18 Aug 2017

Peru minister warns of new drug hotspot at border with Brazil, Colombia

“A new cocaine-producing hotspot is taking root in Peru near its border with Colombia and Brazil, and local authorities worry that dissident FARC guerillas may join forces with drug traffickers there, Peru’s defense minister said Thursday.” Source: Peru minister warns of new drug hotspot at border with Brazil, Colombia

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17 Aug 2017

Mass grave with over 600 human bone fragments found near US border

“More than 600 human bone fragments were found in a mass grave outside the Mexican city of Tijuana near the United States border, officials said on Wednesday (Aug 16).” Source: Mass grave with over 600 human bone fragments found near US border, Americas News & Top Stories – The Straits

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17 Aug 2017

At least seven dead in suspected gang attack at Guatemala hospital

“GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) – At least seven people were killed and 12 others injured on Wednesday after suspected gang members attacked a hospital in the capital in a bid to free a jailed associate who went there under police supervision for a checkup, officials said.” Source: At least seven dead

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17 Aug 2017

At least seven dead in suspected gang attack at Guatemala hospital

“GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) – At least seven people were killed and 12 others injured on Wednesday after suspected gang members attacked a hospital in the capital in a bid to free a jailed associate who went there under police supervision for a checkup, officials said.” Source: At least seven dead

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17 Aug 2017

“LRA rebels” kidnap at least 10 in DR Congo

“At least 10 people, but possibly as many as 40, have been kidnapped in the Democratic Republic of Congo by suspected members of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), local sources said Wednesday.” Source: “LRA rebels” kidnap at least 10 in DR Congo — Uganda Today

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17 Aug 2017

Philippines war on drugs and crime intensifies, at least 60 killed in three days

“Police killed at least 28 people overnight in a crackdown in the Philippines capital Manila, authorities said on Thursday, a second night of heavy bloodshed this week in an intensification of President Rodrigo Duterte’s fierce war on drugs and crime.” Source: Philippines war on drugs and crime intensifies, at least

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17 Aug 2017

Cambodia arrests nearly 400 from China and Taiwan over telecoms fraud

“Cambodian authorities have arrested nearly 400 Chinese and Taiwanese nationals this month on suspicion of operating a telecoms scam to defraud victims in China, police said on Thursday.” Source: Cambodia arrests nearly 400 from China and Taiwan over telecoms fraud

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16 Aug 2017

To make North Korean sanctions stick, the ‘gloves are off’ for U.S. in fight against Chinese smugglers

“A tough new sanctions resolution unanimously approved Aug. 5 by the U.N. Security Council bars North Korea from exporting $1 billion of its most profitable commodities, including coal. On Monday, China announced that it would ban imports of North Korean coal, iron and lead ores, and seafood, beginning Sept. 5.

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15 Aug 2017

North Korea’s Missile Success Is Linked to Ukrainian Plant, Investigators Say

“North Korea’s success in testing an intercontinental ballistic missile that appears able to reach the United States was made possible by black-market purchases of powerful rocket engines probably from a Ukrainian factory with historical ties to Russia’s missile program, according to an expert analysis being published Monday and classified assessments

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13 Aug 2017

At least 4 people shot, killed in Mexican resort of Acapulco

“At least four people have been shot and killed in the Pacific resort of Acapulco, which has become a hotspot in Mexico’s rising drug violence. An Associated Press journalist saw the four bodies, including a man who lay on a central avenue in Acapulco in broad daylight Sunday with a

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