Brazilian Minister of Defense Celso Amorim declared that Brazil will continue to contribute to the stabilization of Haiti, but it cannot perpetuate its presence in the country in order to avoid an “unwanted comfort zone.”
In the aftermath of the bombing attacks at the Boston Marathon on April 15, at least one of Boston’s civilian trauma surgeons who treated several of the victims also happens to be a Military reservist whose combat casualty care training proved to be extremely handy.
Joint Task Force-Bravo partnered with Honduran Ministry of Health and Honduran Military personnel to provide medical services to more than 500 Cuesta de la Virgen community members during a Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDRETE), on May 6.
On April 23, Joint Task Force-Bravo’s (JTF-B) Mobile Surgical Team (MST) partnered with the Hospital Escuela, a training hospital in Tegucigalpa, to teach and perform much needed surgeries as part of a commitment to building partnership capacity.
General Edson Leal Pujol is the new force commander of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).
The multi-week-long New Horizons Belize exercise began on March 25. The exercise provides medical and dental treatment as well as construction projects to communities throughout Belize.
The immigrant advocacy organization “Hermanos en el Camino,” reported a wave of kidnappings towards Central American citizens, the last of which was perpetrated by criminals in the south eastern area of Mexico, leaving at least one Honduran national killed.