Honduran president Porfirio Lobo and the high command of the armed forces agreed to strengthen the fight against drug trafficking in light of the increase in this criminal activity, official sources announced.
The Nicaraguan police declared a “general alert” to prevent the entrance of gangs operating in neighboring countries and their influence on criminal youth groups in the country, an official source announced.
Colombian forces in the south of the country have killed four FARC guerillas, including a leader believed responsible for an attack on the Palace of Justice in Cali in 2008 that left four dead and believed to have participated in the kidnapping of twelve regional deputies in 2002.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has defended his country's sale of weapons in Latin America, saying that the sales had increased in recent years but still trailed US sales in the region.
Colombian singer Juanes and Spaniards Alejandro Sanz and Miguel Bosé have confirmed their participation in the concert that, organized by Dominican Juan Luis Guerra, will be held in Santo Domingo in April to raise money to build a children’s hospital in Haiti.
Rebuilding Haiti could cost up to $14 billion dollars, which would make last month's quake the most destructive natural disaster in modern history, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) said.
Colombia and Honduras made a commitment on Monday to work together in the fight against drug trafficking and terrorism, through an agreement signed in Bogotá by the security minister of the Central American country, Óscar Álvarez, and the foreign minister of the host nation, Jaime Bermúdez.
Chile, which has competed in fourteen Winter Olympic Games and never won a medal, aspires to ascend the Olympic podium in a few years in skiing, a sport with a “promising future” in the country, according to Luis Alberto Santa Cruz, president of the Chilean skiing federation.
Argentina took another step today in its strategy to prevent the start of British petroleum exploration in the Falklands and announced the imposition of controls on maritime traffic with the islands, sovereignty over which is claimed by both countries.
The US military has reduced its number of troops in Haiti to 13,000 from a post-quake high of some 20,000 because the need has decreased, General Douglas Fraser said.
The Basque armed separatist organization ETA traffics in Colombian cocaine to raise money and buy arms, the Italian journalist and writer Roberto Saviano has affirmed in the Spanish newspaper El Mundo.
A detachment from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, embarked aboard USS Bataan (LHD 5), spent the early days of Operation Unified Response primarily conducting search and rescue missions and medical evacuations.