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Feb 24, 2012, 1:00 AM
A FARC guerrilla involved in the kidnapping of three Americans who remained in the Colombian jungle for five years may be extradited to the United States, Colombia’s Supreme Court of Justice has decided.
Feb 24, 2012, 1:00 AM
The Dominican Republic’s National Drug Control Directorate (DNCD, for its Spanish acronym) landed a heavy blow against drug trafficking when it seized 616 packages of cocaine and arrested the two individuals who were transporting them on February 22.
Feb 23, 2012, 1:00 AM
A Guatemalan court has authorized the extradition to the United States of alleged Guatemalan drug boss Elio Lorenzana Cordón, accused of membership in a drug-trafficking organization, the chief judge, Saúl Álvarez, announced.
Feb 23, 2012, 1:00 AM
Three Bolivian nationals were arrested in a clandestine Nigerian laboratory for alleged illegal methamphetamine production, according to that country’s security agency responsible for the fight against illicit drug use.
Feb 23, 2012, 1:00 AM
Brazil will contribute more than 2 million dollars to a new program to purchase food for the poorest inhabitants of Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger, and Senegal, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced in Rome on February 21.
Feb 23, 2012, 1:00 AM
In order to give even more prominence and impact to the 6th Military World Games 2015 in Korea, CISM (for the International Military Sports Council’s French name) launched a large campaign towards the International Sports Federations to recognize the CISM World Summer Games 2015 as a qualifying event for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Feb 22, 2012, 1:00 AM
Recognizing that countering transnational criminal organizations requires diverse and innovative solutions, representatives from the U.S. Department of Defense, security officers from every service of the U.S. Armed Forces, as well as academics and science and technology leaders from the United States, Central America, South America and the Caribbean gathered at US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), in Miami, to foster collaboration against a common threat.
Feb 22, 2012, 1:00 AM
Suriname and Guyana reaffirmed their cooperation with the signing of a joint declaration, after bilateral talks between President Desi Bouterse and his counterpart Donald Ramotar of Guyana.
Feb 22, 2012, 1:00 AM
The Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Mr. Denzil L. Douglas, gave one of the most passionate presentations during the 2012 Caribbean Nations Security Conference (CANSEC), hosted and sponsored by that Caribbean nation with co-sponsorship of the United States Southern Command, in December 2011. Diálogo had the opportunity to talk to Prime Minister Douglas right after his opening remarks about some of the topics referenced in his speech, such as regional security, information sharing, and disaster relief.
Feb 22, 2012, 1:00 AM
Feb 22, 2012, 1:00 AM
US State Department official William Brownfield said on a visit to Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, that the United States efforts to halt the cocaine trade from Latin America has caused a rise in trafficking to Europe, as traffickers seek new routes for their wares.
Feb 22, 2012, 1:00 AM
Helped by billions of dollars in U.S. aid during the last decade, Colombia’s armed forces have used better intelligence and mobility to batter guerrilla armies, pushing their fighters into ever more remote hideouts.
Feb 21, 2012, 1:00 AM
In a speech opening the Second National Defense Seminar in Brazil, Defense Minister Celso Amorim identified a process of deconcentration of world power and the creation of “a belt of good will between Brazil and its neighbors in South America.”
Feb 21, 2012, 1:00 AM
On February 16, the United States announced that it has sent forensic experts to collaborate with the investigation of the prison fire in Honduras that killed 355 prisoners, at the request of that country’s authorities.
Feb 21, 2012, 1:00 AM
The commander of the Bolivian Armed Forces, General Tito Gandarillas, has announced that his country’s Air Force is interested in gathering information about the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) used by the Brazilian Armed Forces in their fight against organized crime in that nation.
Feb 21, 2012, 1:00 AM
At the opening of a preparatory meeting in advance of the meeting of defense, interior, and justice ministers of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) that will be held in Cartagena in May of this year, Colombian Minister of National Defense Juan Carlos Pinzón called for work on making joint decisions in order to confront transnational crime.
Feb 21, 2012, 1:00 AM
The security and defense ministers of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras met in San Salvador on February 17 to analyze the security strategy that they will promote in the three countries, an official source announced.
Feb 20, 2012, 1:00 AM
Los Zetas will be the target of an all-out offensive by the military, Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina announced within hours of his Jan. 14 inauguration.
Feb 20, 2012, 1:00 AM
The Honduran government plans to form an elite police force to fight against organized crime and to investigate serious offenses ranging from narco-trafficking to corruption and murder.
Feb 20, 2012, 1:00 AM