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May 23, 2011, 1:00 AM
Muammar Gaddafi will inevitably leave power, U.S. President Barack Obama said after NATO intensified its bombing campaign against government objectives and announced that it had sunk eight Libyan warships
May 20, 2011, 1:00 AM
Coca and cocaine production has returned to Peru with a vengeance, jeopardizing years of efforts to get coca farmers to switch to legal — and profitable — export crops.
May 20, 2011, 1:00 AM
The death of Osama bin Laden has refocused attention on Islamic extremist groups throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
May 20, 2011, 1:00 AM
“GOOOOOOOL!!” The crowd inside São Paulo’s Morumbi Stadium goes wild.
May 20, 2011, 1:00 AM
Twenty-two Latin American and Caribbean countries met in San Salvador, El Salvador, from 17 to 19 May to exchange ideas on implementing international humanitarian law and human rights in their military forces.
May 20, 2011, 1:00 AM
Chile and Argentina have agreed to move forward on integrating their long shared border, an endeavor that includes connectivity and physical integration, according to the agreement reached at the conclusion of an initial meeting of regional authorities in Santiago, headed by the two countries’ foreign ministers.
May 20, 2011, 1:00 AM
Guatemalan police have detained a suspected leader of Mexico’s Zetas drug gang accused of three murders linked to the weekend massacre of 27 farm workers near the Mexican border.
May 20, 2011, 1:00 AM
Brazil has donated seven hundred bottles of antiretrovirals to Ecuador for the treatment of individuals infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV, the virus that causes AIDS), the Ecuadorean foreign ministry announced.
May 20, 2011, 1:00 AM
In the course of the strongest offensive against criminal gangs in recent months, one that has made it possible to strike telling blows against criminals such as alias “Valenciano,” alias “Comba,” and alias “Sebastián,” the Colombian National Police launched Operation Emperor, which concluded on 17 May with the arrest of twelve members of “Los Rastrojos”.
May 19, 2011, 1:00 AM
NATO is stepping up pressure on the Libyan government’s strongholds with targeted aerial attacks and psychological warfare operations. Wing Commander Mike Bracken said NATO has air-dropped leaflets and broadcast messages to troops loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi asking them “to return to their barracks and homes.’‘
May 19, 2011, 1:00 AM
The Brazilian Military Men’s Volleyball accepted the invitation of the International Volleyball Federation to represent Brazil at the VI Pan American Cup, June11-19, in Quebec, Canada. The competition will serve as preparation for the team that will compete in the 5th CISM Military World Games in Rio de Janeiro this July.
May 19, 2011, 1:00 AM
Dust flew on White Sands Missile Range during a test of an improved missile launch system conducted at White Sands Space Harbor, N.M. Members of the Precision Fires Rocket and Missile System Project Office test fired an upgraded version of the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, or HIMARS. The test focused on new navigation and targeting equipment installed on the HIMARS system intended to enhance the system’s ability to rapidly deploy from an aircraft and fire.
May 19, 2011, 1:00 AM
West African governments need to step up their tactics to fight the rise of drug use and manufacture in countries that have been used as transit hubs, officials said.
May 18, 2011, 1:00 AM
Despite their propaganda, the Taliban have not launched a spring offensive in eastern Afghanistan, the commander of International Security Assistance Force’s Regional Command East said.
May 18, 2011, 1:00 AM
Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom has declared a “state of siege” in the Peten region along the Mexican border where 27 people were killed over the weekend in an alleged drug gang massacre.
May 18, 2011, 1:00 AM
The Colombian police have announced the arrest of Jesús Hernández, who is accused of being the leader of the hitmen who work for one faction of the so-called Envigado Office, a criminal network in the service of drug traffickers, and for whom a reward of 110,000 dollars was being offered.
May 18, 2011, 1:00 AM
The United Nations named former Chilean foreign minister Mariano Fernandez as new special representative to Haiti to help guide the impoverished state to stability after a devastating earthquake.
May 18, 2011, 1:00 AM
The killing of twenty-seven people on a rural property in northern Guatemala has been attributed to Los Zetas, a group that was created by former Mexican military personnel who deserted in order to work with the cartels, but that now, according to experts, has become a dangerous militia with tentacles in several countries.
May 17, 2011, 1:00 AM
Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 28 (NMCB 28) and Marines from 8th Engineer Support Battalion held a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 8, to mark the end of a nine-day renovation project at Cruz Maria Miñan Quezada School in La Huaca, Peru.
May 17, 2011, 1:00 AM
The Argentine Gendarmes (border police) seized 1.2 tons of marihuana hidden in a vehicle that tried to evade a security checkpoint in the town of San Ignacio, near the border with Paraguay, the security force announced.