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Nov 30, 2011, 1:00 AM
The organizers of the 17th edition of the International Air and Space Fair (FIDAE 2012) have announced that two specialized forums on the advantages associated with the acquisition of new space technologies will be held as part of the exhibition. The two events are titled “Benefits of the Use of Space Technology for the Development of Countries” and “Development and Space Technologies.”
Nov 30, 2011, 1:00 AM
Colombian drug boss Maximiliano Bonilla Orozco, alias “Valenciano,” for whom the United States was offering a reward of 5 million dollars, was arrested in Venezuela on November 27, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced the following day, at the start of a visit to Caracas.
Nov 30, 2011, 1:00 AM
Around 6,500 Brazilian military personnel supported by planes and ships have launched a large-scale operation against the illegal trafficking of drugs, arms, and merchandise on the borders with Bolivia, Peru, and Paraguay, an official confirmed.
Nov 30, 2011, 1:00 AM
On November 28, Mexican and European legislators called in a joint declaration to promote a global debate on the fight against drug trafficking among producing, transit, and consuming countries.
Nov 29, 2011, 1:00 AM
A social democratic lawmaker said on November 28 he planned to ask the Brazilian Congress to brand Colombia’s leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels as “terrorists’ ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics.
Nov 29, 2011, 1:00 AM
Colombian Police Sergeant Luis Alberto Erazo returned to Bogotá on November 27, after 12 years of captivity by FARC rebels, a day after managing to escape during a battle as four other hostages were executed.
Nov 29, 2011, 1:00 AM
Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes swore in General David Munguía Payés as the country’s new Minister of Security and Justice, making him the first military man to occupy that post since the signing of the peace accords that marked the end of the civil war in 1992.
Nov 29, 2011, 1:00 AM
The security ministers of El Salvador, General David Munguía Payés, and Honduras, Pompeyo Bonilla, met on Salvadoran territory on November 27 to discuss measures to confront organized crime, including the region’s feared gangs, official sources announced.
Nov 28, 2011, 1:00 AM
Following a wave of crime against women, Peru introduced the crime of femicide — the killing of women by men — into its penal code.
Nov 28, 2011, 1:00 AM
The U.S. Coast Guard has located two semi-submersibles off the coast of Honduras that authorities believe were trying to transport illegal drugs to the United States, a senior Honduran Army general has said.
Nov 28, 2011, 1:00 AM
Violence in Honduras has reached historic levels. Between 2006 and 2010, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the country’s homicide rate nearly doubled, from 46 per 100,000 citizens in 2006 to 82 per 100,000 in 2010 – making Honduras the homicide capital of the world.
Nov 28, 2011, 1:00 AM
Paraguay’s minister of interior, Carlos Filizzola, said his country is investigating the possibility of ties between the self-styled Paraguayan People’s Army (EPP) and regional drug traffickers.
Nov 23, 2011, 1:00 AM
Colombian authorities have arrested 14 members of a criminal gang wanted in the United States on drug trafficking charges, the police said.
Nov 23, 2011, 1:00 AM
Bolivian drug traffickers use the border with Paraguay to transport drugs to Brazil and Argentina, declared César Guedes, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) representative in Bolivia.
Nov 23, 2011, 1:00 AM
On November 18, Haitian President Michel Martelly announced the creation of a civilian commission that will be in charge of preparing a calendar to reestablish that Caribbean country’s Armed Forces, dissolved 17 years ago after decades of military coups and military influence in politics.
Nov 23, 2011, 1:00 AM
Convinced that the fight against drug trafficking is, above all, a battle to maintain the democratic system, Costa Rica’s Security Minister Mario Zamora believes that this crusade has to be waged with intelligence, adaptability, and an unconventional view of issues such as national sovereignty.
Nov 22, 2011, 1:00 AM
Honduras will buy weapons from Israel and the United States to replace obsolete equipment that has been in use for more than 30 years, military chief General Rene Osorio said.
Nov 22, 2011, 1:00 AM
The military and police operation underway in Honduras since November 1 has succeeded in reducing the rate of violence by 90 percent in Tegucigalpa, the capital, and 50 percent in San Pedro Sula, stated President Porfirio Lobo on November 19.
Nov 22, 2011, 1:00 AM
The Colombian Army dismantled a clandestine radio station operated by the FARC communist guerrilla group in a rural area of the department of Meta (in eastern Colombia), the military announced.
Nov 21, 2011, 1:00 AM
Sao Paulo police are concerned about possible terrorist attacks during the 2014 FIFA World Cup and are bracing for a high risk scenario, the local Federal Police chief said.