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Aug 31, 2011, 1:00 AM
On August 29, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano signed a memorandum of understanding on aviation security with her Honduran counterpart, Oscar Álvarez, an official statement announced.
Aug 31, 2011, 1:00 AM
Colombia will increase measures to protect the oil companies that operate in the country, where they are a target for frequent attacks by leftist guerrillas, President Juan Manuel Santos, who aims for that sector to be a motor of development, announced on August 29.
Aug 31, 2011, 1:00 AM
The Navy’s alternative energy program expanded Aug. 24 when a T-45 training aircraft completed a successful biofuel flight at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Maryland.
Aug 31, 2011, 1:00 AM
Security chiefs from South America are meeting today at the 3rd annual South American Defense Chiefs Conference, being held in Santiago, Chile. Co-hosted by the Armed Forces of Chile and U.S. Southern Command, this year’s conference focus is on military support to humanitarian assistance and disaster response.
Aug 30, 2011, 1:00 AM
The U.S. and multinational forces who participated in PANAMAX 2011 concluded the exercise in Panama City on August 26, after 12 days of training simulating the defense of the Panama Canal. Sea and land forces from 16 nations, which included 22 naval assets, participated in class room training and real world simulations in Panama, and several locations in the United States.
Aug 30, 2011, 1:00 AM
In use in other U.S. Defense Department aircraft for years, fly-by-wire now replaces the conventional manual flight controls in some Black Hawk helicopters with an electronic interface.
Aug 30, 2011, 1:00 AM
The Peruvian Government has approved spending 70 million soles (about 25.5 million dollars) on alternative crop programs in 2012, as part of the fight against drug trafficking, Prime Minister Salomón Lerner Ghitis announced on August 27.
Aug 30, 2011, 1:00 AM
On August 26, the Ecuadorean police detained two alleged members of a gang dedicated to stealing medicine to sell to the Colombian FARC guerrilla group, the agency announced.
Aug 29, 2011, 1:00 AM
The Peruvian government has announced that it will hold a presidential anti-drug meeting in the first half of 2012, bringing together the producing and consuming countries, Prime Minister Salomón Lerner reported.
Aug 29, 2011, 1:00 AM
The Marine Corps (CFN) of the Brazilian Navy has begun a program to update its CLANF/AAV7A1 amphibious armored vehicles, at an approximate cost of 125 million dollars.
Aug 29, 2011, 1:00 AM
Colombia made a commitment on Thursday to increase its aid to Honduras in the security area, especially for its fight against organized crime, the presidents of the two countries, Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia and Porfirio Lobo of Honduras, announced at the end of a meeting in Bogota.
Aug 26, 2011, 1:00 AM
When it comes to oceanic research in Ecuador, the Navy leads the way ¬— thanks to the Orión, a research ship of the Navy Oceanographic Institute (INOCAR).
Aug 26, 2011, 1:00 AM
The Brazilian Air Force gave the Hermes RQ-450 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) its operational debut during Operation Agatha, conducted in Amazonas to curb illegal activities along the border between Brazil and Colombia.
Aug 26, 2011, 1:00 AM
Authorities rounded up nearly 120 people in Trinidad and Tobago after imposing emergency rule on the oil-rich Caribbean nation this week to halt a spike in violent crime.
Aug 26, 2011, 1:00 AM
Eighteen alleged members of a transnational drug-trafficking organization dedicated to building and outfitting submersible vessels for the transport of illicit substances from the Colombian Pacific coast to Central and North America were arrested for extradition, in a coordinated operation involving the National Navy, the National Attorney-General’s Office, and U.S. authorities.
Aug 25, 2011, 1:00 AM
Members of the Missões Task Force – part of the 6th Jungle Infantry Brigade – and of Task Force 451 (Brazilian Navy) have conducted a joint river patrol with Colombian Army personnel along the course of the Traira River, a dangerous border region between the two countries. The 4th Army Aviation Battalion, headquartered in Manaus, also participated in the operation.
Aug 25, 2011, 1:00 AM
The Argentine, Brazilian, Paraguayan, and Uruguayan Navies have concluded the Acrux V exercise, aimed at training in river operations on the Parana, Paraguay, and Uruguay Rivers.
Aug 25, 2011, 1:00 AM
The Salvadoran executive branch has requested from the Legislative Assembly the approval of a transitory decree permitting it to send Soldiers to Afghanistan, where the country seeks to participate, as a member of the United Nations, in the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in that Middle Eastern nation.
Aug 24, 2011, 1:00 AM
After 24 days at sea, the Peruvian naval submarine BAP Antofagasta (SS-32) arrived at U.S. Naval Station Mayport, in Florida, to participate in the SUBDIEX 2011 exercise with U.S. Navy units. The exercise is part of the Diesel Electric Submarine Initiative (DESI), a program that will require the unit to remain deployed for approximately 131 days.
Aug 24, 2011, 1:00 AM
The Organization of American States (OAS) is promoting an initiative to combat illicit firearms trafficking through a program implemented in Latin American and Caribbean countries.