0218farc_article.jpg
FARC Guerrillas Admit to Indigenous Murders
By Mariela Rosario | 02/18/2009 - 16:30

The Marxist FARC guerrillas recently admitted that they were behind the massacre of 8 Indians in the Southwest region of Colombia. Government officials and Human rights organizations had accused the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia of killing 27 Awa Indians, but details hadn't emerged and members of the Awa community had admitted it was difficult to identify the attackers since the murders occurred at night.


Read more
0213farc_article.jpg
FARC Rebels Accused of Killing Indigenous Peasants
By Maya Pope-Chappell | 02/13/2009 - 17:30

The FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) are said to have attacked the Awa in remote village of Narino state—southwest of Columbia—because of their support for the Colombian government. The guerrilla force may be responsible for the bloodshed of at least 10 Awa Indians, adding to the 17 reportedly killed by the FARC last week.


Read more
0210general_article.JPG
Retired General Murdered by Drug Cartel in Cancún
By Yuliana Gomez | 02/10/2009 - 09:00

Retired Brigadier General Mauro Enrique Tello Quiñones was violently tortured and killed over the weekend, the Washington Post reports. The decorated general had retired just one week prior to his assassination in Cancún, where he had moved after being hired by the resort city’s state government to help eradicate the very cartels that ordered his murder.


Read more
0126pozolero_article.JPG
Infamous Drug Trafficker "El Pozolero" Arrested in Mexico
By Erika Ramirez | 01/26/2009 - 17:00

Infamous drug trafficker Santiago Meza Lopez, 45, was recently arrested. Known as "El Pozolero" (The Stew Maker), Lopez gained notoriety for dissolving the bodies of approximately 300 victims in bath tubs of acid over a ten year span. Lopez, a native of Sinaloa, Mexico stated that he executed the jobs for a drug lord by the name of Teodoro Garcia Simental, also known as "El Teo." Meza confessed to being paid $600 a week for his torturous acts.


Read more
0126raid_article.jpg
Immigration Raids Increase Racial Tension in Mississippi and Across Country
By Yuliana Gomez | 01/26/2009 - 16:20

On August 25, 2008, the largest single immigration raid in U.S. history took place in Laurel, Mississippi, at the city’s biggest employer, Howard Industries (which produces commercial and industrial products). That day, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) took into custody nearly 600 Hispanic, undocumented workers.


Read more
0116violence_article.jpg
Latin American Leaders Meet to Discuss Increasing Violence in the Region
By Maya Pope-Chappell | 01/16/2009 - 17:20

Drug wars and escalating violence has prompted a summit in Panama between Latin leaders from Colombia, Mexico, Guatemala and Panama. The summit, being held today will address the substantial increase in crime and violence in an effort to counter drug-trafficking, money laundering and organized crime groups.

The summit between Presidents Felipe Calderon of Mexico, Alvaro Colom of Guatemala, Alvaro Uribe of Colombia, and Martin Torrijos of Panama is a clear recognition by the leaders of these countries that they share a common problem.


Read more
0108drugs_article.jpg
Narcotraficantes Attack Televisa, Mexico's Top TV Network
By Mariela Rosario | 01/08/2009 - 18:01

Narcotrafficker's attacked Televisa, Mexico's top television network on Tuesday evening during the filming of the nightly news. The attack on the television station, located in the bustling northern Mexican town of Monterrey, was the most brutal effort thus far made by drug traffickers to convey their message: that news media should back off of their coverage of the ongoing drug wars.


Read more
Lucero_article300.jpg
Marcello Lucero, 37 Year Old Ecuadorean Man, Victim of Hate Crime in Long Island, NY
By Mariela Rosario | 11/10/2008 - 17:09

Although it may seem as though we have made significant strides in this country with regards to race relations, the murder of Marcello Lucero serves as a stark reminder of how far we have yet to go.

Lucero, a 37 year old man of Ecuadorean descent was just walking down the street with a friend in Patchogue, LI late Saturday night when a group of seven teenage thugs attacked them without provocation.


Read more
Luis_article300.JPG
UPDATE: Beaten To Death For Being Latino
By Mariela Rosario | 07/25/2008 - 13:28

On July 12th, in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, Luis Ramirez was ruthlessly beaten by a group of youths, including some players on the town’s high school football team. Two days later, the 25 year-old died from severe head injuries. Ramirez came to the United States from Mexico six years ago. He has lived here illegally since that time, working two jobs, and fathering three children.


Read more