By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 10/09/2009 - 17:05
Investigators have been on the hunt for Brazilian TV host and former state legislator Wallace Souza, accused of ordering at least five murders to bolster his ratings and emphasize his point that violence was skyrocketing in the Amazon region of the country. Souza, who denies the allegations, skipped town once a warrant for his arrest was issued.
By Mariela Rosario | 08/12/2009 - 09:38
Police in Sao Paolo, Brazil, are investigating Brazilian state legislator Wallace Souza, who is also the host of the popular crime television show Canal Livre. Authorities suspect the politician of ordering at least five murders to bolster his ratings and emphasize his point that violence was skyrocketing in the Amazon region of the country.
By Christine Estevez | 07/14/2009 - 12:03
A dozen bound and tortured bodies were discovered dumped on the side of a remote highway in Michoacán. Police found the latest victims of the ongoing battle between rival drug traffickers on Monday.
A threatening message was located near the beaten bodies of 11 men and one woman piled up and wrapped in a tarp, police revealed at the scene. Sadly, this has become a frequent occurrence: Last week, police found four bodies and a menacing note in the same spot.
By Diana Buendia | 07/13/2009 - 12:02
Thirty-seven-year-old Canadian boxing legend Arturo "Thunder" Gatti was found strangled to death over the weekend while vacationing at a luxurious Brazilian beach resort. The police have charged his wife, Amanda Carine Barbosa Rodrigues, with his murder, alleging that she used her purse strap to asphyxiate her husband.
By Mariela Rosario | 06/16/2009 - 09:45
Shawna Forde, 41, Jason Eugene Bush, 34, and Albert Robert Gaxiola, 42, have been accused by police for a home invasion attack on May 30th in the border town of Arivaca, AZ which left Raul Junior Flores, 29, and his 9-year-old daughter, Brisenia, shot dead.
By Mariela Rosario | 05/19/2009 - 11:15
"If you are watching this message, it is because I was assassinated by President Alvaro Colom with help from Gustavo Alejos." Those were Guatemalan lawyer Rodrigo Rosenberg's last public words on a video he recorded indicating that if he was found dead the President and his aides would be responsible. His family released that tape to the public posthumously, the day after Rosenberg was shot dead while riding his bike on May 10th, and since then thousands of protesters have flooded Guatemala City to demand President Colom's resignation.
By Mariela Rosario | 05/06/2009 - 10:00
Two teens, accused in the fatal beating of Mexican immigrant Luis Ramirez in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania back in July of 2008, were recently acquitted of all serious charges by an all white jury. Brandon Piekarsky, 17, was acquitted of third-degree murder and Derrick Donchak, 19, was acquitted of aggravated assault. Charges of ethnic intimidation against both teens were also dropped.
By Mariela Rosario | 12/01/2008 - 12:35
Alejandro Moreno, 39, and Juan Meza, 28, shot and killed each other in a crowded Toys 'R' Us in Palm Desert, CA on Black Friday, giving new meaning to the nickname frequently used to refer to the busiest shopping day of the year.