August 19, 2019

Prostitutes found living in Mexican prison

A surprise inspection in a prison in Mexico has revealed the presence of 19 prostitutes, 100 plasma televisions, two sacks of marijuana, and 100 cockerels for cock fighting. The discovery in the prison in Acapulco came as police prepared to transfer the inmates to a maximum security jail. … [Read more...]

Storms cause devastation in Central America

A tropical depression storm pounding Central America has triggered floods and landslides that have left at least 18 people dead, officials say. In Guatemala, at least 13 people were reported killed with four victims in Nicaragua and one in El Salvador. Guatemala issued a "red alert" and … [Read more...]

Mexican police arrest drug cartel hitman

Mexican forces have arrested Noel Salgueiro Nevarez, a senior figure in the Sinaloa drug cartel's operations in the northern state of Chihuahua. The army said he was seized in a carefully planned military operation, without a shot being fired. Couldn't they have fired at least one shot? Into … [Read more...]

Ex-Colombian spy chief jailed for 25 years

A Colombian court has sentenced former intelligence chief Jorge Noguera to 25 years in prison for collaborating with paramilitary death squads. He was found guilty of allowing right-wing paramilitaries to infiltrate the intelligence service, and helping them murder an academic activist. Mr … [Read more...]

Cuba Defense Minister dies suddenly

Cuba's defense minister Julio Casas Regueiro has died suddenly last Saturday of a heart attack at the age of 75. The death was announced by Cuba's state news service who broadcast that Casas died at 1:20 p.m. in Havana. Cuba declared Monday a day of national mourning. Casas became head of … [Read more...]

Hurricane Irene heading towards the US

Hurricane Irene is gathering strength as it moves through the Caribbean and scientist think it may be the first major hurricane in three years to hit the United States of America. Currently Irene has sustained winds of around 160kmh and was centred about 85km northeast of Puerto Plata in the … [Read more...]

Honda to open massive car factory in Mexico

Japanese car maker Honda is planning to build a massive factory in Mexico to manufacture small cars for the North American market. The Mexican plant in Guanajuato State, will cost $800m to build, and will employ around 3,200 workers producing up to 200,000 cars a year. Honda also says it is … [Read more...]

Key Zetas drug cartel members arrested in Mexico

The Mexican military says it has arrested Valdemar Quintanilla Soriano, the alleged number two financial operator of the Zetas drug cartel. He was captured along with fellow Zetas suspect, Jose Guadalupe Yanez Martinez, in the northern city of Saltillo in Coahuila state. Police say weapons and … [Read more...]

Mexico drug cartel leader ‘confesses’ to 1500 murders

Mexican police say a suspected cartel leader Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez who was arrested on Friday has confessed to ordering the murder of 1,500 people in northern Chihuahua state. Acosta Hernandez, 33, is linked to the Juarez cartel and suspected of being the brains behind the attack on a US … [Read more...]

Pacific hurricane Dora upgraded to category 4

Pacific hurricane Dora has strengthened to a Category 4 storm on Wednesday with maximum sustained winds of 135 mph. The National Hurricane Center says heavy swells are expected along Mexico's Pacific coast."These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions," the … [Read more...]

Massive Marijuana plantation found in Mexico

Mexican soldiers have found the largest marijuana plantation ever discovered in Mexico. The crop is spread over several fields and covers 120 hectares. The plantation is four times larger than the previous record holder of the biggest dope plantation in Mexico which was located in Chihuahua State … [Read more...]

Man caught after wife tried to smuggle him out of prison in suitcase

A woman in Mexico has been caught trying to sneak her common-law-husband out of prison in a suitcase following a conjugal visit. Staff at the prison in Chetumal, Mexico noticed that the woman seemed nervous and was pulling a black, wheeled suitcase that looked bulky, police said. Prison guards … [Read more...]

Tropical Storm Arlene hits Mexico leaving 17 dead

The death toll in Mexico from Tropical Storm Arlene has risen to 17 with thousands of people made homeless. The storm struck on Thursday and its effects were felt for several days.The death toll was expected to rise as investigators worked to confirm reported incidents in the state of Oaxaca. … [Read more...]

Six murder suspects lynched by mob in Guatemala

An indigenous community in Alta Verapaz Province in Northern Guatemala have lynched six people they suspected of being involved in the murder of a local businessman. Emergency services say local residents from the municipality of San Pedro Carcha marched five men and a woman to a corn field, … [Read more...]

Mexican drug cartel boss captured

Mexican police have arrested Jose de Jesus Mendez Vargas, also known as "The Monkey", in the central city of Aguascalientes. Mendez Vargas is the leader of one of Mexico's largest and most powerful drug cartels - La Familia. Mexican President Felipe Calderon has congratulated police on the … [Read more...]