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2012-10-12 11:24:39

BALTIMORE, Oct. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lutheran World Relief (LWR) and the Latin America Working Group (LAWG) this week released the report "Still a Dream: Land Restitution on Colombia's Caribbean Coast." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110714/DC35722LOGO ) The publication documents challenges to Colombia's land restitution process under the 2011 Victims' and Land Restitution Law (Victim's Law), and explores human rights conditions in the region. Co-authored by LWR...

2011-12-12 06:00:00

BOGOTA, Colombia and LONDON, December 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syPeOHBZCeA Illuminated Christmas messages from families to FARC Guerillas are floated down guerilla river routes. Colombian Army, Navy and Airforce mobilised to assist 'Do not miss this Christmas, Colombia and your family are waiting for you. Demobilise. At Christmas everything is possible'....

2011-09-07 10:00:00

MIAMI, Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting September 18, and continuing throughout the month of October, Discovery en Espanol will premiere five of its most anticipated original productions during the popular Discovery Presenta block. This weekly programming segment, airing every Sunday at 9 PM E/P, features the very best of Discovery en Espanol with specials and programs that are distinctive to the network on timely topics that resonate with U.S. Hispanic audiences. Leading the way...

2010-08-16 09:07:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Houston American Energy Corp. (NYSE Amex: HUSA) today reported its financial results for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2010. The Company reported net income for the three months ended June 30, 2010 of $990,134, or $0.03 per share, on revenues of $7,629,274, as compared to net income of $112,107, or $0.00 per share, on revenues of $1,134,118 for the three months ended June 30, 2009. For the six months ended June 30, 2010, the company...

2010-01-22 09:43:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To stabilize Afghanistan, President Barack Obama has called for a surge of American and NATO troops. His counternarcotics strategy, a major departure from previous ineffective and counterproductive policies, is also crucial to the war effort. In Shooting Up: Counterinsurgency and the War on Drugs, Brookings fellow Vanda Felbab-Brown, shows that although success in suppressing illicit economies cannot be achieved without first addressing the...

2009-03-18 11:06:00

NEW YORK, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lev L. Dassin, the Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Michele M. Leonhart, the Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), today announced that Tareq Mousa Al Ghazi, 62, an associate of international arms dealer Monzer Al Kassar, was found guilty late yesterday of charges relating to a conspiracy to sell millions of dollars worth of weapons to the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (the...

2009-02-24 17:07:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lev L. Dassin, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Michele M. Leonhart, the Acting Administrator of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), announced that Monzer Al Kassar, a/k/a "Abu Munawar," a/k/a "El Taous," the leader of an international arms-trafficking organization, was sentenced today to 30 years in prison for conspiring to sell millions of dollars worth of weapons to be used to...

2008-09-12 18:00:05

Two top Venezuelan officials and a former official have helped the Colombian FARC in drug dealing, the U.S. Treasury Department said Friday. Also Friday, the State Department said that the expulsion of U.S. ambassadors from Bolivia and Venezuela show the weaknesses of those country's leaders. The designation of the Venezuelan officials as FARC supporters allows the government to freeze any assets they have in the United States. "Today's designation exposes two senior Venezuelan...

2008-09-09 09:00:23

Colombia finds valuable information on rebel in seized computers BOGOTA, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Colombian Defense Minister Juan Manuel Santos said Monday that a lot of useful information was found on three computers seized during an attack on a rebel camp last week. "We found three computers and some 40 USB memory sticks which have been checked by the authorities, and there is valuable information on the identification of the military and financial structure of the illegal armed group,"...

2008-07-17 12:00:49

In a daring, dangerous and spectacular rescue mission that has captured the world's attention for the last week, military officers from the Latin American country of Colombia duped the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as FARC, to rescue 15 real-life hostages, including three Americans and former French-Colombian politician Ingrid Delloye-Betancourt. The successful military operation amidst the country's remote jungles and mountains has drawn international attention to the...