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Jun 11, 2013, 1:00 AM
A Soldier carries a 61-pound load while walking in a prototype DARPA Warrior Web system during an independent evaluation by the U.S. Army. Warrior Web seeks to create a soft, lightweight under-suit that would help reduce injuries and fatigue common for Soldiers, who often carry 100-pound loads for extended periods over rough terrain.
Jun 10, 2013, 1:00 AM
The Mexican army has freed 165 migrants, mostly from Central America, who said they were kidnapped and held for several weeks by a criminal group in northern Mexico, authorities said on June 6.
Jun 10, 2013, 1:00 AM
Armed criminals recently stopped a driver transporting 19 tons of Costa Rica’s world-famous arabica coffee to the shipping port, forcing him to turn over his load. The gunmen later sold the prized coffee on the black market.
Jun 10, 2013, 1:00 AM
The Brazilian Navy Combat Divers Group, or GRUMEC for its Portuguese name, is a military organization under the Submarine Force Command on the island of Mocanguê, in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, at the headquarters of the Brazilian Squadron.
Jun 10, 2013, 1:00 AM
Life in the small farming district of Yasy Cany in Canindeyú department, Paraguay is tough, and it shows on the faces of its 30,000 residents.
Jun 10, 2013, 1:00 AM
With peace talks between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebel group now in their ninth round, some Colombians are starting to wonder what — if anything — has been achieved in Havana after half a year.
Jun 7, 2013, 1:00 AM
There is no doubt that Brazil made the list of countries most likely for terrorist attacks within the next few years, especially during the Confederations Cup, the 2013 visit of His Holiness the Pope, the 2014 World Cup, or the 2016 Olympic Games.
Jun 7, 2013, 1:00 AM
The U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned six leaders of the Mara Salvatrucha, also known as MS-13, one of the most dangerous gangs in the world, on June 5.
Jun 7, 2013, 1:00 AM
With the inauguration of the Airspace Industry and Technology Center (CITA), in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, on June 1, authorities also introduced two military advanced trainer aircraft, the first two to be completely assembled in Bolivia in the last 20 years.
Jun 7, 2013, 1:00 AM
The Honduran government indefinitely suspended 1,400 police agents from the Office of Criminal Investigation on June 5, in order to conduct trust tests as part of a purification process on police forces that started two years ago, an official source reported.
Jun 6, 2013, 1:00 AM
The Brazilian Air Force (FAB) and Federal Police may use Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) during two games of the Confederations Cup, between June 15 and June 30, in Brazil. This aircraft would be used during the opening of the competition, in Brasília, and the closing, in Rio de Janeiro, within the scope of the aerial space defense plan established by the federal government.
Jun 6, 2013, 1:00 AM
The Brazilian Police dismantled a drug trafficking and money laundering gang based in Brazil, which had links to Portugal and Colombia, and smuggled cocaine to Europe hidden in frozen fish, the prosecution said on June 4.
Jun 6, 2013, 1:00 AM
Colombian authorities reported that four Colombian prison guards and an inmate died on June 4 in an “ambush” on a truck where three prisoners were being transported to a court hearing in the south of Colombia by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).
Jun 6, 2013, 1:00 AM
Nicaragua is monitoring the activity of Cerro Negro volcano in the northeast of the country after an increase in its seismic activity, and called for tourists and neighbors to avoid climbing its slopes, an official source informed on June 4.
Jun 5, 2013, 1:00 AM
On June 3, the Chilean National Emergency Office (ONEMI) lowered the alert of a possible eruption of Copahue volcano, located on the border with Argentina, due to a decrease in seismic activity, and notified the evacuees that they can return home.
Jun 5, 2013, 1:00 AM
It has been a long, arduous struggle, but the Honduran Armed Forces have coordinated their efforts with all institutions in charge of preserving the state of law and order in the country.
Jun 5, 2013, 1:00 AM
The United States might support a bid by Colombia for NATO membership just as it has backed the close Latin American ally in other international fora, a senior State Department official said on June 3.
Jun 5, 2013, 1:00 AM
Since 2000, more than 2,000 service members have suffered amputated limbs. DARPA’s breakthrough research with advanced prosthetic limbs controlled by brain interfaces is well documented, but such research is currently limited to quadriplegics; practical applications of brain interfaces for amputees are still in the future
Jun 4, 2013, 1:00 AM
The murder of well-known Paraguayan rancher Luis Lindstrom, a cattle breeder and exporter killed by the self-defined Paraguayan People’s Army or EPP for its Spanish name, on May 31, stirred the country, the first in the Atlantic region to record an armed insurgency in decades.
Jun 4, 2013, 1:00 AM
Uniformed service members and maritime police officers from four partner nations bolstered their maritime enforcement capabilities in a live-fire gunnery exercise off the coast of Saint Lucia during Tradewinds 2013 on May 25.