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US seeks help from South America to counter China

US seeks help from South America to counter China

During his trip to Colombia, Brazil and Chile this week, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta emphasized the role of those three neighbor countries as military partners in a region where U.S. influence is being…

Mexican authorities investigating Walmart bribery scandal

Mexican authorities investigating Walmart bribery scandal

Mexico will proceed to investigate allegations that the Mexican unit of Wal-Mart Stores Inc bribed officials to expand its business there. The Mexican federal comptroller’s office said it had begun checking the…

Over a quarter million assault rifle rounds stopped at Mexican border

Over a quarter million assault rifle rounds stopped at Mexican border

Mexican customs agents have seized 268,000 rounds of assault rifle ammunition that an American transported in a semi-trailer across the border into Ciudad Juarez. Spokesman Angel Torres of the Attorney General’s Office in…

Argentina rejects Spanish demand of nine billion for YPF

Argentina rejects Spanish demand of nine billion for YPF

Spanish oil company Repsol-YPF announced it will demand over nine billion dollars from Argentina for nationalizing 51 percent of its YPF division, a price tag that has already been rejected…

US and Colombia agree on regional security cooperation plan

US and Colombia agree on regional security cooperation plan

  In response to growing bilateral and multilateral dialogues on citizen security, Presidents Obama and Santos met today on the margins of the VI Summit of the Americas in Cartagena,…

Shining Path holdouts abduct oil workers in Peru

Shining Path holdouts abduct oil workers in Peru

Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) rebels on Monday abducted dozens of oil and gas workers in southern Peru but later released most while the Army sought to encircle their leader, sources in that nation’s Armed Forces…

More undocumented Mexicans now leaving US than entering

More undocumented Mexicans now leaving US than entering

Approximately one million Mexicans have returned from the US between 2005 and 2010, according to a new study of Mexican census data….  three times more than the previous five-year period.  As a result,  one…

US Homeland Security hacking into gaming consoles

US Homeland Security hacking into gaming consoles

Forensic experts report that pedophiles are increasingly using gaming systems to prey upon children, while terrorists are now utilizing them for online communication. With this in mind, on April 5 the United States Naval…

Colombia ramps up security for Americas summit

Colombia ramps up security for Americas summit

Nearly 20,000 mobilized to guarantee security in Cartagena Careful background checks for every employee at each of the nine hotels hosting heads of state, especially the chefs responsible for their meals, are only one of the…

Zetas now teaming up with Mara Salvatrucha

Zetas now teaming up with Mara Salvatrucha

Guatemalan authorities have begun to see disturbing evidence of an alliance between the Mara Salvatrucha street gang and another of the most feared  criminal organizations in Latin America — a deal that could set back U.S.-backed…

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