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May 17, 2011, 1:00 AM
The new president of Haiti, the popular and charismatic pop singer Michel “Sweet Micky” Martelly, took office with a promise to rebuild the country’s capital, where the traces of the earthquake that devastated it last January remain visible.
May 17, 2011, 1:00 AM
In a television interview, Guatemalan Interior Minister Carlos Menocal attributed to the Mexican ‘Los Zetas’ cartel the killing of at least twenty-eight people on a rural property in the northern department of Petén, and he said that the victims were agricultural workers.
May 17, 2011, 1:00 AM
Luis Giampietri, vice president of the Republic of Peru, presided over the closing ceremony of the Third International Technology Salon for Defense and the Prevention of Natural Disasters (SITDEF), an event that drew more than twenty thousand attendees, who toured its installations from 11 to 15 May.
May 16, 2011, 1:00 AM
Eight alleged drug traffickers sought for extradition by the United States have been detained in northern and northwestern Colombia, following two years of investigation in coordination with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the Colombian police said on 12 May.
May 16, 2011, 1:00 AM
On 12 May, Honduran and U.S. authorities seized more than one thousand kilos of cocaine on a speedboat in the Caribbean, on which they detained three Hondurans and one Colombian, a Honduran government source announced.
May 16, 2011, 1:00 AM
The Salvadoran Directorate of Penal Centers has installed a modern camera system for real-time monitoring of this country’s dangerous prisons, from which extortion and homicides are ordered, an official source announced.
May 16, 2011, 1:00 AM
In Uruguay, the government is carrying out an active policy against money laundering, where activities such as drug trafficking and terrorism are behind it.
May 13, 2011, 1:00 AM
In their constant efforts to deceive counter-narcotics agents, drug traffickers have found another way to camouflage cocaine: diluting it. The method recently was exposed in Bolivia, where agents from the Special Force in the Fight Against Drug Trafficking (FELCN)...
May 13, 2011, 1:00 AM
Mexican military personnel seized a record shipment of 194 kilos of heroin in the state of Guerrero (in southeastern Mexico), which borders on the Pacific, the Secretariat of Defense announced in a statement on 11 May.
May 13, 2011, 1:00 AM
In order to help stop illegal smuggling of drugs, money and people throughout Central America, the navies from many countries including the United States and the Netherlands, are working jointly toward this end.
May 13, 2011, 1:00 AM
On 11 May, the Colombian government announced the arrest, on the Caribbean island of Aruba, of Gustavo Álvarez (alias ‘Tavo’), the second-in-command of a gang of hitmen working for drug traffickers and led by Maximiliano Bonilla (alias ‘Valenciano’).
May 13, 2011, 1:00 AM
A Salvadoran, Héctor Antonio Martínez, thirty-two years old, pleaded guilty on 11 May to attempting to sell arms to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a guerrilla group, and to transporting explosives, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.
May 13, 2011, 1:00 AM
When Guatemala’s most wanted drug trafficker was captured last month by Guatemalan agents in the town of Quetzaltenango, Interior Minister Carlos Menocal could not have been happier.
May 13, 2011, 1:00 AM
Sgt. Yane Marques is the world’s sixth-ranked pentathlete.
May 12, 2011, 1:00 AM
Air Force Gen. José Bonilla was named the first Chief of the Uruguayan Joint Staff in October 2010, coinciding with the creation of the country’s Joint Staff as an institution. As his chief responsibility in his new post, General Bonilla must submit a report on the modernization and restructuring of the Uruguayan Armed Forces.
May 12, 2011, 1:00 AM
Central America has completed the design of a regional security strategy that includes the concept of “shared responsibility” and is hoping that the international community will finance part of the one billion dollars needed to confront organized crime.
May 12, 2011, 1:00 AM
The ARC 11 de Noviembre, the National Navy’s new coastal patrol boat, which will reinforce maritime interdiction and search-and-rescue operations in the Colombian Caribbean, has left the port of Berne, Germany
May 12, 2011, 1:00 AM
The lack of high-tech equipment, action strategies, and a culture of prevention of natural disasters has meant millions of dollars in losses for Peru over the last decade.
May 12, 2011, 1:00 AM
In December 1972, Edmond Mulet, a cub reporter for the weekly Guatemalan newspaper Alerta, arrived in Managua the day after a 7.5-magnitude earthquake devastated Nicaragua’s capital city.
May 12, 2011, 1:00 AM
By this summer, Soldiers in Afghanistan will be riding in new Stryker armored combat vehicles that have an improved hull design to protect them from improvised explosive devices and roadside mines.