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Apr 10, 2013, 1:00 AM
On April 7, the Costa Rican Counter Drug Police seized 901 kilos of cocaine and arrested nine people, four Colombians, two Nicaraguans, a Panamanian, and two Costa Ricans, all of whom were members of a drug trafficking organization, Minister of Public Security Mario Zamora informed.
Apr 10, 2013, 1:00 AM
On April 8, the Organization of American States (OAS) and El Salvador agreed to establish a security assistance mission to help maintain the truce between criminal gangs in the Central American country, which has led to a sharp decline in homicide rates.
Apr 10, 2013, 1:00 AM
The Colombian Navy seized 1,181 kg of cocaine on board a Colombian-flagged fishing boat sailing in the Pacific towards Central America, and its seven-member crew was arrested, the military institution reported on April 8.
Apr 10, 2013, 1:00 AM
The Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Gary (FFG 51) returned from her six-month, independent deployment conducting counter transnational organized crime operations in the 4th Fleet Area of Responsibility, on April 5.
Apr 9, 2013, 1:00 AM
Three soldiers were killed in an attack on a populated village in southern Colombia, perpetrated by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), an insurgency group that is negotiating a peace agreement with Bogotá in Cuba, the Colombian Army reported on April 7.
Apr 9, 2013, 1:00 AM
The Colombian Army has suspended operations in the country’s southwest, a military source told on April 6, in a move reports said was meant to allow Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) leader Pablo Catatumbo to exit the country to attend peace talks in Cuba.
Apr 9, 2013, 1:00 AM
On April 5, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced the removal of the Colombian professional soccer team América de Cali (also known as Corporación Deportiva América) from the list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (SDN List).
Apr 9, 2013, 1:00 AM
At a symposium about Latin America held in Miami, Colombian Minister of Defense Juan Carlos Pinzón said that most Colombians are no longer frightened by terrorism and organized crime.
Apr 8, 2013, 1:00 AM
Hong Kong officials said on April 5, they had smashed a syndicate that used fake documents to smuggle people from Mainland China into Argentina, Brazil, Spain and Australia.
Apr 8, 2013, 1:00 AM
Eleven Salvadoran airmen returned to El Salvador from Afghanistan on February 28. During their deployment, the group filled the roles of aviation advisors and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) liaison officers (LNOs), positions which have been filled by U.S. service members inthepast.
Apr 8, 2013, 1:00 AM
Women now comprise more than six percent of the about 350,000 Brazilians in the military - and while that’s a higher ratio than ever before, it’s not enough, says Defense Minister Celso Amorim.
Apr 8, 2013, 1:00 AM
Five years after its inauguration, veteran U.S. diplomat William R. Brownfield has offered a detailed assessment of the State Department’s Central America Regional Security Initiative, countering critics who say CARSI hasn’t done enough to stop drugs and violence from spreading across the isthmus.
Apr 8, 2013, 1:00 AM
Colombian Army Soldiers managed to locate and destroy a targeted factory of improvised explosive devices that belonged to mobile support faction “Jacobo Arenas” of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), who use homemade bombs as a form of intimidation, an Army spokesman said on April 4.
Apr 5, 2013, 1:00 AM
“We are leaving, but who knows whether we’ll be back,” an undocumented migrant says on board a precarious speedboat that disappears into the fog of the San Pedro River at dawn.
Apr 5, 2013, 1:00 AM
General Edson Leal Pujol is the new force commander of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).
Apr 5, 2013, 1:00 AM
US law enforcement authorities arrested more than 100 people on March 3, in what was described as a “massive operation” against heroin and cocaine traffickers from the Caribbean into Connecticut.
Apr 5, 2013, 1:00 AM
Apr 4, 2013, 1:00 AM
The world’s greatest sprinter, Olympic champion Usain Bolt visited the Brazilian Air Force University (UNIFA), in Rio de Janeiro, on March 28, for the Future Olympic Project.
Apr 4, 2013, 1:00 AM
At almost 20 knots per hour, the guided-missile frigate USS Thach sails through the equatorial Pacific, a calm sea which is almost a cobalt color at dawn.
Apr 4, 2013, 1:00 AM
Leaders from U.S. Army South engaged with Colombian army counterparts during bilateral staff talks at the U.S. command’s headquarters in Texas, from March 18-21.