Bogota, February 24th (EFE).- Fifteen rebels of Colombia’s National Liberation Army ( ELN) have deserted the Colombian guerrilla group after drugging their commanders with a sleep inducing plant , in a camp located in the jungle of Nariño province (southwest), as reported by the fugitives to the local press.
Salvadorian government announced the celebration next Saturday of a "patriotic holiday", in honor of more than 3,700 soldiers who served in Iraq between August 2003 and last December, to be divided into eleven groups.
Paraguayan anti-drug authorities and the Federal Police of Brazil have agreed to intensify operations to destroy marijuana plantations along their common borders, an official Paraguayan source reported to Asunción.
The level of violence related to drug trafficking and drug abuse has continued to rise in Latin America, despite all government efforts to combat it,
A photographic history of the War of the Pacific, a conflict between Chile and the joint forces of Peru and Bolivia in the late 19th century, has been rescued by Peruvian Renzo Babilonia in a book documenting the dramatic conflict.
The Federal Police of Bolivia and Brazil signed an agreement Wednesday to strengthen bilateral cooperation in combating organized crime, including actions against drug trafficking, money laundering, and weapons smuggling.
Tickets for the 2010 World Cup matches will cost between $20 and $900, the International Football Federation (FIFA) announced, revealing information about the process of selling the approximately 3,000,000 tickets.
Colombia's main leftist rebel group said Tuesday that it "executed" eight Indians in the country's remote southwest, accusing them of acting as paid informants for Colombia's military.
For the next two years, the “Gigantic Argentinean Dinosaurs” exhibition, which opened today in Buenos Aires, will tour various countries in Europe with original fossils and exact replicas of the dinosaurs that inhabited Argentina, some of which have never been shown abroad.
Britain's heir to the throne, Prince Charles, is to visit the Amazon and the Galapagos Islands next month on a mission promoting environmental preservation, British officials said Friday.
The U.S. Navy is pursuing an active partnership with nations throughout the Americas, and a tour by the USS Swift is one of its most recent manifestations.
Former leftist FARC rebel Elda Neyis Mosquera, who surrendered to Colombian authorities in May 2008, was sentenced to 33 years in jail for leading an attack in which 14 people were killed.