Dialogo Americas

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 07:04
A group of Armed Forces officers from Central America and the Dominican Republic recently participated in a practical workshop directed by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on defending the human rights of civilian populations during military operations against organized crime.
Monday, April 13, 2015 - 06:58
The Brazilian Army is preparing to receive nine new modernized vehicles equipped to launch missiles, including the country’s first Tactical Cruise Missile. The vehicles, which will be delivered by June, are part of the strategic Astros 2020 project.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 05:02
Officials from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and the United States are cooperating on a broad strategy, the "Plan of the Alliance for Prosperity in the Northern Triangle," to improve economic conditions -- and by extension, security.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 05:04
Panamanian and Costa Rican security forces are sharing intelligence, technology and training to fight organized crime along their shared border.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 05:12
Colombian newspaper El Espectador reported that although the FARC has systematically denied claims regarding child recruitment, it has agreed to raise its minimum recruitment age from 15 to 17 as part of peace agreement talks with the Colombian government.
Monday, March 23, 2015 - 07:19
Antioquia's Military Guard partnered with the Specialized Judicial Police Directorate against Organized Crime (PCO-CTI) and the Attorney General’s Office to capture the alleged leader of the La Esmeralda narcotrafficking gang in Antioquia
Monday, March 23, 2015 - 07:11
A new Peruvian Military contingent has been assisting the civilian population of Port-au-Prince, Haiti since January 21 as part of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).
Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 07:23
A new Marine task force set to become active in Central America in time for hurricane season will use a new seabasing platform — the joint high-speed vessel (JHSV) — to transport troops around the region.
Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 06:56
The Maritime Task Force of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), which has been under Brazilian leadership since 2011, has a new commander since February 26. Admiral Flávio Macedo Brasil is in charge of the mission and has about 1,000 military personnel originating from six countries under his command: Greece, Turkey, Germany, Bangladesh, and Indonesia, in addition to the Brazilians.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 07:43
The Defense Minister of Uruguay is preparing to strengthen the country against cyber attacks by creating the National Computer Security Incident Response Center (CERTUY). The center aims to protect everything from databases to the country’s satellites. It also will work with domestic and international organizations to strengthen the security of Uruguay’s information technology.