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Three Arrested With 1.6 tons of Marijuana in Argentina

Two Paraguayans and an Argentine were arrested Thursday outside Buenos Aires when they were caught unloading 1.6 tons of marijuana from a boat, police said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Young Women Shot Dead Feet From Sobbing Baby Daughter

A Young woman was shot dead outside her home in the subdivision of the Alamo Mission. The murder occurred east of the boulevard Rolando Arjona, near the bus station. Inside the house police heard a small cry, continue reading »

Mexican Students Lead Protest Against Political System On The Streets And On the Web

Thousands of university students took to the streets of cities across Mexico to protest against the manipulation of the political system by the media and politicians, saying that they will no longer keep quiet about the situation in the country. continue reading »

Report: Hundreds Of Dolphins Likely Died of Natural Causes in Peru

The approximately 800 dolphin deaths over the past few months in central and northern Peru were likely due to natural causes, the Peruvian Sea Institute, or Imarpe, said in a report. continue reading »

Mexican Firefighters Save 300 From Burning Building

Some 300 people were rescued Tuesday from a burning building in the Mexican capital's upscale Santa Fe neighborhood, officials said. continue reading »

Amnesty International Criticizes Journalists’ Protection in Mexico

Amnesty International on Monday severely criticized what it said was the Mexican government's lack of action to protect journalists in the country, adding that proof of that are the murders of six members of the media in less than a month. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Police Commander Gunned Down in Jalisco

The deputy police chief of Magdalena, a city in the western Mexican state of Jalisco, was killed by gunmen, prosecutors said. Victor Manuel Hernandez Sotelo was murdered Monday by two subjects on a motorcycle who rode up to his SUV and opened fire with 9 mm weapons in Guadalajara, the capital of Jalisco. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Four Left Dead on Basketball Court in Guerrero

Four young men were shot to death on the basketball court at the colony Machine. Thursday, gunmen killed the four young men after they were attacked. The four men between 17 and 25 years old were found with bullet wounds and their hands tied behind their backs, at about three o'clock. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Zetas Boss Wanted for Nuevo Leon Massacre Killings Arrested in Mexico

A suspected Los Zetas boss arrested by the army last week was behind a massacre in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon and led the drug cartel's push in 2008 into Guatemala, battling rival criminal organizations, a Defense Secretariat official said Monday. continue reading »

Bolivian Government Agrees To Suspend Decree, Ending Doctors’ Strike

The Bolivian government signed an accord Saturday with the Medical Association to end a strike in the sector that has gone on for 53 days in protest against a decree, not yet applied, that would lengthen the work day from six to eight hours. continue reading »

More Latin Americans Have Wanderlust

Countries like Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia and especially Brazil are being watched attentively by the World Tourism Organization, or UNWTO, because of the "interesting growth" in the number of international tourists coming from those countries, an organization official said here Saturday. continue reading »

Prehistoric Mammoth Remains Found in Mexico

Well-preserved skeletal remains of a mammoth that lived between 10,000 and 15,000 years ago have been discovered in the central Mexican state of Queretaro, the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said. continue reading »

Fourth High-Ranking Mexican Official Detained For Possibly Aiding Cartels

Retired Mexican army Lt. Col. Silvio Isidro de Jesus Hernandez Soto has been detained for questioning, becoming the fourth high-ranking retired or active-duty military officer to be taken into custody in recent days. continue reading »

Body of Kidnapped Journalist Found in Mexico

Mexican authorities found the dead body of kidnapped journalist Marco Antonio Avila Garcia on a road in the northwestern state of Sonora, officials told Efe. continue reading »

Guatemalan Prosecutors and Police Arrested For Facilitating Drug Smuggling

Three Guatemalan prosecutors and four police officers were arrested Friday on suspicion of ties to drug trafficking, the country's interior minister said. continue reading »

Brazilian Rights Group to Receive President Rousseff’s $10,000 Torture Compensation

President Dilma Rousseff will donate to a human rights organization the compensation she is to receive for having been tortured by the military regime that ruled Brazil from 1964-1985, her office said Friday. continue reading »

Corrupt Puerto Rican Police Officer Sentenced to 24 Years for Being a Coke Distributor

David González-Pérez, a former Puerto Rico Police officer from Arecibo, Puerto Rico, was sentenced yesterday to 24 years in prison by U.S. District Judge Aida Delgado-Colón for conspiracy and attempt to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, announced U.S. Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez. González-Pérez was found guilty of 28 counts of conspiracy and attempt to possess with intent to distribute cocaine after a two-week trial in August 2011. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Severed Head Delivered Along With Message to President Calderon (Photo Warning)

A severed head of a man, was abandoned Thursday morning in the city of Taxco, along with a narcomessage addressed to President Felipe Calderon, where they charge that the federal authorities are colluding to give protection to the drug cartels. The message and the severed head, have been attributed the criminal group called Warriors States, which maintains a battle with opposing Cartels for control of drug running and warns against the resurgence of violence in this region. continue reading »

FARC Rebels Recruited Teens Against Their Will in Colombia

Colombia's FARC guerrillas pulled at least 13 teenagers out of boarding schools in the southern province of Putumayo and forced them to join the ranks of the insurgency, a prominent human rights activist told Efe on Friday. continue reading »

Four Killed In Helicopter Crash During Air Force Exercises in Venezuela

Four air force personnel were killed and another injured Friday when their helicopter crashed during exercises in the western state of Yaracuy, Venezuela's defense minister said. continue reading »