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Jan 19, 2012, 1:00 AM
“We are past the point where we think the military has no business in law enforcement. This is the military’s business,” stated Jamaica’s Chief of Defence during the Caribbean Nations Security Conference (CANSEC) 2011.
Jan 19, 2012, 1:00 AM
At a meeting held in the city of Brasilia on January 17, Colombian and Brazilian defense ministers Juan Carlos Pinzón and Celso Amorim, respectively, announced the expansion of military and defense cooperation between the two countries. The ministers’ intention is to present a joint plan to combat cross-border crime, especially along the Amazonian border, through the creation of an integrated system for regional information exchange.
Jan 19, 2012, 1:00 AM
On January 17, Mexican authorities announced the seizure of almost 195 tons of a chemical substance needed to manufacture synthetic drugs, in a shipment coming from China and destined for Guatemala and Nicaragua.
Jan 19, 2012, 1:00 AM
Speaking in Brasilia, Colombian Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón reaffirmed the military fight against the FARC, in response to the truce proposed by a Colombian civilian group on January 17, and dismissed the possibility of international help in a potential release of hostages held by that guerrilla group.
Jan 19, 2012, 1:00 AM
On January 16, Guatemala’s new president, Otto Pérez, offered the Army more equipment and technology, during an official ceremony to mark his inauguration as commander-in-chief of the Guatemalan Armed Forces.
Jan 18, 2012, 1:00 AM
On January 15, Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina urged his country’s Army to coordinate actions with the security forces in order to neutralize organized-crime and drug-trafficking groups.
Jan 18, 2012, 1:00 AM
The Brazilian firm Embraer hopes to sell its Super Tucano light military aircraft to more North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries, after obtaining a U.S. order that has put it in the big leagues among defense contractors, a high-ranking executive of the firm said.
Jan 18, 2012, 1:00 AM
Bolivian Deputy Social Defense Minister Felipe Cáceres announced on January 16 that the country will seal a trilateral agreement with the United States and Brazil to carry out a pilot project to control excess coca crops.
Jan 18, 2012, 1:00 AM
In order to finance security at its airports and other border posts, both maritime and on land, Honduras will collect a new tax from travelers who enter and leave the Central American country, with proceeds of approximately 270 million dollars over ten years in the case of the air terminals alone.
Jan 17, 2012, 1:00 AM
A rural school in Puerto San José, Guatemala, hosted a recognition ceremony to honor the Seabees, U.S. Marines and Guatemalan Military construction specialists on January 11.
Jan 17, 2012, 1:00 AM
On January 15, more than 2,000 Bolivian military and police personnel began work on the eradication of excess coca in several regions of the country, with special emphasis on ecological reserves
Jan 17, 2012, 1:00 AM
A Colombian judge sentenced four leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla group in absentia to 25 years in prison, including the group’s top-ranking leader, Timoleón Jiménez (Timochenko), for the murder of the archbishop of Cali, Isaías Duarte, almost a decade ago, that country’s Public Prosecutor’s Office announced.
Jan 17, 2012, 1:00 AM
Colombia’s oldest left-wing insurgency, the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC), has no intention of going quietly — despite a series of setbacks capped by the death of its supreme commander and difficulty recruiting new members.
Jan 17, 2012, 1:00 AM
Guatemala has ratified the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), suspended for 15 years, the head of the Vienna-based organization said on January 13.
Jan 16, 2012, 1:00 AM
The Los Zetas drug cartel has for years collaborated with a Lebanese man who has ties to the militant Middle East Shiite group Hezbollah, according to U.S. federal authorities.
Jan 13, 2012, 1:00 AM
The reputation of the Netherlands as the go-to country for a legal joint will begin to vanish like a puff of smoke as sales to foreigners of cannabis and hashish in coffee shops are banned.
Jan 13, 2012, 1:00 AM
Colombian and Ecuadorean defense ministers Juan Carlos Pinzón and Javier Ponce, respectively, reviewed security along their shared border at a meeting held from January 12 to 13 in the Colombian town of Villa de Leyva, the ministry in Bogotá announced.
Jan 13, 2012, 1:00 AM
The French Navy has seized over 1.2 tons of cocaine and arrested seven people aboard two boats after a six-day chase ending in the Caribbean, the local military said.
Jan 12, 2012, 1:00 AM
St. Kitts and Nevis co-sponsored the 2012 Caribbean Nations Security Conference (CANSEC) with the United States Southern Command, in December 2011. Diálogo had the opportunity to talk to the Caribbean country’s Defence Force commander about the biggest threats affecting the island nation, what they are doing internally to curb drug trafficking, and the importance of working alongside the U.S. toward these efforts.
Jan 12, 2012, 1:00 AM
Peru replaced its anti-drug chief, a lawyer who had criticized the coca eradication programs financed by the United States, a few days after President Ollanta Humala shuffled several officials in his cabinet.