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Apr 30, 2013, 1:00 AM
A group of 17 guerrillas from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) was captured on April 26, while trying to steal a helicopter in a rural area of southwestern Colombia, authorities told the press.
Apr 30, 2013, 1:00 AM
Alleged Colombian drug trafficker José Linares Castillo was extradited to the United States, where he was accused of shipping tons of cocaine into that country, as well as of supporting the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the Federal Prosecutor’s Office stated on April 26.
Apr 30, 2013, 1:00 AM
On April 28, several confrontations between self-defense groups, criminal organizations and security forces in Michoacán state, México, left at least seven people dead, authorities told AFP.
Apr 30, 2013, 1:00 AM
Exporting a non-traditional product such as peace implies risks and costs for the State and the nation. However, Guatemala is a responsible member of the international community that stands by its commitments to support the efforts of the United Nations to deploy a military force that, both legally and legitimately, consolidates the peace processes in those countries where there is need for a helping hand.
Apr 29, 2013, 1:00 AM
Nearly a month after a deadly storm hit La Plata, the capital of Buenos Aires province, Argentina’s Armed Forces are still involved in a massive humanitarian effort to assist the survivors.
Apr 29, 2013, 1:00 AM
Stiletto boat is powered by four 1,650-horsepower diesel engines and can reach a speed of more than 50 mph.
Apr 29, 2013, 1:00 AM
The Brazilian Ministry of Justice and National Congress have been promoting several debates on decontrolling the use of medical marijuana, as well as legalizing it for users who are currently subject to jail time.
Apr 29, 2013, 1:00 AM
Costa Rican anti-drug agents arrested nine members of a cocaine trafficking ring in an early morning surprise raid Apr. 7. The three-day operation at a house in Quepos, a village along the country’s central Pacific coast, brought in 901 kilograms of coke — most of it hidden underneath a mattress.
Apr 29, 2013, 1:00 AM
Colombian police turned over drug trafficker Camilo Torres Martínez, alias “Fritanga,” to U.S. authorities on April 25 to face narco-trafficking and money-laundering charges in the state of Florida.
Apr 29, 2013, 1:00 AM
Venezuelan authorities seized 2.6 tons of cocaine in Zulia state on April 25, which were intended to be sent to Honduras, the Minister of Interior and Justice Miguel Rodríguez reported.
Apr 26, 2013, 1:00 AM
From February 12 to 14, a team from U.S. Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF-S) and U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) facilitated a Counter-Illicit Trafficking Operation Center Interoperability (CITOCI) Regional Workshop in El Salvador.
Apr 26, 2013, 1:00 AM
Brazil will conduct a large military border operation in May to safeguard the Confederations Cup that will be held in June, an event considered the final rehearsal before the 2014 World Cup, President Dilma Rousseff announced on April 23.
Apr 26, 2013, 1:00 AM
The military leader of the criminal gang Los Urabeños, also known as ‘El Negro Sarley’, to whom massacres and the shipment of enormous amounts of cocaine to Mexican cartels are attributed, was killed by the Colombian Police on April 24 in northwest Colombia, an official source reported.
Apr 26, 2013, 1:00 AM
Nicaraguan Army troops destroyed over 15,000 illegal marihuana plants in the heart of the Bosawas biosphere reserve, the main one in Central America, according to the institution on April 24.
Apr 25, 2013, 1:00 AM
Stiletto boat is powered by four 1,650-horsepower diesel engines and can reach a speed of more than 50 mph.
Apr 25, 2013, 1:00 AM
Apr 25, 2013, 1:00 AM
On April 22 the Brazilian Army reported that 1,200 military specialists will be deployed in the fight against terrorism and chemical weapons, to guarantee the security of the 2013 Confederations Cup, which starts on June 15.
Apr 25, 2013, 1:00 AM
Globalization and the challenges that Colombia is facing in this new era, especially the conflicts generated by drug trafficking, terrorism, and illegal mining, as well as the use of technology employed by the Armed Forces in the fight against transnational organized crime, are issues that General Navas addressed masterfully in an exclusive interview with Diálogo after his participation as guest speaker in the 8th Central American Security Conference (CENTSEC 2013), held in Panama City from April 16 – 18, 2013.
Apr 25, 2013, 1:00 AM
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) congratulated the Nicaraguan government on April 23 for the “crucial role they played” in capturing one of the agency’s ten most wanted fugitives, according to a statement in Managua.
Apr 25, 2013, 1:00 AM
On April 23, the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla resumed peace talks in Havana in order to put an end to the armed conflict, and reach peace as soon as possible, which would be unacceptable to achieve “at any cost,” according to the parties’ statements.