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Jun 4, 2013, 1:00 AM
The task was to take over the command of a ship suspected of carrying illegal material. The Brazilian Navy Combat Divers Group (GRUMEC) created a scenario comprised of hoods, weaponry, and flybys accompanied by agility and elements of surprise as part of their training for the Confederations Cup, on May 23, in Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro.
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 3, 2013, 1:00 AM
The incidence of kidnapping in Colombia has dropped to the lowest level in a decade, according to figures released by the nonprofit group Fundación País Libre.
Jun 3, 2013, 1:00 AM
The Ecuadorean Supreme Court of Justice (CNJ) reported on May 30 that it had ordered the extradition to Colombia Jhon Faber Capera Tique, aka “Dumar”, who was considered by Bogotá to be the commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), and whose extradition had been requested by his country.
Jun 3, 2013, 1:00 AM
According to a well-known military saying, “the price of freedom is constant surveillance.” The Run for Peace, held in late May from Rio de Janeiro’s Complexo da Penha to neighboring Complexo do Alemão, was originally an initiative of the Brazilian Peacekeeping Force.
Jun 3, 2013, 1:00 AM
Jamaican officials are reporting an upsurge in confiscations of cocaine and other narcotics, three years after an attempt to capture drug kingpin Christopher “Dudus” Coke left 74 people dead on the streets of Kingston.
Jun 3, 2013, 1:00 AM
With the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil planned for June, the World Cup for 2014 and the Summer Olympics for 2016, military officials in Uruguay —— which shares a 1,068-mile land border with Brazil — are taking no chances.
Jun 3, 2013, 1:00 AM
Spanish police seized a vessel carrying over 3,000 kilos of cocaine and arrested 21 people in an operation that disrupted a drug trafficking ring that operated between Venezuela and Galicia, they reported on May 31.