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Mar 29, 2013, 1:00 AM
The Brazilian Army will soon create a new military command in the country’s vast Amazon region. The Comando Militar do Norte (CMN) will cover 1.7 million square kilometers.
Mar 29, 2013, 1:00 AM
Brazilian Defense Minister Celso Amorim said his country and South Africa — both large multiethnic democracies with diverse security challenges — should improve their cooperation in military matters.
Mar 29, 2013, 1:00 AM
The Ecuadorian Air Force (FAE in Spanish) said it’s in the final stages of a $6 million project to develop unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for surveillance and training.
Mar 29, 2013, 1:00 AM
On March 27, off the southeastern coast of the Dominican Republic, security agencies seized 1,909 kilos of cocaine on a boat abandoned by its crew when authorities arrived. Authorities managed to detain two Colombian nationals during the process.
Mar 28, 2013, 1:00 AM
Mar 28, 2013, 1:00 AM
The Colombian Police seized 7.7 tons of marihuana, valued at $7.6 million, that belonged to a section of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), in the Cauca department, Colombian authorities reported on March 26.
Mar 28, 2013, 1:00 AM
On March 26, the president of Embraer, Frederico Curado, Florida Governor Rick Scott, Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown, and Congressmen Corrine Brown and Ander Crenshaw attended the inauguration of a plant where Embraer will assemble the aircraft for the U.S. Air Force’s (USAF) Light Air Support (LAS) program. Over 200 local executives, authorities and press members attended the ceremony held in a 3,716 square meter hangar at Jacksonville International Airport.
Mar 28, 2013, 1:00 AM
The Ecuadorean Military dismantled three illegal bases belonging to Colombian armed groups in a jungle area of the binational border, after an armed confrontation, the Armed Forces Joint Command reported on March 26.
Mar 28, 2013, 1:00 AM
DARPA’s Tactical Technology Office (TTO) creates advanced platforms, weapons and space systems to help preserve U.S. Military superiority through overwhelming technological advantage. However, constantly evolving technologies, shifting warfighter mission requirements and limited budgets mean TTO must always seek new ways to leverage innovation while fulfilling its duties.
Mar 27, 2013, 1:00 AM
The Colombian Police seized 1,600 kilos of marihuana, which were transported through a road that joins southern Colombia with Bogotá, hidden in a shipment of fish, the Police reported on March 25.
Mar 27, 2013, 1:00 AM
Seven alleged members of the FARC’s southern and eastern blocks – four of whom were underage – surrendered voluntarily to the National Army troops in Caquetá and Putumayo departments, reaching 50 demobilized guerrillas so far this year, a division spokesman said on March 25.
Mar 27, 2013, 1:00 AM
The Brazilian Navy’s “Apa” patrol vessel departed on March 11 from Portsmouth Port in the United Kingdom to Brazil, to participate in a joint exercise mission in five African countries. The presence of the vessel in Southern Atlantic waters along the west coast of Africa is part of the Brazilian defense initiatives to increase the cooperation with the nations on that continent.
Mar 27, 2013, 1:00 AM
The multi-week-long New Horizons Belize exercise began on March 25. The exercise provides medical and dental treatment as well as construction projects to communities throughout Belize.
Mar 26, 2013, 1:00 AM
Three telephone antennas were torn down in a southern Andean region in Peru by alleged Shining Path guerrillas on March 22, according to cell phone provider América Móvil on that same date.
Mar 26, 2013, 1:00 AM
Military forces arrested an alleged Sinaloa Cartel chief – one of the most powerful in Mexico – and four other men in Durango state, the Mexican government reported on March 24.
Mar 26, 2013, 1:00 AM
Two civilians and two soldiers died due to guerrilla attacks perpetrated by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), an insurgency that is currently holding peace talks with the Colombian government in Cuba, Colombian authorities reported on March 23.
Mar 26, 2013, 1:00 AM
The Ecuadorean government seized rifle ammunition and supplies possibly used to fabricate bombs in operations carried out in recent days on the Colombian border, the institution informed on March 22.
Mar 25, 2013, 1:00 AM
Guyana is banking on the U.S.-funded Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI) to buffer the impact of a Colombian drug crackdown that has pushed traffickers to exploit new routes and high-paying markets for cocaine.
Mar 25, 2013, 1:00 AM
Two new fluvial hydrographical vessels have joined the Brazilian Navy’s fleet. Their mission: to help produce nautical charts of the Amazon river basin, facilitating a more accurate hydrographical mapping of this region, which covers five million square kilometers.
Mar 25, 2013, 1:00 AM
The Colombian peace process, ongoing for four months now between the government and the FARC guerrillas in Havana, has made progress, despite some existing disagreements, both parties said at the start of an 11-day recess on March 21.