SOUTHCOM Week in Review Ending 5 January 2009

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NOTE:  This offering ends 9 Feb 10 unless we can find a volunteer to do once a week.

Hot Topics

AA: Fears grow of South American arms race 01/01/10

AA: South America: Media has become a political battleground 01/03/10

BR: Brazil: Planned Probe into Military Abuses Not About Vengeance 01/02/10

EC: Ecuador’s Correa: Plan Underway To Destabilize Government 01/04/10

HN: Protection for Honduran Journalist Requested 01/03/10

JM: Jamaica Will Monitor Extremist Muslim Cleric 01/04/10

VE: Chavez accuses Colombia, US of plot 01/02/10

VE: Venezuela says US violating airspace from Curacao 12/31/09

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

Instability

CO: Only six major paramilitary groups left, police say 01/04/10

CO: Colombia rebels, al Qaeda in “unholy” drug alliance 01/04/10

HT: Filipino peacekeepers in Haiti honored 01/02/10

PE: “narco-terrorists” bring economic boom 01/04/10

Special Operations

GT: Guatemalan Police Seize Pseudoephedrine 01/05/10

Security Forces

AA: Tanks, jets, automatic weapons: Scenario for conflict in Latin America 01/04/10

AA: ATF Deploys Spanish eTrace to Mexico, Guatemala and Costa Rica 01/01/10

BR: Iveco to Supply Military Vehicles to Brazilian Army 01/04/10

CO: Colombian Army Seizes Half-Ton of Explosives from Rebels 01/05/10

CO: Colombian military reports killing 18 leftist guerrillas in two attacks 01/01/10

Foreign Affairs

AA: US diplomacy stumbles in Latin America 01/02/10

BR: Brazil Steers an Independent Course 01/03/10

CO: Uribe insists on US ratification of free trade pact 01/01/10

GY: Guyana’s ruling party says 2009 saw mixed fortunes for its government 01/03/10

Crime

AA: Drug Violence Sends Caribbean Murder Rates Soaring 01/01/10

AR: Landmark Human Rights Case in Argentina Puts Torture on Trial 01/04/10

GT: Guatemala: two charged as “authors” of lawyer’s murder 01/04/10

HN: Son of Honduran army spokesman killed by gunmen 01/02/10

PE: Fujimori 25-year sentence upheld by Peru Supreme Court 01/02/10

TT: ‘PNM relationship with gang leaders’ 01/02/10