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Mar 30, 2012, 1:00 AM
At the conclusion of a meeting in Bogotá on March 28, Colombian Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón and Panamanian Public Safety Minister José Raúl Mulino agreed to reinforce their countries’ joint strategy in the fight against drug trafficking and signed an aerial interdiction agreement.
Mar 30, 2012, 1:00 AM
On March 28, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Panama concluded a vast operation to dismantle a network that trafficked drugs from Colombia to Mexico, resulting in 55 people arrested and around 2.3 tons of cocaine seized over the course of a year, an official source announced.
Mar 30, 2012, 1:00 AM
On March 27, the government of the Brazilian state of São Paulo opened a specialized center that expects to offer help to hundreds of drug users, more than two months after the police takeover of “Crackolandia,” the giant neighborhood in the city center known for the use and trafficking of narcotics.
Mar 30, 2012, 1:00 AM
Chile’s first Military satellite, launched in December on a Russian Soyuz rocket, is now operational, its European builder Astrium announced on March 27.
Mar 29, 2012, 1:00 AM
Colombian National Navy units seized 2,522 gallons of gasoline in the course of a maritime interdiction operation in the Cabo Manglares sector, in the waters of the department of Nariño, on the country’s west coast.
Mar 29, 2012, 1:00 AM
Bolivian and Brazilian Military commanders met on March 26, to plan joint exercises on airspace control along the border, scheduled for June, in the context of the bilateral fight against drugs, a bulletin issued by the Brazilian embassy said.
Mar 29, 2012, 1:00 AM
United States Army South and the Colombian Army concluded their third annual bilateral staff talks in Bogotá on March 22, and agreed to conduct 19 activities over the next 12 months.
Mar 29, 2012, 1:00 AM
In the last week, the FARC Colombian terrorist group suffered its two heaviest blows in 2011, a sign of the adaptation of a Military strategy that, after wiping out its top-ranking leaders, is now also attacking its mid-level structures, although this should not affect the announced release of ten hostages, according to experts.
Mar 29, 2012, 1:00 AM
The UNITAS 53-2012 Pacific Phase naval exercise will be held this year in the waters off the Peruvian coast and will include the participation of the Navies of the United States, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, and the host country, Peru. The Naval units will begin to arrive at the port of Callao on May 12, departing on May 16 for the area where the different exercises will be held, and returning on May 26.
Mar 29, 2012, 1:00 AM
Mar 29, 2012, 1:00 AM
‘Operation Earthquake’ leads to the apprehension of three suspects, as officials look for six more.
Mar 28, 2012, 1:00 AM
As the presidents of three nations gathered in Guatemala for an historic summit to discuss Central America’s war on drugs, the chief of the U.S. Southern Command said the violence-prone isthmus is by far his biggest concern.
Mar 28, 2012, 1:00 AM
Colombian troops killed at least 35 suspected FARC Marxist rebels and captured three more in an Army offensive in the east-central department of Meta, President Juan Manuel Santos said on March 26.
Mar 28, 2012, 1:00 AM
Panama will continue engaging in dialogue with the remaining Central American countries in order to reach consensus on the fight against drug trafficking, although it opposes decriminalizing drugs, Foreign Minister Roberto Henríquez announced on March 26.
Mar 27, 2012, 1:00 AM
Mar 27, 2012, 1:00 AM
The Costa Rican police seized a shipment of 595 kilos of cocaine at Peñas Blancas, a border crossing with Nicaragua, bringing the amount of drugs seized during the last week to almost 900 kilos, the Ministry of Public Safety announced on March 25.
Mar 27, 2012, 1:00 AM
On March 25, the Colombian government declared its ready to suspend Military operations in the areas where the FARC guerrilla group will unilaterally release ten uniformed personnel whom it has in its power and whom it announced it will hand over between April 2 and April 4.
Mar 27, 2012, 1:00 AM
European researchers said on March 22 they have created a device invisible to a static magnetic field that could have practical military and medical applications.
Mar 26, 2012, 1:00 AM
The Caribbean’s escalating narco-trafficking problem could be alleviated by better treatment programs for addicts, said regional public health consultant Marcus Day. This would also reduce overcrowding in prisons, 60 to 70 percent of whose inmates are locked up for drug possession or petty drug-related crimes.
Mar 26, 2012, 1:00 AM
Paralyzed as a consequence of the explosion of a mine in Colombia, Soldier Mario Calle found a new vocation: manufacturing wheelchairs for his comrades also wounded in combat, an activity that has also enabled him to heal psychological wounds.