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Feb 26, 2010, 1:00 AM
The quake that ravaged Haiti over six weeks ago destroyed up to 50 percent of the Caribbean nation's gross domestic product, President Rene Preval said Thursday.
Feb 26, 2010, 1:00 AM
Colombian Defense Minister Gabriel Silva confirmed the death of a leftist rebel commander who authorities said headed up the guerrillas' drug-trafficking activities in the southern part of the country.
Feb 26, 2010, 1:00 AM
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leaves Sunday for a tour of Latin America with stops in Uruguay, Chile, Brazil, Costa Rica and Guatemala, the State Department said Wednesday.
Feb 25, 2010, 1:00 AM
The death toll from Haiti's devastating earthquake has topped 222,500, the United Nations said Tuesday, after President Rene Preval said the number could eventually reach 300,000.
Feb 25, 2010, 1:00 AM
The German group Scorpions will perform in Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Chile, and Brazil in September as part of the world tour with which the band will say goodbye to its audience after a forty-five-year career.
Feb 25, 2010, 1:00 AM
Since the beginning of Operation Unified Response, one of the primary missions of the Navy and Marine Corps civil affairs teams attached to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit and the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group is to unite the people and governments of earthquake menaced Haiti together with non-governmental organizations and international aid workers.
Feb 25, 2010, 1:00 AM
The United States has promised to transfer the military technology associated with F-18 fighter jets to Brazil if Boeing wins the contract for thirty-six airplanes that the South American country is seeking to buy, Brazilian Defense Minister Nelson Jobim said today.
Feb 24, 2010, 1:00 AM
Haiti will receive 25 million dollars this week, according to an agreement reached by the presidents attending the Unity Summit of Latin America and the Caribbean, Mexican president Felipe Calderón, the summit’s host, announced.
Feb 24, 2010, 1:00 AM
Bolivian president Evo Morales will ask his outgoing Chilean counterpart Michelle Bachelet to turn the organization of the 2014 South American Sport Organization (Odesur) Games over to Bolivia, an official source in La Paz said Thursday.
Feb 23, 2010, 1:00 AM
The number of Air National Guard members supporting Operation Unified Response dropped to a little over 200 this week as Haitian authorities and nongovernmental organizations begin to accept a greater share of relief efforts in the ravaged country, Guard officials said.
Feb 23, 2010, 1:00 AM
The EU's foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton called for a "Marshall Plan" for Haiti, announcing she would head to the quake-hit island next week.
Feb 23, 2010, 1:00 AM
The Mara Salvatrucha and the Mara-18, two violent street gangs with operations that span from Central America into the United States, issued a statement here announcing an end to violence.
Feb 23, 2010, 1:00 AM
Three collaborators of “Comrade Artemio,” the leader of the remnants of Shining Path, have been captured by the police, Peruvian Interior Minister Octavio Salazar announced.
Feb 22, 2010, 1:00 AM
The need for U.S military forces in Haiti is dwindling as Haitian authorities and nongovernmental organizations begin to accept a greater share of relief efforts in the ravaged country, an American military official said.
Feb 19, 2010, 1:00 AM
Part of the proceeds of the friendly matches for the 2010 Soccer World Cup in South Africa will be dedicated to helping the population of Haiti, a country left devastated in the wake of January’s earthquake, the International Federation of Association Football announced.
Feb 19, 2010, 1:00 AM
Eight nations from the Americas, including the United States, agreed to boost air travel security by improving information-sharing, screening and coordination at a meeting in Mexico City.
Feb 19, 2010, 1:00 AM
The United Nations launched its largest ever appeal for humanitarian aid, with a revised request for 1.44 billion dollars to assist earthquake victims in Haiti.
Feb 18, 2010, 1:00 AM
The Brazil-led UN mission in Haiti should be the sole operator there once the earthquake-ravaged nation gets past crisis mode, Brazil's top envoy said in remarks published Wednesday that appeared to rule out a long-term US role.
Feb 18, 2010, 1:00 AM
Students from the Chilean Air Force War College visited USSOUTHCOM headquarters in Miami on February 16 to attend a special briefing on U.S. government relief efforts in Haiti, following the January 12th earthquake that rocked the small Caribbean nation.
Feb 18, 2010, 1:00 AM
Honduran president Porfirio Lobo and the high command of the armed forces agreed to strengthen the fight against drug trafficking in light of the increase in this criminal activity, official sources announced.