Armed Forces of Argentina and Chile Bolster Ties at Bilateral Meeting

first_imgBy Dialogo July 13, 2015 Additionally, they established planning protocols for the Civil Protection Operation Joint Exercises, which is known as ANDES. The purpose of ANDES is to train Troops to conduct search and rescue patrols in mountains and in extreme climate zones. Argentina and Chile have been engaging in joint exercises to improve natural disaster response training since 2001. For example, in October 2014, Chile and Argentina participated in a simulation of a natural catastrophe in the city of Valdivia as part of their “Solidarity Exercise 2014.” Simulation systems Chile’s delegation was led by International Relations Director Brigadier General Juan González and included 25 high-ranking officers, including the director of the National Military College; meanwhile, the Argentinian group was led by Army Brigadier General Carlos Alberto Podio, and included five colonels and a lieutenant colonel. “These periodic meetings bring our visions together regarding the global, regional and bilateral realities,” said Juan Belikow, a foreign affairs, defense and international security professor at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, adding that the Mutual Confidentiality Measures (MCMs) they’ve established “have been key to creating trust between the Armies of Argentina and Chile.” “The exchange of knowledge and experiences between the two neighboring Armies allows us to enrich and deepen our professional knowledge on topics…faced by the Armed Forces of the two countries,” the Chilean International Relations Directorate reported, adding that it also creates opportunities for “joint projects that reduce costs and need to employ fewer people for a specific task.” Such joint Military operations are crucial in the fight against regional concerns such as transnational criminal organizations. Bilateral and Multilateral relationships and combined training events such as those promoted by the United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) are key to effectively countering shared threats. According to Belikow, “Transnational organized crime organizations are looking today for a south-south route to enter northern countries, leaving through Africa and Asia…thanks to the effective efforts of SOUTHCOM and the cooperation of the region’s Armed Forces, the north-south route is now more difficult.” increasing cooperation between the Chilean Army Combined Arms Units (UACs) and Argentina’s Large Battle and Combat Units; managing their contingents of reserve Soldiers; and best practices to communicate and verify functions and control between the Armed Forces of the two countries; center_img increasing intelligence functions in support of civil protection operations (in response to natural disasters and other catastrophes). One example of this cooperation is the Joint Combined Peace Force known as Southern Cross, which is a Brigade composed of Armed Forces personnel from both countries that is at the disposal of the United Nations. Southern Cross is the result of an MCM. The meeting also strengthened ties between the Argentine Army’s War College (ESG) and the Chilean Army’s War Academy (ACAGUE). Officials from both Military colleges agreed to study their respective master’s programs for future officer exchanges. Bolstering cooperation The two countries also agreed to conduct various Engineering Corps exchanges and apprenticeships involving both Armies. During the meeting, Military officials from the two countries created several Bilateral Working Groups (GTBs), which worked out understandings and treaties on a range of topics, including: They gathered in Santiago from June 15-19 for the XV Bilateral Meeting of the Army Staff Offices of Chile and Argentina to “discuss topics of mutual interest and exchange experiences on their views of the professional sphere” the Chilean Army International Relations Directorate told Diálogo — in particular, to discuss training approaches for Soldiers learning to to provide public safety for civilian populations. The meeting was also held to establish “a cooperation program between the two Armies for 2016, with a view to generating new agreements and initiatives.” Military representatives from Argentina and Chile bolstered ties between the two countries when they met during a recent bilateral meeting. last_img read more

Toddlers die painful death while mother smokes marijuana (US)

first_imgToddlers die a ‘painful death’ after being left in a hot car for 15 hoursNZ Herald 17 December 2018Family First Comment:  “Nobody ever died from smoking marijuana.” Yeah right. #saynopetodopewww.VoteNo.nzA teenage mum has been jailed for 40 years after she left her two daughters to die in a 48 degree car while she smoked marijuana and partied with friends.A judge has slammed Amanda Hawkins, a self-described sex-addict, for her selfish behaviour, telling her, “People in our community take better care of their pets than you took care of your kids” after she left her two little girls, Addyson Overgard-Eddy, 2 and Brynn Hawkins, 1, to die in a car for 15 hours.The Texas woman left the children in the vehicle on June 6, 2017, around 9pm where they sat helpless, strapped in their car seats until noon the next day.“Those precious little girls would still be here today if this had not happened,” Kerr County, Texas, Judge N. Keith Williams told the now 20-year-old during her sentencing last week.The toddlers were found in a serious condition and close to death as temperatures soared to nearly 50 degrees, reported.In September, she admitted to leaving her kids in the car to die, having pleaded guilty to two counts of reckless injury to a child and two counts of abandoning or endangering a child.Judge Williams sentenced her to 40 years jail.READ MORE: up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Pogba to STAY, Liverpool target PSG star, Man City eye £54m defender

first_imgFulham are planning to hand English goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli a new contract after the 26-year-old’s first call-up to the senior England team. (The Sun)Sunderland are considering sacking Senegalese defender Papy Djilobodji after he finally turned up for training yesterday – 72 days late. (The Sun)Former Norwich midfielder Wes Hoolahan, 36, is set to join West Brom on a free transfer after a spell training with the Championship side. (Eastern Daily Press) Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti 3 LATEST Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 3 IN DEMAND Manchester City are lining up a move for Real Betis defender Junior Firpo. The 22-year-old, who can play at left-back and central defence, is a Spain Under-21 international and is reportedly rated at £54million. (Eldesmarque)Pep Guardiola has reportedly banned City players and staff from using mobile phones in the ‘working spaces’ of the club’s training ground. (Daily Mail)Wolves boss Nuno Santo has been added to a list of potential successors to Jose Mourinho as Manchester United manager. (Bild)Tottenham centre-back Jan Vertonghen, 31, is expected to sign a one-year contract extension with the club. (Evening Standard)Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has revealed “some big clubs” wanted to sign him this summer, but he decided to stay at the Nou Camp. The 30-year-old Croatian star was linked with a move to Manchester United. (Novi List) REVEALED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer moving on Transfer gossip on targets targets The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Here’s a round-up of the latest football news and transfer rumours in Thursday’s newspapers and online… Liverpool have reportedly made an approach to the agent of PSG ace Rabiot 3 LIVING THE DREAM Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Tottenham could face spending the ENTIRE Premier League season at Wembley.With their new stadium unlikely to be ready until after the New Year, Spurs officials have reportedly been warned there will be a point where they MUST commit to playing all their home games at the Home of Football this term. (Daily Mail)Paul Pogba will NOT push to leave Manchester United when the January transfer window opens, according to reports. (Daily Mirror)Liverpool have an interest in Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot, and have made contact with the mother and agent of the 23-year-old France international. (ESPN)Reported Liverpool target Marco Asensio was offered Real Madrid’s number seven shirt, but the 22-year-old Spain international is said to have turned it down. (Cope) RANKED Did Man United fail with a bid for Ivan Rakitic this summer? Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Latest exclusives and transfer headlines:EXCLUSIVE: John Terry tipped for sensational reunion with Jose Mourinho by Adrian DurhamEXCLUSIVE: A top-six finish in the Premier League would represent a good first season as Arsenal manager for Unai Emery, says Paul MersonEXCLUSIVE: The former Gunners midfielder also told talkSPORT new boss Emery must find a role for Mesut Ozil in his new system, or he may have to consider selling the German playmaker.Leicester City defender Harry Maguire has confirmed there was ‘a bit of interest’ from other Premier League clubs to sign him this summerLuis Suarez has said Paul Pogba would be “welcome” at BarcelonaManchester United star Ander Herrera will look to leave next summerRangers striker Alfredo Morelos says he ‘dreams; of playing in the English Premier LeagueManchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira has been sent a Santos shirt just days after admitting he would play for the Brazilian club for freelast_img read more