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Feb 29, 2012, 1:00 AM
Obtaining the only available slot for the 2016 London Paralympics is the objective of the 12 disabled National Army officers, non-commissioned officers, and enlisted personnel who make up the Colombian sitting volleyball team.
Feb 29, 2012, 1:00 AM
A total of 34 members of a drug-trafficking organization linked to Mexican drug boss Joaquín Guzmán, alias “el Chapo,” were arrested on February 25, following an investigation that lasted several months and enabled the seizure of ten tons of drugs, Colombian authorities announced.
Feb 29, 2012, 1:00 AM
Guatemala and El Salvador will join Operation Martillo (Hammer), coordinated by the United States to combat drug trafficking along the Central American coasts, both countries’ defense ministers announced in San Salvador on February 24.
Feb 29, 2012, 1:00 AM
The U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) announced its participation in Exercise Fused Response in Guyana on February 28.
Feb 29, 2012, 1:00 AM
The Brazilian government said on February 27 it would provide air transport and a support team to help Colombia’s leftist rebels release their remaining hostages.
Feb 29, 2012, 1:00 AM
Thirteen nations partner with the United States in joint operation aimed at ending illicit trafficking along Central America’s coasts.
Feb 29, 2012, 1:00 AM
Feb 28, 2012, 1:00 AM
On February 27, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano signed customs agreements in Mexico to strengthen security along the border between the two countries, the Mexican Secretariat of the Treasury and Public Credit announced.
Feb 28, 2012, 1:00 AM
Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos welcomed a pledge by FARC rebels on February 26 to end civilian kidnappings and free 10 police and military hostages, but said the moves were “not sufficient.”
Feb 28, 2012, 1:00 AM
Colombia’s FARC, the country’s largest left-wing rebel group, vowed to free 10 remaining police and military hostages and to end once and for all its practice of kidnapping civilians, according to a statement published on February 26.
Feb 28, 2012, 1:00 AM
The destruction of Brazil’s Antarctic base in a fire that killed two navy personnel has dealt a major blow to the country’s strategic research on the resource-rich continent, experts say.
Feb 27, 2012, 1:00 AM
On February 23 in Managua, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and Honduran President Porfirio Lobo, agreed to strengthen trade and security cooperation in order to confront the organized crime that has made Honduras one of the most violent countries in the world.
Feb 27, 2012, 1:00 AM
The recently arrested head of one of the remnant factions of Shining Path, “Comrade Artemio,” could see a verdict as soon as August, since the cases against him on drug-trafficking and terrorism charges are being combined, the Peruvian Attorney-General’s Office estimated on February 23.
Feb 27, 2012, 1:00 AM
The Ecuadorean Navy seized 626 kg of marijuana during a patrol in the region of the Colombian border, Marcos Cáceres, the commander of the military battalion in northwestern San Lorenzo, announced on February 23.
Feb 27, 2012, 1:00 AM
Feb 27, 2012, 1:00 AM
Law enforcement authorities throughout the Eastern Caribbean are struggling to control a wave of violent crime as drug traffickers — meeting resistance in Mexico and Central America — turn their attention towards the region’s English-speaking islands.
Feb 27, 2012, 1:00 AM
The day after a fire raged through an overcrowded Honduran prison, killing 350 inmates — most of them awaiting trial or being held as suspected gang members — the editor of a new book on gang violence gave a lecture on that very subject.
Feb 24, 2012, 1:00 AM
Feb 24, 2012, 1:00 AM
Two U.S. Marines assigned to Marine Corps Forces, South, a component of the United States Southern Command, recently received the Colombian Marine Corps’ highest award that can be bestowed upon foreign nationals during a ceremony at the Batallón de Seguridad de Infantería de Marina (BASEGIM), the Colombian Marine Corps’ (COLMAR) Security Battalion Headquarters Base there.
Feb 24, 2012, 1:00 AM
In 2011, illegal armed groups made up of former paramilitaries had a presence in 406 municipalities within 31 Colombian departments, that is, 147 more than in 2008, according to a report by a non-governmental organization.