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Feb 28, 2011, 1:00 AM
A U.S. Navy medical team and U.S. Marine Corps engineers visited the Unidad de Salud medical clinic on the island of Zacatillo, El Salvador, to assess public health needs in support of Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2011...
Feb 28, 2011, 1:00 AM
The income per hectare of Honduran farmers who benefited from a Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) program almost doubled in two years...
Feb 28, 2011, 1:00 AM
Colombian criminal gangs linked to former paramilitary groups drove a 40 percent rise in massacres in 2010, slaughtering human rights activists, public officials and civilians...
Feb 28, 2011, 1:00 AM
A former police officer from the state of Chihuahua (in northern Mexico), who became a chief hitman in the service of drug traffickers and to whom around a hundred murders are attributed, died in a shootout...
Feb 25, 2011, 1:00 AM
The United States on 23 February levied sanctions on more than 70 individuals and entities in six countries linked to Mexico’s notorious Sinaloa cocaine cartel.
Feb 25, 2011, 1:00 AM
Guatemalan anti-narcotics forces have destroyed around 28.5 million poppy plants, the raw material for manufacturing heroin, in an area on the border with Mexico...
Feb 25, 2011, 1:00 AM
The director of the Salvadoran police, Carlos Ascencio, and his Guatemalan counterpart, Jaime Otzin, agreed “to work jointly” to combat trafficking in drugs, arms, and people...
Feb 25, 2011, 1:00 AM
Police, military customers taking advantage of rapidly evolving technology
Feb 25, 2011, 1:00 AM
Brazilian Defense Minister Nelson Jobim received French Foreign Minister Michèle Alliot-Marie, to whom he confirmed that there will be a delay of “some months” in the decision on a fighter-plane purchase for which the United States and Sweden are also competing...
Feb 24, 2011, 1:00 AM
In an effort to maximize communication with the Afghan population and to honor their customs, coalition forces are training female engagement teams to interface with local women in Parwan province.
Feb 24, 2011, 1:00 AM
On 22 February, Chile announced the creation of a new national emergency system, five days before commemorating the first anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated south-central Chile on 27 February 2010...
Feb 24, 2011, 1:00 AM
On 18 February, Guatemalan President Álvaro Colom lifted the state of emergency he decreed in December to combat drug trafficking in the region of Alta Verapaz...
Feb 24, 2011, 1:00 AM
The Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer has inaugurated its first aircraft final assembly plant in the United States, in which it has invested a total of fifty million dollars, the firm confirmed to AFP on 22 February.
Feb 23, 2011, 1:00 AM
The co-hosts of this year’s Caribbean Nations Security Conference, the United States Southern Command and Trinidad and Tobago, immediately set the tone for the task at hand...
Feb 23, 2011, 1:00 AM
Alleged Colombian guerrilla Alexander Beltrán, sought for extradition by the United States and suspected of guarding three Americans whom the FARC kidnapped and held for five years, has been arrested by the police...
Feb 23, 2011, 1:00 AM
In fulfillment of the state’s comprehensive offensive against criminal gangs, the National Police, in coordination with the Attorney-General’s Office and the Armed Forces, arrested ninety-five members of those structures during the second week of February...
Feb 23, 2011, 1:00 AM
The campaign for the second round of the Haitian presidential election and for the legislative elections scheduled for 20 March officially began on 16 February and will end in slightly over a month, on the eve of the vote.
Feb 23, 2011, 1:00 AM
Afghan National Civil Order Policemen (ANP) proudly displayed their certificates during a graduation ceremony on 17 February for the counter improvised explosive device (C-IED) awareness train-the-trainer course held at the Paktiya provincial police headquarters in Gardez City.
Feb 22, 2011, 1:00 AM
In an interview published on 20 February, Colombian Defense Minister Rodrigo Rivera said that the FARC’s top-ranking leader, Alfonso Cano, “is going to fall” and called on the members of that guerrilla group to demobilize.
Feb 22, 2011, 1:00 AM
On 19 February, a thousand Peruvian military personnel began an operation to destroy twelve dredges used by informal gold miners, who are accused of polluting the rivers of an Amazonian region on the borders with Brazil and Bolivia (in southeastern Peru), the authorities announced.