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May 22, 2009, 1:00 AM
A total of 112 members of the drug gang ''Los Rastrojos'', a Colombian paramilitary group created by a kingpin who was assassinated a year ago in Venezuela, surrendered to Army troops today in a jungle in the Western region of the country, the authorities announced.
May 22, 2009, 1:00 AM
On May 29th to May 31st, the Ecuadorian capital will be the host city for the International Conference of Latin American and Caribbean Women, who will be holding a debate concerning the regional situation under the slogan: “United for the integration of our America”.
May 22, 2009, 1:00 AM
The latest advances in tanks, planes, canon artillery and military weapons are on display at the II International Hall of Technology for Defense (Sitdef), which is held in Lima for companies from 41 countries and it was opened today by the Peruvian president, Alan García.
May 21, 2009, 1:00 AM
Interpol says it has issued an international security alert for 11 prisoners involved in a prison break in central Mexico.
May 21, 2009, 1:00 AM
Thousands of university students marched through Venezuela's capital demanding more state financial aid for public universities after President Hugo Chavez's government reduced funding by 6 percent.
May 21, 2009, 1:00 AM
This Wednesday, government sources informed that the Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo has removed the Army Commander Alfredo Machuca from Office and named General Oscar Velázquez as his replacement.
May 21, 2009, 1:00 AM
An international arrest warrant has been issued for a Colombian accused in the worst terror strike on Argentine soil, the 1994 bombing of a Jewish charities building that killed 85 people and injured 300, prosecutors said.
May 20, 2009, 1:00 AM
The Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa said that he will voice his ideas freely during his upcoming trip to Venezuela and that this need not frighten anyone, in response to an official warning from the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) that he could be exiled from the country if he tries to discredit the government of Hugo Chávez.
May 19, 2009, 1:00 AM
The president of the Dominican Republic, Leonel Fernandez, believes the problem of drug trafficking that afflicts Latin America requires "a global solution" since "no country can solve it alone."
May 19, 2009, 1:00 AM
Colombian Defense Minister Juan-Manuel Santos, who oversaw operations to rescue Colombian-French hostage Ingrid Betancourt from FARC rebels, resigned on Monday, eyeing a possible run at the presidency.
May 19, 2009, 1:00 AM
Winning an international competition is always a source of pride, but for children from the poorest areas of Chile, winning the Robotics World Competition is a real feat.
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 18, 2009, 1:00 AM
Today the governments of Peru and Brazil signed an agreement that will allow the integration of Peruvian Army officers into the general staff's Brazilian battalion of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH ).
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 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.