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Criminals Chopping Off Women’s Hair, Selling for $500

A new type of "piranha," armed with scissors and with a hunger for hair has appeared in Venezuela and is going after the locks of local women with the aim of selling them for up to 3,000 bolivars ($476). continue reading »

International Human Trafficking Ring is Busted in Colombia

The Colombian Attorney General's office said Tuesday that a multi-agency task force took down an international human trafficking ring, arresting 12 suspects and rescuing nine undocumented migrants. continue reading »

7 Members of Family Gunned Down in Mexico

Gunmen killed seven members of a family, including two children, and wounded seven others in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, officials said. continue reading »

Honduran Jury Convicts 3 for Massacre of Factory Workers

Three gang members were found guilty Friday in the shooting deaths of 18 workers at a shoe factory in the northern Honduran city of San Pedro Sula. continue reading »

3 Suspects in Custody in Connection With Murder of Spanish Businessman

Three suspects have been arrested by police in the western Mexican state of Nayarit in connection with the 2012 kidnapping and murder of a 36-year-old Spanish businessman, officials told Efe. continue reading »

Organizations Claim Abuse by Private Security Agents at U.S.-Mexico Border

Private security personnel hired to guard the San Ysidro Port of Entry on the U.S.-Mexico border have been slammed for their abuse of authority, activists in San Diego say. continue reading »

Small Bomb Goes Off Near Honduran President’s Home

No one was hurt when a bomb went off near the private residence of President Porfirio Lobo, Honduran police said Friday. continue reading »

Mexican Police Detain Another Suspect in Missing-Persons Case

Mexican police have arrested a second suspect in the disappearance of seven people on July 6 in the central state of Morelos, state prosecutors said. continue reading »

Early Morning Shooting at Mexican Bar Kills 4

Four people were killed in a shooting Wednesday at a bar in Nezahualcoyotl, a city in central Mexico, media reports said. Several gunmen drove up to the Mi Oficina bar in the city's La Perla district in the early morning hours, went inside and opened fire. continue reading »

Authorities Arrest 9 Kidnappers, Rescue 2 Captives in Mexico

Police arrested nine suspected kidnappers and rescued two captives in Guadalajara, the capital of the western Mexican state of Jalisco, officials said. continue reading »

Homicide Rate Falls 4 Percent in Mexico

A total of 26,037 homicides were registered in Mexico in 2012, down 4.31 percent from the previous year, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography, or INEGI, said. continue reading »

5-Year-Old, Grandmother Murdered During Home Invasion in Guatemala

A 5-year-girl and her grandmother were killed by armed robbers in the eastern Guatemalan town of El Progreso, authorities said Wednesday. continue reading »

Honduran Police Rescue 3 Kidnapped Children, 2 Adults

Honduran police on Wednesday rescued five people, including three children and their mother, who had been kidnapped some hours earlier in the northern city of San Pedro Sula, police said. continue reading »

Gunmen Opened Fire on Self-Defense Group Killing 5, Wounding 8 in Mexico

At least five people were killed and eight others wounded when gunmen opened fire on about 200 members of a self-defense group protesting police corruption in Los Reyes, a city in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, prosecutors said. continue reading »

4 Young Adults Tortured, Killed in Western Mexico

Organized crime is suspected in the torture and murder of four people in the western Mexican town of Buenavista Tomatlan, a source in the Michoacan state Attorney General's Office told Efe Friday. continue reading »

Colombian Crime Boss ““Negro Guerrero” Killed in Police Operation

A regional leader of Colombia's powerful Los Rastrojos crime organization was killed in a police operation in the southwestern province of Valle del Cauca, the government said Friday. continue reading »

Knights Templar Gunmen Kill 3 Mexican Police

Mexico's Federal Police said three of its officers were killed and five others wounded in an attack by drug-cartel gunmen in the southern state of Guerrero. continue reading »

Mexican Woman Sentenced for Having an Abortion Fights Judgement

A woman sentenced to one year in jail for having an abortion has taken her case to the highest court in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosi, her legal defense team told Efe Friday. continue reading »

Connecticut Court Dismisses Massacre Case Against Mexican President

A federal judge in Connecticut dismissed a suit brought against former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo over a 1997 massacre. The plaintiffs can appeal the ruling by U.S. District Judge Michael Shea. continue reading »

Health Secretariat Employee Stabs 6 Co-Workers in Mexico City

A Health Secretariat employee stabbed six co-workers in a workplace fight, the Mexico City police department said. The incident occurred Wednesday on the fourth floor of the secretariat's building on Mexico City's Paseo de la Reforma. continue reading »