Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 06:30
Erik Prince is in the news again. Two recent articles in The Intercept describes how the notorious founder of Blackwater is being investigated for brokering military services to foreign governments and money laundering. However, whether Erik Prince has changed or not, the industry that he is involved in surely has.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 05:51
On April 11, Interior Minister Carlos Romero announced at the Sixth Summit on Citizen Security in La Paz that the police had mapped the locations of the country's gangs, reported La Razón. According to the police, 269 gangs are active in Bolivia, with the highest concentration in the cities of Santa Cruz, La Paz and Cochabamba. (See InSight Crime map below)
Friday, April 8, 2016 - 11:24


To receive testimony on United States Cyber Command in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2017 and the Future Years Defense Program.

* There is a possibility of a CLOSED session in Room SVC-217, the Office of Senate Security in the Capitol Visitor Center, following the OPEN session.

Friday, April 1, 2016 - 08:39

Mr. Lee Wolosky
Special Envoy for Guantanamo Closure
U.S. Department of State
[full text of statement]

Mr. Paul M. Lewis
Special Envoy for Guantanamo Closure
U.S. Department of Defense
[full text of statement]


Friday, April 1, 2016 - 06:51
El Salvador is set to discuss new plans on Wednesday to ramp up the fight against unrestrained gang violence in the Central American country, where in the first two months of this year, a daily average of 23 people have been killed, local media reported.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 06:28
The Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008 (CSPA) should be fairly straightforward: the law bans the United States from providing military assistance or arms sales to governments that use children in combat. Simply put, if a country’s government uses child soldiers, it cannot receive military support from the United States.
Monday, March 28, 2016 - 07:24
The unceasing drumbeat of deadly violence in notoriously rough Ciudad Delgado highlights the failure of the government’s "Plan El Salvador Seguro" to provide quick relief to the country’s security woes.
Monday, March 28, 2016 - 07:23
A video purportedly made by El Salvador’s main street gangs is offering an end to killings in the country and asks the government not to continue an anti-gang offensive.
Friday, March 25, 2016 - 06:31
The wave of attacks against leftist groups began in late February, and has already claimed 16 murder victims and 54 other instances of “threats and persecution” according to MOVICE, a Colombian human rights organization.
Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 07:01
A senior Defense Department official told U.S. lawmakers Wednesday that Americans have been killed by detainees who were released from the prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.