Navies from the United States and 10 other countries launched two weeks of war exercises off Florida's Atlantic coast that will include training in combating piracy and drug smuggling.
Cocaine production is on the rise in Bolivia as Colombian and Mexican cartels hire intermediaries to process locally made coca paste there rather than simply exporting it, according to Bolivia's top anti-drug officer.
Spanish police said they had dismantled a major drug-smuggling network in the northwestern Galicia region, a key entry point for South American cocaine into Europe.
The general commander of the Peruvian Army, Otto Guibovich, said in an interview with the newspaper El Comercio that if they fail to adequately confront the Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso), that organization could develop into a group like the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).
The Summit of the Americas, held this weekend in Trinidad and Tobago, made a good impression among participating Latin American leaders, particularly regarding the prospects for change in the relations with the U.S. that have been opened.
Jamaican Olympic sprint hero Usain Bolt said he will join a star-studded field at this summer's Aviva London Grand Prix.
BOGOTA, April 17, 2009 (AFP) - Navy alumni from 12 Latin American countries and the Caribbean kicked off on the first international coast guard course in the Colombian port of Cartagena, which will last two months, according to a military report on Friday.
Panama, April 17 (EFE) - Today Panama surrendered three Colombian FARC guerrillas that had been held in that country to United States judicial authorities so they may be tried for crimes against collective security, the Foreign Ministry reported.
On April 21 four musicians from the Berlin Philharmonic will go to Costa Rica to train 133 young people who are part of the Central American Youth Orchestra (OJC) and work with them.
Singer Gloria Estefan inundated Chile with a flood of Latin rhythms in a unique concert full of life, political demands, and a stellar performance by her 14-year-old daughter, Emily Estefan.
The activity of the Chaitén volcano, which has been erupting since May 2008 in southern Chile, has steadily increased since April 8, the National Service of Geology and Mining (Sernageomin) reported today.
The FARC announced that it will unilaterally release Pablo Emilio Moncayo, one of the two Colombian soldiers that have remained longest in the hands of the guerrillas - almost twelve years.