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May 15, 2009, 1:00 AM
Today the United States was chosen for the first time to be a member of the UN Human Rights Committee (HRC), a body that monitors the human rights situation in the world and which up until now had been ignored by Washington.
May 15, 2009, 1:00 AM
Hundreds of tour operators from around the world will meet at the XXV Expotur Fair, to be held in Costa Rica starting this Thursday, which features innovations designed to protect the environment, the event’s organizers reported.
May 15, 2009, 1:00 AM
Michelle Bachelet, who has ten months remaining in her term of office and a popularity rating of 67% after a difficult start, is cheerful and convinced that her administration has opened the way for women: "The number of girls who now want to be President of Chile is impressive," she says.
May 15, 2009, 1:00 AM
On Thursday military and defense experts from around the world concluded a three-day meeting in Miami in which they analyzed measures to combat illicit trafficking in weapons of mass destruction and their components, the U.S. Southern Command reports.
May 15, 2009, 1:00 AM
RIO DE JANEIRO, May 14, 2009 (AFP) - Press releases have reported that the last Brazilian Field Marshal died Wednesday at the age of 108 in a hospital in Rio de Janeiro due to health complications.
May 14, 2009, 1:00 AM
MORELIA, Mexico (AP) — The Mexican army says it seized more than 8 tons (almost 8 metric tons) of crystal methamphetamine at a clandestine drug lab in the western state of Michoacan.
May 14, 2009, 1:00 AM
Quito, 12 May (EFE). - Ecuadorian antidrug police seized over 17 tons of cocaine hidden in a ship flying a Spanish flag in the port of Guayaquil, a city in the southwest of the country, and arrested three Ecuadorian citizens and two Russians, the institution told Efe today.
May 14, 2009, 1:00 AM
The grave of a young man between 16 and 18 years old, accompanied by valuable furniture, was discovered in the sanctuary of Machu Picchu, Peru, in the southern Andean region of Cuzco, the National Institute of Culture (INC) reported today.
May 14, 2009, 1:00 AM
San Salvador, 12 May (EFE). - Today General Glenn Spears and Paul Trivelli, Deputy Commanders of the U.S. Southern Command, delivered to Salvadoran authorities a shipment of equipment which will help protect health personnel treating cases of influenza A.
May 14, 2009, 1:00 AM
More than two dozen countries from around the world attended a three-day meeting from May 12 to 14 in downtown Miami to address the illicit trade of weapons of mass destruction and related materials.
May 13, 2009, 1:00 AM
Today Colombian police official Luis Mendieta, who had been held hostage by the FARC for more than 10 years, was promoted to the rank of General by President Álvaro Uribe, who urged the Army to rescue all the hostages.
May 12, 2009, 1:00 AM
Starting tomorrow, the Deputy Commander of the U.S. Southern Command, General Glenn Spears, will make a two-day visit to El Salvador to formalize the donation of medical equipment and to make a demonstration of an aircraft intended for the fight against drug trafficking.
May 12, 2009, 1:00 AM
Bogotá, 11 May (EFE). - The Colombian Institute of Geology and Mining (Ingeominas, state-run) issued an alert today that the Galeras volcano, which borders Ecuador and is located in the department of Nariño, was likely to erupt within days or weeks.
May 11, 2009, 1:00 AM
Today the Appropriations Committee of the House of Representatives firmly approved a bill for additional costs for the current fiscal year, including US$470 million for the fight against drug trafficking in Mexico.
May 8, 2009, 1:00 AM
Colombia invited a leader of Kosovo's independence war for a conference on demobilizing guerrilla movements then expelled him based on an Interpol warrant issued at Serbia's request, the government said Thursday.
May 8, 2009, 1:00 AM
A sample of indigenous art from Northwest Argentina that opened at the National Museum of Fine Arts aims, through pieces ranging up to 3000 years old, to destroy the cliché that all pre-Hispanic societies were savages.
May 8, 2009, 1:00 AM
Defense Minister Juan Manuel Santos said that the FARC was "one of the biggest drug cartels in the world," recalling that at least 50 of their chiefs are wanted for extradition by U.S. authorities.
May 8, 2009, 1:00 AM
Today indigenous women in Guatemala condemned racism, discrimination, violence, and neo-liberal policies that threaten that sector, and demanded that Álvaro Colom’s government respect their human rights.
May 8, 2009, 1:00 AM
UNITAS Gold, the 50th iteration of the longest running multinational exercise in the world, came to a close following more than two weeks of realistic training scenarios by the United States and partner maritime forces and observers from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Germany, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay.
May 7, 2009, 1:00 AM
Barcelona coach Josep Guardiola is anticipating a classic Champions League final when his side take on Manchester United in Rome later this month.