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Mexican Summer Camp Attacked, 7 Raped

Seven girls were raped and a number of boys were beaten by unidentified assailants who attacked a summer camp in central Mexico last week, the Mexico state Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Struggle With Peace

With daily reports of homicides, violent crimes, and corruption occurring in Latin America it is obvious that Latin America is struggling with peace. Check out Hispanically Speaking News's Infographic to see the global rankings and scores of Latin American countries in terms of peace. continue reading »

Peace Activist Slams Mexican Presidential Campaigns

Poet Javier Sicilia, the leader of Mexico's Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity, or MPJD, blasted on Monday the farce represented by the current electoral campaign, considering it "the continuation of violence by other means." continue reading »

Gunfire Between Rival Groups of Soccer Fans Kills 1, Injures 5 in Argentina

A 21-year-old man was fatally shot in a fight between rival groups of fans in Argentina, officials said. Daniel Sosa died in the hospital after being shot on Saturday continue reading »

3 Dead, 16 Wounded in Mexican Bar Brawl

Three men were gunned down following an argument with a woman at a bar in Ocotepec, a city in the central Mexican state of Morelos, prosecutors said. The woman made a telephone call after the argument and told the people on the other end, "come over here," the Morelos Attorney General's Office said in a statement, citing eyewitness accounts. continue reading »

New TV Series Based on Drug Lord Pablo Escobar’s Life To Premiere

The life of notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar can soon be followed on the small screen in a series that recounts his reign over a vast criminal empire during the 1980s and early 1990s when he terrorized his country with murders and car bombs. 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 »

Death Threats Force Human Rights Lawyer To Leave Mexico

A Mexican attorney who specializes in human rights cases announced he is leaving the country temporarily because of death threats. Vidulfo Rosales Sierra, legal counsel for the Tlachinollan Mountain Human Rights Center, is the second rights activist in less than a month to flee Mexico. 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Shootout Between Military and Armed Assailants in Northwestern Mexico Leaves 5 Dead

Five people were killed in a clash with army soldiers and state police on a highway in the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa, officials said. continue reading »

Protest Held in Mexico by Mothers of “Disappeared”

Hundreds of mothers and other relatives of the "disappeared" held a protest in this capital on Thursday - Mother's Day in Mexico - to demand justice. continue reading »

Stray Bullet Shot From Prison Kills Innocent Venezuelan in His Home

The Venezuelan government confirmed Wednesday that a Caracas resident died inside his home when he was struck by a stray bullet fired from inside a nearby prison. continue reading »

Young Mexican Girl Granted Asylum in US After Mother and Grandmother Killed

A 4-year-old Mexican girl whose mother and grandmother were murdered south of the border has received asylum in the United States, her uncle said Friday. continue reading »

Female Journalists Facing Greater Danger in Mexico

Female journalists are increasingly becoming victims of violence associated with organized crime and corruption in Mexico, where more than 75 media workers have been killed since 2000. continue reading »

Brazilian Government Facing Criticism in Delay of Truth Commission Appointments

Members of the Human Rights Committee of Brazil's lower house criticized President Dilma Rousseff's administration on Thursday for delays in setting up a truth commission to examine acts of repression between 1946 and 1988. continue reading »

VIDEO: Short Film Showcases a Corrupt Mexico with Child Actors

A film that employed child actors as kidnappers, corrupt cops, drug traffickers, and greedy politicians gives a wake up call to the fierce debate of the overwhelming violence enveloping all of Mexico. continue reading »

Police Stings in Mexico Far, FAR Less Successful Than Scorpion Stings

In the five and a half months of 2011, close to one hundred thousand people have been stung by scorpions in México! continue reading »