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Apr 30, 2015, 1:00 AM
Tighter controls by the Colombian Army and the National Police aimed at curbing illegal wildlife trade in the country are paying off: Nearly 55,000 animals and plants were seized in 2013 and 2014, the Ministry of the Environment said.
Apr 30, 2015, 1:00 AM
Tourism in Honduras is getting a boost from the new Rio Amarillo Airport, which Armed Forces engineers built. Military engineers are working on several similar projects throughout the country.
Apr 29, 2015, 1:00 AM
The United States Navy and the organization Operation Smile have joined forces for the seventh time to provide humanitarian aid in Central America and the Caribbean.
Apr 29, 2015, 1:00 AM
The U.S. has provided the Nicaraguan Army’s Naval Force three refurbished speedboats to use to combat narco-trafficking and organized crime groups, with the promise of donating a total of 21 boats.
Apr 28, 2015, 1:00 AM
The Anti-Aircraft Defense Strategic Project is acquiring new radar systems, armored vehicles, and remote-controlled missiles to develop the country's capability to defend its territory.
Apr 28, 2015, 1:00 AM
Service members brought staple goods to be used for meals for about 200 children at an orphanage in Cap Haïtien. Troops also donated school supplies and desks to other facilities in the city.
Apr 28, 2015, 1:00 AM
Bolivia’s Special Force against Drug Trafficking (FELCN) seized 654 kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride hidden inside a vehicle that law enforcement agents stopped at the Tambo Quemado border crossing that leads into Chile.
Apr 28, 2015, 1:00 AM
Each student receives one little sunflower seed protected inside a tiny glass box. I end each course as an instructor, session after session, with this symbolic gift. I talk about the importance, the privilege, and the responsibility of leadership: sowing seeds.
Apr 27, 2015, 1:00 AM
Since 2002, the Beca 18 [Scholarship 18] program has assisted in the professional development of nearly 5,000 young people who rendered voluntary Military service in Peru.
Apr 27, 2015, 1:00 AM
Panama's Public Forces and National Police seized more than 13 tons of drugs during the first three months of 2015 -- more than double what was seized during the same time frame a year earlier.
Apr 27, 2015, 1:00 AM
Approximately 38,000 men will ensure the security of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The primary objective is prevention, according to information released by the Brazilian Ministry of Defense in March. The country should spend about 200 million dollars only on the event’s security between 2014 and the end of the Olympics, the Ministry said.
Apr 24, 2015, 1:00 AM
Barbados will create a laboratory to fight cybercrime, a growing problem in the Caribbean nation. The lab will assist police in preventing credit card cloning and other offenses.
Apr 24, 2015, 1:00 AM
The Mexican Army, Attorney General’s Office and Federal Police teamed to capture the alleged leader of the Juárez Cartel, one of the largest transnational criminal organizations in the country.
Apr 23, 2015, 1:00 AM
Brazil’s Strategic Project Protect aims at assuring the security of the country’s hydroelectric plants, energy delivery networks, refineries, airport and the sea.
Apr 23, 2015, 1:00 AM
In the first three months of 2015 alone, the Police’s Directorate of Criminal Investigation and Interpol (DIJIN), with the help of its international partners, has seized nearly 10 tons of cocaine being transported out of Colombia via air, sea and land.
Apr 22, 2015, 1:00 AM
At the same time as the PNC4S workshop took off at SOUTHCOM, military and civilians from the defense and security sector assisted a seminar on electronic warfare (EW) during the 10th LAAD Security & Defence expo in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Apr 22, 2015, 1:00 AM
For three days, Armed Forces, Public Security, private industry, and academic information technology and cybersecurity professionals from 18 partner nations in the Americas came together in a United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)-sponsored workshop on Command, Control, Communications, Computer Systems (PNC4S), and Cyber Security.
Apr 22, 2015, 1:00 AM
For more than 10 years, 5,900 service members of the Chilean Armed Forces have strived to bring security, autonomy, and peace back to the Haitian people.
Apr 22, 2015, 1:00 AM
Partner nations working together in support of Operation MARTILLO have teamed up to seize more than 25,401 kilograms of cocaine in the past six months during patrols in the Eastern Pacific Ocean near Central and South America.
Apr 22, 2015, 1:00 AM
LAAD Defence & Security's 10th Edition attracted close to 30,000 people to the pavillions within Riocentro, in western Rio de Janeiro. Workshops and seminars about topics ranging from military logistics, electronic warfare, and the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles - better known as drones - took place during the four-day exhibit, the largest and most important defense and security trade show in Latin America.