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Jan 31, 2011, 1:00 AM
Increased U.S. aid helps region fight well-funded infiltration by Mexican cartels
Jan 31, 2011, 1:00 AM
Pair used offshore racing boats to transport thousands of kilos of cocaine
Jan 31, 2011, 1:00 AM
Honduras will receive aid from the United States and hopes to also receive it from Colombia and Spain to investigate accusations on human rights violations, including the murders of journalists and homosexuals, according to Honduran President Porfirio Lobo on 27 January.
Jan 31, 2011, 1:00 AM
Coalition forces in southern Afghanistan provided $1.4 million in compensation in the last four months to Afghan civilians whose properties were rigged with explosives by Taliban militants and later demolished by Afghan and coalition security forces.
Jan 31, 2011, 1:00 AM
The Army is speeding up delivery of some of its newer Unmanned Aircraft System assets such as the Gray Eagle and expanding the size and range of its overall fleet to include a Family of Small UAS and a Vertical-Take-Off-and-Landing UAS, service officials said.
Jan 28, 2011, 1:00 AM
Venezuelan and Colombian ministers met in Venezuela on 26 January to sign an agreement to jointly fight drug trafficking, in a sign of warming relations between the two nations often at odds with one another.
Jan 28, 2011, 1:00 AM
U.S. anti-explosives agents are supporting the investigations into incendiary-bomb attacks on buses in Guatemala, attacks that have been attributed to gang members and have left nine people dead in January, the U.S. embassy announced on 26 January.
Jan 28, 2011, 1:00 AM
The Nicaraguan Army seized 1.6 tons of cocaine that Colombian and Honduran drug traffickers threw into the sea while being chased by a military patrol, the Army’s press office announced on 26 January.
Jan 27, 2011, 1:00 AM
Colombian Defense Minister Rodrigo Rivera launched a call to Colombia’s neighbors on 25 January to implement an “international strategy” against criminal gangs.
Jan 27, 2011, 1:00 AM
On 25 January, at the end of a state visit, the first by an Uruguayan president to Peru in twenty-five years, Uruguayan President José Mujica said that he “will take very much into account” the proposal by his Peruvian counterpart, Alan García, to reduce military spending in South America.
Jan 27, 2011, 1:00 AM
Brazilian Defense Minister Nelson Jobim on 25 January ruled out for now a decision on a multi-billion dollar fighter aircraft contract vied for by France, Sweden and the United States.
Jan 27, 2011, 1:00 AM
Every year in February, soldiers from many International Military Sports Council (CISM) countries get together to celebrate CISM’s anniversary and to promote the practice of sports in the military.
Jan 27, 2011, 1:00 AM
Sometimes the enemy isn’t an insurgency – it’s a storm surge.
Jan 26, 2011, 1:00 AM
The head of the Joint Command of the Ecuadorean Armed Forces, Luis González Villareal, has presented to the International Affairs Commission a proposal for reforms to the Public Safety Act, reforms with which the military is seeking to regulate the Armed Forces’ participation in preserving the country’s internal security.
Jan 26, 2011, 1:00 AM
On 22 January, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos “highlighted” the support of his Panamanian counterpart, Ricardo Martinelli, in the fight his administration is waging against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a Marxist guerrilla group.
Jan 25, 2011, 1:00 AM
Guerrillas with Colombia’s National Liberation Army (ELN), the country’s second largest rebel group, on 21 January released a sick hostage they had been holding for more than six months.
Jan 25, 2011, 1:00 AM
In an interview published on 23 January, Colombian Defense Minister Rodrigo Rivera said that Colombia has acquired experience in the fight against drug trafficking and could assist other countries in combating it, if the United States and others finance that aid.
Jan 25, 2011, 1:00 AM
Democratization process, modernization of region’s armed forces credited
Jan 25, 2011, 1:00 AM
Dr. Emmitt L. Brown, the scientist from the movie “Back to the Future,” had things fairly well devised several years ago, feeding trash to the “flux capacitor” to power his time machine.
Jan 24, 2011, 1:00 AM
Three leftist guerillas were killed and eight soldiers wounded in separate clashes on 20 January, the Colombian military said.