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Jul 31, 2009, 1:00 AM
The Egyptian Foreign Minister, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, met with Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and with his Brazilian counterpart, Celso Amorim, during a visit to Brazil in which he discussed peace in the Middle East and both foreign ministers repeated their call for Israel to declare a moratorium on settlement creation and expansion.
Jul 30, 2009, 1:00 AM
Bogotá, July 28 (EFE).- The foreign ministers of Israel, Avigdor Liberman, and Colombia, Jaime Bermúdez, today offered their countries’ help wherever it is needed around the world in the struggle against drugs and terrorism.
Jul 30, 2009, 1:00 AM
Chile has asked to extend by two years a deadline for the removal of landmines it planted on its border with Bolivia in the 1970s, according to Bolivia's defense minister cited in the media.
Jul 30, 2009, 1:00 AM
Mexico City, July 29 (EFE).- The war between the Mexican authorities and organized-crime groups got hotter once again today with the arrest of six members of the La Familia Michoacana cartel and the murder of a police chief and his family in Veracruz.
Jul 30, 2009, 1:00 AM
Quito, 27 July (EFE).- Ecuadorean authorities and participants in the Seventh Ecuadorean Historical Congress and the Fourth South American Historical Congress, both of which began today in Quito, held an official opening ceremony for the meetings with the central theme “Varieties of Independence: A World Perspective,” in commemoration of “a great American date.”
Jul 30, 2009, 1:00 AM
Miami (U.S.), July 28 (EFE).- A semi-submersible submarine was intercepted by the U.S. Coast Guard off Colombia’s Pacific coast, an official source announced today.
Jul 30, 2009, 1:00 AM
Seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher is making a sensational return to Formula One, Ferrari announced.
Jul 30, 2009, 1:00 AM
The Argentine team will assuredly suffer in its next match in the South American qualifying rounds for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, as it will be hosting Brazil, which has great players, coach Diego Maradona admitted in an exclusive interview with daily Olé.
Jul 29, 2009, 1:00 AM
Mexico City, 27 July (EFE).- U.S. drug czar Gil Kerlikowske, speaking today in the Mexican capital, affirmed that preventing and treating addictions, particularly with regard to the use of narcotics, “is fundamental” for reducing violence caused by drug trafficking in Latin America.
Jul 28, 2009, 1:00 AM
Bogotá, 23 July (EFE).- The Colombian Navy has seized fourteen submersibles intended for drug trafficking so far this year, the commander of the service, Adm. Guillermo Barrera, announced today during a ceremony commemorating the institution’s 186th anniversary.
Jul 28, 2009, 1:00 AM
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) 7/23/2009 — Rio drug traffickers are operating makeshift medical clinics in the slums they control so wounded gang members don't have to risk arrest by seeking treatment at hospitals, police said Thursday.
Jul 28, 2009, 1:00 AM
Bogotá, July 26 (EFE).- FARC’s military chief a.k.a.“Mono Jojoy,” may be surrounded today as a result of pressure from Colombian troops, which have inflicted forty casualties on the guerilla group in the last two weeks, in bombings and engagements in areas of the Llanos Orientales, in the east central region of the country.
Jul 28, 2009, 1:00 AM
Lima, July 26 (EFE).- The pro-government Peruvian Aprista Party (PAP) maintained the presidency of the Peruvian Congress with today’s election of the slate of officers headed by former minister Luis Alva Castro for the 2009-2010 legislative session.
Jul 28, 2009, 1:00 AM
Experts from fifteen countries met in the Chilean city of Viña del Mar within the framework of the OAS’s Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission, aiming at unifying procedures to combat drug trafficking at sea.
Jul 28, 2009, 1:00 AM
San Salvador, July 26 (EFE).- Starting today, the Museum of Anthropology of El Salvador is exhibiting a fragment of moon rock brought back by the crew of Apollo XVII, the last lunar mission carried out by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), in December 1972.
Jul 28, 2009, 1:00 AM
Madrid, 24 July (EFE).- The Spanish Civil Guard has dismantled a drug-trafficking network that intended to bring a ton of hashish into Spain from Morocco, in an operation in which seven Spaniards, one Colombian, one Argentine, one Moroccan, and one Swiss have been detained.
Jul 28, 2009, 1:00 AM
Shanghai (China), July 26 (EFE).- Brazil and China today inaugurated the Top China program, the first academic initiative for university exchange between the two countries, which will move a hundred students between the Asian and Latin American giants each year.
Jul 28, 2009, 1:00 AM
La Paz, July 25 (EFE).- Beginning early today, more than 15,000 students will be showing the great variety of typical Bolivian dances and regional Bolivian costumes in a traditional parade, known as “University Entrance,” (Entrada Universitaria) that passes through the streets of La Paz each year.
Jul 24, 2009, 1:00 AM
SANTIAGO, 23 July 2009 (AFP) - A forty-eight-year-old man with leukemia became the first patient in Chile to receive a transplant of umbilical-cord stem cells stored in the country’s only public stem-cell bank, a procedure that could cure him.
Jul 24, 2009, 1:00 AM
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Police have captured four men accused of slaying 12 federal agents and dumping their bloodied bodies along a highway in President Felipe Calderon's home state of Michoacan, federal authorities said Wednesday.