When the shooting started, Police sergeant Luis Erazo scrambled into jungle canopy, the only escape from death as his Colombian guerrilla captors hurled grenades at him. Four fellow hostages were shot dead by the FARC.
Steven is the 13 year old boy of Colombian Army Sergeant Major Jose Libio Martinez who was never able to meet his father executed last Saturday by the FARC kidnappers who shot him in the head when surrounded by Colombian forces in the jungle.
Chile formally requested Monday an extension until March 2020 to complete antipersonnel mines clearance particularly to the north and south of the country, during the meeting of the signatories and observers of the Ottawa Convention taking place in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia.
The Techint Group agreed to pay 5.03 billion Reais (2.7 billion dollars) for a 27.7% voting stake in Brazil’s Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais to boost access to the largest market for steel in Latin America.
Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff said that the country’s economy which slowed down in the last quarter will retake growth and generate more jobs based on government plans to expand manufacturing.
This coming year Argentines will be resting more and working less, at an average of one day off for every three worked, according to the 2012 official national, civilian and religious festivities calendar released by the Ministry of Interior.
The Department for Transport has started the procurement process for a new UK-wide Search and Rescue helicopter service to be provided by civilian crews, it has been announced.
The Argentine government has stepped up its official blockade policy against the Falkland Islands warning Spanish fishing vessels are operating ‘illegally’ in the South Atlantic, since they have not requested licences from the Argentine government, and controls over those activities will continue.
Rockhopper Exploration announced Monday the spudding of its last well of the current successful drilling round in Falkland Islands waters. The well 15/15-4 in the North Falkland basin is situated on Licence PL004b in which Rockhopper will earn a 60% interest following the drilling, with Desire Petroleum holding a 40% interest.
The Belgian artist William Sweetlove (born Oostende, Belgium, 1949) has placed 330 gigantic sculptures with a strong ecological message in the international airport of Carrasco, Montevideo, Uruguay.