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Mexican Politician Killed Fellow PRI Party Member

Eduardo Castro Luque, an Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, member elected to the Sonora state legislature, was allegedly murdered by fellow party member Manuel Alberto Fernandez Felix, who is on the run, Mexican officials said. continue reading »

IACHR Condemns Murder of Brazilian Human Rights Lawyer

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) condemns the killing of Human Rights Defender Diego Luiz Berbare Bandeira, attorney and member of the Human Rights Commission of the Brazilian Bar Association in São Paulo, in the city of Caraguatatuba, state of São Paulo, Brazil. continue reading »

Police Press Agent Murdered in Honduras, Investigators Looking for Gunmen

A police press affairs officer was gunned down in Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras, transit police spokesman Kemel Ordoñez said. continue reading »

Missing Mexican Tourist Found Murdered in Croatia

The remains of a woman found in Marjan park in the city of Split are those of a Mexican tourist who was murdered, Croatian police said Sunday. continue reading »

Retired Colombian General Sentenced For Killing Peasant Leader in 1997

Retired Colombian Gen. Rito Alejo del Rio was convicted Friday and sentenced to nearly 26 years in prison for the 1997 murder of a peasant leader in a joint army-paramilitary operation. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Ex-Cop Arrested for Murdering Girl Friend

Former police officer Roberto Quiñones was charged formally on Tuesday with the death of dancer Yexeira Torres, who has been missing for almost a year, Puerto Rico's attorney general said. continue reading »

March Held to Remember Chicano Activist Ricardo Falcon 40 Years After Murder

Chicano leaders and young people will march today to the cemetery at Fort Lupton, north of Denver, to commemorate Ricardo Falcon, a college student and activist slain 40 years ago. continue reading »

Bolivian Border Town Receives Extra Security After Mob Kills Brazilians Accused of Murder

Soldiers and additional police have been deployed in the border town where two Brazilians accused of murdering three local residents were lynched earlier this week, the Bolivian government said Friday. continue reading »

No Justice for Colombian Journalist’s Death 13 Years Later

Press organizations, defenders of human rights, families and journalists gathered here Monday to commemorate the 13th anniversary of journalist and humorist Jaime Garzon's murder and to protest the authorities' failure to punish anyone for the crime. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Mexican Cartels (Sinaloa vs Los Zetas)

Currently, the Sinaloa and Los Zetas Cartels are in a war, forcing other cartels to take sides and new alliances are forming. Unfortunately, 60,000 people have died since President Calderón (PAN) declared war on drug traffickers in 2006. Hispanically Speaking News does a side-by-side comparison of Mexico's most ruthless cartels, Sinaloa and Los Zetas. continue reading »

Armed Robbers Kill 4 Police, 1 Civil Servant in Mexico

Four Mexican police officers and a civil servant were fatally shot by assailants who tried to seize a vehicle they thought was carrying money, authorities in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz said Tuesday. continue reading »

6 Arrested in Connection to Murder of Venezuelan Diplomat in Kenya

Kenyan police have arrested the first secretary of the Venezuelan Embassy in Kenya, the Venezuelan Dwight Sagaray, and five Kenyan employees of the embassy residence, for their suspected involvement in the death by strangling of the mission's charge d'affaires, Olga Fonseca. continue reading »

Former Boxer “La Bestia” Murdered in Ecuador

Former boxer Jaime Quiñonez was murdered at a restaurant in Quito, Ecuadorian police said Sunday. continue reading »

New Security Measures in Place After Mexican Indian Murders

An indigenous community in the western Mexican state of Michoacan has stepped up security measures in the wake of this week's kidnap-murders of two of its members by suspected mobsters, saying state authorities have broken their promise to protect them. continue reading »

Drug Boss Arrested for the Murder of Mexican Activist’s Son

Army troops apprehended a drug kingpin in connection with last year's murder of the son of anti-violence activist Javier Sicilia, the Mexican defense department said Friday. continue reading »

2 Power Company Guards Arrested for Killing Guatemalan Peasant

Two employees of Spanish hydroelectric power company Hidro Santa Cruz were arrested for the murder of a peasant, a crime that sparked disturbances and the declaration of a state of siege for 18 days in the Indian town of Santa Cruz Barillas in western Guatemala. continue reading »

Two Puerto Rican Men Found Dead in Taxi

Two men were found dead in the wee hours of Friday inside a taxi in the San Juan neighborhood of Hato Rey, the Puerto Rico Police Department 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 »

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 »

2 Men With Connections to Mexican Cartel Are Convicted of Murder in San Diego

Two men on the payroll of a Mexican drug kingpin operating in San Diego were convicted of murdering two people and then dissolving their bodies in acid. continue reading »