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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 17, 2012, 1:00 AM
Trucks are used to safeguard narcotics shipments.
Feb 17, 2012, 1:00 AM
Colombia’s National Navy will activate Anti-Drug Task Force Poseidon, based in Tumaco on a naval platform and under the operational command of the Pacific Naval Force, which will have the mission of neutralizing the strategic objectives of the FARC and terrorist support networks linked to narcotics trafficking.
Feb 17, 2012, 1:00 AM
On February 15, the keel was laid for the patrol vessel Miramar, at a ceremony presided over by the general director for materials of the Brazilian Navy, Admiral Arthur Pires Ramos, at the Estaleiro Ilha S.A. (EISA) shipyard in Rio de Janeiro. This is the third patrol vessel in a series of five vessels from this shipyard under contract with the Naval Engineering Directorate.
Feb 17, 2012, 1:00 AM
On February 14, Guatemalan President Otto Pérez inaugurated the “Secure Municipality” program, which coordinates police and Military actions with the aim of reducing the violence that is plaguing the country, the local press reported.
Feb 17, 2012, 1:00 AM
Brazil and Peru will amplify their technological cooperation in the aerospace and naval sectors. The countries’ Defense Ministers, Celso Amorim from Brazil, and Juan Alberto Otárola from Peru, met on February 14 in Brasilia to discuss the issue. The meeting concluded with the signature of two memoranda to establish a partnership between companies from both countries for the development of industrial programs.
Feb 16, 2012, 1:00 AM
The region wants to streamline its penal laws to jointly combat organized and transnational crime.
Feb 16, 2012, 1:00 AM
The arrest of Florindo Eleuterio Flores Hala, the last remaining original leader of Peru’s Shining Path terrorist group who was still at large, delivered a major blow to the outlawed party just as it was trying to recast itself within the legal political system.
Feb 16, 2012, 1:00 AM
High-ranking officials of the United States Air Force and Chiefs, Commanders and representatives of Latin American Air Forces opened IAAFA’s new Airfield Training Complex on February 9 at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.
Feb 16, 2012, 1:00 AM
On February 14, the Mexican Security Secretariat announced the arrest of a producer and distributor of synthetic drugs with ties to the Sinaloa cartel and who is a fugitive from U.S. justice.
Feb 16, 2012, 1:00 AM
Early on the morning of February 14, in a joint and coordinated operation involving the National Army, the Colombian Air Force, and the National Police, a ton of cocaine was seized as it was being transported in a go-fast boat in the general area of Puerto Estrella, in La Guajira.
Feb 16, 2012, 1:00 AM
Peru is interested in buying ten Super Tucano light attack planes to patrol its Amazonian borders, the Brazilian defense minister said on February 14, opening a new market for the Brazilian manufacturer Embraer in Latin America.
Feb 15, 2012, 1:00 AM
An operation to disrupt the trafficking of drugs from South America to Europe via Africa has resulted in the seizure of more than 500 kilos of drugs and the recovery of cash totaling US$ 3.31 million in 25 airports across Western and Central Africa and Brazil.
Feb 15, 2012, 1:00 AM
Peruvian police said on February 13 they were preparing to question the Shining Path leader known as “Comrade Artemio” after soldiers captured him in a remote jungle cabin suffering from a serious gunshot wound.
Feb 15, 2012, 1:00 AM
The initiative will strengthen the government’s battle against the smuggling of alcoholic beverages and tobacco products and tax evasion.
Feb 15, 2012, 1:00 AM
Maria das Graças Foster, a 58-year-old chemical engineer, became president of state-owned oil giant Petrobras on February 13 and promised continuity in the management of the company, which is planning investments worth almost 225 billion dollars between now and 2015.
Feb 15, 2012, 1:00 AM
Legislative delegations from 60 nations of Latin America and the European Union will meet in Mexico next week to draw up recommendations on combating organized crime in advance of the presidential summit to be held in Chile in June, one of the organizers announced on February 13.
Feb 14, 2012, 1:00 AM
More than six tons of explosives and weapons were found by the Colombian Army in a jungle area of the department of Caquetá, at an abandoned Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) camp, official sources announced on February 12.
Feb 14, 2012, 1:00 AM
Feb 14, 2012, 1:00 AM
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers visited the department of Jinotega, Nicaragua to build a maternity wing for the Victoria Motta Hospital, which was originally built in 1945.