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STUDY: Hispanic Culture Protects Latino Teens from Violence

Latino kids who spend unstructured leisure time with friends, participate in certain nonschool activities and have part-time jobs may encounter high levels of violence in their communities. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: U.S. Offered to Capture Chapo Guzman, Journalist Says

The United States offered to capture drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in a "simple, fast and surgical" operation that would take 15 minutes, but the Mexican military opposed the plan, journalist Jesus Esquivel said in an interview continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Person Tortured and Executed in Puebla ( Warning Graphic Photo)

Thursday morning a body was located lying on a desolate road to Puebla-Tlaxcala Covadonga in the agricultural colony Ignacio Zaragoza. With apparent signs of violence the body of a lifeless man about 30-35 years old was found. He was a resident of the area and wearing blue denim pants as well as a white shirt. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: 4 Youths Killed by Machine Gun in Ixtapaluca, Edomex (Photo Warning)

Four young men were shot with machine guns and assault rifles while travelling in a van. They were all neighbors in Colonia Loma Bonita in this county. The youth shot dead were identified as Julio Cesar Ruiz Ortega, Jaime Esquivel Porras, Alan Tapia Sánchez Márquez and Ari Yamil Medina. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Six Shot Dead in Gun Battle on Streets of Nuevo Leon

Five dead and wounded left a shooting attack in the San Angel Norte, north of Monterrey. Shortly before 14:00 pm, Authorities received a report that people heard gunshot wounds in the colony, and they immediately sent an ambulance. Rescuers arrived at the intersection of Camino Real continue reading »

Narco Blog: Five Young Men Found Executed in Guerrero ( Picture Warning)

Early Friday five youths were murdered being shot in the head and their bodies were dumped in the main square of Tecpan de Galeana, in the Costa Grande region of Guerrero state. An anonymous caller alerted the security forces of the three tiers of Public Safety who left against the City of Tecpan five bodies. continue reading »

Violence in Entertainment is Not Responsible for Mass Shootings, Says J.Lo

Actress and singer Jennifer Lopez, whose latest film "Parker" premieres Friday, is convinced that the violence seen in Hollywood movies is not the only cause of the mass shootings that periodically shock the nation. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Mexican Human Rights Commission- 82 Journalists Murdered Since ‘05

A total of 82 journalists have been murdered and 18 others have been reported missing since 2005 in Mexico, the Mexican National Human Rights Commission, or CNDH, said. Investigations of 28 attacks on media outlets in different states have been conducted in the past five years, the CNDH, Mexico's equivalent of an ombudsman's office, said. continue reading »

Blog Del Narco: Violent Day in Michoacán, 8 Dead Including 7 Police Officers

At least eight people, including seven police officers, were killed and eight others wounded in three shootouts involving police and drug cartel gunmen on the border of Jalisco and Michoacan states in western Mexico, officials said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Woman Executed in Front of Son In Nuevo Leon

Silvia Guadalupe Olvera Garcia calmly helped her 6 year old son to do homework when suddenly, after two knocks on the door, a man broke into her home and executed by a shot to the head. continue reading »

2 Die, 21 Injured during Riot at Marketplace Between Police, Criminals and Vendors in Peru

Two people were killed Saturday during a new police intervention in a Lima marketplace, where last Thursday clashes between police, criminals and wholesalers left another two people dead, the director of the Dos de Mayo Hospital, Jose Roca, said. continue reading »

STUDY: Border Violence May Have Negative Effect on Kids’ Mental Health

Violence and poverty harm the mental health of children living near the Texas-Mexico border, a new study shows. Researchers looked at the mental health of children and teens living in El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, in 2007 and again in 2010. All of the children were Mexican or Mexican-American and lived in homes below the poverty level. None had a history of diagnosed mental illness. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Economic Competitiveness in Latin America

The 2012-2013 Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) covers 144 major and emerging economies. The report assesses the ability of countries to provide high levels of prosperity to their citizens. Scoring a variety of indicators out of a possible 7 points, below is a sampling of where LatAm ranked globally. continue reading »

Disturbances Return to Small Religious Community in Mexico

Outbreaks of violence have been reported once again in La Nueva Jerusalen, a religious community in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, leading the governor to threaten to use force to restore order. continue reading »

Violence in Mexico Escalates, 22 Die this Weekend

At least 22 people, including six women, died in violent incidents across Mexico this weekend, officials said. The bodies of four women were found in Morelos, a state in central Mexico, state prosecutors said. continue reading »

Suspects Confess to Killing 36, Including Mexican Journalists

Information provided by several individuals arrested recently helped clear up the killings of 36 people, including five reporters, in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz, a high-level state official said. continue reading »

Murders Down 7 Percent in Mexico, Claims Calderon

The number of murders committed in Mexico fell "some 7 percent in the first half of this year," compared to the same period in 2011, and a downward trend is being seen "for the first time in several years," President Felipe Calderon said Thursday. continue reading »

Riots in Venezuelan Prison End After Month-Long Struggle, 20 Dead

Venezuela's Bolivarian National Guard, or GNB, took control Saturday of a prison in the western state of Merida after a month-long conflict left 20 inmates dead, government authorities said. continue reading »

FARC Celebrate Colombia’s Independence By Attacking Police, Dynamiting Bridge

One police officer was killed and five others wounded Friday in an attack by leftist FARC rebels as Colombia celebrated 202 years of independence from Spain. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Shootout Leaves 3 Dead, 1 Brain Dead

Three people were killed and another was left brain dead in an armed clash in the southeastern Puerto Rican town of Cayey, police said Saturday in a statement. continue reading »