Dec 23, 2009, 1:00 AM
More than 1,300 residents of two communities affected by devastating flooding and mudslides received free medical care in El Salvador during a Medical Civil Action Program (MEDCAP).
Dec 22, 2009, 1:00 AM
Bus driver Mynor Gonzalez ignored the threats: "200 quetzales a week or we'll kill you."
Dec 22, 2009, 1:00 AM
Lionel Messi is the FIFA World Player of the Year after leading FC Barcelona to an unprecedented trio of Spanish and European titles.
Dec 21, 2009, 1:00 AM
Three alleged al-Qaeda members arrived in New York to face charges of trying to set up a drug trafficking ring in Africa on behalf of Colombia's leftist FARC guerrilla group, officials said.
Dec 21, 2009, 1:00 AM
The commander of the Colombian Armed Forces, Gen. Freddy Padilla, dismissed as “propaganda” the announcement of an alliance between the FARC and ELN guerrilla groups in opposition to the agreement that allows the United States to use military bases in the country.
Dec 17, 2009, 1:00 AM
Arturo Beltran Leyva, a Mexican drug kingpin nicknamed the "boss of bosses," was killed in a dramatic shoot-out with the navy south of Mexico City, the government said Thursday.
Dec 16, 2009, 1:00 AM
Costa Rica has become a meeting place where Colombian and Mexican drug cartels do business in tons of cocaine, the principal destination of which is the United States market, according to the director of the Judicial Investigation Agency (OIJ), Jorge Rojas.
Dec 15, 2009, 1:00 AM
A total of 1,937 suspected members of the new militia groups linked to drug trafficking have been arrested this year, the Colombian National Police said.
Dec 14, 2009, 1:00 AM
Brazil is to decide the winner of a seven-billion-dollar contest to supply it with 36 high-tech fighter jets in the beginning of 2010, President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said.
Dec 14, 2009, 1:00 AM
Right-wing billionaire Sebastian Pinera beat three leftists in Sunday's presidential election but failed to obtain a majority, setting up a runoff against a veteran of the coalition that has ruled Chile for two decades of democracy.
Dec 11, 2009, 1:00 AM
Ragged, shoeless, and dirty, the drug addicts wander like directionless ghosts through the run-down historical city center of São Paulo, begging for coins to buy another rock of crack (cocaine base paste), eating occasionally, and sleeping wherever exhaustion overtakes them.
Dec 10, 2009, 1:00 AM
Brazilian police broke up a drug-smuggling band accused of supplying drugs to a ruthless criminal organization that operates in Sao Paulo, authorities said.
Dec 10, 2009, 1:00 AM
U.S. President Barack Obama formally accepted the Nobel Peace Prize at a ceremony in Oslo, Norway. The president spoke at length about the circumstances that push nations to war, and prompt them to seek peace.
Dec 9, 2009, 1:00 AM
U.S. Customs and Border Protection took delivery of its first Predator aircraft drone to scan U.S. waters for smugglers.
Dec 9, 2009, 1:00 AM
El Salvador has declined to host four of seven sports assigned to it for the IX Central American Games, which the country will hold jointly with Panama and Guatemala in March, due to the damage suffered by its stadiums during November’s rains, an official announced.
Dec 8, 2009, 1:00 AM
Speaking to the press, the commanding general of the Colombian Armed Forces, Gen. Freddy Padilla, affirmed that the leaders of the FARC “are getting old” and dismissed the possibility that they could find replacements within guerrilla ranks.
Dec 7, 2009, 1:00 AM
The Guatemalan navy and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration detained 12 people who were transporting 2,000 kilos (about 2.2 tons) of cocaine aboard four speedboats off Guatemala's Pacific coast, officials said.
Dec 4, 2009, 1:00 AM
About 400 reservists from the Armed Forces and police of Peru departed for Afghanistan and Iraq, where they have been hired to provide security for facilities of U.S. companies.
Dec 4, 2009, 1:00 AM
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla group continues to be one of the groups that makes greatest use of anti-personnel mines in the world, Mary Wareham, a member of the NGO World Land-Mine Monitor, reported.
Dec 1, 2009, 1:00 AM
The Colombian government’s musical project “Sing with Me for Reintegration,” in which eight former rebels from that country participate, will tour London, Brussels, and Madrid in December, according to diplomatic sources.