The Colombian National Army is charged with protecting the country’s civilian population, and it recently extended that role into health care provision by providing medical treatment in the municipality of La Gloria, in the Department of Cesar.
Colombian Minister of Justice Yesid Reyes said he’s concerned the increased growth of synthetic drugs in Europe could cause larger problems in his country, where designer drug use is greater than in neighboring countries.
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has proposed creating a multinational common front to fight drug cartels and other organized crime groups operating in Central America, the Caribbean and South America.
The terrorist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) planned a massive extortion scheme this year to alleviate its severe financial problems, according to e-mails analyzed by Colombian security forces in recent months.
Violence rates in sectors under surveillance have dropped by up to 40 percent since law enforcement authorities installed the video cameras at a cost of $150 million (USD).
A former ally of Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar could spend the rest of his life in prison, thanks to a recent guilty plea in U.S. federal court.
The Colombian National Army, which shields the civilian population from terrorism, recently helped protect a large group of people in the Department of Putumayo from disease and dental problems.
The potential spread of Ebola into Central and Southern America is a real possibility, the commander of U.S. Southern Command told an audience at the National Defense University yesterday.
Soldiers of the Colombian National Army destroyed land mines and explosive materials on three separate incidents on October 6.
More members of Mexico’s violent Sinaloa and Juárez cartels have been brought to justice.
FARC weakened and undergoing a severe economic crisis
Colombian musical artists sing for peace
Chilean Police prepare to launch major initiative against microtrafficking
Dominican Republic police use intelligence to dismantle two drug trafficking groups
Latin American health officials prepares to fight Ebola
Nicaragua builds prisons with money seized from drug traffickers
Colombian Army dismantles the FARC’s financial structures
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