Colombia and Venezuela work together to fight FARC and drug traffickers

first_img LIMA, Peru – An army captain and an alleged guerrilla were killed in a gunfight in the department of Junín, according to the Armed Forces Joint Command. Capt. Illich Montesinos, a member of the 22nd Engineering Brigade, was killed in a firefight along with an unidentified “narco-terrorist,” according to the command. The gunfight occurred when an army patrol found a Shining Path unit in Rondayacu, an area in the department of Junín, which is in the Valley of the Apurímac and Ene rivers (VRAE) region, according to EFE. PANAMA CITY, Panama –The Naval Air Service has killed a Colombian drug trafficker and apprehended two other suspected narcotics dealers during a gunfight in the waters near the Bahía Piña naval air station this past weekend, an official said. One of the Colombians wounded has been identified as Héctor Hurtado, who was shot in the left leg, naval air service spokesman Vladimir Rodríguez wrote in an email. Hurtado and the two other men exchanged fire with personnel aboard a naval air service speedboat and a patrol boat, Rodríguez said. The Colombians were carrying an unknown quantity of narcotics on the boat and threw “some bales of suspected drugs overboard when they saw that they were being chased,” Rodríguez said. Nicaragua: Navy arrests six suspected Honduran narcotics traffickers By Dialogo October 13, 2010 BOGOTÁ, Colombia – Foreign Minister María Ángela Holguín and her Venezuelan counterpart Nicolás Maduro recently met to discuss strengthening their countries’ relationship, improving border security and their fight against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Colombian Minister of Defense, Rodrigo Rivera, who also participated in the meeting, said communication between the countries’ militaries is integral to achieving better results against narcotics traffickers and armed groups. “This is the main goal of the relations with Colombia,” Maduro said, according to the Colombian website Venezuela: Bolivarian National Guard seizes more than 800 kilograms of marijuana Panama: Military kills Colombian narcotics trafficker SÃO PAULO, Brazil – The Federal Police seized 82 kilograms (181 pounds) of cocaine and arrested 10 suspected members of a narcotics trafficking organization that had a presence in the country’s southern region. The police conducted operations simultaneously in cities that included Gravataí and Gramado, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, and Ponta Porã, Dourados, Três Lagoas and Campo Grande, in Mato Grosso do Sul. The suspected traffickers, who officials said also did business in São Paulo and Paraná, are being held in the central prison of Porto Alegre and prisons in Mato Grosso do Sul, according to the Brazilian website The command said suspected guerrillas could have been injured in the fight since soldiers found blood trails. The government has offered a reward of $1 million soles (US$358,000) for information leading to the arrest of the guerrilla group’s high-ranking leaders. Brazil: Police dismantle international organization of suspected drug traffickers CARACAS, Venezuela – The Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) has seized more than 800 kilograms (1,764 pounds) of marijuana in the state of Táchira, Gen. Franklin Márquez said. The seizure occurred at a checkpoint in the western part of the country, where 21- and 23-year-old Venezuelan brothers were taken into custody by the military and handed to authorities, Márquez said, according to the Venezuelan website The brothers said they were offered several thousand dollars to smuggle the drug from Colombia to Venezuela, Márquez said, according to the Venezuelan website El Venezuelan officials said they have confiscated more than 50 tons of drugs this year. Peru: Soldier, suspected guerrilla die in gunfight BLUEFIELDS, Nicaragua – The navy apprehended six alleged Honduran narcotics traffickers as they were crossing a river in the southern part of the country along the Caribbean coast, officials said. The alleged narcotics traffickers were suspected of using two go-fast boats to transport 2.5 tons of drugs, Navy Captain Juan Gutiérrez said at a media conference, according to the Honduran daily La Prensa. The suspects, who allegedly were found in possession of six firearms, told officials they were working on agricultural and construction projects in the region, according to La Prensa. last_img read more

Dyfed Pension Fund picks Threadneedle for global mandate [amended]

first_imgDyfed Pension Fund (DPF) has awarded a £150m (€179m) global equity mandate to Threadneedle Investments, following a public tender.The mandate represents just under 9% of DPF’s £1.6bn portfolio.DPF said the mandate reflects a move away from a regionally focused equity portfolio towards a more global approach.It will be funded by reallocating some of DPF’s existing investments in UK and European equities into Threadneedle’s Global Equity Income strategy, managed by Stephen Thornber. Anthony Parnell, treasury and pension investments manager at Carmarthenshire County Council, which administers DPF, said: “Our fund works with only a small number of investment mangers, and this mandate is part of our strategy to take a more global approach to equity investing to deliver the best returns for our members.”Parnell added: “We liked Threadneedle’s global equity income approach and its emphasis on quality companies, and the characteristic of protection in falling markets, which this strategy aims to provide.“We were also impressed by their commitment to a high-quality client service delivery.”The strategy seeks investments in “quality income” companies that deliver a high and sustainable dividend, but also generate growth.Thornber has run the Global Equity Income Strategy since its inception in 2007.DPF’s adviser is independent investment adviser Eric Lambert, with Allenbridge Epic assisting in the search.last_img read more

Wellington volleyball teams loses at Clearwater; WHS tennis, WMS cross country results

first_imgMedal ———Wellington girls tennis team traveled to Conway Springs. The host and Goddard Eisenhower tied for first with 24 points. Wellington has 12.Results for Wellington girls were:No. 1 Singles Jacelyn Buck played two very tough opponents in first two rounds.  No. 2 Singles Hattie Staley did very well playing in her first varsity meet.  Lost to the winner from Eisenhower in a tiebreak.No. 1 Doubles Lauryn Snipes and Avery Rusk beat a decent South Barber team, lost to Eisenhower and Conway.  Two teams that are better than us, but we continue to improve.No. 2 Doubles Madison Lewellen and Lexi Saffell – got off to a rough start vs. Eisenhower fell behind 1-7 then lost 4-8.  “It was a just a slow start, but they got better in their second match,” said Brian Aufdengarten, Wellington girls tennis coach.  As for Conway Springs, Sabrina Bellar in No. 1 singles won the tournament. Sam Koch and Erica Ebenkamp placed first in No. 1 doubles. ••••Earlier on Saturday, Wellington won the Pratt Invitational.Wellington scored 31 points. The other team scores were:Sterling 29Larned 21Greeley County 20Chaparral 20Pratt 19Kingman 16Lyons 2In No. 1 singles, Abby Lowe, 3-1, second place finish, lost to Thrasher from Sterling in the finals.  Thrasher was third at 3A state tournament last season.  “Abby did very well in pool play beating three solid players,” Aufdengarten said. In No. 1 doubles Mekenna Adams and Kylie Aufdengarten went 4-0 good for first place.  “They played well with Mekenna doing real well at the net,” Aufdengarten said. “The pair only gave up four games, going 32-4 on the day.In No. 2 doubles Lexi Saffell and Jacelyn Buck also went 4-0 good for first place.  “These two played well and got better each match,” Aufdengarten said. “They had their best match in the championship beating Greeley County 8-2.”In No. 2 singles, Natalie Henning went 1-3 in her first varsity action.  “Natalie lost two close matches in pool play 5-8, and 6-8.  Natalie was the last match to finish on the day beating Lyons 8-4,” Aufdengarten said. “It was pretty awesome she never gave up and with that last win gave us the team title.”Aufdengarten continued: I was pretty happy, I said we probably wouldn’t win many meets because of us always changing our lineup, but we have won our first three varsity meets.  The girls are competing well.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. 11.03 Hosted by Goddard 83rd Pers.Rec Date: 9-13-2016 Parkey James Berkeley Smith 111th Kristek 7th Grade Boys-1 mile 33rd 44th Speagle 10.21 73rd Murray 6.59 7th Grade Girls-1 mile Jones Medal MEET: Camden Bacon Pers.Rec Wellington Middle School Cross Country 2016 17th PR Place Laken 35th 8th Grade Girls-1.5 miles 75th 13.01 Meyer TIME TIME 12.47 8th Grade Boys-1.5 miles Mason Tanner 14.53 Pers.Rec Place TIME Next meet: Dvorak 87th Toby 6.42 9.41 10.52 Carey 71st 11.40 Olivia 7.32 8.07 Close Forgot password? 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Wright 51st YES 12th 7th Place YES Korbin Medal 84th Pers.Rec Races start  at 4 p.m. Medal TIME 72nd Henning 10.12 10.11 Zach Ybarra Braeden Rylee Morgan Where:  Lake Afton Place Place Andover Middle School Trinity Kathrina by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow – The Wellington varsity volleyball team was swept, the Wellington Middle School cross country participated in Goddard …Wellington vs ClearwaterWellington 16 Clearwater 25Wellington 25 Clearwater 15Wellington 21 Clearwater 25Wellington vs MulvaneWellington 25 Mulvane 27Wellington 16 Mulvane 25•••••The results of the Wellington Middle School Cross Country results are as follows: last_img read more