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Apr 24, 2013, 1:00 AM
Apr 24, 2013, 1:00 AM
A total of 12 gunmen were arrested by the Bolivian Police, including Colombian, Argentinean and Brazilian nationals, after several crimes related to drug trafficking took place in the city of Santa Cruz, according to reports from the Ministry of Government on April 21.
Apr 24, 2013, 1:00 AM
General officers from the joint staffs of ten countries in the Americas, including Brazil, are participating in a peacekeeping mission training course until April 26, with the objective of becoming familiarized with new training materials for this type of activity.
Apr 24, 2013, 1:00 AM
Spain, the main gateway into Europe for cocaine and hashish, has stepped up the fight against drug trafficking by rings which are shifting their tactics to keep their access to the lucrative European market.
Apr 24, 2013, 1:00 AM
Panamanian authorities seized 1,472 kilos of cocaine and arrested four Colombian nationals, despite the fact that drug trafficking towards the north of the continent “has decreased,” Belsio González, Director of the Panamanian National Air-Naval Service (SENAN), stated on April 22.
Apr 23, 2013, 1:00 AM
During three days of presentations, open and sincere discussions of each country’s situation, and sessions to pave the way ahead, representatives from 11 countries in the Americas came together at the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) for a Subject Matter Expert Exchange (SMEE) on Information Operations (IO).
Apr 23, 2013, 1:00 AM
On April 21, a police officer and a guerrilla member were killed, and seven other force members were injured after a bomb exploded in a small village 500 km north of Asunción, during Paraguay’s presidential elections, the Public Prosecutor’s Office reported.
Apr 23, 2013, 1:00 AM
The Colombian Police seized three tons of cocaine valued at U.S. $75 million, found hidden in a ranch located in the northwest and presumably destined for Mexico, the organization reported on April 20.
Apr 23, 2013, 1:00 AM
Colombian drug trafficker Rigoberto Arias Castrillón, aka “Rigo”, leader of “Los Rolos” gang and wanted by Interpol, was arrested on April 21 in northwestern Venezuela, Minister of Interior and Justice Néstor Reverol reported.
Apr 22, 2013, 1:00 AM
Central American security officials hope that an international arms treaty which has just been approved by the United Nations will aid their struggle against a drug war that has exponentially increased the influx of guns into the region.
Apr 22, 2013, 1:00 AM
Frozen out of peace talks underway in Cuba, Colombia’s second largest guerrilla group has made headlines with high-profile kidnappings and attacks.
Apr 22, 2013, 1:00 AM
On April 18, Central American, Mexican, Caribbean, and Colombian police chiefs met for a two-day meeting in El Salvador, to coordinate a regional operation against weapons trafficking, with the goal of reducing violence, the Central American Integration System (SICA) reported.
Apr 22, 2013, 1:00 AM
Peace talks between the Colombian government and the communist guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) will resume on April 23, after a one-month recess, both parties said in a statement issued in Havana.
Apr 22, 2013, 1:00 AM
A network of 33 airports intensified the number of officers and aircraft parking spots, to guarantee the security and traffic of passengers, authorities and delegations during the Confederations Cup in June, the final rehearsal for the 2014 World Cup.
Apr 19, 2013, 1:00 AM
A ring that produced counterfeit U.S. dollars that were later shipped to the United States, Europe and other countries in the region, was dismantled by the Peruvian police, who seized 15 million in counterfeit banknotes ready to be sold abroad, the chief of police reported on April 17.
Apr 19, 2013, 1:00 AM
A stash of 1.5 tons of marihuana was seized at the Ecuadorean port of Guayaquil, the Ecuadorean Ministry of Interior reported on April 17.
Apr 19, 2013, 1:00 AM
The European Union is exploring joint methods to combat organized crime with Latin America, a scourge that is also affecting the “old continent”, Roland Schäfer, European External Action Service director for Latin America, said during his visit to Honduras.
Apr 18, 2013, 1:00 AM
During LAAD 2013, the Colombian Aviation Industry Corporation (CIAC) signed an agreement with UNASUR for the joint construction of a training aircraft.
Apr 18, 2013, 1:00 AM
With the perceived ineffectiveness of the public security and an increased feeling of uncertainty, Brazilian citizens have turned to the private security sector, which is a field that is expanding exponentially in Brazil.
Apr 18, 2013, 1:00 AM
The creation of a Logistic Coordination and Mobilization Center by the Brazilian Ministry of Defense will decisively contribute to ensured interoperability between the country’s Navy, Army, and Air Force.