The Peruvian Marine Corps hosted the second annual Multinational Amphibious Planners Conference at the new International Amphibious Training Center in Ancón, Lima province, on July 16.
U.S. military and civilian personnel from Joint Task Force Bravo (JTF-Bravo), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Honduran Armed Forces, the Honduran Permanent Contingency Committee (COPECO, in Spanish) and Honduras’ Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Services (INSEP, in Spanish), conducted a joint training to enhance disaster response readiness, July 12-14.
Colombia and Ecuador agreed to strengthen cooperation between their armed forces for a greater impact in the fight against transnational crime, especially on the border. So said Colombian Defense Minister Diego Molano Aponte and Ecuadorian Minister of Defense Admiral Fernando Donoso Morán during a binational meeting in Ipiales, Nariño department, Colombia, in early July.
The Dominican Republic disrupted organized crime and narcotrafficking networks in June. In different operations, authorities seized 2,009 kilograms of cocaine and carried out a series of house searches.
U.S. President Joe Biden assailed the Cuban government July 22 for its crackdown on freedom protesters on the island nation and imposed sanctions on the head of the Cuban military and the internal security division that led to the attacks on demonstrators.
Honduran security forces dealt a harsh blow to narcotrafficking in the first half of 2021, seizing more than 11,000 kilograms of cocaine and destroying hundreds of thousands of coca plants.
Brigadier Godfrey Bess, Guyana Defence Force (GDF) chief of Staff, and U.S. Army Brigadier General Lynn M. Heng, Land Component commander for the Nebraska Army National Guard, agreed to strengthen military training between the two armed forces, during a ceremony at Camp Ayanganna Military Base in Guyana, on July 7, 2021.
The skies roared with the sounds of U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons. Sounds that are not usually heard in a small mountain community in South America.
In the last two weeks of June, the Paraguayan National Anti-Drug Secretariat (SENAD, in Spanish) dismantled seven drug camps used for marijuana production in Amambay and Caaguazú departments, on the border with Brazil. During the operations, agents found more than 18 tons of the drug.
On June 22, the Peruvian Armed Forces’ Joint Command reported that 27 women and 178 men of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, all members of the Peruvian Engineering Company, left to join the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA, in French).