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Oct 31, 2012, 1:00 AM
On October 29 Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, appointed General Henry Rangel Silva, his minister of defense and close collaborator, to run as candidate for governor of Trujillo state (west). Regional elections will be held in December.
Oct 31, 2012, 1:00 AM
Last weekend, the world watched as “Fearless” Felix Baumgartner made his epic descent from a balloon 128,100 feet above the Earth.
Oct 31, 2012, 1:00 AM
Guatemala and El Salvador reactivated the bi-national Border Police on October 29, aimed at protecting common border areas and safeguard the wellbeing of those who travel between both countries, informed a Guatemalan official source.
Oct 31, 2012, 1:00 AM
Fifty years ago, in October 1962, the world was at the brink of a nuclear war, communications went global when the Telstar 1 satellite beamed live transatlantic television signals from space, and movie goers fell in love with the first James Bond film.
Oct 30, 2012, 1:00 AM
On October 25, Colombia’s Deputy Defense Minister for the Social and Enterprise Defense and Wellbeing Group, Yaneth Giha, introduced EXPODEFENSA 2012, a specialized fair for the industry of national and international defense and security that will be held from October 31 to November 2 in Bogotá.
Oct 30, 2012, 1:00 AM
The government of Colombia is set to increase its budget on security next year, to include 466,000 Soldiers and police officers, informed the Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos on October 25.
Oct 30, 2012, 1:00 AM
Colombia’s FARC rebels said that they would approach upcoming peace talks with open minds, and no hidden agenda.
Oct 30, 2012, 1:00 AM
The first Pantera HM-1 helicopter, modernized by Helibras, and belonging to the Brazilian Army Aviation Command, has started the flight test program in a new configuration. Designed as Pantera K2 by the company, the delivery of the first aircraft is scheduled for next December.
Oct 29, 2012, 1:00 AM
Representatives of Brazil’s Air Force recently convened in São Paulo to discuss the prevention of cyber attacks against defense systems. Their objective is to safeguard their various units’ activities by strengthening information systems and preventing enemies from infiltrating sensitive networks.
Oct 29, 2012, 1:00 AM
An unprecedented crackdown in 16 African countries netted 82 million doses of illegal or counterfeit drugs, including antibiotics, contraceptives and malaria treatments, the World Customs Organization (WCO) said on October 25.
Oct 29, 2012, 1:00 AM
The Colombian National Navy and Anti-Narcotics Police seized over a ton of cocaine on October 23 from a container coming from Cartagena to San Andrés Island, reported the Colombian National Navy.
Oct 29, 2012, 1:00 AM
A team of 10 forensic chemists from Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico attended an internship on illicit drug analysis this week in forensic labs in Bogota and Cali. The aim is cooperation in the fight against crime that Colombia provides the isthmus.
Oct 29, 2012, 1:00 AM
Peru began using satellites on October 25 to track trucks carrying legally-purchased chemicals that can be used to make cocaine.
Oct 26, 2012, 1:00 AM
Senior Guatemalan Military officers announced the end of the joint counter drug operation with the United States on October 24, after two months of operations in the south of the country, in which 2,000 kilos of cocaine were seized.
Oct 26, 2012, 1:00 AM
A total of 280 sailors from the Argentine Navy training vessel Libertad, that was impounded in Ghana due to a lawsuit filed by a hedge fund, arrived in Buenos Aires’s Ezeiza International Airport on board a charter flight on October 25, reported AFP.
Oct 26, 2012, 1:00 AM
The XXI South American Cadets Sports Festival was inaugurated in the city of Lima to establish unity and fraternal bonds between military institutions of member countries of the South American Military Sports Union. The Peruvian Navy will host this sports event, in which 546 athletes from eight delegations will participate.
Oct 26, 2012, 1:00 AM
During the last two weeks, the Brazilian Armed Forces carried out an operation on the borders with Peru and Bolivia to test new radioactive material detectors, in addition to the brand new unmanned air vehicles, the Ministry of Defense reported on October 24.
Oct 25, 2012, 1:00 AM
A soldier was wounded on October 23 in an alleged attack by Shining Path guerrillas against a MI-17 helicopter in eastern Peru, informed the Armed Forces Joint Command.
Oct 25, 2012, 1:00 AM
Humberto de la Calle, head of the Colombian national government negotiation team for the peace process that started this October 18 in Oslo, told Army media outlets that issues pertaining to the Armed Forces will never be discussed at the table.
Oct 25, 2012, 1:00 AM
Currently, Brazil is first in the global rankings for crack consumption, with approximately 1.2 million users, according to recent research conducted by the Federal University of São Paulo (UNESP). According to estimates from the Brazilian House of Representatives Security Commission and the Federal Police, an average of one ton of drugs is consumed daily, generating close to 10 million dollars per day.