Tag: <span>Military</span>

While FARC Rebels Balk at Referendum Plan, Colombia Increases Attack on ELN

Top Story — Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos gave the military orders to increase its operations against the second largest guerilla group in the country, the ELN, in response to an […] Read More >

UN Rights Chief Wants Mexican Troops Off Streets

Top Story — The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein on Wednesday called for Mexico’s military forces to cease law enforcement operations and be pulled from […] Read More >

In Historic Step, Colombia to Curtail Military Action Against FARC

Top Story —The Colombian government will decrease military activity against FARC rebels, provided that the leftist guerrilla group upholds a recently announced unilateral ceasefire, according to a statement made Sunday […] Read More >

Venezuela Military Officers Jailed Over Alleged Coup Plot

Top Story — Eight Venezuelan military officers have been imprisoned after being convicted of plotting to overthrow the government, Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino López announced Wednesday. The group of mostly […] Read More >

Eyewitness Accuses Mexican Troops of Executing Suspects Despite Surrender

Top Story — New evidence and an eyewitness report suggest Mexican soldiers executed 21 suspected members of a criminal group this summer following a brief firefight initiated by the troops, the Associated […] Read More >

U.S. and Brazil Negotiate First Major Military Cooperation Agreement in Decades

Today in Latin America Top Story – The United States and Brazil are negotiating their first major military cooperation agreement since 1977, according to BBC Brasil. Citing diplomatic sources, the […] Read More >