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Mar 31, 2011, 1:00 AM
Doctors, rescue workers, and canines head to Japan in aftermath of earthquake.
Mar 31, 2011, 1:00 AM
Leaders throughout the Americas are mobilizing to counter the movement of drug cartels from Mexico into South and Central America. Presidents and representatives from seven countries met at a Guatemala City summit March 16 with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to discuss the penetration of Mexican cartels into southern countries.
Mar 31, 2011, 1:00 AM
Three Colombians and two Hondurans were arrested aboard an unflagged vessel suspected of transporting 2.7 tons of cocaine near the Colombian island of San Andrés, officials said. The arrests and seizure, which were carried out during Operation Daga, were the result of a joint effort among the coast guards of Colombia, the United States, France, Honduras and Nicaragua, according to the website
Mar 31, 2011, 1:00 AM
Two hundred eighteen tons of cocaine seized in 2010, as well as 426 kilos of heroin kept off the world’s streets, are some of the chief successes highlighted by Colombian Defense Minister Rodrigo Rivera on 28 March, on the occasion of the twenty-fourth anniversary of that country’s Anti-Narcotics Police.
Mar 31, 2011, 1:00 AM
The Caribbean Nations Security Conference, co-hosted by the United States Southern Command and Trinidad and Tobago in Port of Spain in February 2011, focused on countering illicit trafficking. Diálogo spoke with Trinidad and Tobago Chief of Defence and conference co-host, Brigadier General Roland Maunday...
Mar 31, 2011, 1:00 AM
Ecuador has seized around 27,000 sticks of dynamite, as well as safety fuses and blasting caps, suspected to have been intended for Colombian irregular groups, the Ecuadorean police announced on 28 March.
Mar 31, 2011, 1:00 AM
Paraguayan Parlasur legislators have expressed their concern about an Argentine plan to install a nuclear plant in the border province of Formosa, near the Paraguayan capital, according to a declaration made public on 29 March.
Mar 31, 2011, 1:00 AM
More than 120 countries on five continents will study the creation of a common front against drug trafficking during an international conference in the Mexican beach resort of Cancún (in eastern Mexico) at the beginning of April, Mexican authorities announced on 29 March.
Mar 30, 2011, 1:00 AM
It was in America’s vital interests to stop a massacre in Libya, President Barack Obama said at the National Defense University.
Mar 30, 2011, 1:00 AM
The Colombian authorities seized 440 kilos of cocaine, valued at nearly 13 million dollars, in two separate operations carried out in Pacific coastal areas, the Navy announced on 26 March.
Mar 30, 2011, 1:00 AM
A Marine Corps Training and Advisory Group (MCTAG) participated in a joint combat training subject matter expert exchange (SMEE) with members of the Nicaraguan military in support of Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2011 at the Corinto Naval Base in Corinto, Nicaragua, 24 March.
Mar 30, 2011, 1:00 AM
Bolivia and Brazil discussed joint programs against drug trafficking on 28 and 29 March in La Paz, the Bolivian Vice Ministry of Social Defense, the chief political office directing drug interdiction, announced.
Mar 29, 2011, 1:00 AM
Peru will acquire an earth observation satellite that will contribute to the country’s national development, defense, and security, the Peruvian Defense Ministry announced on 26 March.
Mar 29, 2011, 1:00 AM
The U.S. Army is testing prototypes of a new high-tech synchronization engine at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala., which can combine video feeds and sensor data from multiple Unmanned Aircraft Systems on a single Ground Control Station, service officials said.
Mar 29, 2011, 1:00 AM
Colombian troops killed 15 FARC guerrillas on 25 and 26 March, the third anniversary of the death of the guerrilla group’s founder, Manuel Marulanda, and two days after the group suffered another strike in which ten rebels died.
Mar 29, 2011, 1:00 AM
Paraguayan anti-drug agents have incinerated around five hundred kilos of cocaine in the furnaces of a steel plant, on a judge’s order, seized another two hundred kilos, and detained three suspected drug traffickers, a police report indicated on 25 March.
Mar 28, 2011, 1:00 AM
Ten alleged guerrillas were killed on 24 March and another three wounded in a clash with the Colombian military in a mountainous region in western Colombia, a local military commander announced.
Mar 28, 2011, 1:00 AM
On 24 March, anti-drug agents arrested five alleged Brazilian drug traffickers suspected of forming the criminal group known as the ‘First Capital Commando’ (PCC), which operates in São Paulo, a police report indicated.
Mar 28, 2011, 1:00 AM
On 24 March, following the arrest of nine suspected liaisons for the powerful Mexican Sinaloa cartel, President Rafael Correa affirmed that drug-trafficking organizations are operating in Ecuador.
Mar 28, 2011, 1:00 AM
New ambulances designed to negotiate Afghanistan’s rough, narrow roads, kits that quickly convert standard combat vehicles for casualty evacuation, and state-of-the-art field medical packages are improving battlefield medicine and saving lives, an official involved in developing and fielding the new equipment reported.