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Jun 29, 2012, 1:00 AM
Region takes steps to disrupt human-trafficking networks.
Jun 29, 2012, 1:00 AM
Brazilian airplane manufacturer Embraer and its U.S. competitor Boeing agreed on June 26 to share technical knowledge and market analysis for the development of Embraer’s KC-390 military transport plane.
Jun 29, 2012, 1:00 AM
On June 27, Colombian police announced the arrest of a regional leader of the FARC guerrilla group who allegedly handled the politics of the kidnapping of French journalist Romeo Langlois, who was held for slightly over a month.
Jun 29, 2012, 1:00 AM
On June 27, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson delivered boats and vehicles to the Salvadoran Ministry of Public Safety for the fight against drug trafficking and organized crime.
Jun 29, 2012, 1:00 AM
In three operations conducted between June 25 and 26, the Panamanian police seized 2 tons of cocaine, bringing the total amount of drugs seized so far this year to 11 tons, police authorities announced on June 27.
Jun 28, 2012, 1:00 AM
Highlighting the impact of drug abuse around the world, the head of the United Nations anti-drugs office today said that countering transnational organized crime and illicit drugs must become an integral part of the development agenda.
Jun 28, 2012, 1:00 AM
The capture of a wounded girl in camouflage paint and with explosives provided by FARC guerrillas has raised fears that Colombia’s half century old conflict may be taking an ominous new turn.
Jun 28, 2012, 1:00 AM
The seizure in Ecuador of 2.2 tons of cocaine and a submersible capable of transporting up to 15 tons of drugs led President Rafael Correa to declare on June 26 that his country is one of the region’s most efficient in the fight against drug trafficking.
Jun 28, 2012, 1:00 AM
The international anti-drug conference held in Peru on June 25 and 26 concluded with the signing of the Lima Declaration, in which delegations from 61 countries in attendance committed themselves to increasing their efforts through an integrated strategy against drug trafficking.
Jun 28, 2012, 1:00 AM
Jun 27, 2012, 1:00 AM
Coast Guard, law enforcement and military ground forces from the 15 Caribbean Partner Nations, the U.S., and Canada gathered in Barbados from June 15-24 for Exercise Tradewinds 2012.
Jun 27, 2012, 1:00 AM
During his recent official visit to Peru, Ecuadorean Defense Minister Miguel Carvajal Aguirre and his Peruvian counterpart, José Urquizo Maggia, agreed to create a Binational Humanitarian Demining Unit that will be available to the United Nations to carry out demining work on peace missions around the world.
Jun 27, 2012, 1:00 AM
A submersible capable of carrying 8 tons of cocaine was seized by Colombian National Navy units, with the support of the Technical Investigative Corps, in an estuary of the Guandipa River, in a jungle area in the department of Nariño.
Jun 27, 2012, 1:00 AM
In a ceremony presided over by Lieutenant General Marco Vera Ríos, the commander of the Ecuadorean Land Force, the South American country inaugurated two heliports donated by the United States as part of a cooperation agreement to support the fight against drug trafficking and terrorism along Ecuador’s northern border.
Jun 27, 2012, 1:00 AM
Jun 26, 2012, 1:00 AM
“We’re a 21st-century Army,” said Major General Hellmuth René Casados Ramírez, head of the Guatemalan National Defense General Staff, in an interview granted to Diálogo during the Central American Security Conference (CENTSEC 2012) in San Salvador.
Jun 26, 2012, 1:00 AM
Brazilian Defense Minister Celso Amorim gave a positive assessment of the security framework adopted for Rio+20. “I noticed people feeling secure, but at the same time, not feeling that they were excessively restricted. I believe this is how it should be,” the minister said.
Jun 26, 2012, 1:00 AM
On June 25 and 26, Lima welcomed representatives from 59 countries to debate strategies against drug trafficking in a region where the world’s largest cocaine producers are found.
Jun 26, 2012, 1:00 AM
Jun 25, 2012, 1:00 AM
Central American nations from one end of the isthmus to the other are stepping up their war on drugs.