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Apr 29, 2011, 1:00 AM
Mexican authorities seize 162 kilograms of methamphetamine.
Apr 26, 2011, 1:00 AM
The Honduran authorities declared an alert at land and airport customs posts as a result of a warning from the United Nations that two Afghan members of Al Qaida might enter or have already entered the country, the director of migration, Venancio Cervantes, confirmed to AFP on 16 April.
Apr 26, 2011, 1:00 AM
Nicaraguan and Costa Rican officials agreed on 12 April, in a brief meeting at the border, to establish liaisons in the anti-drug fight and to meet on 5 May in Guatemala, despite the border litigation in which the two countries are in conflict.
Apr 26, 2011, 1:00 AM
With the equivalent of a dollar and without any official documents, the border between Mexico and Guatemala can be crossed without any problem, a worrying fact in view of the trafficking of drugs and undocumented migrants and the fear of terrorist infiltration.
Apr 26, 2011, 1:00 AM
Nicaraguan and Costa Rican officials agreed on 12 April, in a brief meeting at the border, to establish liaisons in the anti-drug fight and to meet on 5 May in Guatemala, despite the border litigation in which the two countries are in conflict.
Apr 22, 2011, 1:00 AM
Army Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell makes no bones of the fact that his job as the commander Regional Command East is the most challenging problem he ever has confronted.
Apr 22, 2011, 1:00 AM
Praises of gratitude and appreciation were heard in the operating room of the Health Response Team facility when a local man from Trinidad and Tobago thanked Lt. Col (Dr) Mark Scherrer, 60th Medical Group general surgeon, for removing a benign tumor from the back of his head.
Apr 22, 2011, 1:00 AM
Brazilian police swept through Rio de Janeiro’s largest slum in a crackdown on drug-related crime, arresting 11 people and seizing an estimated three tons of marijuana, officials said.
Apr 22, 2011, 1:00 AM
Alleged Colombian drug trafficker Jhon Vasco López, one of the leaders of the Cordillera organization, was detained on 20 April in the port of Guayaquil (in southwestern Ecuador) with forged documents, the police announced.
Apr 22, 2011, 1:00 AM
The Colombian military is ready to collaborate in response to the emergency caused in the country by the abundant rains that are keeping much of the territory in a state of yellow alert and have left 78 dead and 28 injured this year, according to the Civil Defense Agency.
Apr 21, 2011, 1:00 AM
On 16 April, Mexican military personnel detained a leader of the Los Zetas cartel accused of being the alleged instigator of the murders of 145 people whose bodies were dug up this month in the town of San Fernando (Tamaulipas, in northeastern Mexico), the Secretariat of the Navy announced.
Apr 21, 2011, 1:00 AM
For years, it was rumored that Colombian smugglers were transporting tons of cocaine aboard homemade submarines. But without hard evidence, the scuttlebutt sounded like a Jules Verne fantasy, a sort of Twenty-thousand kilos under the sea.
Apr 21, 2011, 1:00 AM
One of cartel boss Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán’s right-hand men in northwestern Mexico has been detained by military personnel, the Secretariat of Defense announced in a statement.
Apr 21, 2011, 1:00 AM
Six guerrillas belonging to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) died in a bombardment in the northwestern part of the country, and another, suspected of an attack with explosives in 2003, was arrested in the south, official sources announced on 17 April.
Apr 21, 2011, 1:00 AM
A new, high-tech command center in Key West will move the fight against illicit traffickers to a new level, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III said.
Apr 21, 2011, 1:00 AM
In the heart of San Salvador’s Parque Cuscutlán, the solemn Monumento a los Desparecidos [Monument to the Disappeared] bears the names of over 25,000 victims of El Salvador’s long-running civil war. The 85-meter wall of black granite stands as a stark reminder of this country’s violent past.
Apr 20, 2011, 1:00 AM
The Honduran Armed Forces plan to install a long-range radar in order to locate and track planes that enter the country carrying drugs. The head of the Honduran Army General Staff, Gen. René Osorio, declared that the possibility of the United States ceding that radar has been proposed to that country.
Apr 20, 2011, 1:00 AM
On 18 April, Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli inaugurated an operational security center for Central America, a base that will coordinate joint operations and facilitate information flows among countries in order to combat organized crime and drug trafficking.
Apr 20, 2011, 1:00 AM
Suriname was represented at the Caribbean Nations Security Conference, co-hosted by the United States Southern Command and Trinidad and Tobago in February 2011, by their newly appointed Chief of Defense, Col. Hedwig Gilaard. Diálogo spoke with Col. Gilaard about the security challenges facing his country and the need for increased regional cooperation to tackle trans-national threats such as the spread of illicit trafficking throughout the Caribbean.
Apr 20, 2011, 1:00 AM
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos affirmed on 18 April that the country is in the final phase of the fight for peace, and it is therefore urgent that government forces redouble their efforts and multiply the number of actions in order to achieve that victory.