29 Aug 2015

Four arrested in Hungary over migrant truck deaths

“Hungarian police said Friday they arrested four men in connection with the scores of migrants found dead Thursday in a truck in Austria, a discovery that deepened the debate across Europe about how to accommodate or stem the biggest inflow of migrants in its post-War history.” Source: Four arrested in

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28 Aug 2015

23 dead as Madagascar troops battle cattle rustlers

“Deadly clashes between troops and armed cattle rustlers on the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar have left 23 people dead, the army said on Thursday. Eight of the dead were soldiers while 15 of them were cattle thieves, known as ‘dahalos’ in the local Malagasy language. ‘We have eight soldiers

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26 Aug 2015

Malaysia, Indonesia to deploy rapid response team to fight soaring piracy

“Malaysia and Indonesia are deploying rapid reaction teams to combat a soaring number of piracy attacks on merchant vessels in one of the world’s busiest shipping chokepoints, a Malaysian admiral said. Over 70 ships have been attacked in the Malacca and Singapore straits, on the western side of the Malay

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25 Aug 2015

El Salvador Declares Street Gangs As Terrorist Groups, Supreme Court Rules

“El Salvador’s Supreme Court ruled Monday that street gangs in the country would be considered terrorist outfits, the Associated Press (AP) reported. The move comes after 14 members of the infamous Barrio 18 gang were killed in a prison in the Central American nation Saturday. The court said that any

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23 Aug 2015

El Salvador prison violence kills 14 gang members

“At least 14 gang members have been killed in a prison in the north of El Salvador, authorities have said. Officials said the bodies of the men, who were all members of the country’s notorious Barrio 18 gang, were discovered in two separate locations during a routine inspection of the

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19 Aug 2015

Gunmen Kill 5 in Western Mexico

“Gunmen killed three men and two women in La Piedad, a city in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, state prosecutors said. La Piedad, located on the border with Jalisco and Guanajuato states, is in an area being contested by different drug cartels, the Michoacan Attorney General’s Office said. The

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19 Aug 2015

Arizona Militia Men Accused of Stealing Drugs

“Three men affiliated with an Arizona militia group were charged in federal court with trying to replicate a tactic long used by smugglers: Stealing drugs from people who have already sneaked them across the Mexican border. However, it turned out that the men took drugs from an SUV that federal

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18 Aug 2015

Bolivia Cuts Coca Production for Fourth Consecutive Year, U.N. Says

“The area used to cultivate coca in Bolivia fell for the fourth consecutive year in 2014, a United Nations agency said on Monday, as the government efforts to reduce the raw material used to make cocaine appears to be paying off.” Source: Bolivia Cuts Coca Production for Fourth Consecutive Year,

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15 Aug 2015

Brazil: Overnight shooting spree kills 18 in Sao Paulo

“Gunmen have killed at least 18 people on the outskirts of Brazil’s largest city, Sao Paulo, in a series of overnight attacks. Witnesses in several locations said masked gunmen pulled up in a car before opening fire.” Source: Brazil: Overnight shooting spree kills 18 in Sao Paulo – BBC News

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14 Aug 2015

Calais migrant crisis: ‘English mafia’ trafficking people to UK

“British traffickers are involved in smuggling migrants into the UK from northern France, a mayor has alleged. One migrant, who said he had spent £15,000 so far on trying to reach the UK from Syria, also said many of the criminals were British nationals.” Source: Calais migrant crisis: ‘English mafia’

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