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Oct 30, 2009, 1:00 AM
Spanish police said they dismantled a clandestine laboratory that produced 50 kilos of cocaine a week, adding that 11 people were arrested in the operation.
Oct 30, 2009, 1:00 AM
Honduras' de facto leader Roberto Micheletti and ousted President Manuel Zelaya have reached a deal aimed at ending the political crisis that has paralysed the country for four months.
Oct 27, 2009, 1:00 AM
Due to fear of a “dictatorship,” the majority of Nicaraguans rejects President Daniel Ortega’s plans to run for re-election on the basis of a controversial judicial ruling, with the intention of governing until 2017, an opinion poll revealed.
Oct 27, 2009, 1:00 AM
They go by names like "Scooby" and "Big Baby" but carry the best weapons money can buy, are accused of torturing cops and even managed to shoot down a police helicopter.
Oct 27, 2009, 1:00 AM
A 7-year-old girl is injured by a stray bullet in a shootout that leaves one dead and another three wounded: yet another weekend drama after dark in Petare, a poor, sprawling expanse in the Venezuelan capital that is regarded as one of the most violent neighborhoods in the Americas.
Oct 26, 2009, 1:00 AM
After years spent growing coca leaf, the raw material of cocaine, a hundred families have become promoters of rural tourism along the Colombian Caribbean.
Oct 26, 2009, 1:00 AM
Uruguay's presidential elections headed for a runoff after former guerrilla leader Jose Mujica fell short of the 50 percent needed for an outright victory over ex-president Luis Lacalle, media exit polls showed.
Oct 23, 2009, 1:00 AM
A United Nations report recommends applying “smart authority” to curb insecurity in the region, where the levels of routine violence are the highest in the world.
Oct 22, 2009, 1:00 AM
International aid agency Doctors Without Borders (MSF) warned of a dire humanitarian situation emerging in southwestern Colombia.
Oct 22, 2009, 1:00 AM
A court in Miami sentenced Colombian drug kingpin Diego Montoya to 45 years in prison following his guilty plea on trafficking, murder and racketeering charges.
Oct 22, 2009, 1:00 AM
Guatemalan and US anti-drug agents have captured a semi-submersible vessel loaded with 10 tonnes of cocaine off the country's Pacific coast, Guatemala's anti-drug prosecutor said.
Oct 21, 2009, 1:00 AM
A 92-year-old woman and her companion have been detained in the Madrid-Barajas airport by officers of the Civil Guard, who seized 4,300 grams of narcotics hidden on various parts of the arrested woman’s body.
Oct 19, 2009, 1:00 AM
Brazil deployed an extra 4,500 police Sunday as deadly clashes with drug traffickers brought down a police helicopter and left 17 people dead over the weekend in 2016 Olympics host city Rio.
Oct 16, 2009, 1:00 AM
Some 1.9 million people in Haiti -- more than one in four Haitians -- are undernourished, according to a new report by the country's National Food Security Coordination Unit (CNSA).
Oct 16, 2009, 1:00 AM
Argentina ended its long struggle, landing a spot in next year's World Cup thanks to their 1-0 victory at bitter rival Uruguay behind an 84th-minute goal by substitute Mario Bolatti.
Oct 16, 2009, 1:00 AM
Uruguayan authorities confiscated some 2,000 kilos (4,400 lbs.) of cocaine at a small marina on the outskirts of Montevideo, the biggest drug haul in the history of the South American nation.
Oct 15, 2009, 1:00 AM
Fourteen films, thirteen from Latin America and one from Spain, are competing for the top prize at the XXIVth Latin American Film Festival in the Italian city of Trieste, where a prize will also be given for the first time to the work that best promotes coexistence among peoples.
Oct 15, 2009, 1:00 AM
Two Colombian police, part of a group of at least twenty-two uniformed personnel that the FARC guerrilla group are holding in the depths of the jungle and aim to exchange for five hundred captured guerrillas, mark eleven years of captivity.
Oct 14, 2009, 1:00 AM
The UN Security Council voted to extend the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti for another year and to keep its strength at current levels pending a hike in Haitian police capacity.
Oct 14, 2009, 1:00 AM
Martin Villa, one of the founders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, guerrilla group, died from a heart attack several months ago in a jungle area near the Venezuelan border, the Bogota daily El Tiempo reported, citing rebel deserters.