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LATINO BLOTTER:  Colombian Singer by day, Paid Assasin by Night

With a successful career as a singer, and several YouTube hits, few knew Carlos Valencia led a second life as a paid killer. continue reading »

Thousands March in Mexico to Protest Drug Violence (VIDEO)

Several cities across Mexico are holding marches, after thugs assassinated seven people, one of which was the son of poet Javier Sicilia. continue reading »

Murder Rate Amongst Youth in Latin America Skyrockets

Brazil's murder rate ranks sixth among 100 countries, both in terms of the population as a whole and among youth. The first-ranked country in terms of overall murder rate is El Salvador (57.3 per 100,000 in 2006), followed by Colombia (42.8 in 2006) and Venezuela (36.4 in 2007). The U.S. murder rate was 5 per 100,000 inhabitants in 2009, according to figures provided by the U.S. government. continue reading »

Latin Americans and Spaniards Use TV Ads to Wage War on Machismo

“Machismo IS violence,” “Maricón is he who harms a woman” “Don’t let violence hit your partner,” “Everyone against gender violence.” These are the slogans of several campaigns launched all over Latin America and Spain, seeking to put an end to Machismo. continue reading »