Category: News Briefs

Wife Of Mexican Drug Lord “El Chapo” Guzmán Gives Birth In U.S.

The wife of the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel and Mexico’s most wanted man gave birth to twin girls at a hospital in northern Los Angeles County last month, according […] Read More >

Bolivia’s Defense Minister Quits Amid Rising Tensions In Highway Dispute

Bolivia’s defense minister reigned from her post after the government sent around 500 police officers to break up a protest over a planned highway through an indigenous-inhabited nature preserve. Former […] Read More >

Perry’s Immigration Stance Challenged By Romney & Bachman During GOP Debate

Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s chances of garnering the nomination for the GOP’s presidential candidacy took a beating Thursday night during a debate in Florida thanks in large part to his […] Read More >

Mexico: Veracruz Frees Social Media Users Accused Of Terrorism

Authorities in Mexico freed from custody a man and a woman accused of terrorism and sabotage after they spread false rumors over the social media site Twitter of a school […] Read More >

Mexico: 35 Bodies Dumped Beneath Overpass In Veracruz Resort Area

Gunmen in the busy Mexican resort area of Boca del Río left two trucks filled with 35 bodies beneath a busy overpass Tuesday as terrified motorists looked on. Twitter messages […] Read More >

Mexico: Former President Zedillo Sued For 1997 Acteal Massacre

Family members and survivors of the 1997 attack in the Mexican state of Chiapas that killed 45 indigenous people sued former President Ernesto Zedillo for his alleged complicity in the […] Read More >

Uruguay: Six Peacekeepers Detained For Alleged Sexual Abuse In Haiti

Upon their return from Haiti, five Uruguayan peacekeepers accused of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old Haitian man were jailed Sunday, and a sixth was detained Monday, the local press reports. A […] Read More >

Guatemala: 5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Guatemala City

Update: A a spokeswoman in the office of Guatemalan President Álvaro Colom confirmed that three people died in Monday’s earthquake. “There are people buried in the rubble,” Evelyn Ruano said […] Read More >

Mexico: Javier Sicilia’s Peace Caravan Marches On Despite Threats

Poet and activist Javier Sicilia promised that no threats or intimidation would stop his caravan for peace from heading deeper into southern Mexico, even as the state of Veracruz bumped […] Read More >

Colombia’s DAS Faces Unprecedented Intelligence Leak

In a case that is inviting comparisons to WikiLeaks, Colombia’s intelligence service has lost control of an unprecedented amount of classified information, according to report by Semana. The magazine referred to […] Read More >