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Feb 27, 2015, 1:00 AM
The efforts undertaken by the Honduran government’s security forces seem to be bearing fruit, according to a report issued by the Ministry of Security, which indicates that 740, or 13.4 percent fewer people were killed last year compared to 2013.
Feb 25, 2015, 1:00 AM
Chilean Special teams from the Army and Navy have been deployed throughout the country to fulfill the commitment signed at the Ottawa Convention of 1997, which prohibited the manufacture, use, and storage of these types of terrestrial explosives.
Feb 25, 2015, 1:00 AM
The Colombian government will mobilize hundreds of members of the Armed Forces in the Department of Antioquia to combat Clan Úsuga, one of the nation's largest and most active narcotrafficking groups, Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón and General Rodolfo Palomino, director of the National Police, said recently.
Feb 24, 2015, 1:00 AM
More than 200 female Military Brazilians have already served in the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). Currently, 10 others are preparing to be deployed to the Caribbean country in May, when they will take part in the 22nd Brazilian Contingent of the peacekeeping mission.
Feb 24, 2015, 1:00 AM
The Colombian Air Force (CAF) continues to help fight forest fires that occur in Colombia at the beginning of summer. The CAF has been working with firefighters, the Army, the police, the Red Cross, Civil Defense, the Risk Management Unit and local municipalities.
Feb 24, 2015, 1:00 AM
Dominican and U.S. officials sign an agreement to strengthen military cooperation that allows American troops to regularly train Dominican military personnel to combat international organized crime.
Feb 24, 2015, 1:00 AM
Peruvian President Ollanta Humala has deployed the Armed Forces to the Huallaga Valley, a major coca-growing region in the country’s northeast, to combat increased violence by the Shining Path terrorist group.
Feb 23, 2015, 1:00 AM
The Colombian National Army and the civilian population of Panama’s Darién province are cooperating with the State Border Service (SENAFRONT) to fight organized crime activities along the country’s border with Colombia.
Feb 23, 2015, 1:00 AM
Diálogo talked about this and other issues affecting Belize’s national security with Brigadier General David Jones, commander of Belize Defence Force, during the XIII Caribbean Nations Security Conference (CANSEC), held in Nassau, Bahamas, from 20-23 January 2015.
Feb 23, 2015, 1:00 AM
The Paraguayan Military will increase the number of troops by 50 percent in a region that includes three eastern departments in order to combat two narcotrafficking groups, General Luis Gonzaga Garcete, the commander of the Armed Forces, said.
Feb 19, 2015, 1:00 AM
Guatemalan government officials are responding to the people’s concern by utilizing the country’s most elite warriors, known as the “Kaibiles,” Guatemala’s Special Operations Force.
Feb 19, 2015, 1:00 AM
Soldiers with the Apolo Task Force of the Army’s Third Division seized three tons of chemicals that could produce 5,000 kilograms of cocaine along with four suspects in connection with the find, the Colombian National Army reported on its website on February 16.
Feb 18, 2015, 1:00 AM
Colombian Soldiers and police officers wounded by landmines or improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are helping themselves recover from their injuries by engaging in athletics.
Feb 18, 2015, 1:00 AM
The Peruvian Armed Forces recently inaugurated the Boca Anapati base in the Province of Satipo in the Junín region to bolster the Military’s fight against narcotraffickers in the Apurimac, Ene, and Mantaro Rivers Valley (VRAEM) region.
Feb 17, 2015, 1:00 AM
The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) of the U.S. Navy, Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert, visited the Chilean Navy and the Peruvian Navy in mid-January to discuss bilateral and defense issues.
Feb 17, 2015, 1:00 AM
The Dominican Republic's Navy, Air Force, and National Drug Control Police (DNCD) captured two suspected narco-traffickers in connection with the seizure of 926 packages of cocaine aboard two boats in separate operations near Saona Island earlier this month.
Feb 17, 2015, 1:00 AM
The rising impact of massive storms and other natural disasters is placing more pressure on first responders to build capacity to protect their nations, according to military leaders across the Americas.
Feb 16, 2015, 1:00 AM
The Guatemalan Army kicks off the 2015 training cycle for the Military Reserves and more than 50 women are included in the class of about 2,300 young people, who are college students, professionals, and blue-collar workers.
Feb 16, 2015, 1:00 AM
Cooperative efforts by the Colombian National Army, National Police, and civilian agencies have reduced kidnappings in Colombia by more than 90 percent over the past 14 years, according to statistics compiled by the nation’s anti-kidnapping agency.
Feb 13, 2015, 1:00 AM
Lockheed Martin P-3 Orion aircraft used by U.S. and Colombian Armed Forces have proven to be an important tool for security officials in Costa Rica in the fight against drug trafficking.