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Nov 30, 2009, 1:00 AM
The presidents of Chile and Argentina marked with Pope Benedict XVI the 25th anniversary of a peace treaty signed between the former dictators of their countries with papal mediation.
Nov 30, 2009, 1:00 AM
Dense jungle surrounds the Payamino River, an important water-way in Ecuador. This river, along with countless others in the eastern provinces of Ecuador, is a lifeline for local communities, the Ecuadorian military and illegal armed groups.
Nov 30, 2009, 1:00 AM
More than 7,000 weapons that were formerly in the hands of the Chilean public were melted down in Santiago in an operation organized by the Chilean government with the aim of reducing the use of such items.
Nov 30, 2009, 1:00 AM
Porfirio Lobo has won the presidential election in Honduras, with about 56 percent of ballots cast. Election officials say voter turnout was high, in spite of a call by ousted President Manuel Zelaya to boycott the poll.
Nov 30, 2009, 1:00 AM
The coach of the Brazilian soccer team, Dunga, left Brazilian striker Ronaldo, of the popular São Paulo Corinthians, with almost no chance to compete in the 2010 South African World Cup, claiming that he does not want to repeat “old mistakes.”
Nov 25, 2009, 1:00 AM
The Colombian government has authorized the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Catholic Church to make "the necessary contacts" with leftist rebels for the release of two soldiers the guerrillas said they are prepared to free unilaterally.
Nov 23, 2009, 1:00 AM
A hitman wanted in Spain has been arrested in Colombia, the National Police said.
Nov 23, 2009, 1:00 AM
The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Colombia expressed its concern about the recruitment of children by guerrilla groups and other illegal organizations and condemned these practices that, it said, may constitute crimes against humanity.
Nov 18, 2009, 1:00 AM
The illegal drug trade from Latin America to Europe has the potential of destabilizing regions of Africa more than Islamist extremists, a regional expert told a US Senate panel.
Nov 18, 2009, 1:00 AM
Blackouts that darkened much of Brazil last week were caused by short circuits in a power substation that prompted the shutdown of three key transmission lines from the planet's second-largest hydroelectric dam, officials said.
Nov 17, 2009, 1:00 AM
Joint Task Force-Bravo members, based at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, distributed 61,000 pounds of food, water and clothing to remote villages of El Salvador Nov. 13.
Nov 13, 2009, 1:00 AM
*DIÁLOGO: After the capture of its founder Abimael Guzmán, Shining Path fell apart, but recently this group has intensified its violence. Is this a resurgence, or is it a different type of Shining Path?*
Nov 13, 2009, 1:00 AM
Colombia and Ecuador have restored diplomatic ties after nearly going to war in 2008 over clashes involving leftist rebels, Colombian Foreign Minister Jaime Bermudez said on Friday.
Nov 13, 2009, 1:00 AM
In Colombia, in the last ten years, 4,136 minors broke ties with illegal armed groups of leftist guerrillas and extreme right-wing paramilitaries, according to a report issued by the state Institute of Family Welfare (ICBF).
Nov 13, 2009, 1:00 AM
Israel has signed a $350 million deal to supply dozens of unmanned surveillance aircraft to Brazil's national police, a defense official said.
Nov 13, 2009, 1:00 AM
A total of 1,263 members of the Salvadoran Army have undertaken a wide-ranging operation to distribute food and supplies to those affected by the rain that left 157 dead, while the Ministry of Public Works is clearing dozens of blocked roads.
Nov 12, 2009, 1:00 AM
The international response to provide humanitarian assistance to El Salvador continues since torrential rains unleashed a wave of landslides and floods that swept through the country on Sunday, killing at least 130 and leaving hundreds homeless.
Nov 12, 2009, 1:00 AM
Joint Task Force-Bravo personnel deployed at approximately noon today to El Salvador in response to recent torrential rains that have caused flooding and landslides there.
Nov 10, 2009, 1:00 AM
Whether or not Ronaldinho Gaúcho will be included on the Brazilian team that will play for the World Cup in 2010 “depends only on him,” coach Carlos Caetano Bledorn Verri “Dunga” affirmed in an interviewed published by the magazine Istoé.
Nov 10, 2009, 1:00 AM
Uruguay has a level of development in the software industry that puts it “on top” in the region as far as “value and volume of exports” and also in “quality and innovation,” the head of the Delegation of the European Commission to Uruguay and Paraguay, Geoffrey Barrett, said.