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Anonymous Mexico takes on the Zetas

Anonymous Mexico takes on the Zetas

An online video was released this week threatening Mexico’s Zetas drug cartel with public exposure of their friends in the police and media, unless the group frees a kidnapped member…

Another Friday, another 21 dead in Mexico

Another Friday, another 21 dead in Mexico

Mexican authorities report that at least 21 people were killed Friday in three firefights between soldiers and gunmen and a fight between rival drug gangs. A minimum of 15 deaths…

Almost half of world’s most violent countries are in Latin America

Almost half of world’s most violent countries are in Latin America

According to a statement released this week by the office of the Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development, six of the 14 most violent countries on this planet are…

Mexico ranks fifth globally in journalist killings

Mexico ranks fifth globally in journalist killings

With 70 journalists murdered there since 2000, Mexico is the fifth most dangerous country in the world for that profession, according to a joint assessment published Monday by the United…

Amnesty International slams Dominican cops

Amnesty International slams Dominican cops

Amnesty International released a highly critical report on Tuesday, saying the national police force kills and tortures with impunity in the Dominican Republic. The Dominican national police were responsible for…

TAM and LAN airlines preparing to tie the knot

TAM and LAN airlines preparing to tie the knot

Chilean airline LAN has avoided a lawsuit from local competitor PAL and reached an agreement that will allow LAN to proceed in their planned marriage with Brazilian airline TAM.  …

Chavez continues to consolidate power

Chavez continues to consolidate power

This week opponents of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez suffered from a one-two punch: a court decision handicapping the presidential aspirations of a major candidate, followed by a $2 million fine…

Ten more Colombian soldiers fatally ambushed

Ten more Colombian soldiers fatally ambushed

Another ten Colombian soldiers have been killed in a rebel ambush, this time in the eastern province of Arauca. It was the second such attack in two days.  On Friday,…

Violent crime rates soaring in the Caribbean

Violent crime rates soaring in the Caribbean

Times are changing for many islands across the Caribbean, where escalating arms races between criminal gangs are turning previously peaceful neighborhoods into free-fire zones. The two-island nation of St. Kitts…

Peruvian disappearances double previous estimate

Peruvian disappearances double previous estimate

According to the International Committee of the Red Cross, Peruvian “disappearance” victims in the conflict that raged there from 1980 to 2000 are double the number previously calculated by that…

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