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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.
Feb 13, 2012, 1:00 AM
Costa Rica, known for its friendly people, beautiful scenery and low crime rates, has cultivated its reputation as the “Switzerland of Central America” since abolishing its army in 1948.
Feb 13, 2012, 1:00 AM
Deep inside the leafy thicket of Nicaragua’s isolated Cerro Wawashang — a verdant and undulating nature reserve in the heart of the steamy South Atlantic Autonomous Region (RAAS) — Nicaragua’s newly commissioned Ecological Battalion recently struck its first blow in the army’s campaign to break a different type of international smuggling ring: timber traffickers.
Feb 13, 2012, 1:00 AM
February 10 marked the culmination to their assignments as Military Liaison Officers to the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) for Brazilian Navy Commander Paulo Petró, Peruvian Army Colonel Juan Carlos Liendo and Chilean Navy Captain Luis Felipe Bravo.
Feb 13, 2012, 1:00 AM
More than 4,000 members of criminal gangs, including important leaders, were neutralized by Colombian Government forces in the last 18 months, Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón reported during an accountability event held at Nariño House.
Feb 13, 2012, 1:00 AM
The Bolivian anti-narcotics police seized 400 kg of liquid cocaine ingeniously hidden in a shipment of charcoal that had Europe as its final destination, with intermediate stops in Chile and Panama.
Feb 13, 2012, 1:00 AM
Feb 13, 2012, 1:00 AM
Feb 10, 2012, 1:00 AM
In December 2011, Lieutenant General Guy Thibault, head of the oldest defense and security cooperation organization in the world, spoke with Diálogo during the Caribbean Nations Security Conference (CANSEC 2012) in St. Kitts and Nevis.
Feb 10, 2012, 1:00 AM
A drug-trafficking ring that sent narcotics to Puerto Rico has been dismantled by the National Drug Control Directorate (DNCD), which arrested 29 people, including five from Puerto Rico and 17 from Russia, the latter of which were crew members of a vessel used to transport prohibited substances to other countries.
Feb 10, 2012, 1:00 AM
Mexican military personnel made a record seizure of over 15 tons of methamphetamines and other substances used to manufacture synthetic drugs, the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena) announced on February 8.
Feb 10, 2012, 1:00 AM
Two Colombian fugitives arrived in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on February 8, after having been extradited by their country to complete their sentences for drug trafficking.
Feb 9, 2012, 1:00 AM
Feb 9, 2012, 1:00 AM
About 3,000 Colombian citizens took to the streets in an appeal for peace on February 7, protesting last week’s deadly bomb strike by suspected leftist rebels that killed six people and injured 30.
Feb 9, 2012, 1:00 AM
Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF South), a component of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), announced on February 8 its participation in Operation MARTILLO (HAMMER), a U.S., European, and Western Hemisphere partner nation effort targeting illicit trafficking routes in coastal waters along the Central American isthmus.
Feb 9, 2012, 1:00 AM
An expert sent by the United States arrived in Honduras on February 7 to help design security plans in response to the severe crime wave that the country is suffering.
Feb 9, 2012, 1:00 AM
In two separate operations along the Pacific coast, Colombian Military personnel seized more than 2.5 tons of cocaine believed to belong to a criminal gang and to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla group, according to the country’s Navy on February 7.
Feb 9, 2012, 1:00 AM
Authorities will focus on prevention, stiffer sentences and eradication efforts.