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10 rebels killed in Colombia military operation: official

Colombia's defense ministry said 10 National Liberation Army guerrillas were killed early Tuesday in what would be the rebel group's biggest battlefield loss since...

Argentina formally ends search for submarine survivors

Argentina's navy on Thursday (Nov 30) formally ended its search for survivors from the San Juan submarine, two weeks after the vessel went missing...

Brazilian army sends paratroopers to chaotic state

The Brazilian army said Thursday it is sending elite troops and military aviation to a state where more than 100 people are reported to...

Saab and Brazil Sign Contract for Gripen NG

Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract with the Brazilian Federal Government (Ministry of Defense through the Aeronautics Command, COMAER) covering the...

Brazil Defence and Security Report Q2 2012

As Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff completes her first full year in power, the country shows every sign of retaining its place as the regional...

Elbit Systems to Supply Hermes 900 UAS to a Country in South America

Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today that it was awarded a contract, valued at approximately $50 million, to supply Hermes 900 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)...

South American bloc Mercosur to bar Falklands ships

A South American trading bloc that includes Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay agreed Tuesday to close its ports to ships flying the flag of the...

Internal Conflict Drives Latin American Arms Market

NEWTOWN, Conn.: Latin American defense spending is expected to grow from approximately $63 billion in 2011 to more than $65 billion by 2014, according...

Venezuela blasts US-Colombian military base deal

MOSCOW: A new military cooperation agreement between Colombia and the United States is "a shame for the history of our continent," Spain's news agency...

US bases raise immunity questions in Colombia

Bogota: A controversial deal allowing the United States to use seven bases in Colombia has triggered a storm of questions in the South American...