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Feb 28, 2013, 1:00 AM
A great deal of digital passwords generally used to access different services, such as Internet, online banking through computers, smart phones or tablets, are vulnerable due to repetition, according to a report published by Deloitte in February in Panama.
Feb 28, 2013, 1:00 AM
Guatemalan Minister of Foreign Affairs Fernando Carrera, confirmed on February 25 that his government wants the General Assembly of the Organization of American States, scheduled for next June in Guatemala, to mark a difference between “before and after” in the search for alternatives to combating drug trafficking in the region.
Feb 28, 2013, 1:00 AM
Brazil unveiled new steps to combat human trafficking on February 26, including tighter border controls and a clampdown on both the organ trade and the recruitment of slave labor.
Feb 28, 2013, 1:00 AM
In 2009, members of the Comando Vermelho (Red Command) criminal organization invaded the slum known as Morro dos Macacos, located in Rio de Janeiro’s northern area, using urban guerrilla tactics as seen in the movies. The attack was a turf war with a rival gang over drug sale points and also as retaliation for the increased numbers of militias in the area.
Feb 28, 2013, 1:00 AM
Over a ton of cocaine was seized by U.S. and Costa Rican authorities, when it was being transported on two ships in the Pacific, between February 24 and 26, official sources reported.
Feb 27, 2013, 1:00 AM
Feb 27, 2013, 1:00 AM
On February 25, a civilian was killed and 14 others, mostly students, were injured after an explosive attack against a police patrol in Colombia, which was attributed to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla, currently in peace negotiations with the government, civilian and military authorities reported.
Feb 27, 2013, 1:00 AM
The afternoon General John F. Kelly took charge of SOUTHCOM, the red U.S. Marine Corps flag – his branch flag – flew over the Command headquarters, along with those of partner nations in the Caribbean, Central and South America.
Feb 27, 2013, 1:00 AM
The first major attack by a criminal organization in Brazil, with asymmetric conflict and intimidating characteristics, occurred in 2002, a period in which several attacks took place in São Paulo and other cities in the metropolitan region, with gunshots and homemade explosives detonated in public buildings.
Feb 27, 2013, 1:00 AM
On February 24, the International Military Sports Council (CISM) hosted the 2013 Day Run, a run for peace, which occurred simultaneously in different cities in Brazil and all around the world. The event, created in 2006 by the CISM, seeks to promote sports and interaction between the Armed Forces and the civilian society. This year, the CISM also celebrated its 65th anniversary at the event.
Feb 27, 2013, 1:00 AM
Higher speeds, increased efficiency, elegant designs are the focus of the new VTOL X-Plane. One of the greatest challenges of the past half century for aerodynamics engineers has been how to increase the top speeds of aircraft that take off and land vertically without compromising the aircraft’s power in hover or its efficiency during long-range flight.
Feb 26, 2013, 1:00 AM
Four suspects arrested in connection with cocaine shipment worth at least US$17 million.
Feb 26, 2013, 1:00 AM
The U.S. Coast Guard intercepted 635 kilograms of cocaine with an estimated wholesale value of more than $17 million from a go-fast vessel in the southwest Caribbean Sea, January 24, 2013.
Feb 26, 2013, 1:00 AM
Joint counter crime operations Bulgaria II and III between Colombia’s Judicial Police and Navy led to the discovery of eight arsenals of war material belonging to the criminal organization “La Empresa” – ‘The Enterprise’ – on February 22.
Feb 26, 2013, 1:00 AM
The Spanish Police arrested a ring of Colombian hit men based in Madrid who were supposedly hired to kill particular drug traffickers, informed the Spanish Minister of Interior on February 22. During the operation, several arrests were carried out, the ministry added in a statement.
Feb 26, 2013, 1:00 AM
The proliferation of civilian self-defense armed groups in at least four Mexican states where organized crime prevails, are a new challenge for the national government, according to subject matter experts, legislators, and human rights advocates.
Feb 26, 2013, 1:00 AM
Brazil’s Navy “Almirante Adalberto Nunes Physical Education Center”, the Air Force University, and Army Physical Training Center –centers of sports excellence from the Brazilian Armed Forces – will be used to support the delegations who will participate in the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Brazilian team will train at the Army’s Physical Training Center until the Olympic Village is inaugurated.
Feb 25, 2013, 1:00 AM
The Brazilian Army has a new weapon to fight the cyber war: the National Simulator for Cyber Operations. This software, known by its Portuguese acronym SIMOC, builds training environments that simulate known virtual threats — as well as threats not yet discovered.
Feb 25, 2013, 1:00 AM
While holding peace talks with the guerillas in Cuba to put an end to the armed conflict, the Colombian government started the recovery of 130,000 hectares of land on February 20, which had presumably been taken by the late military chief of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), Mono Jojoy.
Feb 25, 2013, 1:00 AM
Décio Sá had become one of the most influential journalists in the northern Brazilian state of Maranhão ever since launching his own news blog in 2006. Though he worked for O Estado de Maranhão, the state’s largest newspaper, he made a name for himself by writing Blog do Décio, which covered politics and organized crime.