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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.
Jun 25, 2012, 1:00 AM
Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes’s administration will not sit down to negotiate with gangs that agreed in March on a truce that has led to a decrease in homicides in the country, Deputy Security Minister Douglas Moreno stated in Washington, D.C., on June 21.
Jun 25, 2012, 1:00 AM
The United States and Guatemala agreed on June 21 that efforts to prevent drug use should be at the center of any anti-narcotics strategy, following a meeting between Guatemalan President Otto Pérez and U.S. drug czar Gil Kerlikowske.
Jun 22, 2012, 1:00 AM
Brazilian giant Embraer successfully flew the prototype of the A-1M for the first time at its Gavião Peixoto industrial facility. General Juniti Saito, commander of the Brazilian Air Force (FAB), and officers from the FAB high command participated in the ceremony.
Jun 22, 2012, 1:00 AM
Jun 22, 2012, 1:00 AM
Mexico has extradited around 250 people since 2010, as part of anti-drug cooperation with the United States, Michele Leonhart, head of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), stated on June 20.
Jun 22, 2012, 1:00 AM
An international anti-drug summit will take place in Peru on June 25 and 26 to bring together delegations from 59 countries to discuss the topic of reducing illegal drug use and the responsibility of producing and consuming countries.
Jun 22, 2012, 1:00 AM
Area is home to 90% of the total documented movement of cocaine entering the U.S.
Jun 21, 2012, 1:00 AM
Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph W. Westphal recently participated in the 12th U.S. and Chile Defense Consultative Commission (DCC) in Santiago, Chile and visited with Chilean Army units throughout the country to expand relationships and increase security cooperation in the hemisphere.
Jun 21, 2012, 1:00 AM
Jun 21, 2012, 1:00 AM
As part of a package of strategies to improve citizen security that will be announced in the next few weeks, Colombia will set up a special intervention group headed by the director of the National Police, General José Roberto León.
Jun 21, 2012, 1:00 AM
On June 18, the Uruguayan Government announced the launch of an action plan targeting money laundering and terrorist financing.
Jun 21, 2012, 1:00 AM
Ministers of Security for Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador will implement a Tri-National Police Force to curtail crime along the countries’ shared border.
Jun 20, 2012, 1:00 AM
A truce between two violent Salvadoran gangs that has reduced homicides from 14 to five a day has held for 100 days, although attempts to sabotage it are in the air, according to some mediators in the process of reducing tensions.
Jun 20, 2012, 1:00 AM
In Costa Rica on June 15, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos promised to continue combating armed groups in his country without respite, despite the fact that Congress has passed a constitutional reform that could enable future peace negotiations.
Jun 20, 2012, 1:00 AM
Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos agreed to set up a radar network in the Pacific to combat organized crime, among other joint security initiatives discussed in a bilateral summit held in the Costa Rican capital on June 15.
Jun 20, 2012, 1:00 AM
The most popular species trafficked include land turtles, finches, parrots, toucans, monkeys, alligators and pumas, according to the Argentine Wildlife Foundation.
Jun 19, 2012, 1:00 AM
The Colombian senate’s approval June 14 of looser terms in peace talks sends a strong message to leftist guerillas who have been battling the government for half a century, experts said.
Jun 19, 2012, 1:00 AM
An estimated 80% of Peru’s timber exports are illegal, according to the World Bank.
Jun 19, 2012, 1:00 AM
The Colombian police have arrested Erick Prieto Mora, alias ‘Medina’ and ‘Pipón,’ the head of the Los Rastrojos [The Stubble] drug-trafficking gang in the department of Antioquia (in northwestern Colombia) and accused of numerous massacres and murders, the police confirmed on June 17.