24 May 2016

Mexico mass grave: Exhumation of 116 bodies in Morelos

“Mexican authorities have begun exhuming 116 bodies found buried in a mass grave in the central state of Morelos. The rural grave, discovered last November in the town of Tetelcingo, consists of two 10m (33ft) deep pits.” Source: Mexico mass grave: Exhumation of 116 bodies in Morelos – BBC News

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24 May 2016

Narco-Guerrilla Group Suspected of Kidnapping Spanish Journalist in Colombia

“A desperate search is underway for a Spanish journalist who went missing in a violent part of Colombia at the weekend, amid reports that she has probably been kidnapped by a guerrilla group that is known to have helped fund its fight against the government with drug trafficking.” Source: Narco-Guerrilla

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22 May 2016

‘El Chapo’ extradition to U.S. approved, Mexico says

“Reputed drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s extradition to the United States has been approved, the Mexican Foreign Ministry said Friday.” Source: ‘El Chapo’ extradition to U.S. approved, Mexico says – CNN.com

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18 May 2016

Armed Gangs Confound Venezuela’s Bid to Exploit Gold Mines

“Five years after Venezuela nationalized much of its mining industry, President Nicolás Maduro is inviting multinational firms back in to try to revive the country’s dying economy. But standing between the companies and the minerals are up to 100,000 illegal miners and armed gangs.” Source: Armed Gangs Confound Venezuela’s Bid

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17 May 2016

Dubai airport a transit point for drugs traffic to Europe

“Dubai airport has become a transit point for smugglers bringing high-value narcotics into Europe, the Italian police said on Monday.” Source: Dubai airport a transit point for drugs traffic to Europe

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15 May 2016

3 Slain Near Beach in Troubled Mexican Resort of Acapulco

“Mexican authorities say three men were gunned down in a tourist-hotel quarter of the Pacific Coast resort city of Acapulco.” Source: 3 Slain Near Beach in Troubled Mexican Resort of Acapulco – ABC News

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15 May 2016

1 dead, 2 wounded in Mexico gunfight

“A gunman was killed and two others were wounded Thursday in a gunbattle with Mexican soldiers in central Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, according to reports.” Source: 1 dead, 2 wounded in Mexico gunfight – Laredo Morning Times: Local News

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15 May 2016

Three Dead In Russia Cemetery Mass Brawl

“At least three people have been killed and 24 others injured in a mass brawl at Moscow’s largest cemetery.” Source: Three Dead In Russia Cemetery Mass Brawl

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10 May 2016

Finnish officials halt human smuggling at Arctic border

“Border officials have broken up a ring of international human traffickers who allegedly smuggled migrants into the country from Russia across the European Union’s two northernmost border points in Arctic Finland, a Finnish Border Guard investigator said Monday.” Source: Finnish officials halt human smuggling at Arctic border

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09 May 2016

Congo captures senior commander of Rwandan genocide-linked rebels

“Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo said they had arrested the deputy commander of a rebel group linked to Rwanda’s genocide, in a blow to a militia at the heart of two decades of conflict in the region.” Source: Congo captures senior commander of Rwandan genocide-linked rebels | Top News

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