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Acupuncturist Spreads HIV to 16 in Switzerland

A Swiss acupuncturist has been found guilty of infecting sixteen patients with HIV. Due to rules on Swiss criminal proceedings, the man’s name will not be released, reports Reuters. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Jury Weighs Death Penalty Sentence for Convicted Murderer

The possible death sentence for Alexis Candelario Santana, found guilty of the 2009 murder of eight people at the La Tombola bar, is dividing the people of Puerto Rico, a U.S. commonwealth whose constitution bans capital punishment. continue reading »

3 Puerto Rican Police Arrested in Connection With 2008 Death

The FBI on Friday arrested three members of the Puerto Rico Police Department in connection with the death of a 19-year-old man in a 2008 incident. Sgt. Antonio Rodriguez Caraballo and patrolmen Miguel Negron and David Colon Martinez were taken into custody, the head of the PRPD's South Region, Col. Noel Torres, confirmed. continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Rescue 18 Women Forced Into Sex Trafficking

Authorities rescued 18 women who were being forced to work as prostitutes in the southern state of Chiapas, Mexico's interior ministry said Friday. Eight people, including two women, were arrested in connection with the forced prostitution scheme and three vehicles were seized. continue reading »

Crime Journalist Gunned Down in Guatemala

A journalist with Nuestro Diario newspaper was fatally shot in the eastern Guatemalan province of Jutiapa, the publication said Thursday. Jaime Napoleon Jarquin Duarte, 63, was a former schoolteacher who joined the paper three years ago, Nuestro Diario said. continue reading »

Mexican Police Arrest 11-Year-Old Girl Selling Crack in Cancun

An 11-year-old girl was arrested for selling marijuana and crack in a poor neighborhood of the Caribbean resort city, Cancun, Mexican authorities said Wednesday. continue reading »

Authorities Release 20 of 21 Suspected Criminals Arrested in Small Mexican Town

Twenty of the 21 suspects detained by community police members in Buenavista Tomatlan, a city in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, and handed over to authorities have been released, the Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »

India Arrests 7 In Connection with Rape of Swiss Tourist

Indian police have arrested seven suspects in the rape of a Swiss woman in the northern part of the country, a spokesperson for the Swiss Embassy in this capital told Efe Saturday. continue reading »

Human Rights Abuses Against Cassez Force CNDH to File Criminal Complaint in Mexico

Mexico's top human rights body has called for a probe into more than a score of current and former federal law-enforcement officials for alleged rights violations of Frenchwoman Florence Cassez, who spent seven years in prison on a kidnapping conviction before Mexico's high court ordered her released in January. continue reading »

Federal Agents Launch Extensive Search Operation at Puerto Rican Prison

More than 200 federal agents from different departments carried out a search operation Friday in the Metropolitan Detention Center Guaynabo in suburban San Juan, the FBI office in Puerto Rico said. continue reading »

Former Argentine President Convicted of Arms Smuggling

An Argentine federal court on Friday convicted former President Carlos Menem of aggravated smuggling in connection with illegal arms sales during his 1989-1999 tenure, a crime that carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison. continue reading »

4 Gunned Down at Pizza Joint in Honduras

Gunmen killed four people at a pizzeria in San Pedro Sula, a city in northern Honduras, the National Police said. The two gunmen entered the restaurant on Saturday, walked to the table where the four young men were eating and opened fire. continue reading »

Gang Member Sentenced to 120 Months for Child Sex Trafficking

Jonathan Adonay Fuentes, aka “Cheesy” and “Crazy Boy,” 21, of Clinton, Marlyland, was sentenced to 120 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for sex trafficking a juvenile female as part of a prostitution enterprise operated by the violent street gang Mara Salvatrucha Thirteen (MS-13). continue reading »

Former Police Chief Convicted of Drug Traffic Conspiracy in Mexico

Gilberto Lerma Plata, a former police commander of Tamaulipas state and a member of the Gulf cartel, was found guilty of conspiring to import several tons of marijuana and cocaine to the United States, the Justice Department said. continue reading »

Spain, France Arrest 3 Terror Suspects

Three suspected Chechen terrorists were caught in a Spanish-French operation that followed up on the dismantling of a terrorist cell last August in Spain. continue reading »

3 Gunned Down in Drive-by Shooting in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican police were investigating Friday the second triple killing in less than two weeks after three young men were slain in a drive-by shooting in the eastern town of Juncos. continue reading »

Leader of Teachers Union Charged with Racketeering in Mexico

The leader of Mexico's powerful SNTE teachers union learned Wednesday that she and two associates face racketeering charges in connection with the alleged embezzlement of $157 million in union funds. continue reading »

Violence in Acapulco Continues as Belgian Tourist is Gunned Down

A Belgian tourist was gunned down by several men who attempted to steal his luxury car in the Mexican Pacific resort city of Acapulco, prosecutors said. continue reading »

Spanish Woman Accused of Murdering Husband to Appear in Pennsylvania Court

Spanish citizen Maria Reyes Garcia-Pellon, who allegedly murdered her husband - former pro basketball player Matthew White - two weeks ago, is to appear at a preliminary court hearing in the city of Media, Pennsylvania, where a judge will determine if judicial proceedings should commence. continue reading »

Mexico Appoints Lawmakers to Monitor Rape Case

Mexico's lower house has formed a special work group to monitor the investigation into the case of six Spanish women raped earlier this month in the Pacific resort of Acapulco. continue reading »