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Jun 30, 2010, 1:00 AM
The government of El Salvador deployed a total of one thousand soldiers Monday to guard sixty-two “identified” illegal crossing points along the country’s borders, in order to combat the passage of drugs and arms and prevent the entry of criminal organizations, an official source announced.
Jun 30, 2010, 1:00 AM
Chilean Air Force Col. Luis Silva Bravo, the director of Peace Operations of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, leads his country’s efforts with United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).
Jun 30, 2010, 1:00 AM
FIFA President Sepp Blatter promised to re-open the file on goalline technology, while warning the French government not to meddle with the running of the country’s Football Federation.
Jun 29, 2010, 1:00 AM
Drug trafficking has ceased to be a problem limited to consumers and producers, Colombian president Alvaro Uribe declared at the G-8 summit, at which U.S. president Barack Obama assured him that the pending U.S.-Colombian free-trade agreement will be ratified.
Jun 29, 2010, 1:00 AM
G8 leaders pledged to work together in an “integrated and coordinated” manner to combat the threat posed by terrorism and attack violent extremism at its roots.
Jun 28, 2010, 1:00 AM
The Salvadoran Legislative Assembly approved a legal reform evening that defines attacks on public transportation as terrorist acts.
Jun 28, 2010, 1:00 AM
The combined effort of MINUSTAH and JTF-H in providing humanitarian assistance to the people of Haiti following the earthquake demonstrates the importance of developing strong relationships, both institutional and personal, with partner nation armies.
Jun 25, 2010, 1:00 AM
The organization of the 2014 FIFA World Cup will inject investments worth around eighty billion dollars into the Brazilian economy, according to a study released by the Getúlio Vargas Foundation and consulting firm Ernst & Young.
Jun 25, 2010, 1:00 AM
The National Hydrocarbon Agency (AHN), a Colombian government agency, has received bids worth more than one billion dollars for the right to explore for oil in a number of Colombian regions, including several in the Caribbean, over the next fifteen years, an official source announced.
Jun 25, 2010, 1:00 AM
The world’s $88 billion cocaine market is shifting towards Europe and is severely destabilising transit countries in West Africa even as total production falls, a United Nations report said.
Jun 24, 2010, 1:00 AM
Colombian authorities celebrated a “significant” drop in cocaine production Tuesday and attributed the success to ‘Plan Colombia,’ a program financed by Washington, which has announced a cut in funds and a shift in its anti-drug policy.
Jun 24, 2010, 1:00 AM
Ecuadorean president Rafael Correa affirmed that he will work with Colombian president-elect Juan Manuel Santos to fully normalize relations following the diplomatic crisis of 2008.
Jun 24, 2010, 1:00 AM
Christopher "Dudus" Coke, a Jamaican alleged druglord wanted to face trial in the United States, has been captured on the Caribbean island after a manhunt sparked bloodshed last month, police said.
Jun 24, 2010, 1:00 AM
Gen. Francisco Contreras Rivas, Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs Of Staff Of Peru, visited U.S. Southern Command recently and met with its commanders and received briefings on security issues in the region.
Jun 23, 2010, 1:00 AM
With the removal of 179,000 antipersonnel mines scattered throughout its territory, Nicaragua has closed one of the most painful chapters of its postwar period, which killed and mutilated dozens of victims over the last twenty-one years, military spokespersons announced.
Jun 23, 2010, 1:00 AM
Now, it’s law – only those with clean criminal records can pursue a political career in Brazil.
Jun 23, 2010, 1:00 AM
The demolition of the old Fonte Nova Stadium in Salvador, in the state of Bahia (in northeastern Brazil), began Monday, to be followed by the construction of a new stadium that will be a site for World Cup matches when Brazil hosts the event in 2014.
Jun 23, 2010, 1:00 AM
The Chilean consul in La Paz, Jorge Canelas, has affirmed that his country has finished demining its border with Bolivia, where antipersonnel and antitank mines were laid during the 1970s, and is now in the process of seeking international certification.
Jun 22, 2010, 1:00 AM
Latin American drug traffickers are seeking new territory for their activities and studying the possibilities offered by Argentina, where extradition proceedings began Friday for an alleged Colombian drug trafficker wanted by the United States, the same day that a model was charged with the same crime.
Jun 21, 2010, 1:00 AM
Ruling-party candidate Juan Manuel Santos promised a hard line against the FARC after defeating independent Antanas Mockus by a wide margin in the Colombian presidential election, in balloting marked by abstention and violence.