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Entrepreneurs Introduce Moto-Taxis to Madrid

Madrid has joined other European and Latin American cities in offering a transport system with motorcycles, conceived as a way of relieving traffic jams. continue reading »

Homeless Families in Spain Squatting After Eviction

Protest groups in Spain have helped families that were kicked out of their homes by banks find shelter in repossessed, empty apartment buildings. Police moved in quickly in most cases, but in Seville about 30 families are going on six months of illegal occupation. continue reading »

Still No News 1 Year After Spanish Aid Workers’ Kidnapping in Kenya

One year after the kidnapping of Spanish aid workers Montserrat Serra and Blanca Thiebaut in Kenya, the Spanish Foreign Minister and Doctors without Borders pursue with extreme caution the procedures to free them from captivity. continue reading »

European Union Wins 2012 Nobel Peace Prize

The European Union has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced Friday. The EU has transformed most of Europe "from a continent of wars to a continent of peace," committee Chairman Thorbjoern Jagland said in Oslo. continue reading »

U.S., Spain to Enter into Missile-Defense Pact

The Spanish government authorized Friday the signing of a pact with the United States that will allow elements of the NATO anti-missile shield to be deployed at the Rota naval base in southern Spain. continue reading »

Rio de Janeiro Named to Prestigious World Heritage List

The landscapes of Rio de Janeiro have been entered onto the World Heritage List, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization said. The decision regarding the Brazilian city was adopted by UNESCO's World Heritage Committee at its 36th session in Russia's second-largest city. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Young Man Shot Down in Sinaloa

Young man shot down in the streets of the colony Bachigualato. The victim was arriving home when he was shot with a 9mm weapon.Sergio Lizarraga Chaidez, (28) was shot dead.The attack happened on Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Street, near the corner of Avenida Luis G. Inclan, south of the Causeway Airport. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Venezuelan Authorities Seize 20 Tons of Liquid Cocaine Aboard Ship Bound for Mexico

Venezuelan authorities seized 20 tons of liquid cocaine aboard a ship bound for Mexico, Interior Minister Tareck el Aissami said Tuesday. The contraband was found as the ship was preparing to embark from a port in the northwestern state of Zulia, the official told state television. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Army Captures Cartel Commander for 2nd Time in 6 Months

A man suspected of being one of the top leaders of Mexico's Jalisco Nueva Generacion drug cartel has been arrested for the second time in six months, the Defense Secretariat said. Nicolas Balcazar Lopez was detained last Friday at a house in an upscale neighborhood in Tlajomulco de Zuñiga, a city in Jalisco state, the secretariat said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Los Zetas Leave 16 Mutilated Bodies And Message for Gulf Cartel

Elements of the federal forces (Semar, Sedena and SSPF) from the northern city of Mante, Tamaulipas, discovered at least 16 corpses in a truck parked outside a shopping center. Following the discovery, members of the Navy, the Mexican Army and Federal Police, set up checkpoints in the city and some strategic points to try to find the whereabouts of criminals. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Gunmen Kidnap Tlacojalpan Mayor as Drug Cartels Fight for Turf

The mayor of Tlacojalpan, a city in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz, was kidnapped over the weekend and her whereabouts is unknown, a National Action Party, or PAN, representative said. Marisol Mora Cuevas has not been heard from since Sunday, when gunmen apparently kidnapped her from her house, PAN presidential candidate Josefina Vazquez Mota's spokesperson in Veracruz, Julen Rementeria, said continue reading »

Blog del Narco- El Chapo’s Son NOT Arrested- Mistaken Identity

As reported earlier, the Mexican authorities announced the capture of the son of El Chapo Guzman, identifying the young man as Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar. But yesterday, doubts began to emerge, as many people pointed out that the young Sinaloa presented was not really the son of El Chapo. Were the authorities lying? continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Rival Cartel Member Poses as Hospital Worker for Assassination

A rival Cartel Member caused panic at Sinaloa General Hospital after he entered the hospital dressed in white and killed a patient on the second floor. The gunshots scarred employees, patients and their families who were in a panic continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Rival Cartel Member Poses as Hospital Worker for Assassination

A rival Cartel Member caused panic at Sinaloa General Hospital after he entered the hospital dressed in white and killed a patient on the second floor. The gunshots scarred employees, patients and their families who were in a panic continue reading »

Blog del Narco: El Chapo’s Son Arrested in Mexico

One of the sons of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" (Shorty) Guzman, Mexico's most-wanted man, was arrested Thursday by marines in the western state of Jalisco, the Navy Secretariat said. Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar was captured Thursday morning, thanks to "intelligence work," the secretariat said in a brief statement. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: El Chapo’s Son Arrested in Mexico

One of the sons of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" (Shorty) Guzman, Mexico's most-wanted man, was arrested Thursday by marines in the western state of Jalisco, the Navy Secretariat said. Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar was captured Thursday morning, thanks to "intelligence work," the secretariat said in a brief statement. continue reading »

Blog del Narco- 13 Jalisco Nueva Generacion Cartel Members Arrested in Mexico

Thirteen suspected members of Mexico's Jalisco Nueva Generacion drug cartel were arrested in connection with the kidnapping and murder of an employee of the Jalisco state Attorney General's Office, a military commander said Wednesday. continue reading »

Blog del Narco - Execution of El Chapo Nephew Confirmed

The Attorney General of Justice (PGJ) of Sinaloa has confirmed the killing of Obied Cano Zepeda, nephew of drug lord Joaquin El Chapo Guzman. According to information from the attorney, Cano Zepeda, 24 years old, was at his home in Colonia Loma Linda, continue reading »

Singer El Travieso Quintero Executed in Sinaloa

The young singer known as El Travieso Quintero was executed on Friday afternoon near his home in Colonia Tierra Blanca. The victim’s name is Jose de Jesus Quintero Salas, who had 25 years of age. The bloody event happened around 8:00 pm, when the singer was walking down the street and was approached by a vehicle with two people in it who began to shoot. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Journalist Who Went Missing Says She and 2 Year Old Son Are Ok But Need Protection

A Mexican journalist who was reported missing a week ago along with her two-year-old son told a local radio station she is in hiding and in good condition, although she urged the government to offer her protection. Stephania Cardoso, a police beat reporter for the daily Zocalo in Saltillo, the capital of the northern Mexican state of Coahuila, issued the plea for help during a brief te continue reading »