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Jul 30, 2010, 1:00 AM
Haiti’s debt to lenders such as the International Monetary Fund has been forgiven, in an attempt to help the country rebuild after the severe earthquake it suffered in January, the U.S. Treasury Department said Friday.
Jul 30, 2010, 1:00 AM
The defense ministers of Chile, Argentina, and Brazil proposed Wednesday that the troops of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) – to which the three countries contribute forces – participate in the reconstruction of that country, struck by an earthquake.
Jul 30, 2010, 1:00 AM
Peruvian president Alan García will do everything he can to prevent a leftist from taking the reins of one of Latin America’s fastest-growing economies and will lead an offensive in favor of a conservative or centrist candidate in the 2011 election campaign.
Jul 30, 2010, 1:00 AM
Paraguayan police shot dead a leader of an armed leftist group blamed for murders and kidnappings during a gun battle in a border region on Wednesday, the Interior Ministry said.
Jul 30, 2010, 1:00 AM
President-elect Juan Manuel Santos named Rodrigo Rivera as Colombia’s next defense minister on Wednesday, picking a former member of Congress with a history of supporting tough security measures.
Jul 30, 2010, 1:00 AM
Mexican soldiers killed drug boss Ignacio “Nacho” Coronel on Thursday, the first major triumph this year for President Felipe Calderon’s war against drug cartels but one that is unlikely to end spiraling violence.
Jul 30, 2010, 1:00 AM
“More than 90 percent of the crimes committed in El Salvador are the work of gang members. Today, in order to be a member of one of these criminal groups, it’s necessary to commit at least one homicide, and in some cases, up to six.”
Jul 30, 2010, 1:00 AM
The president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Jacques Rogge, complimented the initial preparatory work by Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic Games and expressed hope that an African country may soon obtain the right to organize the Olympic Games.
Jul 29, 2010, 1:00 AM
Panamanian authorities have declared war on drug trafficking and organized crime.
Jul 29, 2010, 1:00 AM
Colombian president Alvaro Uribe rejected any internationalization of a peace process with his country’s weakened leftist guerrilla groups, since this would allow the groups to “gain breathing space,” in the middle of a dispute with Venezuela that is centered on the rebels.
Jul 28, 2010, 1:00 AM
Peruvian president Alan García affirmed that little progress has been made in the fight against drug trafficking and that he is not satisfied with the actions taken to eliminate the remnants of the Maoist group Shining Path.
Jul 28, 2010, 1:00 AM
The Salvadoran Defense Minister granted Diálogo the following exclusive interview, minutes after addressing the Sub-Regional Conference for Mesoamerica, held 20-23 July in San Salvador and organized by the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (CHDS).
Jul 28, 2010, 1:00 AM
Outgoing Colombian president Álvaro Uribe’s administration announced the new armed forces high command that will serve under Juan Manuel Santos, who takes office on 7 August.
Jul 28, 2010, 1:00 AM
The United States ruled out military action against Venezuela after Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez threatened to cut off oil supplies to the US if it backed a Colombian attack.
Jul 26, 2010, 1:00 AM
A Colombian guerrilla commander involved in the kidnapping of Ingrid Betancourt and of three Americans was sentenced in New York to twenty-seven years in prison on drug-trafficking charges.
Jul 26, 2010, 1:00 AM
Peru and Chile agreed to relaunch cooperation mechanisms in order to work together in the fight against drug trafficking and also agreed to inform one another about their military expenditures, the Peruvian foreign ministry announced.
Jul 22, 2010, 1:00 AM
Colombia celebrated the bicentennial of the beginning of its independence with more than a thousand concerts around the country, the central one being Juanes’s performance in the depressed region of Chocó; a military parade; and at nightfall, fireworks in Bogotá’s Bolívar Plaza.
Jul 21, 2010, 1:00 AM
Italian police busted a Sicilian Mafia drug ring operating in Peru and Colombia, making 13 arrests and seizing 20 kilogrammes (44 pounds) of high-quality cocaine overnight, a statement said.
Jul 21, 2010, 1:00 AM
The FARC and the ELN, Colombian guerrilla groups, lost at least 21,500 combatants during Álvaro Uribe’s presidential administration, and these groups will not represent a threat for Juan Manuel Santos’s upcoming administration, the country’s top military commander, Freddy Padilla, indicated Sunday.
Jul 21, 2010, 1:00 AM
Colombian troops found “a large quantity of explosives” after occupying a camp of the FARC guerrilla group in a jungle region of the border with Ecuador, the regional military commander, Gen. Rafael Colón announced.