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Jul 11, 2012, 1:00 AM
A visible victim of organized crime in Central America, Argentine folk singer Facundo Cabral died a year ago in a hail of hitmen’s bullets on a busy Guatemalan street. His murder uncovered the operations of a drug-trafficking network the regional ramifications of which still cannot be calculated.
Jul 11, 2012, 1:00 AM
Three police officers died and three others were wounded on July 9 in an ambush by the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrilla group in the department of Casanare, in northeastern Colombia, the police announced.
Jul 10, 2012, 1:00 AM
Honduran Military personnel seized more than 1,000 kilos of cocaine on July 6, on the Cruta River in the Mosquitia region (in eastern Honduras), on three vessels the crews of which escaped, the head of the Armed Forces General Staff, General René Osorio, announced.
Jul 10, 2012, 1:00 AM
The shape-shifting cocaine trade has survived a decade-long crackdown in Colombia to reemerge in Peru, which is expected to take over as top producer in an industry worth some $100 billion worldwide.
Jul 10, 2012, 1:00 AM
Jul 10, 2012, 1:00 AM
The ceremony initiating the Brazilian Nuclear-Powered Submarine Project was held on July 6, in the main auditorium of the Navy Technological Center in São Paulo.
Jul 10, 2012, 1:00 AM
After eight long days of strenuous and arduous tasks, Exercise Fuerzas Comando came to an end during the final closing ceremony June 14. For the fifth time in the history of the exercise, Colombia earned the coveted title of Champion. Ecuador took second place and Uruguay took third place.
Jul 9, 2012, 1:00 AM
Caribbean authorities are intensifying confiscations of drugs, with especially notable successes in the Bahamas, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic — but also in smaller islands like Grenada.
Jul 9, 2012, 1:00 AM
When Brigadier General Adolfo Zepeda Martínez speaks about Nicaragua, he does so in an almost poetic tone. The head of the Intelligence and Counterintelligence Directorate of that nation’s Army tells of a “land of lakes and volcanoes” and traverses its geography, mentioning geographical locations by name, as if he were enjoying an imaginary trip through each part of his country.
Jul 9, 2012, 1:00 AM
Missouri National Guard Staff Sgt. Robert J. Traxel, 34, died on 1st July while performing his annual training duties in support of Beyond the Horizon Guatemala exercise.
Jul 9, 2012, 1:00 AM
The Ecuadorean Marines seized 773 kg of marijuana on July 5, in an operation on the Colombian border in which two Colombians were arrested, the National Directorate of Aquatic Spaces (Dirnea) announced.
Jul 9, 2012, 1:00 AM
The U.S. Narcotics Affairs Section (NAS) has announced the start of the transfer of infrastructure, equipment, and weapons to the Bolivian Government, as a donation, in advance of the September conclusion of its program to support the fight against drug trafficking.
Jul 9, 2012, 1:00 AM
Jul 9, 2012, 1:00 AM
After nine months, the Frigate União returned to Rio de Janeiro after having participated in the Maritime Task Force (FTM) of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).
Jul 9, 2012, 1:00 AM
Brazilian Defense Minister Celso Amorim says his country should at a minimum spend as much of its budget on defense as do the other three so-called BRIC group of the world’s largest emerging economies: Russia, India and China.
Jul 6, 2012, 1:00 AM
Authorities apprehended four suspected narco-traffickers.
Jul 6, 2012, 1:00 AM
Jul 6, 2012, 1:00 AM
The Social Communication Section of the Eastern Military Command announces that the closing ceremony for the Brazilian Army’s activities in the “Arcanjo Pacification Force” will take place on July 9, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., when the Public Safety Secretariat of the State of Rio de Janeiro will permanently take over responsibility for policing and security in the areas of the Penha and Alemão complexes.
Jul 6, 2012, 1:00 AM
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos promised a public peace process with communist guerrilla groups if the appropriate conditions are present, and he denied any secret moves along those lines, in statements published by Bogotá daily El Tiempo on July 3.
Jul 6, 2012, 1:00 AM
On July 4, Honduran authorities incinerated 456 kilos of cocaine recently seized in joint operations with agents of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), AFP reporters have confirmed.