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Jun 28, 2013, 1:00 AM
The Guatemalan Police director and other officials in the force will be removed in July, in an attempt by government to redirect the work of the security forces in the Central American country, which is overwhelmed by violence, official sources reported on June 26.
Jun 28, 2013, 1:00 AM
Since June 12, 2000, when a tragedy on a bus took place in the district of Jardim Botânico (Botanic Garden), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the local Military Police had not been so demoralized on live television broadcast, for the rest of the world to see.
Jun 28, 2013, 1:00 AM
U.S. Army South marked the official closeout of Beyond the Horizon-Panama 2013 during a ceremony in Escobal, Panama on June 18, where U.S. Military engineers and medical professionals conducted real-world training while providing needed services to communities throughout the country.
Jun 28, 2013, 1:00 AM
On June 26, U.S. authorities announced an international effort against synthetic drug trafficking with Australia, Barbados, Canada, and Panama, resulting in over 150 arrests.
Jun 27, 2013, 1:00 AM
A large part of the demonstrations and protests that take over the main cities in Brazil are peaceful, and represent popular expression for the social changes that have long been promised by successive governments and are now more than necessary.
Jun 27, 2013, 1:00 AM
Honduran Minister of Defense Marlon Pascua, stated on June 24 that the government has made progress in the fight against crime, and predicted that the homicide rate will decline from 85.5 to 80 per 100,000 inhabitants this year.
Jun 27, 2013, 1:00 AM
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) leader Timoleón Jiménez, and Iván Márquez, one of the negotiators in the peace talks held between this insurgency and the Colombian government, were sentenced to 40 years in prison for an attack that left four dead and 30 injured in 2003, the prosecution told AFP on June 25.
Jun 27, 2013, 1:00 AM
Mexico is preparing a program aimed at organizing the migratory influx along its southern border, which will involve a joint effort with the governments of Guatemala and Belize, and the implementation of which the Mexican Secretary of the Navy will be responsible for, according to Secretary of Government (Interior) Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong on June 24.
Jun 26, 2013, 1:00 AM
Over a million U.S. dollars, 9 million Colombian pesos and almost one million Euros were confiscated during an international law enforcement operation which dismantled a factory of counterfeit notes in Bogotá, the Spanish police reported on June 24.
Jun 26, 2013, 1:00 AM
Rhabdomyolysis is a syndrome characterized by muscle necrosis that leads to the release of contents from the cells into the bloodstream; it is a scary name when heard for the first time, causing different reactions after the meaning is explained. The matter has been a topic of research by professionals involved in sports medicine, such as physical training instructors and combat trainers from major military training centers around the world.
Jun 26, 2013, 1:00 AM
A new kind of war correspondent has emerged in Mexican cities affected by drug trafficking violence where the press has been silenced: the frustrated citizens turned to social networks in order to remain informed and to protect themselves.
Jun 26, 2013, 1:00 AM
Three guerrillas from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) were killed and six others captured in Arauca department, the Colombian Army reported on June 23, specifying that the insurgents were killed during a confrontation against a military unit.
Jun 25, 2013, 1:00 AM
Brazil’s Peacekeeping Force was established to ensure law and order in communities or slums, and it is comprised of men and women, including military members of the Brazilian Army, Military Police, and Civil Police of Rio de Janeiro. According to police records, the military presence in the areas of operation resulted in a significant decrease in crime rates.
Jun 25, 2013, 1:00 AM
Panamanian authorities destroyed more than eleven tons of drugs on June 21, the largest amount seized so far this year, the police reported.
Jun 25, 2013, 1:00 AM
Colombian drug trafficker Hugo Armando Valencia, aka “El Topo”, wanted by the United States for extradition, was captured in the city of Medellín by the Colombian Army, on June 21.
Jun 25, 2013, 1:00 AM
Guatemalan authorities seized 307 kilos of cocaine and arrested five Mexican nationals and one Ecuadorean man who were carrying the drugs after intercepting a speedboat in the Pacific Ocean, the Ministry of Interior reported on June 22.
Jun 25, 2013, 1:00 AM
During a march for the victims of Colombia’s armed conflict on June 23, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos demanded that the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) acknowledged their victims and provided “fair play” during the peace talks in Havana.
Jun 24, 2013, 1:00 AM
On June 15, IVECO inaugurated its unit that will manufacture Defense vehicles in the city of Sete Lagoas, Minas Gerais state, after an investment of over 100 million reales (about U.S. $ 46.64 million) in infrastructure and development of the medium-sized armored Guaraní vehicle for transporting personnel, with (VBTP-MR) 6×6 wheels, which was ordered by the Brazilian Army.
Jun 24, 2013, 1:00 AM
Colombian National Navy troops destroyed four labs for processing coca base paste in Putumayo department on June 20.
Jun 24, 2013, 1:00 AM
Brazil’s Peacekeeping Force was established to ensure law and order in communities or slums, and it is comprised of men and women, including military members of the Brazilian Army, Military Police, and Civil Police of Rio de Janeiro. According to police records, the military presence in the areas of operation resulted in a significant decrease in crime rates.