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Apr 27, 2009, 1:00 AM
Mexico's government is trying to stem the spread of a deadly strain of swine flu as a new work week begins by urging people to stay home Monday if they have any symptoms of the virus believed to have killed more than 100 people.
Apr 27, 2009, 1:00 AM
Eighty-seven people have been abducted in Colombia since the beginning of the year, although only 10 remain hostages, according to Bogota's official anti-kidnap agency.
Apr 23, 2009, 1:00 AM
Continuing Promise 2009 (CP09) delivered charitable goods to Mission Ranch Orphanage in Citi Soleil.
Apr 23, 2009, 1:00 AM
Representatives of the armed forces of Central America, the United States, and other Latin American countries met Wednesday in Honduras for a two-day meeting to draw up plans for combating gangs and drug trafficking rings, military chiefs reported.
Apr 22, 2009, 1:00 AM
Children belonging to the largest minorities in Latin America, aboriginal and of African ancestry, are the main victims of racial discrimination, with an average of five to seven fewer years of schooling than the overall population, and exceptionally high levels of poverty and chronic malnutrition.
Apr 21, 2009, 1:00 AM
Navies from the United States and 10 other countries launched two weeks of war exercises off Florida's Atlantic coast that will include training in combating piracy and drug smuggling.
Apr 21, 2009, 1:00 AM
Cocaine production is on the rise in Bolivia as Colombian and Mexican cartels hire intermediaries to process locally made coca paste there rather than simply exporting it, according to Bolivia's top anti-drug officer.
Apr 20, 2009, 1:00 AM
Spanish police said they had dismantled a major drug-smuggling network in the northwestern Galicia region, a key entry point for South American cocaine into Europe.
Apr 20, 2009, 1:00 AM
The general commander of the Peruvian Army, Otto Guibovich, said in an interview with the newspaper El Comercio that if they fail to adequately confront the Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso), that organization could develop into a group like the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).
Apr 20, 2009, 1:00 AM
The Summit of the Americas, held this weekend in Trinidad and Tobago, made a good impression among participating Latin American leaders, particularly regarding the prospects for change in the relations with the U.S. that have been opened.
Apr 20, 2009, 1:00 AM
Jamaican Olympic sprint hero Usain Bolt said he will join a star-studded field at this summer's Aviva London Grand Prix.
Apr 18, 2009, 1:00 AM
BOGOTA, April 17, 2009 (AFP) - Navy alumni from 12 Latin American countries and the Caribbean kicked off on the first international coast guard course in the Colombian port of Cartagena, which will last two months, according to a military report on Friday.
Apr 18, 2009, 1:00 AM
Panama, April 17 (EFE) - Today Panama surrendered three Colombian FARC guerrillas that had been held in that country to United States judicial authorities so they may be tried for crimes against collective security, the Foreign Ministry reported.
Apr 17, 2009, 1:00 AM
On April 21 four musicians from the Berlin Philharmonic will go to Costa Rica to train 133 young people who are part of the Central American Youth Orchestra (OJC) and work with them.
Apr 17, 2009, 1:00 AM
Singer Gloria Estefan inundated Chile with a flood of Latin rhythms in a unique concert full of life, political demands, and a stellar performance by her 14-year-old daughter, Emily Estefan.
Apr 17, 2009, 1:00 AM
The activity of the Chaitén volcano, which has been erupting since May 2008 in southern Chile, has steadily increased since April 8, the National Service of Geology and Mining (Sernageomin) reported today.
Apr 17, 2009, 1:00 AM
The FARC announced that it will unilaterally release Pablo Emilio Moncayo, one of the two Colombian soldiers that have remained longest in the hands of the guerrillas - almost twelve years.
Apr 16, 2009, 1:00 AM
The most wanted drug trafficker in Colombia, Daniel Rendón Herrera, alias "Don Mario," was captured today in a rural area of Urabá, a northern region of the country in which he established a major drug smuggling route, imposed his law, and terrorized the local population for several years.
Apr 16, 2009, 1:00 AM
The armed guerrilla organization called “Shining Path” (Sendero Luminoso) has become a business conglomerate that benefits economically from the growing of coca leaf and the exploitation of wood, gas, and minerals in the jungle region of Peru, journalist Gustavo Gorriti, an expert in subversion, said today.
Apr 16, 2009, 1:00 AM
Scientists from various Chilean universities have separately developed new techniques to regenerate damaged skin using crustaceans and stem cells. This will improve the treatment of burns and scars, local media reported today.