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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.
Sep 19, 2012, 1:00 AM
Bogota Mayor’s Office opened its first two mobile drug treatment units on September 17, a novel initiative in Latin America.
Sep 19, 2012, 1:00 AM
Three Brazilian Navy ships will depart to Antarctica in October, with temporary facilities, as well as the material to start removing debris caused by the fire that reduced the Brazilian base to rubble in February, informed the Minister of Defense Celso Amorim.
Sep 19, 2012, 1:00 AM
Sep 19, 2012, 1:00 AM
Major General Frederick S. Rudesheim assumed command of U.S. Army South from Major General Simeon G. Trombitas during a change of command ceremony on September 14, at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
Sep 19, 2012, 1:00 AM
On September 17, in the Northern region of Brazil, the Navy, the Army, and the Air Force started Operation Amazon. Under the supervision of the Ministry of Defense, the three Forces train together for the aerial defense. These maneuvers aim to develop the logistic process and military communications, as well as strengthen operational doctrine, which are vital for the Armed Forces.
Sep 19, 2012, 1:00 AM
Peru’s National Police seized in the Province of Oxapampa, Pasco region (center), a Bolivian-flagged aircraft loaded with 349 kilos of cocaine hydrochloride, the Peruvian Interior Ministry said on September 17.
Sep 18, 2012, 1:00 AM
Paraguay’s National Anti-drug Secretariat (Senad) incinerated 1,078 kilos (2371.6 pounds) of cocaine in several operations throughout 2011 and this year, informed officials on September 14.
Sep 18, 2012, 1:00 AM
A Colombian and a Venezuelan were busted with $40,000 hidden in each of their stomachs while trying to enter Colombia on flights from Costa Rica. This money laundering method has never been detected in the country, informed immigration officials on September 14.
Sep 18, 2012, 1:00 AM
The Bolivian government has eradicated 7,786 hectares (19,239 acres) of illegal coca crops, so far this year, which is closer to the amount that counterdrug laws established as the mandatory annual goal, according to a report issued by the Ministry of Interior on September 15.
Sep 18, 2012, 1:00 AM
The United States has donated $1.8 million to Honduras as a contribution to the fight against gang violence, stated Maria Otero, U.S. Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights, in a visit to Tegucigalpa.
Sep 18, 2012, 1:00 AM
Enrique Pena Nieto, Mexico’s president-elect, initiated a tour to six Latin American countries, from September 17 to 24, with an agenda stressing security, trade and immigration.
Sep 17, 2012, 1:00 AM
Guatemalan President Otto Pérez, and Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla, announced on September 13 their agreement to integrate a bilateral working group to strengthen cooperation in the fight against drug trafficking and organized crime.
Sep 17, 2012, 1:00 AM
Brazil announced the donation of helicopters aimed at countering drug trafficking in Bolivia, said the Brazilian Minister of Justice Jose Eduardo Cardozo on September 13, in the Bolivian capital of La Paz. “
Sep 17, 2012, 1:00 AM
Suriname and Brazil agreed to strengthen military cooperation and boost the former Dutch colony’s defense infrastructure, during a two-day visit to Paramaribo by Brazilian Defense Minister Celso Amorim.
Sep 17, 2012, 1:00 AM
Naval forces from Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States kicked off the Atlantic Phase of UNITAS, an annual multi-national exercise, in Key West, on September 17, hosted by Rear Admiral Sinclair Harris, Commander of the U.S. Fourth Fleet.
Sep 17, 2012, 1:00 AM
The 2012 edition of the Los Angeles, California Car Show has challenged participants to create a police patrol vehicle for 2025. Several well-known companies like Bentley, BMW, General Motors, Hyundai, Honda and Subaru, will propose their designs.
Sep 17, 2012, 1:00 AM
Authorities in Nicaragua have arrested 18 suspected drug traffickers posing as Mexican journalists and allegedly carrying $9.2 million in cash.
Sep 14, 2012, 1:00 AM
During an exclusive interview with Diálogo at the South American Defense Conference (SOUTHDEC 2012), in Bogotá, Colombia, between July 24 and 26, Lieutenant General Roberto Carvalho, Deputy Chief of International Affairs of the Brazilian Armed Forces Joint Staff, emphasized the importance of the security coordination performed by the Armed Forces for the upcoming mega events that Brazil will host: the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games.