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Sep 24, 2012, 1:00 AM
Colombian Coast Guards intercepted a semi-submersible in the Pacific Ocean, with 1,259 kilos of cocaine on board, informed the National Navy on September 19, and emphasized that the vehicle had a system that enabled operation without a crew.
Sep 24, 2012, 1:00 AM
Singer songwriter Juanes launched the campaign “Dreaming is a right” on September 19 in Bogota to preclude forced recruitment of minors into armed groups. This effort expects to reach about 200,000 children and teenagers in three years.
Sep 24, 2012, 1:00 AM
Brazilian authorities stepped up a pacification drive in Rio’s largest shantytown Thursday, nearly doubling the police presence in a hillside favela overlooking the city’s most famous beaches.
Sep 24, 2012, 1:00 AM
Sep 24, 2012, 1:00 AM
A Dominican team of experts arrived in Tegucigalpa on September 20 to create a common front against drug trafficking with their Honduran counterparts, informed the Public Ministry.
Sep 24, 2012, 1:00 AM
Sep 24, 2012, 1:00 AM
On September 20, Ecuador’s Police reported they seized cocaine and marijuana during two operations carried out in Pacific coast towns.
Sep 24, 2012, 1:00 AM
U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant General John Kelly is scheduled to assume duties as commander of U.S. Southern Command from U.S. Air Force General Douglas Fraser during a formal change-of-command ceremony on November 19 at SOUTHCOM’s headquarters in Miami, Florida.
Sep 24, 2012, 1:00 AM
A Colombian court has overturned the acquittal of a fugitive rebel of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and sentenced him to 40 years in prison for the murder of three Americans kidnapped and killed in 1999.
Sep 24, 2012, 1:00 AM
The sprawling hillside neighborhoods of Medellín’s Comuna 8 are named for landmarks or features: La Granja, the farm; La Torre, the tower; La Finquita, for the ranch-like style of its homes.
Sep 21, 2012, 1:00 AM
The Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (CHDS) at the United States National Defense University recognized the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC) as 2012 recipient of the Dr. William J. Perry Award for Excellence in Security and Defense Education.
Sep 21, 2012, 1:00 AM
Sep 21, 2012, 1:00 AM
The Marines have captured Gulf Cartel kingpin Jorge Eduardo Costilla Sánchez, also known as “El Coss.”
Sep 21, 2012, 1:00 AM
The Chilean Armed Forces celebrated on September 19 with a massive parade of over 9,000 personnel and warfare exhibition in Santiago, while Congress is debating the future of a law intended to guarantee weapons investment.
Sep 21, 2012, 1:00 AM
The Fifth Sentencing Court of Guatemala approved, on September 19, the extradition of Guatemalan Walter Montejo Mérida alias “el Zope” to the United States on drug trafficking charges.
Sep 21, 2012, 1:00 AM
A FARC guerrilla linked to a foiled attempt to bomb a police headquarters in Bogota in May was killed in a shootout in Venezuela on September 19, Colombian officials said.
Sep 21, 2012, 1:00 AM
Over 19,000 weapons used during the Guatemalan Civil War (1960-1996) and in criminal actions will be destroyed during a peace concert on September 23, according to Guatemala’s Ministry of Government (Interior).
Sep 21, 2012, 1:00 AM
After thirteen days of hard work, members of the Armed Forces of Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and the United States, concluded the military exercise Partnership of the Americas on September 16 in Camp Blanding, a U.S. National Guard base.
Sep 20, 2012, 1:00 AM
A summit for regional maritime coordination against drug trafficking is being held since September 18 in Lima, with the support of the U.S. Coast Guard, stated the American Embassy in Lima.
Sep 20, 2012, 1:00 AM
The Argentine Police, in coordination with their counterparts of Uruguay and Paraguay, busted an international organization that was trafficking drugs to Europe and Asia by using ‘‘drug mules’‘ that swallowed cocaine capsules, informed the Ministry of Security on September 18.