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Brazilian Police Arrest 30 Suspected Gang Members in Rio

State police arrested 30 people suspected of belonging to the gang that controls drug trafficking in Rocinha, the largest "favela," or shantytown, in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian officials said. continue reading »

Mexican Security Forces, Gunmen Clash Leaving 13 Dead

Thirteen suspects died in a battle between gunmen and Mexican security forces, the attorney general of the central state of Zacatecas said. "In fact, there were 13 killed by the army in the community of BaƱuelos, Sombrerete (municipality), Arturo Nahle said on Twitter. continue reading »

7 Young Males Killed in Southern Mexico

Seven males ranging in age from 12 to 24 were fatally shot in the southern Mexican town of Coyuca de Benitez, the Guerrero state Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »

Leftist Mayoral Candidate Gunned Down in Mexico

A leftist candidate for the mayoralty of San Dimas, a city in the northern Mexican state of Durango, was murdered, prosecutors told Efe Tuesday. continue reading »

Mexican Officials Say the Burned Body was Suspect in Kidnapped Youths Case

A burned body found several days ago in Mexico's Morelos state has been identified as that of Dax Rodriguez Ledezma, one of the owners of the Mexico City bar where 12 young people disappeared on May 26, the Federal District's government said. continue reading »

Mexican Police Recover 10 Kindergarteners Abducted from School

Ten children were "abducted" from a kindergarten in the central Mexican state of Morelos, but they were freed a few hours later and are "in good health," Gov. Graco Ramirez said Tuesday. continue reading »

Mexican Police Arrest Co-Owner of Bar Where 12 Youths were Kidnapped

One of the owners of the Mexico City bar where 12 youths were kidnapped last month, and who are still missing, was arrested here during a police operation, authorities said. continue reading »

219,000 Children Work Illegally in Chile

Chile's government said 229,000 children perform some type of economic activity in the country and 219,000 work illegally, many in jobs considered dangerous. continue reading »

Brazil Robbers Kill Little Boy “Because He Wouldn’t Stop Crying”

Robbers who assaulted the home of a Bolivian couple before dawn Friday in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo killed their only child "because he wouldn't stop crying," police officials said. continue reading »

Families, Friends of Kidnapped Mexican Youths Continue to Hope for Safe Return

The relatives, friends and neighbors of the 12 Mexico City youths who were taken from a bar in May in the capital marked the one-month anniversary of their disappearance and expressed hope that the young people would return home alive. continue reading »

STUDY: For Hispanics and Black George Zimmerman Shows Criminal Injustice

Blacks and Hispanics are more likely than whites to believe that George Zimmerman would have been arrested immediately had he shot a white person, according to a newly published study. continue reading »

Police Arrest 8 on Terrorism Charges in Spain

Eight people of Spanish nationality were arrested in the city of Ceuta for suspected ties with a terrorist network close to al-Qaeda that enlists jihadists in Spain to send them to fight in Syria, the Interior Ministry said Friday. continue reading »

Judge Gunned Down in Office in Northern Mexico

A Mexican judge in the northern state of Chihuahua was shot dead in his office by unknown assailants, authorities said. continue reading »

Police Investigating Poisonings at Party in Central Mexico

Investigators are looking into the poisonings of nine people at a pool party last weekend in Guanajuato, a state in central Mexico, officials said. continue reading »

Spanish Tourists Held in Captivity Arrive in Bogota

Spanish tourists Angel Sanchez Fernandez and Maria Concepcion Marlaska Sedano, who were freed by police in northern Colombia after being held captive for a month, arrived by plane in Bogota Saturday and were immediately taken to a hospital for medical tests. continue reading »

5 Men Killed in Mexico, Police Suspect Organized Crime

Five people were fatally shot in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, the regional Attorney General's Office said Friday. The killings took place Thursday night on Highway 90 in the municipality of San Pedro Totolapan. continue reading »

Police Rescue 2 Kidnapped Spaniards in Colombia

Spanish tourists Maria Concepcion Marlaska Sedano and Angel Sanchez Fernandez, abducted on May 17 in the northern Colombian province of La Guajira, were rescued in the wee hours of Saturday by a National Police anti-kidnapping unit, authorities told Efe. continue reading »

Drug Traffickers Blamed for Massacre of Cops in Guatemala

Drug traffickers were behind the killings of eight police officers in the western province of Quetzaltenango, Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina said Friday. continue reading »

Former Argentine President Sentenced For Illegal Arms Sales

An Argentine court on Thursday sentenced former President Carlos Menem to seven years in prison for illegal foreign arms sales during his 1989-1999 tenure. continue reading »

165 Migrants Rescued from Gang in Northern Mexico

Soldiers rescued 165 migrants, including 151 foreigners, from the clutches of a criminal gang in the northern border state of Tamaulipas, the Mexican government said Thursday. continue reading »