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Pancho Villa Descendant Becomes Top Cop in Quintana Roo, Mexico
By Mariela Rosario | 05/05/2011 - 15:00

In a story so fantastical, it has to be true (because we seriously can not make this stuff up) Pancho Villa's great nephew Gen. Carlos Bibiano Villa Castillo has become the top cop in the coastal Quintana Roo state of Mexico.


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Star Tracker: Cameron Diaz, Gisele Bündchen, Nichole Richie and more
By Irasema Romero | 03/10/2011 - 12:50

— Celeb couples have the same fights we do! Nicole Richie and Joel Madden recently had a little dispute over Twitter regarding $3,000 pillows. "Do you ever look at your credit card bill and ask your wife how the hell she could spend 3 thousand dollars on pillows? I do. PILLOWS!" the Good Charlotte singer tweeted, to which Richie responded, “That's why I ignore your calls.”  Hahahaha!


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Who's That Girl? Marisol Valles Garcia
Who's That Girl? Marisol Valles Garcia
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 10/22/2010 - 14:00

Mexico's bloody drug wars have come to this: The new police chief in Pradexis Guadalupe Guerrero, Mexico, in the border state of Chihuahua, is Marisol Valles Garcia, a petite 20-year-old college student who stepped up when no one else would. Here’s what you need to know about this brave chica:

Who She Is: Born and grew up in Ciudad Juarez, which has the highest murder rate in Mexico, so she’s no stranger to violence. She is a fighter: a single mom to a toddler boy and a college student studying criminology.


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Dallas Woman Ticketed for Not Speaking English
By Mariela Rosario | 10/26/2009 - 16:08

When Ernestina Madragon was pulled over by the police in Dallas, she understood that she'd be getting a ticket that she deserved for making an illegal U-turn. It was the citation on the ticket for "not speaking English" and the accompanying fine that confused her. "He asked me if I spoke English. I said I speak a little and understand it," Madragon said.


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Mexican Police Commander and His Four Children Murdered
By Anabell Romero | 07/30/2009 - 11:46

The home of the police commander of Veracruz, Mexico, Jesus Antonio Romero, was set on fire on Wednesday morning, killing him and his family. Romero had just recently been appointed operations chief for the joint police force of Veracruz and Boca del Rio when an unknown number of gunmen attacked his home.


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Jessica Alba Donates Cash to United Way
By Mariela Rosario | 06/19/2009 - 09:40

Jessica Alba paid for her recent vandalism spree in Oklahoma City the way most celebs who get in trouble with the law do: by writing a fat check!


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Drug Violence Rocks Tourist Mecca of Acapulco
By Mariela Rosario | 06/10/2009 - 17:10

Another day, another story of violence in Mexico spurred by the ongoing war between the government and drug cartels. But now, the violence has spilled over into the tourist destination of Acapulco, causing dozens of frightened visitors to flee their hotels and head home.


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Guilty Before Proven Innocent?
By Christine Estevez | 06/04/2009 - 17:45

What happens when everyday citizens decide to take the law into their own hands? If you’re in Philadelphia, nothing. About a dozen angry residents of West Kensington neighborhood will not face criminal charges for hospitalizing 26-year-old Jose Carrasquillo, after beating him for several minutes on Tuesday with fists, feet, and wooden sticks prior to police arriving. The catch: Carrasquillo was wanted for questioning in the rape of an 11-year-old girl, which was so violent she needed surgery to recover.


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Dominican President Leonel Fernandez Fires 700 Corrupt Police Officers
By Mariela Rosario | 03/03/2009 - 14:15

Two short days after promising to purge the government of corruption, the President of the Dominican Republic, Leonel Fernandez, fired 700 police officers and forced the resignation of 31 more military and police generals.


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Police Find 500 Lbs of Marijuana on Fabolous's Tour Bus
By Mariela Rosario | 02/25/2009 - 12:00

Police in Arkansas recently seized nearly 500 pounds of marijuana from Grammy nominated rapper Fabolous's tour bus. The hip-hop star was headed back to the east coast after attending the NBA All Star game this past weekend in Phoenix, Arizona.


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