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Suspects in Mexico City Mass Kidnapping Case Held in Preventive Arrest

The three suspects arrested last week in connection with the mass kidnapping in May at a Mexico City bar will be held in preventive arrest following a ruling by a judge, officials said. continue reading »

NGOs Condemn Refusal to Re-open Mexican Indian’s Murder Case

Non-governmental organizations, political leaders and the attorney for Mexican Indian Alberto Patishtan, who was convicted of killing several police officers and sentenced to 60 years in prison, slammed a court's refusal to re-open the murder case. continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Release First Body of Kidnapped Youths

The first body belonging to a victim of the May 26 mass kidnapping at a Mexico City bar has been released to relatives, the Federal District Attorney's Office said. continue reading »

Gunmen Kill 11 in Guatemalan Indian Village

At least 11 people were killed and more than a dozen others, including three children, were wounded when gunmen opened fire on a liquor store in San Jose Nacahuil, an Indian community in central Guatemala, officials said Sunday. continue reading »

69-Year-old Mexican Woman Runs Over Man Who Robbed Her Husband in SUV

A 69-year-old Mexican woman driving an SUV chased and ran over a thief who had previously robbed her husband of 45,000 pesos ($3,400), police in this capital said. continue reading »

Brazilian Police Stop Group Supplying Guns to Drug Gangs

Brazilian police dismantled a ring that supplied U.S. rifles to drug traffickers, authorities said Wednesday. The operation, carried out with support from Interpol and U.S. authorities, involved the arrest of five people in Brazil and two others in the United States, Federal Police said in a statement. continue reading »

Mexican Judge Physically Attacks Colleague During Debate (VIDEO)

A judge in the central Mexican state of Morelos hit a colleague during an argument over alleged irregularities in the appointment of acting judges, media reports said. continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Identify All Bodies From Mass Grave

The 13 people whose bodies were found in a clandestine grave in the city of Tlalmanalco have all been identified and their remains turned over to Mexico City prosecutors so the investigation can be continued, the federal Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »

U.S. Sentences Salvadoran Linked to Massacre for Immigration Fraud

One of 15 Salvadoran military men indicted in Spain for the 1989 murders of five Spanish Jesuits in the Central American nation was sentenced Tuesday to 21 months in prison for lying on his U.S. immigration documents. continue reading »

Mexico Apprehends 7 Suspects Linked to Kidnapped Teens from Bar

Mexican authorities say they have seven people in custody in connection with the May 26 abduction of 12 patrons from a capital bar and their subsequent murder. continue reading »

Death Toll of Bolivian Prison Brawl Rises to 31

The death Saturday of another inmate from serious burns raised to 31 the number of fatalities left by a brawl between two rival groups at a jail in the eastern Bolivian city of Santa Cruz, authorities said. continue reading »

Prison Brawl Leads to 15 Deaths, Dozens Injured in Bolivia

Fifteen people were killed and dozens of others injured during a brawl among rival groups of inmates at Palmasola prison in the eastern province of Santa Cruz, Bolivian police said Friday. continue reading »

Remains Thought to Be U.S. Citizen who Went Missing in 2011 Being Analyzed in Panama

Panamanian authorities reported Wednesday that they are analyzing the remains found in a grave in the northwestern province of Bocas del Toro which are suspected to be those of a U.S. woman who disappeared there in 2011. continue reading »

Disability Fraud Crack Down in Puerto Rico Leads to 70 Arrests

Seventy people, including several doctors and a former federal employee, were arrested Wednesday in Puerto Rico for alleged fraud to obtain disability payments under Social Security. continue reading »

3 Brazilian Teens Confess to Burning Homeless Man Alive

Three teenagers confessed to burning alive a vagrant who was living on the streets of the Brasilia suburb of Guara, Brazilian authorities said Wednesday. continue reading »

25 Bodies Discovered in 2 Mexican States

Authorities found 25 bodies in recent hours in the Mexican states of Guerrero and Michoacan, two of the states hardest hit by a wave of organized crime-related violence over the past few months. continue reading »

Mexican Community Threatened by Organized Crime Following Arrest of Local Militia

An indigenous community on Mexico's Pacific coast says it is facing a renewed threat from organized crime after the army effectively dismantled a local self-defense group. continue reading »

Brazil Convicts 3 Men For Raping Tourist in Microbus

A Brazilian court found three men guilty of raping a female U.S. tourist in a microbus in Rio de Janeiro last March, authorities said Thursday. continue reading »

46 Members of Indigenous Militia Arrested in Mexico

Mexican federal police and soldiers detained 46 members of a local self-defense group in an indigenous community on the Pacific coast, the Michoacan state Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Court Sentences Woman to 99 Years For Baby’s Death

A San Juan court judge on Tuesday sentenced a woman to 99 years behind bars for the death of her 5-month-old baby and for hiding his body in a freezer. continue reading »