George Zimmerman in court in June 2012
George Zimmerman in First TV Interview: "I'm Not a Racist and I'm Not a Murderer"
By Samantha Leal | 07/19/2012 - 09:56

George Zimmerman, who is on trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin, spoke in a nationally televised interview for the first time last night. The interview, with Sean Hannity for Hannity on Fox News, was conducted at an undisclosed location in Seminole County, where Zimmerman must stay under conditions of his release on bail, reports Fox News Latino.


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Martin Sheen
Martin Sheen Stands Up for Latino Man Wrongly Convicted of Murder
By Fox News Latino | 12/07/2011 - 13:30

Hollywood actor Martin Sheen is using his political muscle to try and help a Latino man he says was wrongly convicted of murder.

At a press conference Monday, Sheen, who is Latino himself, said he met with the man, Jon-Adrian Velasquez, hours earlier and believes his case “cries out for justice.”


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Murderers of Luis Ramirez Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison
By Mariela Rosario | 02/23/2011 - 17:49

The young men convicted of murdering Luis Ramirez by ruthlessly beating him in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania on July 12, 2008 were finally sentenced today, more than two years after the fatal beating.


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UPDATE: Former Minuteman Shawna Forde Sentenced to Death for Murder of Latino Family
By Mariela Rosario | 02/23/2011 - 09:00

UPDATE: Yesterday, February 22, Shawna Forde recieved the death sentence for her role in the murder of 9-year-old Brisenia Flores and her father Raul. After four hours of deliberation over two days, the jury handed down a death sentence against Forde, 43. Forde's acoomplices will go on trial later this year.


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Mexican Women's Rights Crusader Susana Chavez Murdered
Mexican Women's Rights Crusader Susana Chavez Murdered
By Mariela Rosario | 01/18/2011 - 12:30

Mexican womens rights activist Susana Chavez tirelessly fought to bring attention to the decade's long murder of women occurring in Ciudad Juarez.


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Kenny Ortega Set to Testify at Michael Jackson Manslaughter Trial
Kenny Ortega to Testify at Michael Jackson Manslaughter Trial
By Mariela Rosario | 01/04/2011 - 17:00

Choreographer and director Kenny Ortega will testify at the trial of Michael Jackson's personal physician Dr. Conrad Murray this week, almost a year and a half after the King of Pop's tragic death on June 25, 2009.


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Food Network Star Juan-Carlos Cruz Facing Nine Years Behind Bars
Update: Food Network Star Juan-Carlos Cruz to Eat Prison Food for Nine Years
By Lee Hernandez | 12/13/2010 - 15:03

Former Food Network star Juan-Carlos Cruz pleaded no contest to charges of soliciting two homeless men in Santa Monica, California to kill his girlfriend, Jennifer Campbell, People.com is reporting.


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Technology Fills Gap in Reporting Mexican Drug Cartel Violence
Technology Fills Gap in Reporting Mexican Drug Cartel Violence
By Mariela Rosario | 09/29/2010 - 09:30

Journalists have been murdered at an alarming rate in Mexico over the last few years, and the frightening trend has effectively paralyzed the local news industry. After the murder of a photojournalist at Ciudad Juarez's biggest paper, the Diario de Juárez, the staff responded with a front page editorial pleading with the cartels: "We need you to explain to us what you want us to publish and what not."


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Mexican Drug Cartel Stitches Rival's Face On Soccer Ball
By Dorkys Ramos | 01/12/2010 - 17:25

Last Friday, the body of 36-year-old Hugo Hernandez was found in seven pieces on the streets of Los Mochis along with a threat from one drug cartel to another: “Happy New Year, because this will be your last.” As if dismembering his body weren’t sick enough, his kidnappers also skinned his face and stitched it onto a soccer ball.


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Honduran Drug Czar Murdered
By Mariela Rosario | 12/21/2009 - 10:08

The brutal murder of General Julian Aristides Gonzalez, which occurred after he dropped his daughter off at school just days ago, is the latest indication of the extent to which drug violence is wreaking havoc all across Latin America. Honduras is at the crossroads of drug smuggling, and Gonzalez found himself trying to handle the situation with the smugglers from Colombia, as well as handling the increasing presence of Mexico's drug cartels.


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