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Jun 30, 2011, 1:00 AM
Cremated remains of Dox and Lyon will inaugurate the Minas Gerais Military Police’s Hall of Heroes.
Jun 30, 2011, 1:00 AM
After more than three years of living with cataracts, farmer José Martinez, whose face shows the effects of a long life of honest labor under the relentless Nicaraguan sun, was starting to lose hope that he’d ever see clearly again.
Jun 30, 2011, 1:00 AM
Colombian Carlos Noel Buitrago Vega, accused in his home country of human-rights violations as a member of a demobilized right-wing paramilitary group, has been detained in Bolivia, the Interior Minister announced on 28 June, and is being deported to Colombia.
Jun 30, 2011, 1:00 AM
On 28 June, in the context of the Mercosur summit held in Asunción through 29 June, the governments of Brazil and Paraguay signed a cooperation agreement to combat drug trafficking.
Jun 30, 2011, 1:00 AM
A leader of the FARC Marxist guerrilla group, deported to Colombia after being detained in Ecuador, has ties to the Mexican Sinaloa cartel, according to intelligence reports, although there are no legal proceedings pending against him in Mexico, a local police source told AFP on 29 June.
Jun 29, 2011, 1:00 AM
The more than 1800 grenades seized from a group of Salvadoran military personnel, who were trying to irregularly divert them from a destruction procedure, are believed to have been destined for the Zetas criminal group, of Mexican origin but also believed to be operating in Guatemala, Salvadoran Minister of National Defense Gen. David Munguía Payés confirmed on 24 June.
Jun 29, 2011, 1:00 AM
On 27 June Bolivian President Evo Morales asked the European ambassadors to his South American country to intercede on behalf of the nation to restore its diplomatic relations with the United States after more than two years of distancing.
Jun 29, 2011, 1:00 AM
On 27 June, an alleged leader of the Colombian FARC guerrilla group was detained in Ecuador, where he had gone to seek medical attention, official sources in both countries announced.
Jun 29, 2011, 1:00 AM
In the state of Sinaloa (northwestern Mexico), Mexican soldiers located a laboratory for producing synthetic drugs with two underground levels and an infrastructure that is unprecedented in the country, the defense ministry announced.
Jun 28, 2011, 1:00 AM
The Louisiana National Guard-led task force providing humanitarian relief to Haiti officially ended its two-month mission in a small ceremony in Port-Au-Prince.
Jun 28, 2011, 1:00 AM
A former top Bolivian anti-drug official pleaded guilty on 23 June to charges of conspiring to smuggle cocaine into the United States in a case that has proved a major embarrassment for Bolivia’s President Evo Morales.
Jun 28, 2011, 1:00 AM
Two vehicles used by multiple units in the military to assist in clearing routes and marking improvised explosive devices have made their way to the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Special Troops Battalion.
Jun 27, 2011, 1:00 AM
Two Guatemalans, alleged members of the Mexican Los Zetas cartel, were detained by Guatemalan authorities on 23 June, in a town in the northern part of the country, on the border with Mexico, Interior Minister Carlos Menocal announced.
Jun 27, 2011, 1:00 AM
Brazilian Defense Minister Nelson Jobim arrived in Bogotá on 24 June to review with his Colombian counterpart, Rodrigo Rivera, security cooperation along the two countries’ common border in the Amazon, threatened by coca and poppy cultivation and by illegal mining.
Jun 27, 2011, 1:00 AM
Peru has become the world’s largest producer of coca, the plant used to make cocaine, knocking longtime leader Colombia into second place, a new UN report said.
Jun 27, 2011, 1:00 AM
United States Marine Forces, South (MARFOR SOUTH) hosted the sixth annual Partnership of the Americas 2011 exercise (POA-11), from June 12-19, in Miami.
Jun 24, 2011, 1:00 AM
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced in Guatemala on 22 June that the United States has increased its crime-fighting cooperation in Central America to 300 million dollars this year, 40 million more than in 2010, but she also asked for greater commitment from the countries in the region.
Jun 24, 2011, 1:00 AM
Chosen the best blocker in the women’s volleyball Super League for 2010/2011, Sergeant Juciely is a confirmed participant at the 5th Military World Games. However, before reporting to the Brazilian military team, the middle blocker has an important commitment. At 31 years old, she was named for the first time to the main Brazilian national team and will compete for the Pan-American Cup in Guadalajara, in Mexico.
Jun 24, 2011, 1:00 AM
Ten months after surviving the massacre where the Zetas drug cartel slaughtered 72 of his fellow U.S.-bound migrants in Mexico’s Tamaulipas state, the young man still wakes up terrified from disturbing nightmares about that deadly night.
Jun 24, 2011, 1:00 AM
On 22 June, a team of seven elite soldiers from the Salvadoran Armed Forces were crowned as the champions of a skills exercise in which army and police special-forces units from nineteen countries across the continent participated, a military source announced.