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 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.
Drug-running Colombian rebels are using the dense, lawless jungle joining North and South America to smuggle cocaine past sea patrols, creating a new troublespot in the continent's drug war.
The little girl stops, surprised to be standing up. One step forward, then another. “Koubi!,” her mother shouts to her, trying to explain to the three-year-old Haitian child how to use her new prosthetic limb.
On March 24 a combat group from the 3rd Peace-Keeping Infantry Company of the Brazilian Battalion, part of MINUSTAH (BRABATT 1), on a motorized patrol through the streets of Port-au-Prince, encountered an emergency situation.
USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) is conducting joint operations from March 25 to April 2 with Peruvian naval and air forces as part of Southern Seas 2010, a major component of U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command Partnership of the Americas.
Rain fell for several hours in Port-au-Prince, flooding some camps and forcing thousands to flee, in a new threat facing the survivors of the earthquake.
Central America is a “very vulnerable region” for organized crime due to factors ranging from the lack of development and the flow of arms to the high percentage of young people in the population, the chief United Nations anti-drug and anti-crime official affirmed.
Haiti’s environmental problems have become a great deal worse following January’s earthquake, which generated hundreds of tons of medical waste that no one knows how to manage and has created strong pressures on the scant forest resources that remain on the island.
Amidst the mid-day Caribbean heat and with anguished pleas for food, water and shelter resonating in his ears, U.S. Army Maj. Rob Schultz’s dusty boots tread the steep roads of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, like they have for the past twenty-some days.
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