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May 18, 2009, 1:00 AM
A US warship intercepted a submersible believed to be linked to the drug trade off Colombia's Pacific coastline, Colombian officials said Saturday.
May 18, 2009, 1:00 AM
Paraguayan narcotics agents at an airport in Asuncion seized several craft masks made of cocaine, which totaled 40 kilos of drugs that were to be sent to Italy, official sources reported today.
May 18, 2009, 1:00 AM
Thursday saw the beginning of Colombia’s tribute to the folk music of vallenata composer Rafael Escalona, whom Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez described as one of his referents, and after whose death on Wednesday in Bogota at age 81 national mourning was declared.
May 18, 2009, 1:00 AM
Temperamental but lavishly talented French footballer Eric Cantona -- about to play film-star at Cannes -- is still worshipped in part of northwest England 12 years after leaving Manchester United to retire abruptly at 31.
May 18, 2009, 1:00 AM
The co-existence of mankind and robots gifted with "silicon souls” at home, at school, or at work is no longer science fiction, but happens in the present with the Hispano-Emirati Reem-B Humanoid, the Dutch Delfly dragonflies, and the Spanish astronaut Topolino.
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 15, 2009, 1:00 AM
Today the United States Southern Command in El Salvador introduced an unmanned aircraft that could help combat drug trafficking in Central America, and which will be tested in a surveillance center for two weeks.
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 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.