Technical specialists from the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) gathered on November 18-19 in Panama City for a workshop to develop capabilities in risk communication and to improve response plans for the Ebola virus in Central America and the Cari
Brazil’s experience in humanitarian and peacekeeping missions under the United Nations (UN) was the focus of an event that brought together military personnel from the High Command of the Brazilian Navy, the Army, and the Air Force in Rio de Janeiro from
President Juan Carlos Verela Rodriguez visited the border of Panama and Colombia November 21 to celebrate State Border Service (Senafront)’s sixth anniversary, as well as the graduation of 40 anti-narcoterrorism officers, 35 border patrol agents and nine
Paraguay’s Joint Task Force (FTC) is working to prevent the terrorist Paraguayan People’s Army (EPP) and the Armed Peasant Association (ACA) from recruiting children and adolescents.
Panamá President Juan Carlos Varela’s administration is taking aim at gangs with a two-pronged strategy that includes strong law enforcement efforts with rehabilitation initiatives and social integration opportunities for those who wish to reject a life o
A Guatemalan socialite and businesswoman who allegedly ran one of the largest drug trafficking and money laundering rings in Central America is in custody in a U.S. prison.
Bolivia’s Special Force in the War on Drugs (FELCN) is intensifying security operations –“fighting organizations of organized crime throughout Bolivia’s Amazon,” in the words of FELCN chief Mario Centellas.
The Brazilian Armed Forces recently launched an initiative to improve security along the country’s borders.
In a joint operation, the Colombian Navy and Air Force recently seized a submersible vessel that terrorists were constructing in the Department of Nariño.
Every Sunday, about 2,700 Guatemalan army reservists report to their barracks to prepare for their weekend military training, which focuses on physical exercise, firearms practice, and how to provide humanitarian assistance.
By Lorena Baires
Something as seemingly insignificant as a battery could change a battlefield outcome. Staff Sgt. José R. Salcedo III learned this one night in Afghanistan. Alkaline batteries were to blame for his sight shutting down during a critical moment.
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