Tag: military

Thursday, December 9th 2010 - 20:51 UTC

Unasur members will share and disclose data on military expenditure

Ecuadorian Defence minister Javier Ponce

For the first time ever South American countries will jointly share and disclose data on their military expenditures, according to the Ecuadorian Ministry of Defence. It is anticipated that next March all member countries from Unasur (Union of South American Nations) will make public the information following on this year’s approval of a common methodology to measure Defence expenditure.

Thursday, August 12th 2010 - 21:59 UTC

Uruguay former guerrillas and retired military officers on reconciliation path

Uruguay’s Defence minister Luis Rosadilla

Uruguay’s Defence minister and former guerrilla leader Luis Rosadilla, and retired military officers made a huge “shared” reconciliation gesture when they agreed to forget pending bills, look to the future and establish a constructive dialogue.

Monday, May 10th 2010 - 03:39 UTC

UNASUR Agrees to Boost Defense Expenditure Transparency

Military display in the past was usually more than dissuasion

The Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) agreed over the week end to boost defence expending transparency to ensure regional stability which, according to Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador is threatened by a controversial military agreement between United States and Colombia.

Friday, May 7th 2010 - 01:41 UTC

UNASUR will Address “Coup Attempt-Honduras Model” in Paraguay

President Lugo has a conflicting relation with Vice-president Federico Franco

An imminent coup in Paraguay, Honduras-model, with the purpose of ousting President Fernando Lugo was analyzed by UNASUR (Union of South American Nations) leaders during the recent summit held in Buenos Aires, according to press reports from Argentina and Brazil.

Saturday, May 1st 2010 - 01:19 UTC

Brazilian Supreme Court Upholds Former Military Regime 1979 Amnesty Law

Amnesty International condemned the Court’s “political” interpretation

Amnesty International has condemned the Brazilian Supreme Court's blocking of a reinterpretation of a 1979 Amnesty Law that protects members of the former military government from being put on trial for extrajudicial killings, torture and rape.

Monday, April 26th 2010 - 19:35 UTC

British BAE Systems First non-US Arms Company to Lead SIPRI’s Top 100 List

Mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq was one of the main purchases of the US government

With arms sales reaching 32.4 billion in 2008, BAE Systems is the first non-US company to lead SIPRI's Top 100 list of the largest arms-producing companies.

Monday, April 26th 2010 - 19:30 UTC

Brazil Targets an Army of 500.000 (From 300.000) in Next Two Decades

Steady expenditure growth in all three services (Photo Wikipedia)

Brazil plans to increase the number of its voluntary army from 300.000 to 500.000 in the next two decades as the defence budget keeps growing steadily said ministry sources. The country’s defence budget soared 44.5% in real terms in the last five years.

Saturday, April 24th 2010 - 08:20 UTC

Chile/Argentina Agree on Military Cooperation and a Joint Force for UN Peace Tasks

Defence minister Ravinet in Buenos Aires

Chile and Argentina agreed Friday an ample cooperation in military issues including the design and manufacturing of a joint aircraft for their respective air forces and the training of a rapid deployment force in support of United Nations peace missions.


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