International: Latin America & Caribbean

Meet The Woman Who Kills Drug Dealers For A Living

Friday, August 26, 2016 The Philippines is in the midst of a brutal war on drugs sanctioned by the controversial President Rodrigo Duterte, which has seen almost 2,000 killings in a matter of weeks. The BBC 8217;s Jonathan Head explores the country 8217;s dark underbelly of dealers and assassins through the story of o ...

Odd news: Female police officers in Mexico forced to undergo 'attractiveness' inspections

Monday, April 11, 2016 Female police officers in the Mexican city of Quer eacute;taro have filed complaints that male commanders subjected them to ldquo;attractiveness rdquo; inspections as part of the selection process for a new female unit in the touristic town centre. Two officers have complained to the state rsquo ...

Brazil Police Question Ex-Leader Lula

Saturday, March 5, 2016 Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been questioned by police and his house raided by police as part of a major fraud inquiry into the state oil company Petrobras. He was released after three hours of questioning by police. Lula, who left office in 2011, has denied ...

Mexico Prison Riot Leaves 52 Dead Near Monterrey

Thursday, February 11, 2016 A riot and a fire at a prison near Monterrey in northern Mexico has left 52 people dead, state officials say. Another 12 were injured in the riot at Topo Chico jail that broke out just after midnight. Smoke was seen billowing from the complex but officials in Nuevo Leon state say the si ...

Race To Understand Zika Link To Baby Microcephaly

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 An urgent global race is under way to establish how and why the Zika virus could be causing a devastating spike in cases of babies being born with underdeveloped brains in South America. Brazil has reported around 4,000 cases of microcephaly since October - an unprecedented number. The World H ...

More Babies Born With Birth Defects In Brazil

Thursday, January 21, 2016 New figures from Brazil show a further rise in the number of babies born with abnormally small heads to mothers infected with the Zika virus. There have been 3,893 suspected cases of microcephaly since October, when the authorities first noticed a surge, up from 3,500 in last week rsquo;s ...

Explosion Unleashes Toxic Gas In Santos

Friday, January 15, 2016 A chemical explosion at a cargo warehouse in Brazil has spread toxic gas over the country rsquo;s biggest port. The company owners said the containers in Santos were full of acid and a disinfectant which came into contact with rainwater, causing a reaction. The area rsquo;s mayor said a ...

Mexico Starts Drug Kingpin’s Extradition Process To US

Monday, January 11, 2016 Mexico has formally started the process of extradition to the US of drug kingpin Joaquin ldquo;El Chapo rdquo; Guzman. The authorities said Interpol officers served him papers at the Altiplano prison, near Mexico City. Guzman, 58, escaped from the maximum security jail in July and was recaptu ...

American Actor Sean Penn Interviewed ‘El Chapo’ Before Recapture

Sunday, January 10, 2016 The dramatic recapture in Mexico of Joaqu iacute;n ldquo;El Chapo rdquo; Guzm aacute;n, which included heavy gunfire and a chase through a sewer system, took an even more theatrical turn Saturday night (Jan. 9) when Rolling Stone published American actor Sean Penn 39;s account of meeting and inter ...

Mexico Moves To Extradite ‘El Chapo’

Sunday, January 10, 2016 The Mexican attorney general rsquo;s office says it will begin the process of extraditing recaptured drug lord Joaquin ldquo;El Chapo rdquo; Guzman to the US. It said the move was in line with US extradition requests from 2015. On Friday Guzman was detained and sent back to the maximum ...

CRIRSCO annual meeting welcomes ninth member, Brazil

Friday, December 4, 2015 The Committee for Mineral Reserves International Reporting Standards (CRIRSCO) welcomed its ninth member, Brazil, at its Annual Meeting on Monday, 30 November, in Brasilia. The current members are Australasia, Canada, Chile, Europe, Mongolia, Russia, South Africa and the USA. CRIRSCO has a Strategic ...

Gutiérrez should get his government to do the right thing with Puerto Rico

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Congressman Luis Guti eacute;rrez is asking in this letter that a television network do the right thing. He is advocating that presidential candidate Donald Trump should not be allowed to be on Saturday Night Live for making derogatory statements about Latinos. But, why hasn rsquo;t the gover ...

Made in USA: tobacco with child labor

Saturday, August 22, 2015 Click on the above link to see how children's' health and safety are being jeopardized by allowing them to work on tobacco farms in the United States (US). http ...
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