22 Jun 2017

Dismembered Bodies Found in Veracruz, Mexico

“At least seven plastic trash bags containing human remains were found in the Gulf coast city of Veracruz, Mexican authorities said on Wednesday.” Source: Latin American Herald Tribune – Dismembered Bodies Found in Veracruz, Mexico

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22 Jun 2017

US Takes MS-13 Gang Fight to Its Root Countries

“The U.S. Justice Department is taking the fight against the Central American street gang known as MS-13 to its home turf – the so-called ‘northern triangle’ countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.” Source: US Takes MS-13 Gang Fight to Its Root Countries

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22 Jun 2017

Fake online stores reveal gamblers’ shadow banking system

“A network of dummy online stores offering household goods has been used as a front for internet gambling payments, a Reuters examination has found.” Source: Exclusive: Fake online stores reveal gamblers’ shadow banking system | Reuters

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20 Jun 2017

Why Jamaica’s Homicide Rate Is Up 20%

“Jamaica’s homicide rate has risen steeply in 2017, in what is likely the symptom of a splintering underworld.” Source: Why Jamaica’s Homicide Rate Is Up 20%

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16 Jun 2017

Coast Guard brings 18 tons of seized cocaine to San Diego

“A U.S. Coast Guard cutter has brought approximately 18 tons (16.3 metric tons) of seized cocaine to San Diego.” Source: Coast Guard brings 18 tons of seized cocaine to San Diego

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16 Jun 2017

UN ‘deeply concerned’ at migrants allegedly held for ransom in Libya

“The United Nations migration agency expressed deep concern for around 260 Somali and Ethiopian migrants allegedly held and mistreated by criminal gangs in Libya, saying it believed that a harrowing video of them posted on social media was authentic.” Source: UN ‘deeply concerned’ at migrants allegedly held for ransom in

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14 Jun 2017

Gibraltar police boat fired upon by drugs gang

“The Straits of Gibraltar saw another incident in the early hours of Tuesday morning when Customs Officials and members of the Royal Gibraltar Police force were fired upon by what were believed to be drugs traffickers, highlighting the escalating problem with drugs mafias in the area.” Source: Gibraltar police boat

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14 Jun 2017

Colombia’s Farc hand over a further 30% of weapons

“Colombia’s Farc rebels have handed over a further 30% of its weapons to United Nations inspectors as part of last year’s historic peace accord.” Source: Colombia’s Farc hand over a further 30% of weapons – BBC News

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09 Jun 2017

14 bodies found in mass grave in Mexican resort of Los Cabos

“The bodies of 11 men and three women were found in a mass grave near the tourist resort of San Jose del Cabo on the southern tip of the Baja peninsula, where violence between rival drug gangs has surged.” Source: 14 bodies found in mass grave in Mexican resort of

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08 Jun 2017

Seven dead after gun battle rages for hours in Mexican prison

“A gun battle that raged for hours inside a prison inside northern Mexico has left seven dead and 13 injured, authorities reported on Wednesday.” Source: Seven dead after gun battle rages for hours in Mexican prison | World news | The Guardian

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