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Blog Entries by Kim Kipp

Blog del Narco: FARC Kidnaps Police Chiefs 10 Year Old Daughter

The kidnappers who grabbed the 10-year-old daughter of a Colombian police commander released the girl hours later, authorities said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: “La Nacha” First Head of Juarez Drug Cartel in Early 30’s

When her husband died in a clash with police in a cantina, Ignacia Jasso took over the family business: drug trafficking in Ciudad Juarez. In the early 30's, Ignacia Jasso, popularly known as 'La Nacha' ran the criminal empire and its influence remained until the second half of last century. continue reading »

40% Decline in Student Population in Puerto Rico Results in 100 School Closings

The cash-strapped government of Puerto Rico will close about 100 public schools in response to the 40 percent decline in its the student population over the past three decades. Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla in his budget message for the coming fiscal year announced a reorganization plan for the education sector with which he expects to save more than $90 million. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: El Chapo Goes Peacefully to Save Wife and 2-Year-Old Twin Daughters

There was not a single shot, no resistance, Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman surrendered peacefully. One of the most dangerous men in the world went peacefully in order to protect his daughters and his wife who were with him when he was captured by elements of the Navy. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Granny Commander works for Vigilante Groups in Michoacan

Mexico is signing up vigilantes in the fight against drug cartels in the western state of Michoacan as an official rural defense group. But not all of the militias are eager to be “institutionalized” by the government. Michoacan will initially register 400-600 militia members in the coming days continue reading »

Blog del Narco: 11 Helicopters Arrive to Battle Michoacan Violence

Yesterday 11 Helicopters landed around 18:00 in the Michoacan capital. In response to the violence unleashed by local paramilitaries and the Knights Templar who dispute the control of the entity, state continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Admitted DEA Agent Murderer Writes for Support from Mexico President

The founder of the defunct Guadalajara Cartel, Rafael Caro Quintero, who was released from prison last August, sent a letter to President Enrique Peña Nieto in which he states: "I had a debt to pay, I paid it" and asks the authorities not to allow themselves to be continue reading »

Health Care Quality Gaps and Disparities Persist in Every State for Minorities

States are seeing improvements in health care quality, but disparities for their minority and low-income residents persist, according to the 2010 State Snapshots, released today by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. continue reading »

U.S. Dept of Education Visits Puerto Rico to Monitor Use of Their Education Dollars

General Counsel Charlie Rose, along with other senior Department officials, including Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education Carl Harris, and Deputy Chief of Staff Eric Waldo, are visiting Puerto Rico this week as part of the U.S. Department of Education’s ongoing monitoring and compliance of the Puerto Rico Department of Education (PRDE) and their use of education dollars. continue reading »