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Sep 10, 2012, 1:00 AM
Central American countries aim to stop narco-trafficking and gang activity on their shared border.
Sep 10, 2012, 1:00 AM
Ten years ago, FARC rebels hijacked a commuter plane, forced it to land on a stretch of abandoned highway and kidnapped a Colombian senator on board. The brazen act of terrorism was the last straw for the Colombian government, which promptly called off three years of peace talks with the guerrillas.
Sep 10, 2012, 1:00 AM
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos insisted that the peace negotiations that will begin in October with the communist guerrillas of the FARC be based on realistic facts, and dismissed a ceasefire until the process is completed.
Sep 10, 2012, 1:00 AM
Relatives of victims of the armed conflict in Colombia were outraged on September 6, at the claim by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) that they no longer have hostages in their possession, and they requested a place at the table of peace negotiations between the guerrillas and the government, which will be established in October in Oslo.
Sep 10, 2012, 1:00 AM
Money exchangers appear under the cover of night on the streets of Lima, they offer excellent prices for the U.S. dollar, and are experts in introducing counterfeits to the local and international market, a booming business in Peru.
Sep 10, 2012, 1:00 AM
Once again the Inter-American Air Forces Academy (IAAFA) dressed up to celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2012, but on this occasion, the celebration was twofold. Along with Colonel Mark Stratton, IAAFA commandant, who led the event, was special guest General Douglas Fraser, commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM).
Sep 7, 2012, 1:00 AM
At least three Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas died on September 5, during a bombing of the Colombian Air Force in the northeast of the country, including alias “Danilo García”, whom the Minister of Defense, Juan Carlos Pinzón, identified as close to “Timochenko”, leader of the rebel group.
Sep 7, 2012, 1:00 AM
A team that combines representatives from the political elite, businesses, the military sector and police will be responsible for representing the government of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, during the peace process with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas.
Sep 7, 2012, 1:00 AM
In another blow to this group, Rolando Cabezas Figueroa, a senior leader of the Shining Path, was killed during a confrontation with military forces in Ayacucho (southeast), reported Peruvian President Ollanta Humala on September 5.
Sep 7, 2012, 1:00 AM
Army General, Daniel E. Castellá, Uruguayan Chief of Defense, took a break from his participation at the South American Defense Conference (SOUTHDEC 2012), in Bogotá, Colombia, from July 24-26, to grant Diálogo an exclusive interview. Gen. Castellá reflected on the role that the military has in unconventional and sometimes controversial, yet essential tasks for the country; as well as the need to carry out military operations in coordination with the hemispheric ministries of Defense.
Sep 6, 2012, 1:00 AM
The Colombian government and the FARC communist guerrillas will begin a dialogue process in the first two weeks of October in Oslo, to end the armed conflict of 48 years, the most prolonged conflict and still the only one to take place in the region, announced both parties on September 4.
Sep 6, 2012, 1:00 AM
Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes, will ask the international community for support to fight organized crime in Central America, during his speech on September 25 at the UN, reported an official source.
Sep 6, 2012, 1:00 AM
Colombian drug queen Griselda Blanco, known in 1970 as “the Queen of Cocaine,” and precessor of feared boss Pablo Escobar in the smuggling of cocaine to the United States, was shot dead by a hit man in Medellín (northwest), said authorities on September 4.
Sep 6, 2012, 1:00 AM
The Ecuadorean Police seized about 437 kg of cocaine that were destined to be transported to a Belgium port, said Wladimir León, the head of Antinarcotics in the coastal province of Guayas (southwest), on September 4.
Sep 6, 2012, 1:00 AM
The Dominican National Directorate for Drug Control (DNCD) coordinated with the Dominican Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard in what it called 'Operation Safe Coast.'
Sep 6, 2012, 1:00 AM
Guatemalan President Otto Pérez announced the opening of three military bases on September 3, two near the border with Mexico and one in the Caribbean, as part of its strategy to combat organized crime, especially drug trafficking.
Sep 5, 2012, 1:00 AM
In 2001, the Center of Preparation and Evaluation of Brazilian Army Peace Missions, which almost ten years later became the Brazilian Joint Center for Peacekeeping Operations (CCOPAB), was created to support the training of military members, police officers, and civilians from Brazil and friendly nations for peace missions and humanitarian demining.
Sep 5, 2012, 1:00 AM
About 200 United States Marines were deployed to offer support to the Guatemalan security forces in an unprecedented effort to combat drug trafficking in the Pacific waters off Guatemala, presidential spokesman Francisco Cuevas, told AFP on August 31.
Sep 5, 2012, 1:00 AM
Seven FARC guerrillas were killed and five others arrested in a military operation conducted on September 3 in the center of the Colombia, reported the country’s Minister of Defense Juan Carlos Pinzón, shortly after the group confirmed talks with the government.
Sep 5, 2012, 1:00 AM
In 2001, the Center of Preparation and Evaluation of Brazilian Army Peace Missions, which almost ten years later became the Brazilian Joint Center for Peacekeeping Operations (CCOPAB), was created to support the training of military members, police officers, and civilians from Brazil and friendly nations for peace missions and humanitarian demining.