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US State Dept claims progress on Latin American security

US State Dept claims progress on Latin American security

And defends 2013 budget requests From congressional testimony by William R. Brownfield Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Statement Before the House Appropriations Committee Washington, DC…

US soldiers arrested in Mexican cartel hit squad sting

US soldiers arrested in Mexican cartel hit squad sting

A former US Lieutenant and an active duty Sergeant have been arrested with four other men in Laredo, Texas, for drug trafficking and an alleged murder-for-hire plot, according to federal officials. The arrests followed a federal sting…

FBI official says U.S. unprepared for cyberattacks

FBI official says U.S. unprepared for cyberattacks

A high-ranking official retiring from the Federal Bureau of Investigation has grim words about public and private attempts to block cyberattacks on corporate targets: “We’re not winning.” Shawn Henry, the FBI’s executive assistant…

Drug lord sentenced to 16 years in Miami court

Drug lord sentenced to 16 years in Miami court

Jaime Alberto Marín Zamora, a Colombian cocaine kingpin, has been sentenced to more than 16 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to US drug trafficking charges.  A judge in…

Hitachi camera can scan 35 million “biometric” faces per second and find any target.

Hitachi camera can scan 35 million “biometric” faces per second and find any target.

New Big Brother story. A new CCTV camera technology from Hitachi Hokusai Electric can scan days of archived camera footage instantly, and find any face which has ever walked past…

Arms sales maintaining record levels in U.S.

Arms sales maintaining record levels in U.S.

Sturm Ruger & Co.’s recent announcement that it would freeze orders until it eliminates a huge backlog is the latest indicator that business is great for the U.S. firearms industry. Late Wednesday, Sturm…

Brazil may move Chevron case to Rio court

Brazil may move Chevron case to Rio court

A judge in Campos, Brazil, may transfer the criminal case filed against Chevron and drill-rig operator Transocean to Rio de Janeiro, a move that would eliminate a crusading prosecutor from that case. Eduardo Santos de…

Colombian forces kill 33 FARC guerrillas

Colombian forces kill 33 FARC guerrillas

A Colombian army attack against a FARC camp has left 33 guerrillas dead in an oil region bordering Venezuela, the sharpest blow struck by security forces against the rebel group in the last year,…

Brazilian navy reports new oil slick in Chevron field

Brazilian navy reports new oil slick in Chevron field

The Brazilian navy has detected a thin oil slick, stretching for about a mile, in the same offshore field where U.S. oil company Chevron had a minor spill in November. Navy officials reported the…

Venezuelan police held for death of diplomat’s daughter

Venezuelan police held for death of diplomat’s daughter

Venezuela announced Saturday the arrest of 11 police officers suspected in the death of the Chilean consul’s daughter in western Zulia state, in yet another black eye for the crime-plagued country. Karen Berendique, 19, died in a…

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