Posts By: Andrew OReilly

Mexico Drug War Attacks Social Media Users; Bodies Hung From Nuevo Laredo Bridge

The bloodied bodies of a man and a woman were found hanging from a bridge in the northeast Mexican border town of Nuevo Laredo Tuesday, along with two posters left […] Read More >

Bus-Train Collision In Argentina Leaves 7 Dead, Over 160 Hurt

At least seven people were killed and more than 160 injured after a bus in the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires was hit by a train Tuesday morning as it […] Read More >

Pérez Molina Leads Guatemala Election But Faces November Run-Off

The former military general who promised a tough stance on violent crime took first place in Guatemala’s presidential elections Sunday, but failed to garner over 50 percent of the vote […] Read More >

Puerto Rico Police Use Excessive Force, Justice Dept. Report Says

An investigation conducted by the U.S. Justice Department found evidence that the Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD) violated the Constitution and federal law by using excess and unreasonable force, making unconstitutional […] Read More >

Colombia: Santos Shakes Up Military Leadership

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos reshuffled his country’s military top brass after the announcement of a new injection of over $800 million in defense spending for the Andean nation. Santos […] Read More >

Mexico: 7 Die In Mazatlán As Sinaloa Cartel Controls Tijuana

Seven people were killed in the northwestern Mexican port city of Mazatlán on Monday with some of the incidents tied to drug cartels operating within the region, a police spokesman […] Read More >

Chile: Protests Continue As Police Face Off With Demonstrators

Chile’s Central Workers Union, an umbrella organization consisting of several labor unions, launched a 2-day national strike Wednesday morning, supported by protesting students and the opposition Concertación coalition. While the […] Read More >

Colombia: Santos Celebrates First Year In Office With New Strategy To Fight FARC

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos celebrated his first full year in office Sunday by vowing to set new strategies in the government’s decades-long war with left-wing guerrillas. Speaking in Bogotá, […] Read More >

Venezuela’s Chávez Shaves Head Before Second Round Of Chemotherapy

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez said Wednesday that his second round of chemotherapy treatment will begin soon and that he expects to become bald within days due to his cancer treatment. Chávez, […] Read More >

Humala Sworn In As Peru’s New President; Promises Growth Will Include Poor

Peru swore in Ollanta Humala as the country’s new president Thursday, succeeding outgoing president Alán García. Humala, a former lieutenant colonel in the Peruvian army, campaigned on a platform of […] Read More >