Cheryl Pellerin

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 00:00
Latin America and the Caribbean hold nontraditional security challenges for the United States, but each challenge offers a chance to work with countries in the region, Marine Corps Lt. Gen. John F. Kelly told a Senate panel today.
Friday, May 25, 2012 - 00:00
"The situation in Colombia is very different [today] because our democracy now has support from the other countries, but especially from the United States," the brigadier general said.
Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 00:00
Panetta said the U.S.-Chile defense relationship in many ways is a fulfillment of the Defense Department's new strategy.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 00:00
The secretary said the two nations share the same values and respect for human rights and democracy.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 00:00
"We always have a concern about, in particular, the [Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps] and efforts by the IRGC to expand their influence, not only throughout the Middle East but also into this region," Panetta said.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 00:00
From that cooperation arises the potential for the two military forces to work closely to help build the capacity of other nations in this region.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 00:00
After a meeting today with Colombian Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon Bueno, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta promised the U.S. military partner of 60 years continued commitment and assistance.
Monday, April 23, 2012 - 00:00
"In the context of limited resources of the United States for defense ... we have an opportunity to partner together with other nations so they become security exporters."
Monday, April 23, 2012 - 00:00
Latin America figures prominently in the Pentagon's new defense strategy as an increasingly capable region that shares common challenges with the United States, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said today.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 00:00
The military's work with partners in South and Central America and the Caribbean have brought a range of gains in the area from close military cooperation to supporting the region's fight against organized crime, the commander of U.S. Southern Command sai