Anti-Drug Plane Crashes in Colombia, Kills Four People
Anti-Drug Plane Crashes in Colombia, Kills Four People
By Cristina Arreola | 10/07/2013 - 10:02

A small plane on a U.S. counter-drug mission crashed in Colombia on Saturday, killing three American contractors and one Panamanian National Guardsman. Two other Americans were seriously injured. 


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$1 Million Rains From Sky in Bolivia
$1 Million Rains From Sky in Bolivia
By Cristina Arreola | 10/04/2013 - 11:08

Money doesn’t grow on trees, but it does fall out of the sky! At least, it does in Bolivia.

According to CNN, more than $1 million dollars fell from the clouds in Bolivia’s Eastern province of Santa Cruz this week. 


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UPDATE: Mexican Beauty Queen Found With Gun, Used as a Human Shield
By Samantha Leal | 11/28/2012 - 13:37

Mexican beauty queen Maria Susana Flores Gamez, 20, was killed in a shooting over the weekend that involved military and a group of armed men, reportedly involved in drug trafficking. Gamez's boyfriend and three other people were also killed in the shootings that took place in Caitime in Sinaloa, reports Fox News Latino


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Marisela Morales is Mexico's First Female Attorney General
Marisela Morales is Mexico's First Female Attorney General
By Fox News Latino | 04/01/2011 - 16:15

Mexican President Felipe Calderón has nominated his top organized crime prosecutor, Marisela Morales, to become attorney general. If confirmed, she would be the first woman to hold the post. 

In nominating Morales, Calderón said the current head of the organized crime special investigations unit "enjoys prestige inside and outside the country."


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UPDATE: Mexican Police Chief Marisol Valles Garcia Flees Country, Seeks Asylum in the U.S.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 03/08/2011 - 15:45

UPDATE: After being hailed as “the bravest woman in Mexico” for becoming a 20-year-old female police chief in a town where drug cartels had beheaded her predecessor, Marisol Valles Garcia of drug-embattled Pradexis Guerrero apparently crossed the border and is seeking asylum in the United States for herself and her infant son. Local officials fired her on Monday for not returning to work.


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The Most Dangerous Job in the World: Grupero Singer
By Grace Bastidas | 07/10/2010 - 10:00

On June 26, Mexican crooner Sergio Vega, known as “El Shaka,” was gunned down in Sinaloa state, just hours before dismissing rumors that he had already been killed.


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23 People Killed During Mexican Prison Riot
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 01/21/2010 - 12:48

A prison in the northern Mexican state of Durango housing 2,025 inmates exploded in a wave of violence Wednesday morning, leaving at least 23 prisoners dead.


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Amnesty International Accuses Mexican Army of Torture
By Mariela Rosario | 12/09/2009 - 10:00

In a report released yesterday, Amnesty International accused the Mexican Army of committing numerous human rights violations, including torture and forced dissapearances in the country's ongoing war against the drug cartels. The human rights watchdog group also accuses local authorities of ignoring the abuses and failure to investigate the allegations.


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