The navies of nine countries from the Americas – including seven from Latin American nations -- gathered in Chile August for “Partnership of the Americas 2014.”
In collaboration with some of the nation’s top scientists and technological engineers, the United States Southern Command held a technology expo at its headquarters on Wednesday, Sept, 3rd. As it actively pursues effective disaster relief in the Western Hemisphere, SOUTHCOM gave spectators a glimpse into the future.
GeoSHAPE, a software application designed to revolutionize the way organizations collaborate in response to disasters, can display disaster-relevant information in a map that anybody with a web browser and the appropriate permissions can see from anywhere in the world.
In that operation, Nicaraguan police and Army soldiers arrested Antonio Ocon Silva, 46, who was allegedly driving a commercial truck loaded with bricks made of mud. Inside the truck, authorities found nearly 399 large packets filled with cocaine.
Nicaragua is the safest country in Central America as measured by homicide rates, assault victim rates and the authority and influence of national police forces, according to a 2013-2014 Human Development Regional Report by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
The Interpol I-Checkit system is part of Interpol’s public awareness campaign, which is known as “Turn Back Crime.” The goal of the program is to involve all sectors of society in preventing and combatting crime.
Security forces have reduced the violence by cracking down on organized crime groups, which committed most of the violence in some of the country’s major cities.
In cooperation with nine governors and several indigenous leaders, the Colombian Army helped produce a five-hour program in which Sikuanis spoke in theire native language and in Spanish.
The arrests capped a four-month investigation which was supervised by prosecutor William Rabanal Palacios. At least 50 prosecutors and dozens of police officers participated in the operation.
Originally proposed by Chile, the first Panamax took place in 2003. It came to fruition through coordinated efforts between Chile, Panama, and the United States. Since then, this military exercise has grown significantly over the years with the participation and assets used from several countries.
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