Guatemala to Open Bases on Border with Mexico

first_imgBy Dialogo September 06, 2012 Guatemalan President Otto Pérez announced the opening of three military bases on September 3, two near the border with Mexico and one in the Caribbean, as part of its strategy to combat organized crime, especially drug trafficking. In the military exhibition there will be National Civil Police, Immigration, and Tax Authority agents, whose goal is to counter the actions of drug trafficking, smuggling and human trafficking, Pérez explained to the local press. The bases will be installed in the departments of San Marcos (west) and Petén (northern), both of which border Mexico, and Izabal (northeast), in the Caribbean, he specified. Pérez, a retired general who fought against the guerrillas during the Guatemalan Civil War (1960-1996), commented that the creation of these new bases will be made possible thanks to the increase in the Army’s budget, of about 50 million dollars. The budget increase also includes the purchase of Brazilian-manufactured radar and aircraft, to strengthen the work of the intelligence command and information technology, Pérez pointed out. “We have many requests to install detachments (military) to assist in the issues of security. In Puerto Barrios (Izabal), for example, they asked for more presence to restore order on the spot,” he argued. For two weeks, about 200 U.S. Marines will support security forces in Guatemala, in an unprecedented deployment to combat drug trafficking in the Pacific waters. Guatemala has become one of the most violent countries on the continent, with an average of 16 deaths a day, especially by the incursion of drug cartels, including the Mexican Zetas.last_img read more

Stoke dent Arsenal’s title challenge

first_img Walters stepped up in the 76th minute to slot home a spot-kick he had won when his flick struck the arm of Laurent Koscielny in the Gunners box. The result, coupled with Chelsea’s win at Fulham, means second-placed Arsenal are now four points adrift of the Blues with 10 top-flight matches left to play each. Arsenal’s Barclays Premier League title challenge suffered a blow as Jon Walters’ second-half penalty saw them condemned to a 1-0 defeat at Stoke. Whelan then brought a diving save out of Wojciech Szczesny just prior to the break with a swerving strike from the edge of the box, before Cazorla called Begovic into action by thumping a shot from similar range. It was an encouraging way for the half to finish, and it was Stoke who looked to keep the tempo up in the early stages of the second period. Nzonzi sent a tame header at Szczesny, who then made a hash of dealing with a Geoff Cameron cross, leading to a goalmouth scramble that Arsenal survived. Crouch diverted the ball wide with a miscued acrobatic attempt and then stretched to get a harmless boot to a Charlie Adam free-kick that it seemed he would have been better attacking with a header. Stoke continued to press and after Szczesny dived to turn a glanced Crouch header behind, the corner led to the ball dropping nicely for Cameron, but he could only poke wide. The Potters were rewarded around 10 minutes later when Koscielny was adjudged to have handled the ball and Walters, putting past penalty misses behind him, made no mistake from the spot, prompting chants of “1-0 to the rugby team” from the Stoke faithful. Mesut Ozil flashed a shot across Begovic’s goal and his fellow Arsenal substitute Yaya Sanogo then struck over the bar as the Gunners – for whom Giroud, with his frequent tumbles to the turf, had turned into a pantomime villain – failed to find an equaliser. Meanwhile, Manchester City in third are two points behind Arsenal with two games in hand. Stoke were certainly good value for their victory, only their second in 11 Premier League fixtures, as they claimed another notable scalp for the season – following on from home triumphs against Chelsea and Manchester United – and once again proved to be Arsenal’s bogey side. Since the Potters were promoted to the top-flight in 2008, they have hosted Arsenal seven times and lost only once. As this game got under way, there was plenty of noise being generated from the stands at the Britannia Stadium, with Potters captain Ryan Shawcross, four years after his tackle left Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey with a broken leg, being booed by a section of away fans and some of their counterparts chanting about Gunners boss Arsene Wenger, who once suggested Stoke employ “rugby” tactics. On the field, though, things were more serene, the match struggling to spark into life. Walters sent a header wide from a delightful Marko Arnautovic cross around the quarter-hour mark and saw the assistant referees’ flag had been raised, before Santi Cazorla advanced to the edge of the box to fire Arsenal’s first attempt on goal off-target. Olivier Giroud failed to make the most of a whipped Kieran Gibbs delivery from the left as he went to meet it with his head, and Asmir Begovic then easily collected a nodded attempt from the France striker. At the other end, a deflected Steven Nzonzi pass came to Peter Crouch, who shot into the side-netting, and Arsenal’s response saw Lukas Podolski lash the ball wide having been fed by Mikel Arteta. Perhaps as a sign of frustration, some fairly hefty challenges followed, one of which involved Giroud in a sandwich between Marc Wilson and Glenn Whelan. The incident resulted in a Stoke free-kick, although replays appeared to show that Whelan had stood on Giroud’s ankle. Press Associationlast_img read more

Steelers vs. Browns final score: Myles Garrett’s helmet smash mars Cleveland win

first_imgThe incident will almost certainly overshadow a solid victory by the Browns, and hefty suspensions and fines are a near-certainty.The story of tonight’s game won’t be the #Browns win or the #Steelers loss. It will be the suspensions likely coming. What a mess.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 15, 2019Pittsburgh was also dealt injury blows to receivers Juju Smith-Schuster (concussion) and Diontae Johnson (head) and running back James Conner (shoulder).MORE: Update on Juju Smith-Schuster injuryThe Browns, meanwhile, lost safety Morgan Burnett to injury and safety Damarious Randall to an ejection for his hit on Johnson.Sporting News tracked live scoring updates and highlights from Steelers vs. Browns on ” Thursday Night Football .” Here’s how the Browns won:Steelers vs. Browns score Q1Q2Q3Q4Total Steelers00707Browns770721Steelers vs. Browns result, highlightsFinal: Browns 21, Steelers 711:41 p.m. — Oh, boy. A huge brawl breaks out with eight seconds left and the game well over. Myles Garrett smashed Rudolph with his helmet. That was bad.Suspension coming for this. Guaranteed— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) November 15, 201911:27 p.m. — Fourth interception of the night by Rudolph. He’ll be happy when this is over.. @JdotBurris32 with the takeaway! #PITvsCLE— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) November 15, 201911:20 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, Browns. The Steelers just got Moss’d. Stephen Carlson makes a leaping catch over his defender in the end zone. 21-7, Browns.What a catch by @Steve_OCarlson !! #PITvsCLE— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) November 15, 201911:17 p.m. — Rudolph throws his third interception of the night. Horrible, horrible throw. If Cleveland scores a touchdown here, this game is probably over.. @TheSchoGoesOn53 with his SECOND interception of the night! #PITvsCLE— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) November 15, 201911:16 p.m. — With 6:32 left, Pittsburgh takes over inside its own 10.11:07 p.m. — Aaaand Pittsburgh punts again.11:05 p.m. — Pittsburgh has the ball back with more than 10 minutes remaining. Plenty of time.10:58 p.m. — The Steelers turn it over on downs. Rudolph was lucky not to have been picked off there.End of third quarter: Browns 14, Steelers 710:51 p.m. — Seibert misses his second field goal of the night. On to the fourth quarter we go.10:35 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, Steelers. Pittsburgh gets back in it with a Jaylen Samuels TD reception. 14-7, Browns.. @Rudolph2Mason finds @JaySam1k for a score‼️— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) November 15, 201910:29 p.m. —  Damarious Randall has been ejected for targeting. The Browns are now without both of their starting safeties, as Burnett left injured earlier.#Browns safety Damarious Randall ejected with 8:05 left in 3Q after helmet-to-helmet hit to #Steelers WR Diontae Johnson on deep incomplete pass from QB Mason Rudolph. Randall penalized for unnecessary roughness.— Nate Ulrich (@ByNateUlrich) November 15, 201910:18 p.m. — Picked! Rudolph throws way behind his receiver and pays the price.Joe Schobert came out of nowhere 👀 @TheSchoGoesOn53— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) November 15, 201910:09 p.m. — The second half is underway.Halftime: Browns 14, Steelers 09:43 p.m. — Now the Browns miss a field goal, this one from 45 yards out.9:40 p.m. — Rudolph is picked off! Burnett, who has made a couple of big plays, gets the takeaway and returns it into Steelers territory.Morgan Burnett with the INT! 😱(And Denzel Ward with the assist!)— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) November 15, 20199:27 p.m. — Smith-Schuster is helped off the field after a helmet-to-helmet hit. He stayed down for a while.9:21 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, Browns. Jarvis Landry doubles the lead. He was wide open. 14-0, Browns.. @God_Son80 WIDE OPEN IN THE END ZONE #PITvsCLE— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) November 15, 20199:20 p.m. — Pass interference in the end zone, assessed to Joe Haden, gives Cleveland a first-and-goal setup.9:12 p.m. — Big play for Cleveland! On the second snap of the Browns drive, Mayfield hits Khadarel Hodge for 41 yards.9:10 p.m. — Rudolph launches a deep ball on third down, but it’s broken up nicely by Morgan Burnett.End of first quarter: Browns 7, Steelers 08:53 p.m. — Pittsburgh forces a punt. Solid rebound from that first drive.8:51 p.m. — Great catch-and-run by Kareem Hunt on third-and-long. He turns a dump-off pass from Mayfield into a first down with a couple of shifty moves.8:45 p.m. — The drive stalls, though, on an incomplete third-down pass by Mason Rudolph into the flat. Then, kicker Chris Boswell shanks a 44-yard field goal attempt.8:44 p.m. — This second Steelers drive is looking much better. Deep into Browns territory.8:35 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, Browns. Mayfield runs it in. 7-0, Browns. . @bakermayfield is IN FOR SIX! #PITvsCLE— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) November 15, 20198:32 p.m. —  It’s Odell Beckham Jr. streaking free on a post route and snagging an on-target pass from Baker Mayfield.   Initially ruled a TD, but overturned on review.BAKER TO ODELL. @OBJ up the middle for the 42-yard gain! #Browns📺: #PITvsCLE on @NFLNetwork | @NFLonFOX | @PrimeVideoHow to watch:— NFL (@NFL) November 15, 20198:29 p.m. — Steelers go three-and-out.8:25 p.m. — The Steelers receive the opening kickoff. Mason Rudolph finished an abysmal night against the Browns’ defense Thursday with two fourth-quarter interceptions, including one that helped Cleveland secure its third touchdown of the game.The Browns picked off Rudolph four times total in their 21-7 win and recorded four sacks, but the biggest blow Rudolph took was from Myles Garrett, the Cleveland edge-rusher who smashed Rudolph in the head with Rudolph’s dislodged helmet.last_img read more