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2 Suspects Apprehended In Connection With Murder of Honduran Journalist

Two people have been arrested and two others are being sought in connection with the abduction and murder of journalist Alfredo Villatoro, the head of the Honduran National Police said. continue reading »

Poverty and Destitution Plagues More Than a Third of Colombians

More than a third of the close to 46 million Colombians are living in poverty or destitution, conditions particularly oppressive in small towns and rural areas, according to a study released in Bogota by the government statistics service. continue reading »

8 Arrested In Mexico May Be Linked To the Massacre of 49 People

Mexican army soldiers detained eight purported members of the Gulf drug cartel during an operation in the small northeastern town of China, the Defense Secretariat said. continue reading »

Spain Hoping to Increase Economic Relations with Brazil

Spain's foreign minister lobbied here Thursday for strengthening "economic diplomacy" to tighten economic and trade links between his country and Brazil. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: 8 Gulf Cartel Drug Members With Possible Link to Cadereyta Massacre Arrested

Mexican army soldiers detained eight purported members of the Gulf drug cartel during an operation in the small northeastern town of China, the Defense Secretariat said. The troops taking part in the ground recon operation in Nuevo Leon state seized four rifles, a handgun, three hand grenades, 881 rounds of ammunition of different calibers, 34 ammunition clips for different weapons continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Mexican Los Zetas Cartel Members Arrested in Guatemala

Three suspected employees of Mexico's Los Zetas drug cartel were arrested in the eastern province of Zacapa after a gunfight with security forces, the Guatemalan interior minister said Thursday. The clash Wednesday in the town of Gualan resulted in no casualties, Mauricio Lopez told reporters in the capital. continue reading »

Migrants’ Rights Activist Fleeing Mexico in Wake of Death Threats

Migrants' rights activist the Rev. Alejandro Solalinde, who received death threats a few weeks ago, said he was leaving Mexico temporarily for his own safety. continue reading »

Spain’s Eosol Energy Aims to Build Major Solar Energy Project in Chile

Spain's Eosol Energy plans to build a $615.9 million solar energy project in Tocopilla, a town in northern Chile. The project will have generating capacity of 192.6 MW, the company said in an environmental impact statement. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Zetas deny Role in Massacre ( PICTURE WARNING)

Sunday the state of Nuevo Leon woke up to reports indicating that over 30 bodies had been dumped on the Free Road to Reynosa, in the town of Cadereyta. The authorities indicated that they were 49, but a reliable source said that 68 people including women were executed. continue reading »

UPDATE: Body of Kidnapped Radio Journalist Found in Honduras

The body of journalist Alfredo Villatoro, who was kidnapped last week, was found in the southern section of Tegucigalpa, Honduran Security Minister Pompeyo Bonilla said. Villatoro's remains were found Tuesday and taken to the coroner's office, Security Ministry spokesman Hector Ivan Mejia said. continue reading »

$1.3M Found On Board Mexican Plane that Crashed in Ecuador

The small Mexican-registered plane that crashed last weekend in Ecuador was carrying $1.3 million, police said. Santiago Alfonso Lopez Monzon, 22, and Cruz Alfredo Solis Lopez, 36, who had Mexican documents, died in Sunday's accident. continue reading »

UPDATE: Colombian Government to Assist in Release of French Journalist

The Colombian government notified France that it will do what is necessary to enable leftist rebels' plan to release a French journalist who fell into guerrilla hands, Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos said Tuesday. continue reading »

Murder Suspect Burned To Death By Angry Mob in Brazil

Nearly 300 people broke into a jail in the northeastern Brazilian town of Tapiramuta, dragged a suspected murderer out of his cell and burned him to death, Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper said Tuesday. continue reading »

Ecuador Looking To Recover Antiquities From Washington Museum

More than 3,000 Ecuadorian archaeological finds including the most impressive works of the Manteño civilization are kept in the storerooms of a Washington museum, from which the government in Quito said it wants them removed so people can have a better appreciation of Ecuador's history. continue reading »

France Yet To Respond to Colombian Rebels’ Offer to Release French Journalist

Former Sen. Piedad Cordoba and the International Committee of the Red Cross agreed on Monday to form a delegation to receive a French journalist captured last month by leftist FARC rebels while embedded with Colombian security forces, but neither Paris nor Bogota commented on the proposed release. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Authorities Struggle to Identify 48 Decapitated Torsos

Authorities seeking the rest of the 49 bodies dumped in Cadereyta. Roads and abandoned farms near the site of the discovery are the main areas that they are searching. The evidence of dirt, dust and mud on the torsos found in Reynosa free Highway early Sunday at the access point to San Juan, continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Five Deaths on Sunday in Acapulco

As official’s efforts to eradicate violence in the port of Acapulco, this past Sunday six bloody events occurred in which five people lost their lives. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: 49 Mutilated Bodies Found on Highway in Northern Mexico

At least 49 mutilated bodies were found on the side of a highway in Cadereyta, a city in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, Federal Police spokesmen told Efe Sunday. The bodies of the victims, six of whom are women, were dumped on the shoulder of the highway to Reynosa, a city in the neighboring state of Tamaulipas. continue reading »

Bodies of Missing 4-year-old Colombian Girls Found

The bodies of two missing 4-year-old girls have been found and it appears that they were raped, Colombian police said, adding that two suspects are under arrest. The killings occurred in the provinces of Huila and Atlantico, the commander of a special police unit to track down missing persons, Gen. Humberto Guatibonza, said continue reading »

Mexican Heart-throb Luis Miguel Finishes Tour in Madrid

Luis Miguel, the Mexican singer who best embodies the romantic ideal on both sides of the Atlantic, put the finishing touches on his first concert tour of Spain in five years with a show in the Spanish capital. continue reading »