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Jun 19, 2009, 1:00 AM
Guatemala, June 18 (EFE). - Official sources informed today that the security forces of Guatemala seized a pseudoephedrine shipment valued at 17.2 million quetzals (approximately 2.2 million dollars), the second this week.
Jun 19, 2009, 1:00 AM
Bogotá, June 18 (EFE).- Today the only survivor of of the slaughter of the deputies committed by FARC two years ago, Sigifredo López, said that peace is “closer than ever” in Colombia, because the guerrillas need to find “a dignified exit” after 45 years of armed conflict.
Jun 19, 2009, 1:00 AM
Bogotá, June 17 (EFE).- To mark the first anniversary of the “Operation Jaque” in which fifteen FARC hostages including former Colombian presidential candidate were liberated, Discovery Channel will release a documentary on the key role that the United States played in that operation.
Jun 18, 2009, 1:00 AM
GOIAS VELHO, June (AFP) – Starting this Tuesday, the city of Goiás Velho will host the 11th International Environmental Film Festival (Fica), which is one of the main events in the world on this topic. It will take place only six months prior to the UN conference that will define the substitute agreement to the Kyoto Protocol in Copenhagen.
Jun 18, 2009, 1:00 AM
Bogotá, June 16 (EFE).- In the frame of the peace process with the current government, the approval of the Bill by the Colombian Congress will allow to suspend of criminal proceedings against 19,000 demobilized paramilitary soldiers, Congressman Nicolás Uribe, the supporter of the initiative informed today.
Jun 18, 2009, 1:00 AM
Bogotá, June 16 (EFE). - Today the Colombian House of Representatives passed the “Victims Act” (Ley de Víctimas), which seeks to economically compensate the thousands of people affected by violence in that country.
Jun 18, 2009, 1:00 AM
Rio de Janeiro, June 15 (EFE).- In one of the major drug busts of the year in the country, the Brazilian police seized on Sunday 12.2 tons of marihuana, hidden in a truck coming from Paraguay and heading to Sao Paulo, the main city of the country, official sources informed today.
Jun 18, 2009, 1:00 AM
Quito, June 16 (EFE). - Today the Organization of American States (OAS) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) presented the book “Ecuador y Colombia: Construyendo Puentes” (Ecuador and Colombia: Building Bridges), which is a collection of presentations, articles, and reflections seeking to “break the ice” in the relations between these countries.
Jun 18, 2009, 1:00 AM
Guatemala, June 16 (EFE). - Official sources reported today that Guatemalan antinarcotics agents seized 17,562,000 pseudoephedrine tablets in the port of Quetzal on the Pacific coast of the Central American country.
Jun 18, 2009, 1:00 AM
Argentina requested FIFA fit out Rosario Central Stadium as an alternative to "Monumental" stadium for the 2010 South Africa World Cup’s qualifying round for the next match, in which Argentina will compete against Brazil, as officially announced on Wednesday.
Jun 18, 2009, 1:00 AM
Buenos Aires, June 17 (EFE). - Argentine scientist Eugenia Kalnay was named the best meteorologist in the world by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) for her “outstanding” contributions to the field of climatology, local press reported today.
Jun 18, 2009, 1:00 AM
Quito, June 16 (EFE).- The Ministry of Industry of Ecuador is is in final stages of preparation for the I International Forum on Technology Parks scheduled for June 22, 23 and 24, with the participation of subject matter experts from Spain, Chile, Colombia and Uruguay, among other countries.
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 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.