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Jun 11, 2012, 1:00 AM
In a joint operation involving Colombia’s National Army, Navy, and Air Force, the camp structure of FARC Front 37 was successfully located in the municipality of Nechí, in the department of Antioquia.
Jun 11, 2012, 1:00 AM
On June 6, Naval officers from 13 countries in the region began an international maritime interdiction course at the port of Cartagena (in northern Colombia), with the aim of acquiring new knowledge in order to effectively combat narcotics trafficking at sea.
Jun 11, 2012, 1:00 AM
Fuerzas Comando 2012, the Anti-Terrorism Olympiad of the Americas, is an athletic military exercise which seeks to strengthen relationships among the members of the Armed Forces of the Americas, as well as to share skills, techniques, and tactics in the fight against terrorism.
Jun 11, 2012, 1:00 AM
Faced with shrinking budgets and evolving challenges in Latin America, the Pentagon is busy retooling — and in some cases rebuilding — its partnerships in the region.
Jun 8, 2012, 1:00 AM
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said that another FARC front has been practically dismantled following the June 6 deaths of eight guerrillas in the northwestern part of that country, following an Air Force bombardment.
Jun 8, 2012, 1:00 AM
The United States is providing patrol boats and communications systems to nine Eastern Caribbean nations as part of a maritime security assistance initiative that aims to deter threats associated with transnational organized crime.
Jun 7, 2012, 1:00 AM
The 9th annual Fuerzas Comando exercise kicked off on June 6 with an opening ceremony at the Colombian National Training Center on Fort Tolemaida, Colombia.
Jun 7, 2012, 1:00 AM
In April 2012, the Training Unit Group Command/9th Motorized Infantry Brigade took over coordination of actions to maintain public order in the area of the Alemão and Penha complexes, former trafficking strongholds in the city of Rio de Janeiro, and replaced the 11th Light Infantry Brigade, headquartered in Campinas (São Paulo).
Jun 7, 2012, 1:00 AM
Colombian drug-trafficking cartels are currently operating in Bolivia, Colombian Foreign Minister María Angela Holguín stated on June 5, after signing a defense cooperation agreement with Evo Morales’s administration.
Jun 7, 2012, 1:00 AM
Brazilian airplane manufacturer Embraer announced on June 5 that it has given up the project of increasing the capacity of its civilian product line in order to compete with Airbus and Boeing, but it revealed its ambitions in the defense sector.
Jun 7, 2012, 1:00 AM
Fuerzas Comando 2012, the Anti-Terrorism Olympiad of the Americas, is an athletic military exercise which seeks to strengthen relationships among the members of the Armed Forces of the Americas, as well as to share skills, techniques, and tactics in the fight against terrorism.
Jun 7, 2012, 1:00 AM
In a world permeated by technology and speed in the circulation of news, transforming the education and leadership development of lower-echelon unit commanders is of vital importance, due to the high level of complexity of the scenario in question.
Jun 7, 2012, 1:00 AM
Al-Libi’s death could hurt al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri’s efforts to ensure affiliates follow his guidance.
Jun 6, 2012, 1:00 AM
Honduras police arrested 20 leaders of the feared Mara 18 gang on June 4 as they attended a funeral for one of their comrades, a security spokesman told AFP.
Jun 6, 2012, 1:00 AM
Colombian authorities seized around 2.5 tons of cocaine on June 4, in an operation that had U.S. collaboration, President Juan Manuel Santos announced.
Jun 6, 2012, 1:00 AM
The naval division of the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) held a seminar to address maritime security strategies in Central America.
Jun 6, 2012, 1:00 AM
A naval summit organized by the Mexican Secretariat of the Navy (Semar) sought to improve security in the Americas, by means of joint strategies and operations targeting organized crime and aid in the event of natural disasters.
Jun 5, 2012, 1:00 AM
Jun 5, 2012, 1:00 AM
The Nicaraguan Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard seized nearly 300 kilos of cocaine and arrested five alleged Colombian drug traffickers on board a boat in Nicaraguan territorial waters in the Caribbean Sea, a Military source announced on June 1.
Jun 5, 2012, 1:00 AM
On June 3, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos celebrated the arrest in Venezuela of Diego Pérez Henao, alias ‘Diego Rastrojo,’ an alleged leader of the drug-trafficking and criminal gang Los Rastrojos [The Stubble], one of Colombia’s most powerful.