After three months of performing nine medical missions, New Horizons medical readiness training exercises have come to a close with a total of 12,414 Peruvians treated by Air Force and Navy medical reservists.
A shipment of fortified rice, coordinated by SOUTHCOM's Humanitarian Assistance Directorate, arrived in Haiti recently and was distributed by representatives from the government of Haiti and an international NGO and was delivered to those most in need.
7/10/2008-AYACUCHO, Peru--U.S. Army CH-47D "Chinook" aircrew members and soldiers with Task Force New Horizons are providing heavy-lift helicopter support to more than 990 U.S. servicemembers deployed to Ayacucho, Peru in support of New Horizons Peru-2008, a humanitarian effort focused on bringing a better quality of life to the people of the Peru.
USS Boxer makes voyage to El Salvador, Guatemala, Peru
*Dialogue on Hemispheric Security in preparation for the Mérida Initiative*
*Beyond Guns and Steel: Reviving the Nonmilitary Instruments of American Power*
Colombia's military rescued 15 hostages, including three U.S. government contractors, from leftist revolutionary captors who had imprisoned the group in jungle camps for more than five years.
This press release was issued by the Ministry of Defense of Colombia on July 2, 2008.
_Seminar Provides Forum for Leaders to Discuss Top Security Issues_
Since its beginnings in 1943, the Inter-American Air Forces Academy (IAAFA) has fulfilled the invaluable mission of strengthening the bonds of brotherhood through providing education and training, in Spanish, to the countries in Latin America. One of the means IAAFA employs to fulfill its mission is the support provided to Latin American countries for the creation and strengthening of antiterrorist and anti-drug programs in those countries. Terrorism, defined as any act of premeditated violence that seeks to induce terrorism in the civilian population in order to reach its objectives, is a threat that respects no borders and, therefore, must be fought through multinational strategies. It is easy to conclude that the origins of terrorism date back to the very origins of the human species. For that reason, more than trying to eliminate the threat of terrorism from the face of the earth, the war on terror seeks to gain control over terrorist organizations that threaten the world's stability and, in so doing, avoid the disastrous results of terrorism as a means of fighting. It is here that IAAFA has sought to meet the needs of the nations that support inter-Americanism, by adapting its training programs to the demands of the new world order.
Rice comments on regional issues, including Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia