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May 31, 2013, 1:00 AM
Brazil is expected to help Haiti train engineers, enabling them to prepare and implement projects aiming to contribute to the development of their country. The offer by Defense Minister Celso Amorim was made on May 20 to Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Salvador Lamothe, during a meeting at the Ministry of Defense in Brasília.
May 31, 2013, 1:00 AM
New synthetic psychoactive substances are making their way into Europe where the Internet is becoming a big challenge in the fight against illicit drugs, the continent’s drug agency warned on May 28.
May 31, 2013, 1:00 AM
Despite a stricter law approved in 2003, which increased the minimum age for purchasing and carrying a firearm from 21 to 25 years old, along with a mandatory psychological exam and practice tests, the number of records for weapons granted to Brazilian citizens has increased. This matter concerns the authorities, especially those in the public security area, since the country now ranks first in the world for firearm-related deaths.
May 31, 2013, 1:00 AM
A top Argentine prosecutor formally accused Iran on May 29 of opening secret intelligence stations in several South American countries to plan and conduct terror attacks.
May 31, 2013, 1:00 AM
On May 29, in a ceremony that declared the tenth city in the country free of violence, Salvadoran gangs Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) and Barrio 18 stated that they hoped to be an inspiration to other nations in the region.
May 30, 2013, 1:00 AM
Chinese hackers have gained access to secret designs for a slew of sophisticated U.S. weapons programs, officials said on May 28, possibly jeopardizing the U.S. Military’s technological edge.
May 30, 2013, 1:00 AM
The National Liberation Army (ELN) confirmed on May 28 that it was holding a Colombian Soldier captured in an attack last week that killed 11 other government troops.
May 30, 2013, 1:00 AM
The online currency exchange company Liberty Reserve was responsible for laundering over $6 billion over the last seven years, with millions of customers around the world, according to a three-count indictment on May 28.
May 30, 2013, 1:00 AM
On May 28, U.S. diplomats hailed the agreement on agrarian reform between Bogotá and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), announced on May 26, and expected to contribute to peace in Colombia.
May 30, 2013, 1:00 AM
On May 28, Chilean authorities started to evacuate residents near the Copahue volcano on the border area with Argentina because many locals had refused to abandon their animals, while the Argentine population had already left the dangerous area in view of the high probability of an explosive eruption.
May 29, 2013, 1:00 AM
France has drawn up a blacklist of 17 countries including Switzerland that do not help investigate foreign aid fraud, banning the use of their banks to help distribute development funds, officials said on May 27.
May 29, 2013, 1:00 AM
The U.S. Department of the Treasury is taking action against 20 individuals and entities for their involvement in Iran’s nuclear and missile proliferation networks and its continued attempts to circumvent sanctions.
May 29, 2013, 1:00 AM
The Colombian government and the guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) reported on May 26 that they have reached a momentous agreement about the agrarian issue, the first point in the agenda of peace talks held in Havana, due to the armed conflict that has been going on for over 50 years.
May 29, 2013, 1:00 AM
The Brazilian Olympic Shooting Team participated in the U.S. Sport Shooting International Federation World Cup between May 4 and 13, in Fort Benning, Georgia. Participating athletes from the Brazilian Army Sports Committee (CDE), who are part of the Brazilian national team, achieved excellent results.
May 28, 2013, 1:00 AM
Interview with Lieutenant General César Adonay Acosta Bonilla, Chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Salvadoran Armed Forces
May 28, 2013, 1:00 AM
The U.S. Treasury on May 23 added 20 companies and individuals to its Iran sanctions blacklist, accusing them of supporting Tehran’s nuclear efforts and helping the country avoid international sanctions.
May 28, 2013, 1:00 AM
The stability of the first five days of Operation Ágata 7 indicated that the military raided 42,200 vehicles and 2,778 vessels along the 10,000 miles of the entire Brazilian border.
May 24, 2013, 1:00 AM
Ecuadorean nanosatellite “Pegaso”, launched into orbit on April 25, suffered a lateral collision with particles of a Russian rocket, and although it remains in orbit, it will be known if it is still operational in a few hours, reported the country’s Space Civil Agency (EXA) on May 23, after the collision.
May 24, 2013, 1:00 AM
Brazil will host the 9th Inter-American Naval Telecommunications Conference (IANTC), the most important telecommunications forum between the navies of the Americas. This year’s event, organized by the Brazilian Navy, will take place between May 27 and 31, at the Naval Academy in Rio de Janeiro. The IANTC is the result of the 1998 merger of two other meetings that discuss the telecommunications between the navies of the Americas: the Inter-American Conference of Chiefs of Naval Communications and the Operational Staff Inter-American Naval Telecommunications Network (IANTN), currently composed of 18 countries.
May 24, 2013, 1:00 AM
Eleven Colombian Soldiers were killed and six other injured in a bombing perpetrated by National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrillas, in a rural area of Norte de Santander department, located in the north east of Colombia on the border with Venezuela, authorities reported on May 22.