Gender integration in the armed and security forces in the fields of education, recruitment, and development was among the topics of the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Seminar, organized by U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) and the Chilean Joint Peacekeeping Operations Center (CECOPAC) in Santiago, Chile, April 27-29.
The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), a joint NASA-German Aerospace Center (DLR) project, completed an observation mission in Chile April 1, where it captured high-resolution celestial images only visible from the Southern Hemisphere.
Israel’s contention that its regional foe Iran is helping Venezuela build combat drones is raising concerns that the two anti-U.S. allies could enable such drones to be used for terrorism.
Russian space agency Roscosmos is considering China as a supplier of space industry components, in the wake of the invasion of Ukraine. However, recent U.S. and European Union imposed sanctions could affect Russia’s space plan, the U.S. magazine SpaceNews reported March 1.
The Uruguayan Army deployed a military contingent to replace its troops with the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO), which oversees the implementation of security provisions of the Egypt-Israel peace treaty, to prevent violations of its terms, on February 24, 2022.
Monster waves, high winds, sleep deprivation, rogue killer whales, boat-sinking marlins, and salt sores, among other hazards of the open seas, didn’t stop British Army Corporal Jack Jarvis from achieving his dream. He trained tirelessly for months to complete a record-breaking solo transatlantic charity row.
More than 2.5 million people have left Ukraine since Russia’s invasion on February 24, according to the United Nations. Among them are hundreds of Latin Americans, whose nations have mobilized to evacuate their citizens.
March 2, 2022 was a historic day. At an emergency session, the United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly adopted a resolution condemning Russian aggression, with 141 countries voting in favor, 34 abstaining, and only five voting against, The New York Times reported. The no votes came from Belarus (a long-time close friend of Russia), Eritrea, North Korea, Syria, and obviously, Russia. The resolution is not legally binding but is an expression of the views of U.N. members, aimed at increasing pressure on Moscow and its ally, Belarus, The Guardian said.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, life as we knew it changed dramatically as activities, both licit and illicit, moved to the virtual world. We witnessed shopping, college classes, diplomatic meetings, financial transactions, and organized crime activities transition online almost overnight. The pandemic has empowered transnational criminal organizations (TCOs) to establish new virtual markets for their drug, human, arms, and contraband trafficking and money laundering with cryptocurrencies.
In just four months of leading U.S. Southern Command, there’s one thing that’s become apparent to U.S. Army General Laura J. Richardson. The key to addressing security threats in South America, and by extension to the United States itself, doesn’t just lie with U.S. military but with the militaries of the partner nations already there.
U.S. Army General Laura J. Richardson, commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), met with Honduran President Xiomara Castro February 23 to discuss continued security cooperation and issues of mutual concern.
The Velas Latinoamérica 2022 regatta kicked off in Brazil on February 13. The nautical event, carried out every four years, brings together tall ships of partner nations’ navies to sail through the waters of South and Central America. Navy commanders of the Americas approved the creation of the event at the 2012 Inter-American Naval Conference. The regatta aims to strengthen bonds of friendship among institutions and future generations of officers and crews, while sharing the culture of each participating country during their stay in ports of call. In addition to naval training and education, navy cadets and midshipmen will carry out other activities, such as coastal cleanups.