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Sep 30, 2009, 1:00 AM
As rescue workers searched for survivors in the wreckage of a four-story school Thursday, Mira Utami's mother clawed away, too — looking for the shoes missing from her daughter's body. Mira was taking a high school English final when the quake hit, flattening the school in seconds and killing her a week before her 16th birthday.
Sep 30, 2009, 1:00 AM
More than 41 million dollars was seized in Colombia and Mexico in several anti-drug operations carried out by the authorities of these countries together with the United States in September, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced.
Sep 30, 2009, 1:00 AM
The Peruvian government plans to spend $866,000 to build sports facilities in the strife-torn Valley of the Apurimac and Ene rivers, known as the VRAE region, where drug traffickers and the so-called "remnants" of the Shining Path guerrilla group operate, officials said.
Sep 28, 2009, 1:00 AM
BUENOS AIRES, 25 September 2009 (AFP) - “El secreto de sus ojos” [The Secret of Her Eyes], directed by Juan José Campanella, has been chosen to represent Argentina in the competition for the Oscar for Best Foreign Film at Hollywood’s Academy Awards, the Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences announced on Friday.
Sep 28, 2009, 1:00 AM
Following tests in 16,000 volunteers, a group of scientists from the United States and Thailand presented today in Bangkok a vaccine that reduces the risk of AIDS infection by 31.2 percent, marking the first time that it has been possible to slow the spread of the disease with measures of this kind.
Sep 28, 2009, 1:00 AM
New Delhi, 25 September (EFE).- The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) took credit today for the discovery of water on the moon, a discovery made by a NASA instrument carried on board an Indian satellite, the Chandrayaan 1, and confirmed by another Indian vehicle on board the vessel.
Sep 25, 2009, 1:00 AM
Madrid, 23 September (EFE).- The motorized caravan for the release of kidnapping victims in Colombia, in which former FARC hostages and their relatives are participating, in addition to volunteers, will cross the Atlantic in order to visit cities in Spain, France, and Italy over the course of eighteen days, prior to arriving at the Vatican to receive a papal blessing.
Sep 25, 2009, 1:00 AM
Bogotá, 24 September (EFE).- Sen. Piedad Córdoba, the Catholic Church, and the Colombian government today urged the FARC to accelerate the announced handover of two hostages, after evidence was released that one of them, kidnapped almost twelve years ago, was alive.
Sep 25, 2009, 1:00 AM
Guatemala City, 23 September (EFE).- Law-enforcement authorities today incinerated 1.69 tons of cocaine coming from Honduras, seized on Monday in an operation near the Guatemalan capital.
Sep 25, 2009, 1:00 AM
Guatemala City, 24 September (EFE).- The U.S. government donated another ten million dollars to fight drug trafficking in Guatemala, a country considered to be a natural stop along the way for the shipment of cocaine from South America to the United States, official sources announced today.
Sep 22, 2009, 1:00 AM
“Liberators,” presented in San Sebastián, is a collection of eight TV movies that will be broadcast next year on Televisión Española (TVE) in order to introduce the public to the ideas and actions of the most significant figures of the struggle for independence in Latin America.
Sep 22, 2009, 1:00 AM
Violence will not harm the city of Rio de Janeiro’s candidacy to host the 2016 Olympic Games, for which it is competing against Tokyo, Chicago, and Madrid, the Brazilian Justice Minister, Tarso Genro, said, as quoted by state news agency Agencia Brasil.
Sep 21, 2009, 1:00 AM
Colombian President Alvaro Uribe paved the way for the unilateral release of several hostages held by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, guerrilla group, authorizing opposition Sen. Piedad Cordoba to participate in the handover and dropping its condition that all the captives be released at once.
Sep 21, 2009, 1:00 AM
The suspected "principal coordinator" of the Shining Path guerrilla group has been arrested by the National Police in an operation in the jungles of northeast Peru, the official Andina news agency reported.
Sep 18, 2009, 1:00 AM
Twenty-eight suspected members of a paramilitary organization linked to drug trafficking to the United States and Europe were arrested, Colombian authorities said.
Sep 16, 2009, 1:00 AM
U.S. Special Operations Command South (SOCSOUTH) hosted their initial Combating Terrorism Fellowship Program (CTFP) conference from 17-21 August that focused on the Caribbean and Central America regions. The purpose and theme for the conference was “Combating Illicit Transnational Activities and Creating Cooperative Solutions.”
Sep 16, 2009, 1:00 AM
The president of El Salvador, Mauricio Funes, considered insecurity to be the “greatest threat” affecting his country and the rest of Central America.
Sep 15, 2009, 1:00 AM
More than 4,500 personnel from 20 countries began a 12-day exercise here Friday to train in a joint, multinational effort to ensure the security of the Panama Canal.
Sep 15, 2009, 1:00 AM
Peruvian President Alan García said that the so called 'XXI Century Socialism' which is being promoted in South America is a model that leads to hunger and unemployment, and that will not prosper in Peru.
Sep 15, 2009, 1:00 AM
Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez, and Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, expressed their concern about an arms race in Latin America, announced after the massive purchases by Venezuela.