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Feb 27, 2009, 1:00 AM
In Bolivia's worst national outbreak in a decade, 19 people have died from dengue fever since January and 31,000 people have been affected, official estimates showed.
Feb 26, 2009, 1:00 AM
Syrian trafficker Monzer Al Kassar, and Chilean Luis Felipe Moreno Godoy were ‎sentenced to more than 20 years' in prison by a U.S. court by agreeing to the illegal sale ‎of weapons to FARC guerrillas, according to the federal Attorney in Manhattan.
Feb 26, 2009, 1:00 AM
Confetti, musicians and thousands of indigenous dancers crowded the cobblestone streets ‎of this remote silver and tin mining town to honor its Andean gods and celebrate ‎Carnival, which ended Tuesday.‎
Feb 25, 2009, 1:00 AM
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.
Feb 24, 2009, 1:00 AM
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. ‎
Feb 20, 2009, 1:00 AM
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. ‎
Feb 20, 2009, 1:00 AM
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,
Feb 19, 2009, 1:00 AM
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.
Feb 19, 2009, 1:00 AM
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.‎
Feb 19, 2009, 1:00 AM
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.‎
Feb 18, 2009, 1:00 AM
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.
Feb 18, 2009, 1:00 AM
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.‎
Feb 17, 2009, 1:00 AM
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.
Feb 17, 2009, 1:00 AM
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.
Feb 13, 2009, 1:00 AM
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.
Feb 12, 2009, 1:00 AM
Ecuador has uncovered a money laundering network worth as much as 60 million dollars, prosecutors said on Wednesday.
Feb 12, 2009, 1:00 AM
‎40% of the 6,200 murders committed in Guatemala last year were linked to drug ‎trafficking, President Álvaro Colom told the press today.
Feb 12, 2009, 1:00 AM
Today the Federal Police arrested a total of 51 people from two different gangs for ‎their involvement in the trafficking of synthetic drugs in Brazil and in other countries, ‎some of them in Europe, according to official sources. ‎
Feb 11, 2009, 1:00 AM
When the Esmeralda docks in ports around the world, its crew makes sure the ‎“White Lady,” as they call their ship, is ready for visitors. The ship has made more than 300 port calls as Chile’s “floating embassy,” spreading goodwill and the‎ message of democracy through diplomatic visits around the globe. Its deck has received thousands of dignitaries, military commanders, media and visitors.‎
Feb 11, 2009, 1:00 AM
U.S. 4th Fleet commander, Rear Adm. Joseph D. Kernan, talks about the fleet’s goals and objectives in the Americas. The U.S. 4th Fleet inherited a tough mission in Caribbean,‎ Central and South American waters when the Navy re-established the command in April ‎‎2008.‎