Fifteen-Year-Old Mexican Boy Shot Dead By Border Agents
By Mariela Rosario | 06/11/2010 - 12:30

A fifteen-year-old boy was killed earlier this week by US Border patrol agents, setting off a string of protests and a possible homicide investigation by Mexican authorities. Although the Border Patrol claimed that the boy, Sergio Adrian Hernandez, was shot after he unsuccessfully tried to cross the border illegally and began to throw rocks at agents, two eyewitnesses claim otherwise.

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WATCH: Q'orianka Kilcher Arrested
By Verky Arcos | 06/03/2010 - 13:00

Actress Q’orianka Kilcher—best known for playing Pocahontas in the 2005 film New World opposite Colin Farrell—was arrested on Tuesday for tying herself to the fence of the White House while her mother, Saskia Kilcher, poured a black substance over her.

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UPDATE: Aspiring Dancer Laura Garza's Remains Found, Family Seeks Justice
By Mariela Rosario | 04/27/2010 - 15:00

The remains of what police believe to be the body of Laura Garza, a 25-year-old Texas native who went missing over a year ago, were identified over the weekend. DNA tests confirmed that bones—originally discovered by ATV riders on April 11th in an out-of-the-way mining area of Mount Cobb, PA— were definitely those of the aspiring dancer. 

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Venezuelan Boxer Admits to Murdering Wife, Commits Suicide in Jail
By Mariela Rosario | 04/19/2010 - 17:00

Edwin Valero, the Venezuelan World championship boxer who was coined the next Manny Pacquiao, was found dead of apparent suicide this weekend after admitting to murdering his wife. Valero was taken into police custody on Saturday after the body of his 24-year-old wife, Jennifer Viera, was found violently stabbed to death in a hotel in the city of Valencia in Venezuela.

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Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño Calls in National Guard to Counter Crime
By Mariela Rosario | 02/04/2010 - 10:16

The governor of Puerto Rico announced this week that he was activating the National Guard in the small island commonwealth. The measure was intended to be a temporary move to help curb rising crime rates while new police forces are recruited and trained.

"Nobody, especially me, can be happy with the number of killings last year. We have to do much more to stop this," Gov. Luis Fortuño declared during his State of the Commonwealth speech.

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15 Teens Murdered in Grizzly Ciudad Juarez Attack
By Mariela Rosario | 02/01/2010 - 12:55

In the deadliest attack the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez has seen since Sept. 2009, fifteen young people between the ages of 15 and 20 were murdered when a group of unidentified gunmen opened fire on the house where they were celebrating a friend's birthday.

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Brazilian Bandits Steal $6 Million During Soccer Championship
By Mariela Rosario | 12/07/2009 - 16:17

A band of Brazilian thieves managed to pilfer 10 million reais (almost six million dollars) on Sunday, while most of their countrymen were engrossed in a national final soccer championship. The gang used the finals of Brazil's premiere league to cover the brazen robbery.

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Hundreds Arrested in Cartel Busts
By Yuliana Gomez | 10/23/2009 - 16:00

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. announced the arrests of 203 people in 38 cities, with a focus on the major rings in the cities of Dallas, Atlanta and Seattle. It was the largest ever sweep against a Mexican drug organization by US law enforcement The New York Times reports.

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Video: Police Helicopter Shot Down by Drug Gangs in Rio Favela
By Mariela Rosario | 10/19/2009 - 16:03

A recent gun fight between drug dealers in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ended with the deaths of two police officers and the fiery crash of a law enforcement helicopter.

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Kidnapped Newborn Found Safe, Shocking Twist to Story
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 10/05/2009 - 11:08

First, the good news: The kidnapped newborn of Nashville resident Maria Gurrolla was found unharmed in a home in Ardmore, Ala., about 80 miles south of Nashville near the Tennessee line. Four days after Gurrolla, 30, gave birth to Yair Anthony Carillo, a knife-wielding woman posing as an immigration agent stabbed the young mother in her neck and upper chest before stealing the baby. Gurrolla’s 3-year-old daughter was left untouched.

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