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May 8, 2019

Colombian Vice President's Pentagon Visit Highlights Bilateral Relationship

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan hosted Colombian Vice President Marta Lucía Ramírez at the Pentagon to reaffirm the close partnership between the United States and Colombia and to discuss the ongoing political and economic crisis in Venezuela.

May 8, 2019

Navy Hospital Ship Deploying to Help Venezuelan Refugees

The U.S. is sending a hospital ship to aid in the refugee crisis resulting from instability in Venezuela. At the annual Washington Conference on the Americas at the State Department, Vice President Mike Pence announced the Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort will deploy to the U.S. Southern Command area of operations next month.

May 6, 2019

CIS2 team’s conference center upgrades bolster SOUTHCOM capabilities

Work is complete on a $2.5 million modernization project for U.S. Southern Command’s 45,000-square-foot Conference Center of the Americas in Doral, Florida.

May 6, 2019

Air Advisor mission leaves lasting impression with the Guatemalan armed forces

A team of 13 members from the 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron completed training from February 13 through April 11 with the Guatemalan air force at Aurora Air Base and Mariscal Zavala Army Base in Guatemala City.

April 30, 2019

United States, Republic of Peru sign historic agreement to enhance search and rescue capabilities

WASHINGTON -- The governments of the United States and the Republic of Peru entered into the U.S.-Peru Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (SAR) Agreement in a signing ceremony held April 29, 2019, at the Peruvian Foreign Ministry in Lima, Peru.Peruvian Foreign Minister Néstor Popolizio Bardales and U.S. Ambassador to Peru Krishna R. Urs

April 26, 2019

SOUTHCOM Commander Visits Colombia, Ecuador

U.S. Navy Adm. Craig Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), visited Colombia and Ecuador Apr. 22 – 25 and met with top leaders in both countries to discuss regional security and strengthen cooperation.

April 25, 2019

USA, Brazil Share Experiences During SMEE

U.S. service members assigned and attached to Special Operations Command South and the 1st Psychological Operations Battalion from the Command of Special Operations of the Brazilian Army, participated in a subject matter expert exchange April 15-19, 2019, in Gioânia, Brazil.

April 25, 2019

S.D. Guard, Suriname join to provide medical, dental care

Soldiers from the South Dakota Army National Guard traveled to the South American county of Suriname to provide medical and dental services to the population of Albina, April 10-12.

April 25, 2019

La. Guard trains Belize Defence Force YCP Cadre

The Louisiana National Guard’s Youth Challenge Program welcomed staff from Belize’s Youth Challenge Program to attend the Challenge Program Instruction Course at Gillis W. Long Center in Carville, March 31 - April 13.

April 24, 2019

State Dept. Blog: Enhancing U.S. Cooperation with the Caribbean

On April 12, I had the honor of leading an interagency team of United States senior officials and experts to U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) headquarters in Miami, Florida, where I hosted ministers and disaster management officials from 18 Caribbean countries, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency, and the Regional Security System to launch the new “U.S.-Caribbean Resilience Partnership.

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