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Sep 30, 2011, 1:00 AM
The Brazilian Chamber of Deputies approved sending up to 300 military personnel to Lebanon, where they will join the United Nations interim force operating in that country, the legislative body announced.
Sep 30, 2011, 1:00 AM
UN Under-Secretary-General and head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Yury Fedotov praised the development of alternative crops in Colombia, during an official visit to that country.
Sep 30, 2011, 1:00 AM
The Chilean and Argentine Armies held 11 days of training in the white continent as part of the ‘Land SAR 2011’ joint exercise. Activities such as survival in the Antarctic and travel over glaciers were performed by troops from both countries as part of the training program known as PARACACH, a Spanish acronym for “Argentina-Chile Combined Antarctic Rescue Patrol”.
Sep 30, 2011, 1:00 AM
The Iraqi government has transferred its first payment for 18 F-16C fighter aircraft, bringing Iraq closer to independently securing its airspace, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said.
Sep 30, 2011, 1:00 AM
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos ordered a brigade of Marines to the restive southwestern Pacific coast to help crack down on rampant crime.
Sep 29, 2011, 1:00 AM
In Caracas, experts from 15 Latin American and Caribbean countries are analyzing plans against drug-related money laundering that will be submitted to the member countries of a special OAS commission for the fight against this crime, the Venezuelan Government announced.
Sep 29, 2011, 1:00 AM
Social networks have begun to be dangerous, to the point that making a comment on Facebook or Twitter in Mexico involving denunciations of the activities of drug traffickers has now put internet users at risk of their lives.
Sep 29, 2011, 1:00 AM
Besides protecting Brazil’s sovereignty over its southern border and stopping illicit activities, Operation Agatha 2 also helps communities. More than 2,400 people have already benefited from civic-social actions in which doctors and dentists from the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) see patients, perform procedures, and give talks on health-related topics.
Sep 28, 2011, 1:00 AM
Historically, Paraguay has provided humanitarian assistance to other countries, as was the case in Haiti following the January 12, 2010, earthquake. This aid consisted of food, blankets, search-and-rescue teams, and a medical contingent made up of surgeons and specialists. The country also sent nearly 30 men to provide security at food distribution locations on the Caribbean island, as part of the permanent international contingent of the UN peace stabilization force, MINUSTAH.
Sep 27, 2011, 1:00 AM
The Brazilian Government will set ambitious deadlines and retain its right of veto over projects that will be jointly carried out by the state and private firms to expand local airports in advance of the 2014 soccer World Cup, said Wagner Bittencourt, director of the local civil aviation secretariat.
Sep 27, 2011, 1:00 AM
Colombian authorities have seized a stealth submarine apparently belonging to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels which was designed to transport tons of cocaine to destinations in Central America, police said.
Sep 27, 2011, 1:00 AM
A federal judge in Miami sentenced a Bolivian former anti-drugs czar to 14 years in prison on drug trafficking charges, court sources said. General Rene Sanabria, who was President Evo Morales’s top anti-drug official 2007-2008, was arrested in Panama in February and extradited to Miami to face the charges.
Sep 27, 2011, 1:00 AM
As part of the Peruvian Navy’s priorities for 2011, officers from that armed service participated in the Tactical Course for Deployment of SH-3D Aircraft at the Brazilian Navy’s San Pedro de Aldeia Naval Air Base, Rio de Janeiro.
Sep 26, 2011, 1:00 AM
Brazil aims to develop in the country a geostationary satellite with civilian and military applications and launch it before 2014, Brazilian Communications Minister Paulo Bernardo announced. The initiative foresees the development of several satellites with domestic technology, entirely developed and produced in Brazil.
Sep 26, 2011, 1:00 AM
The U.S. government is committed to pursuing al-Qaida and its military allies around the world and works closely with international partners in that effort, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said.
Sep 26, 2011, 1:00 AM
Costa Rica’s national police force makes do with fewer than 300 vehicles. The National Coast Guard, which patrols 1,290 kilometers of Caribbean and Pacific coastline, has only 26 boats. As for aerial patrol, Costa Rica possesses only one helicopter and six airplanes.
Sep 26, 2011, 1:00 AM
The Mexican Armed Forces have increased the use of their personnel for public-safety tasks by 68 percent since 2006, according to a study by the Center for Economics Research and Teaching (CIDE). When Felipe Calderón took office as president of the Republic, there were 30,000 military personnel deployed in the country, while at the end of this year there will be 51,000 personnel in uniform.
Sep 23, 2011, 1:00 AM
Dominican President Leonel Fernández announced new measures to combat insecurity in the country, especially in the city of Santiago (in the northwestern Dominican Republic), where an increase in common and organized crime has been recorded.
Sep 23, 2011, 1:00 AM
In late September, the review and evaluation meeting of the Transoceanic XXVI multinational exercise came to an end, at the Naval Tactical Training Center (CENTAC) of the Peruvian Navy (MGP).
Sep 23, 2011, 1:00 AM
At the UN, Mexican and Central American leaders called urgently on the drug-consuming countries to make a greater commitment to act against drug trafficking, because the region cannot continue “staking our blood.”