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May 11, 2011, 1:00 AM
A Colombian citizen was detained Monday in Argentina, accused of membership in a gang trafficking liquid cocaine impregnated in sheets of polyurethane to Europe in suitcases, a judicial source indicated.
May 11, 2011, 1:00 AM
A group of Central American kidnap victims have accused Mexican immigration agents of handing them to their captors in northeast Mexico, an official body said.
May 11, 2011, 1:00 AM
The Salvadoran Defense Ministry will request a budgetary supplement of $33.8 million U.S. dollars in order to continue guaranteeing support for joint security measures with the National Civil Police (PNC).
May 11, 2011, 1:00 AM
Since June, the Army has fielded about 30 million of its new 5.56mm M855A1 “Enhanced Performance Rounds” in Afghanistan. The cartridge, sometimes called the “green bullet” because it has an environmentally-friendly copper core instead of the traditional lead, has been getting mostly good reviews in the 11 months since it first deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom.
May 10, 2011, 1:00 AM
Brazilian police have arrested 17 people, mostly Serbians, alleged to have run an international drug trafficking ring.
May 10, 2011, 1:00 AM
In 2010, Colombia reduced the area planted with illicit coca crops by 13% and cocaine production by 12%, Colombian Interior Minister Germán Vargas affirmed on 5 May, citing a UN report about to be made public.
May 10, 2011, 1:00 AM
The Brazilian government has available a fund of 10 billion reais (6.25 billion dollars) with which to pay individuals who voluntarily turn in their firearms to the authorities, Justice Minister José Cardozo announced on 6 May.
May 10, 2011, 1:00 AM
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos affirmed on 7 May that several leaders from the top ranks of the FARC, including alias “Pablo Catatumbo” and “Romaña,” are in delicate health as a consequence of the Army’s pressure.
May 10, 2011, 1:00 AM
Between April 25th and 29th, military personnel from the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) and the Uruguayan Air Force (FAU) conducted the URUBRA I exercise.
May 9, 2011, 1:00 AM
‘On Time’ Battalion Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment began training Iraqi Army field artillery soldiers of Light Battery, 20th Brigade, 5th Iraqi Army Division on the M198 howitzer at Kirkush Military Training Base, Iraq, April 27.
May 9, 2011, 1:00 AM
The USNS Comfort, a U.S. Navy hospital ship, began a mission in northern Peru to provide medical care and humanitarian assistance to thousands of inhabitants with few economic resources, the Ministry of Defense announced.
May 9, 2011, 1:00 AM
Guatemalan President Álvaro Colom dismissed his defense minister, Abraham Valenzuela, due to the end of his military career, and named Brigadier General Juan José Ruiz in his place, the president announced at a press conference.
May 9, 2011, 1:00 AM
On 6 May, police authorities detained 17 gang members who, from El Salvador, were extorting money from Salvadorans resident in the United States by threatening to harm their family members, the National Civil Police (PNC) announced.
May 9, 2011, 1:00 AM
After a long, hard-fought battle of the skills, the Armed Forces Championship basketball tournament came to an end at the Paige Fieldhouse, this past April at the Marine Corps base in Camp Pendleton, Calif.
May 6, 2011, 1:00 AM
On 4 May, the Spanish police announced the dismantling of an international drug-trafficking ring, in an operation in which two tons of cocaine were seized and thirty-four individuals from five countries were detained.
May 6, 2011, 1:00 AM
On 3 May, Colombian authorities announced the arrest of two alleged members of a criminal group suspected of kidnapping ten people the previous week in a vacation home in the Colombian department of Antioquia (in the northwestern part of the country), the Army reported.
May 6, 2011, 1:00 AM
Salvadoran public-safety personnel located a barrel containing military-style weapons and arrested eleven alleged gang members on 3 May, in a rural community in the department of Chalatenango, in the northern part of the country, an official source announced.
May 6, 2011, 1:00 AM
Security representatives from more than twelve countries in the Americas met in Ambergris Caye, Belize for the 2011 edition of the Central American Security Conference (Centsec).
May 6, 2011, 1:00 AM
In July, the Defense Institute of Scientific and Technical Research (CITEDEF, an agency of the Argentine Defense Ministry) will launch the Gradicom II rocket, expected to reach an altitude of one hundred kilometers following the success of the Gradicom I in 2009, which reached forty kilometers.
May 4, 2011, 1:00 AM
The death of Osama bin Laden does not signal the end of al-Qaeda's activities, but Yemeni analysts said the organisation's operations will be hindered.