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Jun 16, 2009, 1:00 AM
Barcelona (Spain), June 15 (EFE).- The Spanish police has liquidated the organization involved in cocaine trafficking in an operation where Portuguese and Uruguayan authorities collaborated, and by which more than twenty people have been arrested in Spain, in the last months.
Jun 16, 2009, 1:00 AM
Managua, June 14 (EFE).- Four baby armadillos, one of the species in danger of extinction in Central America, were rescued by the Nicaraguan environmentalist Kamilo Lara, who belongs to the non-governmental organization “Environmental Alert” (Alerta Ambiental.)
Jun 16, 2009, 1:00 AM
Bogotá, June 15 (EFE).- Today the Colombian president Álvaro Uribe, together with Italian ambassador Gerolamo Schiavoni, inaugurated in Buenaventra (west) a hospital vessel that will provide medical assistance to the population of towns along the coastline of the Pacific Ocean and rivers that flow into that ocean.
Jun 16, 2009, 1:00 AM
BOGOTA, June 14, 2009 (AFP) – An NGO that promotes peaceful ending of the Colombian conflict has asked ELN guerrilla to end kidnappings and to define an agenda to reintroduce the dialogue with the government, according to a letter revealed this Sunday.
Jun 16, 2009, 1:00 AM
BOGOTA, June 15, 2009 (AFP) - Colombian and Panamanian authorities are working hard to capture the leader of Front 57 of the FARC guerrillas, Gilberto Torres, a.k.a. " El Becerro," (“The Calf”) who is in charge of drug and weapon trafficking on the border, according to the newspaper El Tiempo in Bogota on Monday.
Jun 16, 2009, 1:00 AM
Buenos Aires, June 15 (EFE).- Argentina’s scientists have developed a potato plant resistant to fungus and bacteria, organisms that damage this type of crop and reduce its production, the local press informed today.
Jun 16, 2009, 1:00 AM
Managua, June 15 (EFE).- The German company Dräxlmaier will invest 25 million dollars launching an automotive harness plant in the department (province) of Masaya, southeast Nicaragua, an official source informed today.
Jun 16, 2009, 1:00 AM
Geneva, June 15 (EFE).- Today the President of Argentina, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, visited CERN, the European Laboratory of Particle Physics, where she descended to the huge tunnel that keeps the LHC particle accelerator, and signed a cooperation agreement.
Jun 15, 2009, 1:00 AM
The Peruvian Army destroyed a communication network used by the remaining forces of the Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso) organization in the forest valley region of the Apurímac and Ene rivers, better known as VRAE, local press reported.
Jun 15, 2009, 1:00 AM
MEXICO, June 11, 2009 (AFP) – Four cave murals dating from the classical period (200-650 A.D.) were discovered in the Mexican state of Querétaro, and could be useful in the study of the Teotihuacán civilization, which mysteriously disappeared before the year 650, the Institute of History and Anthropology (INAH) reported Thursday.
Jun 15, 2009, 1:00 AM
Santiago de Chile, June 11 (EFE). - Today the Chilean government delivered 60,000 copies of books by Nobel Literature Prize winners Pablo Neruda and Gabriela Mistral to the libraries of all colleges, elementary schools, and high schools for the nation’s next bicentennial.
Jun 15, 2009, 1:00 AM
TUMACO, Colombia – More than 800 Colombians from remote regions in the country traveled several hours by land and sea to receive medical care at Max Seidel, the main medical treatment site for the Continuing Promise 2009 (CP09) mission here June 11.
Jun 15, 2009, 1:00 AM
Bogotá, June 12 (EFE). - American diplomat David Zimov, who was involved in the 2008 operation that rescued fifteen hostages kidnapped by the FARC, was decorated by the Colombian Senate, parliamentary spokespersons reported today.
Jun 15, 2009, 1:00 AM
Bogotá, June 11 (EFE). - The Colombian Army captured “Martín Cuero,” a member of the FARC guerrilla organization who is very close to rebel leader Jorge Briceño Suárez, aka "Mono Jojoy," official sources reported today.
Jun 15, 2009, 1:00 AM
Bogotá, June 11 (EFE). - Former paramilitary leader Salvatore Mancuso, who was extradited to the United States, asked Colombian President Álvaro Uribe to appoint him as peacemaker, while offering to mediate before the FARC and ELN guerrillas.
Jun 12, 2009, 1:00 AM
TUMACO, Colombia (June 10, 2009) -- Surgeons aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) performed a series of procedures to remove bullet fragments and shrapnel from the face of a Colombian man here.
Jun 12, 2009, 1:00 AM
Bogotá, 10 June (EFE).- Today Colombian police arrested ten FARC guerrilla members, including the ones responsible for the killings in Bojayá, a north eastern village where 119 people died in 2002, informed the Director of police, General Óscar Naranjo.
Jun 12, 2009, 1:00 AM
Washington, June 11 (EFE).- Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Fander Falconí stated today that Ecuador wants to strengthen the relationship with the United Status and cooperate not only in the fight against drug trafficking, but in other aspects as well, such as immigration.
Jun 11, 2009, 1:00 AM
(Updated with 13 bodies recovered and other data)
Jun 11, 2009, 1:00 AM
PARIS, June 10, 2009 (AFP) – On Wednesday morning the French Nuclear Attack Submarine (SNA) "Emeraude" joined the search operation aimed at finding the black boxes from the Air France Airbus that disappeared while flying over the Atlantic off the Brazilian coast, the French Joint Chiefs of Staff announced.