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Jan 31, 2012, 1:00 AM
The defense ministers of Chile, Andrés Allamand, and Ecuador, Javier Ponce, reviewed the military cooperation agreements in effect between the two countries and signed a memorandum for the peace missions in Haiti, the Ecuadorean Government announced on 27 January.
Jan 31, 2012, 1:00 AM
A team of experts from the training academy of the Carabineros, Chile’s national police force, arrived in Honduras on January 29 to assist in developing a diagnostic study of the police, elements of which are suspected of participating in organized crime, official sources confirmed.
Jan 31, 2012, 1:00 AM
Technical teams from Central American countries met in Honduras on January 30 with experts from other countries and international organizations in order to promote the execution of joint plans for regional security.
Jan 31, 2012, 1:00 AM
Two Colombians sought for extradition by the United States on charges of trafficking synthetic drugs and who, according to the authorities, led an organization with ties in Central America and China, were arrested in Colombia, the police announced on January 28.
Jan 30, 2012, 1:00 AM
Dominican drug enforcement authorities set a record for annual cocaine seizures by seizing more than 8,000 kilograms of the white powder last year — reflecting a determination by the government of President Leonél Fernandez to fight drug trafficking in the country.
Jan 30, 2012, 1:00 AM
Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner highlighted the work of her country’s Defense Ministry and Army “to overcome the difficult situation” arising from the ashes spewed by the Puyehue volcano in the Andes mountain range.
Jan 30, 2012, 1:00 AM
In an operation targeting the National Liberation Army (ELN) and the “Los Comba” criminal gang, Colombian police arrested 24 individuals and seized weapons and armored vehicles, according to a press release issued by the South American country’s Defense Ministry.
Jan 30, 2012, 1:00 AM
U.S. anti-drug czar Gil Kerlikowske, reiterated his country’s commitment to reducing narcotics use, at a January 25 meeting with the ambassadors of seven Central American countries.
Jan 27, 2012, 1:00 AM
Colombia and Peru have committed to implementing a plan to fight criminal organizations along their shared border, the defense ministers of the two countries, meeting in Bogotá, announced on January 25.
Jan 27, 2012, 1:00 AM
Authorities are processing 14 alleged narco-traffickers for extradition to the United States.
Jan 27, 2012, 1:00 AM
Sasha served the Colombian National Army for most of her life; she was one more soldier fighting on the frontlines against the South American country’s terrorist groups. She was trained in explosive and anti-personnel mine detection since the beginning of her military career.
Jan 27, 2012, 1:00 AM
Seven Chilean Navy yachts are competing in the South American country’s most important nautical event, the 2012 VTR Chiloé Regatta, which includes 60 vessels and more than 500 crew members from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Italy, Spain, the United States, and Uruguay, in addition to the host country.
Jan 27, 2012, 1:00 AM
Colombia will invite the NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW) to participate in the debate over an administration initiative to expand the scope of military justice in the country, Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón announced on January 25.
Jan 27, 2012, 1:00 AM
Industria Militar de Colombia (INDUMIL) and the University of the Andes have developed the first dual mine detector based on Colombian technology, which will enable the Armed Forces to locate mines manufactured with metal and improvised explosive devices planted by terrorist groups.
Jan 26, 2012, 1:00 AM
A program geared to the reduction of malaria incidence and mortality was launched on January 20 in Manaus, Brazil, by the United States Southern Command’s (SOUTHCOM) Humanitarian Assistance Program in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
Jan 26, 2012, 1:00 AM
Al-Qaeda's regular sources of funding seem to be disappearing after the death of Osama bin Laden and the Arab Spring revolutions.
Jan 26, 2012, 1:00 AM
On January 25, the communist guerrilla group Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), revealed the names of one member of the military and two police officers whom it promised to release in the near future.
Jan 26, 2012, 1:00 AM
Just one month after assuming command of 12th Air Force and Air Forces Southern (AFSOUTH), Lieutenant General Robin Rand visited Miami, Florida, to meet face to face with his counterparts in the U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM).
Jan 26, 2012, 1:00 AM
On January 24, Guatemalan President Otto Pérez created two police forces to combat and prevent kidnappings and the murder of women, as part of an “iron fist” anti-crime plan he announced during the election campaign.
Jan 26, 2012, 1:00 AM
Venezuela deported three alleged drug traffickers, sought by Interpol and the authorities of Canada, Colombia, and the United States, to those countries on January 24, Interior and Justice Minister Tareck El Aissami announced.