SOUTHCOM Week in Review Ending 8 Dec 09

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Hot Topics

AA: Honduras and a Divided Latin America 12/07/09

AA: Thousands demand closing of ‘School of Assassins’ 12/06/09

BO: MORALES SAYS WIN IS FOR THE BOLIVIAN PEOPLE 12/08/09

BO: OAS, EU stress transparency of Bolivia’s general elections 12/06/09

BR: Giuliani to help Rio in pre-Olympic crime fight 12/04/09

CL: Chile President Bachelet’s Approval Drops To 77% In Nov -Poll 12/02/09

EC: Correa vows to ‘erase’ FARC influence from border area 12/06/09

PE: Peru’s fat hangover: Garcia denies police killings 12/04/09

UN: UN-occupied Haiti’s two-faced democracy 12/05/09

VE: Russia prepared to build Kalashnikov arms factory in Venezuela 12/02/09

VE: Chavez Converts Banking Crisis Into Anti-Corruption Drive 12/07/09

Below the Fold: Instability, Special Operations, Security Forces, Foreign Affairs, Crime

Instability

AA: Latin America continues to be a Vulnerable Open Frontier 12/07/09

BR: Drug Traffickers Torch Bus in Brazil 12/02/09

CO: Colombian soldier held by Venezuelan forces 12/04/09

CO: Security Guard Wounded in Guerrilla Attack in Colombia 12/07/09

GT: Mob killings in Guatemala fuel political debate 12/07/09

PE: Peru: Violence Targets Anti-mining Activists 12/07/09

Special Operations

AA: SOUTHCOM Blue, Green Team Leaders Unite 12/03/09

CU: CUBA: Island launches 3 days of intense military exercises 12/03/09

GY: First ever female paratrooper graduates 12/03/09

Security Forces

BR: In Brazil’s Slums, Police Try A Softer Touch 12/02/09

BR: Police Break Up International Ring that Took 4500 Brazilians Illegally to the US 12/07/09

CO: The race to clear Colombia’s landmines 12/06/09

PE: Peru, US review military cooperation agenda 12/03/09

VE: Venezuelan Government Triples Police Wages 12/06/09

Foreign Affairs

AA: Dominican President to Mediate Colombia-Venezuela Conflict 12/02/09

AA: Colombia Military Bases Threaten South America 12/02/09

AA: Mexican president meets Canada’s governor general on bilateral ties 12/07/09

AA: OAS COMMEMORATES PEACE TREATY BETWEEN CHILE AND ARGENTINA 12/04/09

BO: Bolivia rejects ‘savage capitalism’ 12/05/09

CR: Costa Rican Candidates Sharpen Their Messages 12/03/09

HN: Ousted Honduras president sees world support crumble 12/03/09

PE: Chinese naval fleet concludes goodwill port call in Peru 12/08/09

Crime

AA: Organised crime groups flooding Scotland with Brazilian prostitutes 12/05/09

AA: When Crime Comes to Paradise 12/04/09

BR: Brazil church leaders convicted of money smuggling 12/02/09

CL: 6 Accused in 1982 Poisoning Death of Chilean Leader 12/07/09

CO: Alleged Colombian Captors of U.S. Hostage Arrested 12/04/09

GT: Guatemala colonel given 53 years for civil war crime 12/04/09

HT: Italian journalist fatally shot at Haitian bank 12/06/09

SV: Average Daily Murder Rate in El Salvador Falls 12/02/09

VE: Venezuela tackles crime, 20% of which committed by the police force 12/07/09