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1.5 tonnes of drugs seized in Ecuador

Friday, 07 March 2014 09:47
Quito, March 7: Ecuador authorities reported Thursday the seizure of 1.5 tonnes of drugs in an operation in the coastal province of Los Rios.The operation was carried out in coordination with local police, and completed Wednesday night via Babahoyo-Jujan in…

Five gunned down at party in Colombia

Thursday, 06 March 2014 11:00
Bogota, March 6: Five people were shot to death and another wounded by unknown gunmen who burst into a birthday party in the Colombian city of Santa Marta, authorities said Wednesday.The mass slaying occurred after midnight Tuesday on a farm…

Venezuela breaks ties with Panama

Thursday, 06 March 2014 11:00
Caracas, March 6: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Wednesday announced his decision to break diplomatic and trade ties with Panama, Xinhua reported citing the Venezuelan News Agency (AVN).Earlier in the day, Maduro had denounced Panama for taking part in a US-led…

Snow shuts down Washington

Tuesday, 04 March 2014 14:52
Washington, March 3: The American capital was Monday shut down again as yet another winter storm pounded the region. The weatherman forecast rain, ice and 8-12 inches of snow.All federal offices in Washington were closed, while the US Congress postponed…

13 dead in Venezuela protests

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 11:20
Caracas: Thirteen people have died in nearly two weeks of protests against the Leftist regime of President Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela's attorney general said Monday.Six of the fatalities were in Caracas, Luisa Ortega told a press conference.With regard to two of…

Helicopter crash kills four soldiers in Colombia

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 11:13
Bogota: Four soldiers died in a helicopter crash in central Colombia that was apparently caused by bad weather, the army said Monday.The accident occurred in Mesetas, a city in Meta province, while the soldiers were providing air support to troops…

Brazil letter carriers get police escorts

Tuesday, 04 February 2014 11:43
Sao Paulo: The increase in violence in the Brazilian city of Campinas prompted a court order for police to escort letter carriers.With 3.5 million inhabitants, Campinas is the second-largest city in Sao Paulo state, where 4,439 people were slain last…