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Sep 19, 2013, 1:00 AM
Operation Martillo, a multinational military force effort headed by the United States with the aim of countering drug trafficking and organized crime in Central America, will remain in the region for an indefinite period.
Sep 18, 2013, 1:00 AM
Lieutenant General José Carlos de Miranda Corrêa died on September 15, in Rio de Janeiro. He died at 1:13 p.m. at the age of 93, in the Hospital Central da Aeronáutica (HCA), where he was hospitalized.
Sep 18, 2013, 1:00 AM
Naval forces from 15 partner nations concluded UNITAS 2013, the 54th annual multinational maritime exercise, Sept. 15 in Cartagena, Colombia.
Sep 18, 2013, 1:00 AM
According to the 2013 Trafficking in Persons Report published by the U.S. Department of State, El Salvador is a source, transit, and destination country for women, men, and children who are subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor. Women and girls, some from rural areas of El Salvador, are exploited in sex trafficking in urban centers and forced to work as “bar girls.” Salvadoran adults and children are subjected to forced begging and forced labor in agriculture and domestic service.
Sep 18, 2013, 1:00 AM
The United Kingdom Royal Fleet Auxiliary Naval Support Ship RFA Wave Knight and an onboard U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment interdicted a fishing vessel carrying a shipment of drugs in the Caribbean on September 9.
Sep 17, 2013, 1:00 AM
In a coordinated effort with the Attorney General’s Office, the Colombian National Police disrupted a criminal network that controlled a large part of the microtrafficking and extortion operations in the main coffee growing region.
Sep 17, 2013, 1:00 AM
U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador, Mari Carmen Aponte, said that her country respects the opinion of Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes, who stated that the U.S. Treasury Department “inflated” the economic power of Mara Salvatrucha MS-13 when it was classified at the same level of major drug trafficking cartels, such as Los Zetas, from Mexico.
Sep 16, 2013, 1:00 AM
A 22-year-old woman known as ‘Alicia’ or ‘La Gomela’, who was a member of the FARC’s 42nd Manuel Cepeda Vargas Company, voluntarily surrendered to authorities during a military search and control operation conducted by the 20th Airborne Infantry Battalion General Manuel Roerga Serviez on September 10 in the urban areas of Villavicencio (Meta department).
Sep 16, 2013, 1:00 AM
According to the 2013 Trafficking in Persons Report, Brazil is a large source, destination, and transit country for men, women, and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor. A significant number of Brazilian women and children are exploited in sex trafficking within the country, and federal police report higher rates of child prostitution in the Northeast.
Sep 16, 2013, 1:00 AM
Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zwahri, has called on his followers to perpetrate “an economic disruption to the United States” and conduct small-scale attacks on U.S. soil.
Sep 13, 2013, 1:00 AM
In combat and tactical vehicles, soldiers can access communications systems that display a complete picture of the battlefield. However, these high-tech situational awareness features are viewed through different computer systems, over separate monitors and with little room to spare.
Sep 13, 2013, 1:00 AM
As peace talks with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia remain on hold in Havana, Colombia’s National Police are already strategizing for a post-conflict era — with the task of combating new and streamlined organized criminal groups throughout Colombia’s cities.
Sep 13, 2013, 1:00 AM
Colombian Minister of National Defense Juan Carlos Pinzón, submitted to Congress a bill that seeks to strengthen the fight against extortion, micro-trafficking, smuggling, illegal mining, and roadblocks, and includes measures to guarantee the protection of minors that break the law.
Sep 13, 2013, 1:00 AM
Horacio Cartes, Paraguay newly inaugurated president, entered office Aug. 15 promising to weaken a leftist rebel group known as the Paraguayan Peoples’ Army [Ejército del Pueblo Paraguayo, or EPP].
Sep 12, 2013, 1:00 AM
The first of four river patrol boats (LPR-40) that the Colombian shipyard Cotecmar is manufacturing for the Brazilian Navy and Army was tested for the first time during the second week of September.
Sep 12, 2013, 1:00 AM
The Purchasing Agency of the Peruvian Ministry of Defense (MINDEF) will ensure that purchases are more transparent and professionally conducted in the Armed Forces, Deputy Minister of Defense Resources Jakke Valakivi stated.
Sep 12, 2013, 1:00 AM
One of the biggest problems faced by troops and other crisis responders deployed to Haiti following the devastating earthquake that hit the capital, Port-au-Prince, in January 2010, was not the lack of humanitarian aid, but the lack of understanding of the situation, the particulars of the various actors involved, their capabilities and the status of their efforts. Tons and tons of rice, bottled water, and other goods were occasionally sent to regions of the country that did not need it.
Sep 11, 2013, 1:00 AM
Naval forces from Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Peru, the United Kingdom and the United States kicked off UNITAS 2013, an annual multinational exercise, this weekend in Cartagena, Colombia.
Sep 11, 2013, 1:00 AM
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly, commander of U.S. Southern Command, visited Belize during the first week of September.
Sep 11, 2013, 1:00 AM
Nobody can dispute the sense of vulnerability and uncertainty brought forth from the September 11, 2001 attacks perpetrated by Al Qaeda, leading the international community to significantly change their perception of international terrorist threats for the past decade, which until then were regionalized.