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Jun 5, 2012, 1:00 AM
On June 1, Honduran President Porfirio Lobo installed a security commission to purge the police, infiltrated by organized crime, the Public Prosecutor’s Office, and the judicial system, with the assistance of two experts from Chile and Canada.
Jun 5, 2012, 1:00 AM
Fuerzas Comando 2012, the Anti-Terrorism Military Olympiad, will begin on June 6 at the Tolemaida Military Fort in Colombia, where participants from 21 Western-Hemisphere countries will meet.
Jun 5, 2012, 1:00 AM
Jun 4, 2012, 1:00 AM
Italy has donated four patrol boats to Panama to combat drug-trafficking activities, with which the government hopes to improve the fight and win the battle, President Ricardo Martinelli announced.
Jun 4, 2012, 1:00 AM
Costa Rica recorded 474 homicides in 2011, 53 fewer than the previous year, representing the first decrease in the last six years, the judicial branch announced in a statement on May 31.
Jun 4, 2012, 1:00 AM
Venezuela has arrested two alleged Colombian drug traffickers sought by the United States and Colombia through Interpol, Interior Minister Tareck El Aissami said on May 31, during a Military operation to destroy illegal airstrips used for drug trafficking.
Jun 4, 2012, 1:00 AM
Peacekeeping Operations-Americas (PKO-A) 2012 came to a successful conclusion as U.S. Army South, the Chilean Army and 14 other partner nations marked the occasion during a closing ceremony in Santiago in mid May.
Jun 4, 2012, 1:00 AM
Some 249 mobile drug production laboratories and two tons of cocaine have been seized in a major enforcement operation in eastern Bolivia, resulting in around 20 arrests, officials said on June 1.
Jun 1, 2012, 1:00 AM
Drug-trafficking cartels are increasingly using internet technology to improve their communication, evade law-enforcement operations, and recruit young people, but their tracks on the net could be used to combat them, officials responsible for the fight against drugs said at a meeting in Cancún, Mexico.
Jun 1, 2012, 1:00 AM
For years, Costa Ricans explained their country’s rising crime rate with the often-repeated adage: “There are more thieves than police.”
Jun 1, 2012, 1:00 AM
The top advisor to President Mauricio Funes of El Salvador says his boss was sworn into office in the midst of violence and economic despair — but that with three years down and two to go, El Salvador’s 6.1 million people finally have a leader who gets it.
Jun 1, 2012, 1:00 AM
Jun 1, 2012, 1:00 AM
Brazil, Colombia, and Peru will reinforce their commitment to protect their shared border against transnational illicit activities. In a trilateral meeting of the Armed Forces chiefs of staff that took place in Manaus on May 29, representatives from the three countries agreed to strengthen multilateral cooperation policies to fight crimes such as drug trafficking, illegal mining, and smuggling.
Jun 1, 2012, 1:00 AM
Fuerzas Comando 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 1, 2012, 1:00 AM
A police sweep in Bolivia revealed 37 home cocaine laboratories set up in private residences in the rural town of San Miguel, in the department of Santa Cruz, a high-ranking official responsible for the fight against drugs announced on May 30.
Jun 1, 2012, 1:00 AM
The Alcântara Launch Center (CLA) was visited by authorities from the Brazilian judicial branch who were able to confirm the real launch of a basic training rocket as part of the activities of Operation Eagle I and the FOGTREIN Training Rocket Project, a ‘warm-up’ for more significant launches such as the Satellite Launch Vehicle (VLS).