TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Honduran Defense Minister Marlon Pascua shows the weapons authorities seized from 13 alleged narco-traffickers who were arrested by the Navy aboard a vessel in the Caribbean Sea last week. Naval officials also confiscated US$658,000 during the bust. (Honduran Ministry of Defense/AFP)
A Colombian judge has sentenced the top leader and ten other high-ranking officers of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) to 57 years and 11 months in prison for the bombing of a hotel in the rural department of Meta (east-central region), w
Argentina's job market has been severely hit by the world economic crisis with the loss of over 226,000 jobs in the first six months of the year. Employment fell by 3.8 percent and the last peak in new hiring was registered in the second half of 2008.
More than 33,000 people in South America have been infected by the H1N1 influenza virus and the death toll has now passed the 2,000 mark, but the authorities are confident that the onset of spring in the southern hemisphere will bring a decrease in the nu
Six years in prison for espionage, illegal purchases and bribery; two years’ disqualification from holding public office; payment of US$8 million to the State, and a further US$1 million for the politicians and journalists he spied on during his adminis
Anxious to hear the International Olympic Committee’s decision, thousands of hopeful Brazilians surrounded giant television screens on Copacabana beach, awaiting the results of the second round of voting, which would declare Rio de Janeiro the venue for
Oct. 2 News Brief Central America/Caribbean