Colombia is ready to contribute troops to the NATO-led security force in Afghanistan, the Andean nation's defense minister said here.
A new ultraviolet telescope that will be put into orbit 42,164 kilometers from Earth and that will make it possible to make astronomical observations without interference from the atmosphere will be the successor to the Hubble beginning in 2013, its launch date.
The Andean regional representative of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Fernando Casanova, speaking in Lima, highlighted Latin America’s economic and humanitarian cooperation for Haitian recovery, because this kind of south-south aid did not exist ten or fifteen years ago.
New Zealand today added ETA, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia (FARC), and two other organizations to its list of terrorist groups, the funds of which in the country can be frozen and which are prohibited from receiving legal help from citizens.
Twenty more military health personnel from the Brazilian Air Force (FAB), including doctors, dentists, pharmacists and technicians, are headed to the city of Port-au-Prince, in Haiti, flying on a C-130 Hercules aircraft.
Argentine president Cristina Kirchner said that she is proud that El secreto de sus ojos [The Secret in Their Eyes] has received an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign-Language Film, and she affirmed that she is a fan of the seventh art.
Military doctors and the Brazilian Air Force General Coordinator of Health in Haiti, Brigadier José Maria Lins Calheiros, visited the USNS Comfort – Medical Treatment Facility, a U.S. Navy hospital ship.
Well-known former players from the Brazilian team that won the World Cup in Mexico in 1970 welcomed the FIFA World Cup trophy in São Paulo Monday during the trophy’s visit to Brazil as part of an international exhibition tour.
Chile has announced its proposal to become the site for the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), the world’s largest, for which the Spanish Canary Islands are also competing, the local press reported.
The leader of one of the units of Colombia's largest rebel insurgency was killed in a military airstrike on his camp, the army said in a statement.
Laura Chinchilla, a political scientist with a specialization in security, will become Costa Rica’s first female president, having won Sunday’s presidential election by a wide margin.
Two cocaine labs were destroyed in a jungle area in Nariño and Cauca provinces, and five suspected Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, guerrillas were captured, the navy said.