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Police Find 3 Bodies in Western Mexico

The bodies of three men, including a minor, were found in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, prosecutors told Efe Wednesday. The three victims, who were presumably killed "with shots from firearms," were found Tuesday night in a field in La Higuera Panda, a town outside the city of Chinicuila, a Michoacan Attorney General's Office spokesman said. continue reading »

Drug Enforcement Police Chief Killed in Argentina

The chief of the Argentine Federal Police's dangerous drugs division was shot outside his house and investigators do not consider the incident a random crime, Security Secretary Sergio Berni said Sunday. continue reading »

Police Arrest 9 for Killings of Hondurans in Southern Mexico

Nine illegal Honduran immigrants who apparently "belong to Central American gangs dedicated to extortion and robberies of migrants" have been arrested in connection with the killings last week of two Hondurans in southern Mexico, officials said. continue reading »

2 Honduran Migrants Murdered on Mexican Train

Two Honduran women traveling with other migrants on a train in the southeastern Mexican state of Chiapas have been killed, state prosecutors said. continue reading »

Honduran Authorities Discover Bodies of Kidnapped Teens

Three young kidnap victims were found murdered Thursday in northern Honduras, authorities said. The bodies of Elias Canales and Osmar Murcia, both 17, and Jairo Rivera, 18, were dumped on a highway in San Pedro Sula, a police spokesman told journalists. continue reading »

Sex Offenders in Spain Will Be Watched to Prevent Repeat Offenses

Those sentenced for gender-related violence in Spain, after doing their time in jail, will be set free but under constant surveillance, so that both the agents charged with protecting the victims and the victims themselves will know where the offender is at any time. continue reading »

Argentine Wanted for “Dirty War” Crimes Arrested in Uruguay

A retired Argentine military officer wanted for crimes committed during the 1976-1983 "dirty war" against the left has been arrested in the Uruguayan capital, a police source told Efe Friday. continue reading »

Guatemalan Ex-President Alfonso Portillo is Extradited to U.S.

Alfonso Portillo, who was Guatemala's president from 2000-2004, was extradited Friday to the United States to face money laundering charges. He was handed over to U.S. agents at a military airfield and then boarded a government aircraft to be taken to New York. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Arrests Teacher, Prison Guard After Discovering Kiddie Porn

A teacher and a prison guard were arrested by federal authorities in Puerto Rico in separate cases of child pornography, the U.S. attorney in San Juan, Rosa Emilia Rodriguez, announced Tuesday. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Javier Adolfo Viera Charged with Setting Over 20 Fires in California

Pasadena authorities in California have arrested Javier Adolfo Viera, 35, on suspicsion of setting 25 brush or car fires over the last four months. Apparently Viera arson binge started in November with him throwing out incendiary devices, concocted at home, from his car at dry brush in the Pasadena. continue reading »

Suspect in California Double Homicide Arrested in Mexico

U.S. Marshal Don O’Keefe is proud to announce the arrest of Pedro Medina-Castillon, who is wanted to stand trial in the Superior Court of California, Santa Clara County, for two counts of homicide. continue reading »

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2 Men Arrested For Raping Tourist in Brazil

Two men were arrested for robbing and raping a foreign tourist aboard a microbus in Rio de Janeiro and beating her boyfriend, Brazilian police said Sunday. continue reading »

U.S. Marshals Apprehend Fugitive After 31 Years on the Run

U.S. Marshal Bobby Mathieson announces the capture of Ronald Orville Garcia. Garcia was wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) in Virginia after failing to appear for court in 1982 on drug charges. continue reading »

7 Gunned Down in Northern Mexico

Seven people were fatally shot early Friday at a bar in the northern Mexican city of Chihuahua, authorities said. The rifle-toting assailant entered the Mogavi bar in the wee hours and began shooting indiscriminately, a source in the Chihuahua police department told Efe. continue reading »

Undocumented Immigrant Convicted of Assault of a Federal Agent

Jose Alberto Izquierdo-Gonzalez, 26, an undocumented Mexican alien living in Laredo, has pleaded guilty to using a motor vehicle to assault a Border Patrol agent and to smuggling aliens, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today. continue reading »

Ex-Police Officer Arrested for Killing Teen, Raping Another in Mexico

A former police officer has been arrested in connection with the murder of a 16-year-old boy and the rape of his 15-year-old girlfriend last month, Mexican officials said. continue reading »

Romania Dismantles Migrant Smuggling Ring Working in Mexico, U.S.

Police dismantled a criminal organization that helped about 600 Romanians enter the United States illegally via Mexico, the organized crime prosecutor's office said Tuesday. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Sentences Murderer to Life in Prison, Passes on Death Penalty

Alexis Candelario Santana, found guilty of the 2009 murders of eight people in a bar in Puerto Rico, and responsible for 14 other killings, will spend the rest of his life in prison because the jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict on whether to impose the death penalty. continue reading »

Mom Accused of Tying Daughter to Bed is Held on $620k Bail

A single mother has made her appearance in court on Friday after being accused of tying her four-year-old daughter to a bed for twelve hours a day and leaving her a plastic bin in which to go to the bathroom. The woman is being held on $620,000 bail. continue reading »