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Aug 30, 2013, 1:00 AM
The new assault rifles IA2 caliber 5.56 mm and 7.62 mm, designed by Brazilian military weapons manufacturer Imbel, are being tested before being introduced into the Armed Forces.
Aug 30, 2013, 1:00 AM
During the month of July, a handful of U.S. Army South Soldiers traveled to Colombia and Honduras to conduct subject matter expert exchanges (SMEEs) with partner nation soldiers and civilians. While these are not an uncommon form of engagement within Army South’s area of responsibility, the topic of these two proved to be an exception. The focus for each one of these engagements centered on military working dogs, or MWDs.
Aug 30, 2013, 1:00 AM
Four vehicles, 226 kilos of cocaine, four motorcycles, and a pistol with ammunition that belonged to the FARC’s 6th Front, were seized in a joint inter-institutional operation by troops of the Colombian Army’s Third Brigade, members of the Attorney General’s Research Technical Corps, and the Colombian Air Force’s 7th Air Combat Command in northern Cauca on August 28. In addition, five people were captured at the scene, which took place at a ranch located north of Cauca department.
Aug 29, 2013, 1:00 AM
U.S. based Northrop Grumman Corporation was chosen by Colombia to develop its new air defense system (SISDAN) through government-to-government agreements.
Aug 29, 2013, 1:00 AM
A DC-3 coastal survey airplane from Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO) visited 4th Fleet headquarters Aug. 20 for a capabilities demonstration prior to a scheduled deployment to the Caribbean Sea and Central America.
Aug 29, 2013, 1:00 AM
Aug 29, 2013, 1:00 AM
On August 24, in Taiwan, Petty Officer Second Class Yane Marques stepped on the podium to receive one more unprecedented title for her and for Brazil: second place in the Modern Pentathlon world championship. The silver medal came a little over a year after Yane became the first Latin-American athlete to win medals in the Modern Pentathlon, shortly after winning the bronze in the London Games.
Aug 29, 2013, 1:00 AM
Colombia’s National Liberation Army (Ejército de Liberación Nacional, or ELN) released Canadian mining engineer Gernot Wober on Aug. 27 after holding him captive for nearly eight months.
Aug 28, 2013, 1:00 AM
The U.S. Coast Guard, British Royal Navy and U.S. law enforcement partners seized 1,500 pounds of cocaine, a go-fast vessel and detained three suspected smugglers, during an at-sea interdiction Aug. 16 in the Caribbean Sea.
Aug 28, 2013, 1:00 AM
Isla de Coco, one of the world’s largest uninhabited islands, achieved fame in 1993 as the backdrop for Stephen Spielberg’s blockbuster movie “Jurassic Park.” Twenty years later, the remote Costa Rican island is better known as a dropoff point for drug traffickers.
Aug 28, 2013, 1:00 AM
The criminal organization “Los Urabeños” was struck by the Colombian National Police in lower Cauca, Antioquia department, Colombia, with the capture of their main leader, wanted for extradition by the United States, as part of the Strategy to Combat Transnational Organized Crime.
Aug 28, 2013, 1:00 AM
On August 26, the terrorist organization FARC was struck again by a coordinated operation between the Colombian Air Force (FAC) and the Colombian National Police with the neutralization of Virgilio Antonio Vidal Mora, aka “Silver”, leader of the 57th Front and considered primarily responsible for drugs and weapons trafficking for that group on the border with Panama.
Aug 28, 2013, 1:00 AM
Interview with Rear Admiral Leonardo Santamaría, Commander of the Caribbean Naval Force of Colombia
Aug 27, 2013, 1:00 AM
From August 19 to 26, over 1,000 kilos of cocaine were seized off the coasts of Caribbean countries, the Colombian Navy said.
Aug 27, 2013, 1:00 AM
On August 18, the Brazilian Navy Frigate “Rademaker” departed from the Naval Base in Rio de Janeiro to conduct the UNITAS LIV Operation.
Aug 27, 2013, 1:00 AM
Aug 27, 2013, 1:00 AM
Uruguay’s new Seven Zones Plan focuses law-enforcement and anti-poverty measures in the poorest districts of Montevideo and parts of the adjacent state of Canelones.
Aug 27, 2013, 1:00 AM
The unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) project developed by the Ecuadorean Air Force’s (FAE) Research and Development Center (CIDFAE), will allow an air surveillance system to be used on the northern border in the country’s eastern region. The FAE has been working since 2000 in the research of UAVs, gaining experience with projects, namely: ‘RPV Rayo’ and ‘High Altitude Platform Project’ (PGA), a position that has allowed this line of research.
Aug 26, 2013, 1:00 AM
Peruvian authorities see the recent deaths of three Shining Path terrorist leaders as an opening to pacify the last area of the country still wracked by political violence.
Aug 26, 2013, 1:00 AM
The Honduran Congress approved the creation of a military police unit on August 22, as part of a series of measures to counter crime, which led the country to the highest homicide rate in the world, official legislative sources reported.