Shooting At California ICE Office Leaves Two Dead, One Injured
February 17, 2012 By Staff
Today in Latin America
Top Story — Two people were killed and another was seriously injured in a shooting Thursday inside a federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency building in Long Beach, California. The shooter allegedly opened fire on his supervisor after an unknown dispute broke out. As the supervisor lay wounded, another agent tried to subdue the gunman before another round of gunfire broke out. Investigators were trying to determine late Thursday whether the gunmen turned his weapon on himself or whether he killed in the ensuing gunfire. The extent of his wounds was not immediately clear.
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Headlines from the Western Hemisphere
- In an effort to hinder undocumented immigrants, U.S. authorities upgraded six miles of border fence along the Arizona border with higher fences.
- Mexican authorities arrested the main suspect in the lynching of three people last week in a small town in the central state of Mexico.
- The U.S. government will pay $11 million to the families of three people killed when an immigration official ran a stop sign in 2009.
- A Cuban dissident told the U.S. Congress over telephone that Pope Benedict XVI needs to give attention to human rights abuses and political oppression on the island.
- The Dominican Republic’s infant mortality rate has fallen considerably, according to the United Nations Children Emergency Fund (Unicef).
- Two U.S. Army facilities in Puerto Rico will start energy efficiency projects structured in the form of energy savings performance contracts.
- Survivors of the Honduran prison fire have accused guards of leaving inmates to die and shooting at those who tried to escape.
- Panama granted asylum to one of the three newspaper editors accused of libel by President Rafael Correa in Ecuador.
- Venezuela sent an oil tanker to Syria, which has raised concerns that the country is supplying the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with fuel.
- Bolivia’s deputy foreign minister criticized Chile for failed negotiations between the two nations over various issues.
- The Ecuadoran National Court of Justice upheld prison sentences for three journalists accused of libel against President Rafael Correa.
- Chile is sending 14 specialists to Honduras to help in the extensive body identification process after the massive prison fire earlier this week.
- Uruguayan President José Mujica defended Liverpool striker Luis Suárez, saying he is not racist and that the player is still popular at home.
- Former Brazilian soccer player Bebeto joined a local committee in charge of organising the 2014 World Cup.
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