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Mexico Rejects “Survivor” Producer’s Appeal

A court in the Mexican resort city of Cancun has rejected an appeal filed by former "Survivor" producer Bruce Beresford and ordered the American citizen to remain in prison until his trial for the 2010 murder of wife Monica Burgos is completed, officials said. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Take a Seat - Man Tries to Steal Sandwich, Gets Sat On

Stealing is serious business and one man learned just how seriously a Florida supermarket takes it. According to an affidavit from the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, 21-year-old Emmanuel Jaramillo tried to steal a continue reading »

5 Bodies Found in Flaming SUV Believed to be a Result of Drug Cartel Violence in Mexico

Investigators are attempting to piece together the events that led to five bodies being charred in a SUV in Arizona’s southern desert. According to reports, Border Patrol atte continue reading »

Mexican Bus Passengers Kill One Would Be Robber and Injure Another

A group of bus passengers overpowered two would-be robbers, beating one to death and leaving the other badly injured, Mexican police said Thursday. The incident took place before dawn on the highway linking the northern cities of Monterrey and Durango. continue reading »

U.S. Pleads For Fair Trial Of Brooklyn Contractor Imprisoned in Bolivia

The U.S. government expressed concern Thursday about a 53-year-old American who is on hunger strike in a Bolivian prison and demanded that La Paz ensure he receives a fair and "transparent" trial. continue reading »

3 Mexican Brothers Sentenced for Running Prostitution Ring in U.S.

Three Mexican brothers were sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to conspiring to operate an interstate prostitution ring that relied on women who were smuggled in from Mexico and Central America and coerced into working for the trio. continue reading »

Gunman Robs Doctors Mid-Surgery at Venezuelan Hospital Making Off With $, Watches and Phones

An individual robbed a surgeon and his staff at gunpoint during a procedure being performed in the operating theater of a hospital in the central Venezuelan city of Maracay, making off with watches, cell phones and money, officials at the institution said. continue reading »

Last of the 17 Peru Prison Escapees Caught

Police captured the last two prisoners still at large from a group of 17 who escaped last weekend from Challapalca prison in southern Peru, the Interior Ministry announced Thursday in a communique. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Meth Mom Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter After Baby Dies From Drug-Filled Breast Milk

In 2010, a California mother was accused of causing the death of her weeks-old son by way of breastfeeding him though she was using methamphetamine. On Nov. 21, 2010, 6-week-old Michael Acosta III died as a result of continue reading »

Former “Survivor” Producer Extradited to Mexico for Murder of Wife

Former "Survivor" producer Bruce Beresford-Redman, charged in the murder of his wife, Monica Burgos, during an April 2010 vacation in Cancun, was extradited Wednesday to Mexico, his attorney's spokesman told Efe. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Mother of Cash Carrying Kids Sentenced to 3 Years Probation

In September 2011, Veronica Angulo Leyva’s children were sent in the U.S. to pick up $100,000 in undeclared currency and bring it back to her in Mexico, and as a result she was accused of child abuse. continue reading »

Mexican Human Rights Activist’s Norma Andrade Face Slashed by Attacker

Mexican human rights activist Norma Andrade suffered a knife wound to the face in an attack in this capital and has been hospitalized, officials said. An unknown assailant attacked Andrade at around 8:00 a.m. Friday while she was walking her granddaughter to school, a spokesman for the Mexico City District Attorney's Office told continue reading »

Florida Teacher ‘Disciplines’ Autistic Students with Hot Sauce

Lillian Gomez, a Kissimmee, Florida, special education teacher, was recently removed from her classroom and suspended after putting hot sauce on her student’s crayons. According to Gomez, the hot sauce was meant to keep her autistic students from putting the crayons in their mouths. continue reading »

Costa Rican Girl (12) Raped by Father; Gives Birth to Brother, Struggles to Maintain Family (VIDEO)

In the small town of Cuajiniquil, Costa Rica, a young girl’s life has been changed forever after being a victim of incest. At just 12 years of age, “Gisell” was raped by her father, Javier Luna Lopez. After the rape, she soon found out she was pregnant. She gave birth to a baby boy, her son, yet also her brother. continue reading »

UN Headquarters in New York Receives 35lbs of Cocaine from Mexico

More than 35 pounds of cocaine were found at United Nations headquarters in New York last week. The cocaine was delivered to the UN building in two large bags imprinted with b continue reading »

California: 119 Busted in Mexican Mafia Sting

A total of 119 people were arrested in three operations undertaken by federal authorities in Southern California that dealt a heavy blow to the organized crime outfit known as the Mexican Mafia, or "La Eme." continue reading »

Mexico No. 2 Producer of Child Porn, Lawmakers Say

Mexico is the world's No. 2 producer of child pornography and is classified as a source, transit and destination country for people traffickers involved in sexual exploitation, lawmakers said. Child pornography is the No. 2 illegal business, trailing only drug trafficking, and generates $42 billion annually, Special Committee to Fight People Trafficking chairwoman Rosi Orozco said. continue reading »

Mexico Accuses 9 of Baby-Trafficking Infants to Ireland

Authorities in the western state of Jalisco have nine people in custody as part of an investigation into a ring trafficking Mexican babies to Ireland. All of the arrests took place in Guadalajara, the state capital and Mexico's second-most-populous city. continue reading »

Kidnapped 9-Year Old Calysta Cordova Flees Kidnapper, Found Bruised & Battered

9-year old Calysta Cordova of Colorado, who went missing on Thursday, has been found safe after fleeing her kidnapper. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: After Making Meth-Smoking Video Woman Shoots Children, Boyfriend, Cousin, Self

A California woman is at the center of a horrific murder-suicide that resulted in the loss of four lives, while one hangs on his. After a fight with her boyfriend, 33-year-old Eduardo Lopez continue reading »