On Thursday military and defense experts from around the world concluded a three-day meeting in Miami in which they analyzed measures to combat illicit trafficking in weapons of mass destruction and their components, the U.S. Southern Command reports.
RIO DE JANEIRO, May 14, 2009 (AFP) - Press releases have reported that the last Brazilian Field Marshal died Wednesday at the age of 108 in a hospital in Rio de Janeiro due to health complications.
Today the United States Southern Command in El Salvador introduced an unmanned aircraft that could help combat drug trafficking in Central America, and which will be tested in a surveillance center for two weeks.
Today the United States was chosen for the first time to be a member of the UN Human Rights Committee (HRC), a body that monitors the human rights situation in the world and which up until now had been ignored by Washington.
MORELIA, Mexico (AP) — The Mexican army says it seized more than 8 tons (almost 8 metric tons) of crystal methamphetamine at a clandestine drug lab in the western state of Michoacan.
Quito, 12 May (EFE). - Ecuadorian antidrug police seized over 17 tons of cocaine hidden in a ship flying a Spanish flag in the port of Guayaquil, a city in the southwest of the country, and arrested three Ecuadorian citizens and two Russians, the institution told Efe today.
The grave of a young man between 16 and 18 years old, accompanied by valuable furniture, was discovered in the sanctuary of Machu Picchu, Peru, in the southern Andean region of Cuzco, the National Institute of Culture (INC) reported today.
San Salvador, 12 May (EFE). - Today General Glenn Spears and Paul Trivelli, Deputy Commanders of the U.S. Southern Command, delivered to Salvadoran authorities a shipment of equipment which will help protect health personnel treating cases of influenza A.
More than two dozen countries from around the world attended a three-day meeting from May 12 to 14 in downtown Miami to address the illicit trade of weapons of mass destruction and related materials.
Today Colombian police official Luis Mendieta, who had been held hostage by the FARC for more than 10 years, was promoted to the rank of General by President Álvaro Uribe, who urged the Army to rescue all the hostages.
Bogotá, 11 May (EFE). - The Colombian Institute of Geology and Mining (Ingeominas, state-run) issued an alert today that the Galeras volcano, which borders Ecuador and is located in the department of Nariño, was likely to erupt within days or weeks.
Today the Appropriations Committee of the House of Representatives firmly approved a bill for additional costs for the current fiscal year, including US$470 million for the fight against drug trafficking in Mexico.