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Oct 31, 2011, 1:00 AM
NATO decided to officially end its seven-month operation in Libya as of October 31, in spite of calls made by the transitional Libyan government to continue its air patrolling until the end of the year.
Oct 31, 2011, 1:00 AM
Antarctica is about to become more crowded. In December, Brazil will set up the Criosfera 1, the frozen continent’s first fully autonomous research and data-collecting module, located just 310 miles from the South Pole.
Oct 31, 2011, 1:00 AM
Brazil’s Armed Forces, aiming to improve the execution of joint missions, carried out Operation Anhanduí in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul.
Oct 31, 2011, 1:00 AM
The United States and Chilean navies will conduct CHILEMAR III, a bilateral exercise designed to demonstrate interoperability between the U.S. submarine rescue system and Chilean submarines from November 2-3. The exercise will take place off the coast of San Diego, California.
Oct 31, 2011, 1:00 AM
The Brazilian police arrested 36 people involved in international drug trafficking on October 27. They had been buying cocaine in Bolivia and marijuana in Paraguay, and the drugs were to be shipped to Europe, according to a statement issued by the Federal Police.
Oct 28, 2011, 1:00 AM
The final month of the rainy season has pulverized Central America. Throughout the region, torrential rains have demolished roadways, swept houses from their foundations, drowned crops and killed at least 115 people in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.
Oct 28, 2011, 1:00 AM
Armed to the teeth, five police officers burst into an apparently abandoned house. At the front of the group, one of the men moves forward, protected by a shield. On a hot Miami afternoon, beads of sweat trickle down under their helmets while the group opens doors, searches every possible hiding place, and shouts orders in Spanish. The action suddenly freezes when, from above, an instructor makes recommendations and asks for the exercise to be repeated.
Oct 28, 2011, 1:00 AM
Panamanian and Costa Rican authorities met on October 26 in search of strategies for the fight against organized crime operating on the two countries’ shared border, a Costa Rican source announced.
Oct 28, 2011, 1:00 AM
On October 26, Honduran President Porfirio Lobo launched “Operation Lightning” to counter the rising wave of violence in the country with greater police deployment.
Oct 27, 2011, 1:00 AM
On October 11, the Brazilian Army officially presented its ‘Guaraní’ medium-sized wheeled armored transport vehicle equipped with a 30-mm unmanned turret. The event was held at the Army Evaluation Center in Rio de Janeiro, where Defense Minister Celso Amorim; the commandant of the Army, General Enzo Peri; and observers from the Argentine Army were present.
Oct 27, 2011, 1:00 AM
The Tuxtla Group, made up of Central America, Mexico, Colombia, and the Dominican Republic, will seek to modernize and coordinate their police and prosecutors in order to combat organized crime, especially drug trafficking, according to an agreement reached at a ministerial meeting on October 24.
Oct 27, 2011, 1:00 AM
The Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC) became an Observer Member of the American Association of Training Centers for Peace Operations (ALCOPAZ) during a meeting in Santiago, Chile, on August 17.
Oct 26, 2011, 1:00 AM
Brazil has extended Armed Forces operations until June 2012 in the favelas (shantytowns) of Rio de Janeiro, occupied by the Military almost a year ago with the aim of guaranteeing security in those areas before the 2014 Soccer World Cup, the government announced on October 24.
Oct 26, 2011, 1:00 AM
The Peruvian government is ready to put an end to the remnants of the Shining Path guerrilla group and its alliances with drug cartels, Peruvian Prime Minister Salomón Lerner affirmed on October 24, at the start of a working visit to the United States.
Oct 26, 2011, 1:00 AM
Between January and October 2011, the Ecuadorean Police seized around 13.2 tons of drugs, chiefly cocaine, in the country’s two most populous provinces, the institution announced on October 24.
Oct 26, 2011, 1:00 AM
Rear Admiral Thomas L. Brown II has worked in and studied Latin America for the last couple of decades. He learned Spanish in the 80s, attended Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies to pursue a master’s degree in Latin American Studies, and was subsequently assigned to the U.S. Military Advisory in El Salvador. Later, he commanded Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Unit Four in Puerto Rico, which serves as the Special Operations Command South (SOCSOUTH) NSW Component Command.
Oct 25, 2011, 1:00 AM
Haiti’s Team Zaryen stopped at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), at Bethesda on October 17, as part of the Haitian Inspiration Tour, to give a demonstration and amputee soccer clinic to wounded warriors.
Oct 25, 2011, 1:00 AM
Peru and Guatemala agreed to exchange information about the anti-drug fight and drug trafficking in the region, Guatemalan Interior Minister Carlos Menocal announced on October 22, in Lima.
Oct 25, 2011, 1:00 AM
In the department of Cauca, the Colombian police seized nine tons of marijuana that, according to statements by the law-enforcement agency on October 23, belonged to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and were going to be transported to Central America.
Oct 25, 2011, 1:00 AM
The Army is displaying a unique fuel-efficient concept tactical vehicle to senior leaders in the nation’s capital.