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Blog del Narco: Authorities Uncover Drug Grave in Southern Mexico

The bodies of four people, three men and a woman, in various stages of decomposition were found yesterday morning in Guerrero State in a narcofosa (drug grave). According to reports, an anonymous call tipped off police as to the location of the bodies. 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 »

Blog del Narco: Taxi Driver’s Body Discovered With More Than 16 Bullet Wounds (Photo Warning)

A man was found dead with more than 16 bullet wounds inside the taxi he was driving, his neighbors reported to the proper authorities, after hearing the gun shots. The murder occurred during the early hours of Tuesday in San Cristobal J├íltipan Township of Morelos, where the body was located inside the cab 220 of the town of J├íltipan, with more than 16 bullets, and a message. 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 »

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 »

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 »

53 Lawyers Murdered in Honduras Over 2-Year Period

Fifty-three attorneys were murdered in Honduras during the period 2010-2012 and more than 95 of the crimes remain unsolved, the Central American nation's human rights commissioner said Friday. continue reading »

Police Find 6 Bodies Showing Signs of Torture in Mexico

Police in the central Mexican state of Zacatecas on Thursday found the bodies of six people, including a 13-year-old boy who had been arrested on Feb. 4 as a presumed murderer but was released a few hours later due to his age, a government official said. 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 »

South African Court Grants Oscar Pistorius Bail

The judge at the Pretoria Magistrates' Court on Friday granted the bail application of South African track star Oscar Pistorius, who is accused of murdering his girlfriend. continue reading »

9-Year-Old Boy Murdered in Mexico

A 9-year-old boy was murdered in the western Mexican state of Jalisco, officials said. Elpidio Vega was reported missing last Wednesday and was found two days later in a field in his hometown of Acatic with a gunshot wound to the back of the head, the Jalisco Public Safety Secretariat said. continue reading »

South Africa’s “Blade Runner” Charged with Murdering Girlfriend

South African Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius was indicted Thursday in his homeland on charges of murdering his girlfriend, who was found dead of four gunshot wounds at the athlete's home in Pretoria, police said. continue reading »

Suspected Gang Members Kill Police Chief in Western Mexico

A police chief in the western Mexican state of Jalisco was killed in an attack by suspected members of an organized crime gang, officials said. continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Investigate Whether Homophobia Played a Role in Murder

Investigators are looking at homophobia as a possible motive in the slaying of a young man whose body was found in Puebla, a state in central Mexico, prosecutors said. continue reading »

Couple Gunned Down, Baby Wounded in Puerto Rico

A man and a woman were murdered and a 1-year-old baby was seriously wounded in a new criminal incident in the central Puerto Rican town of Cayey bringing to 63 the island's homicide total so far in 2013. continue reading »

Guatemalan Priest Charged As An Accomplice in Bishop’s Murder Receives Early Release

A Catholic priest sentenced to 20 years in prison as an accomplice in the 1998 assassination of Bishop Juan Gerardi was paroled on Friday and spoke out to assert his innocence. continue reading »

Chile Indicts 8 Former Army Officers For Murder of Victor Jara

The murder of popular folk singer Victor Jara in the wake of Chile's Sept. 11, 1973, military coup became front-page news again Friday with a judge's decision to indict 8 retired army officers for the crime. continue reading »

Body of Venezuelan Model Discovered in Jalisco

A Venezuelan model was found dead in Jalisco, a state in western Mexico, nearly a week after she went missing, state prosecutors told Efe Wednesday. continue reading »

Panama Charges 3 For Murder of Spanish Businessmen

Panamanian prosecutors filed formal charges against three people arrested last week in connection with the murder of two Spanish businessmen, an official spokesperson told Efe. continue reading »