Argentina has dropped out of this year's UNITAS annual naval exercises sponsored by the United States, with the participation of South American and other extra-region naval units, which are currently taking place in the Atlantic organized by Brazil.
Argentina's Lower House passed the bill approving the involvement of the country's Armed Forces in the joint UNITAS military drills with foreign troops, which have also been allowed to enter national territory, it was reported.
The United States Carrier Strike Group 9 which is participating in a series of 'Unitas' exercises with different Latin American and Pacific countries, anchored off Punta Arenas and is scheduled to leave on Monday for Rio do Janeiro, Brazil, according to reports from the extreme south Chilean city port.
The Royal Navy warship HMS Lancaster has visited Colombia to strengthen relationships with the country. The vessel called at the port of Cartagena ahead of Exercise Unitas, a multinational exercise being played out in the region headed by the US Navy.
After a major naval exercise in the Caribbean with the participation of 13 warships from several countries of the Americas and following some anti-drugs patrolling in the Caribbean HMS Dauntless is expected back in Portsmouth at the end of October.