February 23, 2019

27 people decapitated in Guatemala massacre

The decapitated bodies of 25 men and two women have been found at a ranch in Peten Province near Guatemala's border with Mexico. The chief of police said the killings were probably linked to a battle between rival drug gangs fighting for control of the area. Northern Guatemala is an … [Read more...]

Mexican Navy capture massacre suspect

The Mexican navy says it has captured the lead suspect in the murder of 145 people whose bodies were found in mass graves in the northern state of Tamaulipas two weeks ago. The suspect is Omar Martin Estrada - known as El Kilo. He is accused of being the local branch manager of the Zetas drug … [Read more...]

Colombia announces ‘new’ Panama Canal project with China

Latin American country Colombia has announced it is working with China to build an alternative to the Panama Canal. The plan is to create a 'dry canal' that uses a rail link between the Pacific port of Buenaventura and the Atlantic Coast. With Asian trade to Latin and South America booming … [Read more...]

Paul the World Cup Octopus dies

Paul the Octopus, the tentacled tipster who created just as many headlines as the footballers at the FIFA World Cup in South Africa has died. Paul had been looking good seeing out his old age at the Sea Life aquarium in Oberhausen, Germany. He was 2 years old and died of natural causes. His … [Read more...]

Chinese car scores 0 out of 5 in crash test

Chinese car maker Geely has achieved the dubious distinction of receiving no stars out of five in independent crash tests. Latin NCAP, the recently launched South American version of Europe's New Car Assessment Program rates cars according to their crashworthiness. They gave the Geely CK compact … [Read more...]

Brazil Elections: Rousseff set to win Presidency

Brazilian voters headed to the polls Sunday and look set to elect their first female President. Former Marxist guerrilla Dilma Rousseff is leading the polls in a general election that spans across all levels of government, from the presidency to local offices. About 135 million Brazillians are … [Read more...]