Peru and Ecuador have agreed to establish binational embassies to represent their respective interests, Peruvian president Alan García announced during a visit by his Ecuadorean counterpart Rafael Correa.
A total of 27,823 Guatemalans remain in 218 shelters in that country in the wake of Tropical Storm Agatha’s devastating landfall at the end of May, which left 174 dead, 113 missing, and half a million people affected, according to an official accounting.
The Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs hosted a Nicaraguan delegation recently to share emergency management practices, as part of the state partnership program.
High Speed Vessel Swift (HSV 2) arrived in Corinto, Nicaragua, to kick off the Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2010 visit to the nation.
The United States will resume military aid to Honduras with a donation of twenty-five trucks to the army, which will be turned over by the deputy commander of the U.S. Southern Command, Gen. Ken Keen, the U.S. embassy announced.
Top senior enlisted military leaders from 22 partner Latin American and Caribbean nations shared common issues and established personal lines of communication at an Inter-American Air Forces Academy conference May 17-22 on Lackland.
The Organization of American States (OAS) opened its fortieth ordinary general assembly in Lima, in the presence of thirty-three foreign ministers or representatives of its member states, come together to debate regional arms control and Honduras’s return to the organization.
The Colombian army has found 775 anti-personnel mines that the FARC guerrilla group was apparently going to plant on the roads leading to the town of Vistahermosa, in the department of Meta in central Colombia, a military report indicated Monday.
Colombian presidential candidate Juan Manuel Santos has a commanding lead against two-time Bogota Mayor Antanas Mockus for this month's second round election, according to a new poll published on Friday.
*Nickname*: La Albiceleste
*Nickname*: La Albirroja
The Argentine-Uruguayan joint exercise “Río III” began, with the participation of air and ground components from both countries’ air forces in order to increase cooperation in the area of airspace defense, the Defense Ministry announced.
The International Federation of the Red Cross launched an appeal seeking to collect a million dollars in aid for 7,500 people in Guatemala affected by Tropical Storm Agatha.
Haiti faces an "immense challenge" to rebuild after January's earthquake, President Rene Preval told a donors' conference Wednesday called to speed payment of billions of dollars in pledges.
Music has been closely linked to recent editions of the soccer World Cup, whether through recourse to classics like Queen’s “We Are the Champions,” heard at recent final matches, or in 2010 with Latin stars like David Bisbal and Shakira.
Preparations are in the final stages for the June 11th kick-off of the football World Cup. One of the world's biggest sporting events is being held for the first time on African soil. South Africa has spent billions of dollars preparing for the event, including more than $2 billion upgrading transportation networks.
Police from Colombia and France will advise their Ecuadorean peers in the fight against murder for hire, of which twenty-three cases have been reported so far this year just in Guayaquil (in southwestern Ecuador), Ecuadorean interior minister Gustavo Jalkh indicated Tuesday.
U.S. Southern Command’s (SOUTHCOM) Joint Task Force Bravo deployed four helicopters to Guatemala on Tuesday from Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras.
*Nickname*: La Roja
The Ecuadorean police have confiscated around three tons of cocaine, twelve kilograms of heroin, and a submersible with the capacity to transport four tons of drugs to the United States and Mexico by way of the Pacific, the authorities announced Monday.
Juan Manuel Santos, the frontrunner to become Colombia's next president, said he would repair ties with neighbors Venezuela and Ecuador after months of bellicose relations.
A violent weekend storm that lashed Central America killed at least 144 people, left 53 more missing and 45,000 evacuated from their homes, the Red Cross' Panama-based regional headquarters said.
The head of the Peruvian Army General Staff, Abilio Fox Calle, died Monday of an acute myocardial infarction while participating in Peruvian-Ecuadorean bilateral talks in Lima, the institution announced in a statement.
Five months after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti, the U.S. Southern Command’s (SOUTHCOM) Joint Task Force Haiti officially completed its mission marking the end of Operation Unified Response.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will leave Washington this month for a Latin America and Caribbean tour, with stops in Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Barbados, an official said Friday.
The Ecuadorean armed forces are weighing the purchase of supersonic fighter planes, the head of the Air Force, Gen. Leonardo Barreiro, confirmed in statements to the local press.
FARC weakened and undergoing a severe economic crisis
Chilean Police prepare to launch major initiative against microtrafficking
Colombian National Police dismantle prison-based extortion scheme
Latin American health officials prepares to fight Ebola
Nicaragua builds prisons with money seized from drug traffickers
Colombian musical artists sing for peace
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