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Feb 9, 2012, 1:00 AM
U.S. President Barack Obama will host his Brazilian counterpart, Dilma Rousseff, at the White House on April 9, as part of efforts by both countries to deepen their bilateral relationship, an official White House statement announced February 7.
Feb 8, 2012, 1:00 AM
Many people will be asking themselves what is going to happen with the U.S. Army when the operations in Iraq and Afghanistan are over. What changes will the troops see, and how are the forces preparing for future challenges? Some of the answers to those questions can be found in the Army’s 162nd Infantry Brigade, headquartered at Fort Polk, Louisiana.
Feb 8, 2012, 1:00 AM
Feb 8, 2012, 1:00 AM
On February 6, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos thanked Venezuela for the arrest of the paramilitary leaders alias “Martín Llanos” and alias “Caballo” [Horse].
Feb 8, 2012, 1:00 AM
Feb 8, 2012, 1:00 AM
Three Argentine citizens, one of them a police officer, were arrested in Chile while transporting around 300 kilos of marijuana on mules and horses across an unauthorized border crossing in the Andes mountain range, the Chilean police announced.
Feb 8, 2012, 1:00 AM
United States and Peruvian high-ranking military officers will inaugurate the Inter-American Air Force Academy’s (IAAFA) new Airfield Training Complex on February 9, in Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.
Feb 7, 2012, 1:00 AM
Mobilization. Flexibility. Prompt response. These are the weapons used by the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) in Operation Bahia. As soon as it was activated, on February 2, the FAB enlisted its transport squadrons in the mission to support the government of Bahia in response to a strike by police officers in the state.
Feb 7, 2012, 1:00 AM
Brazilian security forces took control in Bahia on February 5, patrolling key intersections in Salvador, the state capital, after a police strike led to a major increase in murders and violent crime.
Feb 7, 2012, 1:00 AM
The Ecuadorean police seized at least a ton of cocaine in the city of Guayaquil, southwest of Quito, in an operation in which nine people were arrested, authorities announced on February 5.
Feb 7, 2012, 1:00 AM
Colombian authorities seized 105 kilos of cocaine camouflaged in boxes of flowers that were going to be exported to Paris, the anti-narcotics police announced.
Feb 6, 2012, 1:00 AM
The Central American Security Strategy, which seeks to combat violence in the region, will be launched in Washington, D.C. in February, technical teams meeting in Honduras with delegates from friendly countries and international organizations announced on February 1, according to a statement by the Honduran Foreign Ministry.
Feb 6, 2012, 1:00 AM
Feb 6, 2012, 1:00 AM
The social-networking giant Facebook continues to grow in Latin America and transform the social-networking panorama in the region.
Feb 6, 2012, 1:00 AM
Is Brazil poised to become an emerging power in the illicit drug trade, as Mexican and Colombian crime syndicates look for new smuggling routes and potentially new markets outside the United States and Western Europe?
Feb 6, 2012, 1:00 AM
Guerrillas from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) carried out 40 attacks on oil pipelines last year, causing oil spills and significant environmental damage, says Colombia’s Ministry of Mining and Energy.
Feb 6, 2012, 1:00 AM
Two attacks with explosives that left 15 dead in two towns in southwestern Colombia, attributed to the FARC guerrilla group, led President Juan Manuel Santos on February 2 to launch major Military reinforcements in the region.
Feb 6, 2012, 1:00 AM
Ever more frequent seizures of chemicals used in the manufacture of synthetic drugs in Mexico and Central America are evidence that the drug traffickers who move drugs from that region to the United States are becoming producers, according to experts and authorities.
Feb 3, 2012, 1:00 AM
Feb 3, 2012, 1:00 AM
On February 1, Bogotá, in the past one of Latin America’s most violent capitals, began to restrict weapon bearing for a three-month trial period, with the aim of reducing the homicide rate and creating awareness among citizens.