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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 4, 2012, 1:00 AM
Brazil hopes to capitalize on the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games to advance its goal of becoming the world’s third largest information technologies and communications market, said an industry senior executive in an interview.
Sep 4, 2012, 1:00 AM
Sep 4, 2012, 1:00 AM
On August 30, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega met with former Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzón, who is visiting the country, and asked him for advice on improving the judicial approach in the fight against drug trafficking and organized crime.
Sep 4, 2012, 1:00 AM
On August 30, Ecuadorean President, Rafael Correa, called the Colombian FARC guerrillas to lay down their weapons and follow the path of democracy, noting that the armed fight had lost all rationale.
Sep 4, 2012, 1:00 AM
The legal market of small arms has doubled in the last four years. In this period, it has gone from roughly $4 billion a year to $8.5 billion currently. If the illicit trade is also to be included, the figure exceeds $10 billion.
Sep 3, 2012, 1:00 AM
With the emergence of social media and other 21st century web innovations, crisis response actors across the globe continue to ponder how best to leverage such tools to improve multi-national response to those events.
Sep 3, 2012, 1:00 AM
Frank Mora, the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs, visited Buenos Aires on Aug. 16 — marking the first official trip by a high-level Pentagon official to Argentina since its February 2011 confiscation of a U.S. military aircraft for inspection.
Sep 3, 2012, 1:00 AM
In an exclusive interview with Diálogo, during the IV South American Defense Conference (SOUTHDEC 2012), held in Bogotá, Colombia, from July 24 – 26, Admiral José Cueto, Chief of the Joint Command of the Peruvian Armed Forces, discussed issues of national security and the need to create a regional body to fight drug trafficking, among other topics.
Sep 3, 2012, 1:00 AM
The 2012 edition of The American Military Legal Committee (COJUMA, for its Spanish acronym) took place from August 29-30 in the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) headquarters in Miami, Florida.
Sep 3, 2012, 1:00 AM
Peruvian President Ollanta Humala, a retired Army colonel now in the second year of his five-year term, has embarked on sweeping reforms to modernize the country’s Armed Forces and National Police.