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B. 05-21 Brazil police raid Sao Paulo 'Crackland' and make arrests
2. 05-17 Brazilian leader denies hush money claim Brazil
3. 05-10 Brazil's ex-President Lula questioned over corruption Curitiba, Brazil
E. 05-04 Brazil jails eight militants over Rio Olympic plot Brazil
5. 04-19 Teenager and woman shot dead at anti-government protests Caracas, Venezuela
03-31 Paraguay congress set on fire amid presidential controversy Congress, Asuncion, Paraguay
H. 03-12 Bus fleeing fatal accident strikes crowd, kills at least 34 Gonaives, Haiti
I. 02-28 Nicaragua woman burnt on a fire in exorcism ritual Rosita, Nicaragua
9. 02-12 Peru asks Trump to consider deporting ex-President Alejandro Toledo Peru

Recent Summary.     Click for More > Mexico missing students: Nationwide protests held Venezuelan beauty queen slain Radioactive truck 'stolen in Mexico' Guatemala's Rios Montt found guilty of genocide Hooded gunmen rape 6 tourists in Mexico Alleged drug kingpin arrested   Christopher 'Dudus' Coke, 41, was arrested outside Kingston Van der Sloot arrested in Chile Police storm stronghold of drugs lord   Betancourt rescued from FARC   In a secret operation the Colombian military infiltrated rebel group and deceived its members into giving up 15 hostages Fujimori gets 6 years in prison Chile court extradites Fujimori Woolmer was strangled, police say Gang attacks leave 52 dead Pinochet charged over dissidents Afghan captives start detention
Brazil police raid Sao Paulo 'Crackland' and make arrests   Paraguay congress set on fire amid presidential controversy   Demonstrators in Paraguay have set fire to the country's Congress amid violent protests against a bill that would let the president seek re-...   Olympics: US swimmers not robbed - police chief   Four US swimmers who said they had been robbed in Rio de Janeiro were not victims of crime, the head of the city's civil police has insisted Brazil Petrobras scandal: Former president Lula questioned Drug lord Joaquin Guzman used tunnel for prison break Prosecutor in Jewish center bombing found dead Honduran beauty queen found dead   Missing students apparently killed, burned, dumped into river Map of Cocula Mexico
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Brazil police raid Sao Paulo 'Crackland' and make arrests   Police have arrested nearly 40 people for drug trafficking in central Sao Paulo where crack cocaine has been sold and consumed freely for ye... Brazilian leader denies hush money claim Brazil's ex-President Lula questioned over corruption   Paraguay congress set on fire amid presidential controversy Map of Congress Asuncion Paraguay


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Sun.   Sao Paulo
Wed.   Brazil
May. 10   Brazil
May. 4  Brazil  Brazil jails eight militants over Rio Olympic plot


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Apr.19  Venezuela  Teenager and woman shot dead at anti-government protests


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Mar.31   Paraguay
  Demonstrators in Paraguay have set fire to the country's Congress amid violent protests against a bill that would let the president seek re-election
Mar.12   Haiti Bus fleeing fatal accident strikes crowd, kills at least 34

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Feb.28  Nicaragua  Nicaragua woman burnt on a fire in exorcism ritual Feb.12   Peru Peru asks Trump to consider deporting ex-President Alejandro Toledo


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Jan.30  Rio de Janeiro  Brazil's former richest man Eike Batista sent to prison Jan.6  Brazil  Drugs gang 'kills 33 inmates' in Brazilian jail

year 2016 Top ^

Dec.31  Rio de Janeiro  Greek ambassador killed by wife's lover Dec.6  Bolivia  Chapecoense plane crash: Bolivia arrests LaMia airline boss Nov.24  Mexico  Severed heads and 32 bodies found in Mexican cartel mass graves Nov.19  Rio de Janeiro  Brazil: Four dead after police helicopter 'shot down by gang' Oct.26  Venezuela  Violence at Venezuela protests against President Maduro Sep.12  Brazil  Brazil's ex-Speaker Cunha expelled from Congress Aug.25  Bolivia  Bolivia minister killed by protesting miners Aug.18   Rio de Janeiro   Olympics: US swimmers not robbed - police chief
  Four US swimmers who said they had been robbed in Rio de Janeiro were not victims of crime, the head of the city's civil police has insisted
 Rio de Janeiro  US swimmers stopped at Rio airport  Mexico  Mexico commission finds police executed 22 in Michoacan Mar.4   Sao Paulo Brazil Petrobras scandal: Former president Lula questioned
  Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been questioned by police and his house raided as part of a major fraud inquiry into the state oil company Petrobras

year 2015 Top ^

Sep.26  Mexico  Thousands march to remember Mexico's missing students Sep.10  Venezuela  Venezuela opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez sentenced Jul.12   Mexico Drug lord Joaquin Guzman used tunnel for prison break   Guzman, known as El Chapo or 'Shorty', used an elaborate tunnel to break out of a maximum security prison, officials say May.22   Mexico Mexico gang shoot-out leaves 40 dead
Jan.19   Argentina     Prosecutor in Jewish center bombing found dead Map of Puerto Madero Buenos Aires Argentina  Alberto Nisman became a controversial figure when he accused Argentina's President and foreign minister of covering up Iran's involvement

year 2014 Top ^

Dec.11  Rio de Janeiro  Brazil killer alleges 42 victims Nov.30   Colombia Colombian rebels free captured general
Nov.19   Honduras   Honduran beauty queen found dead   María José Alvarado Muñoz and her sister were found dead Wednesday, and the sister's boyfriend and another man have been arrested Nov.7   Mexico     Missing students apparently killed, burned, dumped into river Map of Cocula Mexico
  The 43 students disappeared in September were abducted by police on order of a local mayor
 Suspected Mexican gang members have confessed to killing more than 40 students. The students are believed to have been turned over to a gang that killed them and burned their bodies
Oct.22  Mexico  Missing students: Iguala mayor arrest ordered Oct.8   Mexico   Mexico missing students: Nationwide protests held
Map of Iguala Mexico  Thousands of people have held protests in cities across Mexico against the disappearance of students in the southern town of Iguala last month Oct.1  Mexico  Mexico arrests drug lord Hector Beltran Leyva Aug.27  Sao Paulo  Brazil pursues Amazon 'destroyers' Aug.24  Brazil  Deadly riot in southern Brazil jail Jan.8   Venezuela   Venezuelan beauty queen slain
Map of Carabobo Venezuela  Monica Spear and her ex-husbandy, were driving when their car broke down, officials said. Armed robbers opened fire, killing both of them

year 2013 Top ^

Dec.4   Mexico   Radioactive truck 'stolen in Mexico'   A truck carrying medical radioactive material has been stolen in Mexico, the UN's nuclear watchdog says Nov.26  Mexico  Count of bodies in Mexico mass graves rises to 48 May.10   Guatemala Guatemala's Rios Montt found guilty of genocide   A court in Guatemala has found former military leader Efrain Rios Montt guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity Apr.30  Venezuela  Venezuela MPs in punch-up over poll Feb.26  Mexico  Mexico's 'most powerful woman' held Feb.5   Mexico   Hooded gunmen rape 6 tourists in Mexico
Map of Acapulco Mexico  A pack of masked and hooded gunmen broke into a beach bungalow and raped six women spanish tourists after tying up a group of men

year 2012 Top ^

Dec.5   Guatemala John McAfee arrested in Guatemala
Sep.18  Venezuela  Top Colombian drug baron captured May.5   Guantanamo Key 9/11 suspects appear in court

year 2011 Top ^

Nov.13   Rio de Janeiro Police target drug gangs in biggest slum
Nov.10   Venezuela Baseball star abducted in Venezuela Sep.21   Mexico 35 bodies found in roadway Jun.21  Mexico  Top cartel leader captured May.15   Guatemala 27 headless bodies found in drug region

year 2010 Top ^

Nov.28   Rio de Janeiro Brazil forces take over Rio slum
Nov.25  Rio de Janeiro  Rio police 'in control of favela' Aug.3  Mexico  Drug war toll since 2006 exceeds 28,000 Jul.29  Mexico  Military 'kills' drug lord Ignacio Coronel Jun.22   Jamaica Alleged drug kingpin arrested Map of Kingston Jamaica
  Christopher 'Dudus' Coke, 41, was arrested outside Kingston.    He was detained at a roadblock accompanied by a Christian pastor...
Jun.7  Mexico  55 bodies found in mass grave Jun.3   Chile   Van der Sloot arrested in Chile   He's the suspect in a young woman's slaying in Peru and previously considered a suspect in the disappearance of U.S. Natalee Holloway in Ar... May.24   Jamaica   Police storm stronghold of drugs lord   Jamaican security forces hunting for alleged drugs lord Christopher 'Dudus' Coke have stormed his Kingston stronghold Feb.4   Haiti U.S. missionaries charged with kidnapping

year 2009 Top ^

Dec.22  Colombia  Kidnapped governor found dead Oct.22  Guatemala  Officials seize cocaine submarine Aug.11   Amazon TV host 'ordered killings'


year 2008 Top ^

Dec.9   Rio de Janeiro Protesters: 9,000 disappeared in 2 years
Dec.8  Guantanamo  Top 9/11 suspects to plead guilty Oct.7   Guantanamo Chinese Muslims ordered freed from Gitmo Aug.6   Guantanamo Bin Laden ex-driver found guilty Jul.2   Colombia   Betancourt rescued from FARC
  In a secret operation the Colombian military infiltrated rebel group and deceived its members into giving up 15 hostages
 Along with French-Colombian politician, 3 American contractors and 11 other hostages who were Colombian police were rescued. Appearing healthy after being held for 6 years in the jungle, Betancourt walked down from a military jet in Bogota and hugged her mother and husband
Jun.5   Guantanamo 9/11 suspects on trial
Apr.8  Haiti  Rioters storm presidential palace

year 2007 Top ^

Dec.11   Peru     Fujimori gets 6 years in prison  A Peruvian Supreme Court judge convicted former President of abuse of authority. Fujimori faces human rights and corruption charges Oct.4   Chile Pinochet family arrested
Sep.21   Chile   Chile court extradites Fujimori   Supreme Court has approved the extradition of Peru's former President. He is to be sent back to Peru Jun.4  Guantanamo  Charges dropped for two detainees Mar.26  Guantanamo  Australian admits terror charge Mar.22   Jamaica Woolmer was strangled, police say   A pathology report indicated that Pakistani cricket coach died of 'manual strangulation' Mar.14   Guantanamo Mohammed says responsible for 9/11

year 2006 Top ^

Oct.27   Mexico Shootouts kill journalist
May.14   Sao Paulo   Gang attacks leave 52 dead  A powerful criminal gang launched a wave of attacks against police stations and uprisings in jails across the state

year 2005 Top ^

Nov.24   Chile   Pinochet charged over dissidents  Former military ruler has been ordered to stay under house arrest Nov.6   Chile Fujimori under arrest
Jun.3  Guantanamo  Detainees, not soldiers, flushed Quran

year 2004 Top ^

Dec.24   Honduras Gang linked to massacre
Dec.13  Chile  Judge charges Pinochet

year 2003 Top ^

Sep.24  Guantanamo  Guantanamo Bay spy probe expanded Feb.7   Colombia Club blast kills 33


year 2002 Top ^

Aug.7   Colombia Blasts kill 17 as Uribe takes office
Mar.20  Peru  Car bombs kill 8 near US embassy Jan.11   Guantanamo   Afghan captives start detention  The first group of 20 prisoners are now in a detention camp at a military base at Guantanamo

year 2001 Top ^

Dec.6  Brazil  Pirates kill America's Cup skipper Jul.9  Chile  Court rules Pinochet unfit for trial Jun.24  Venezuela  Montesinos caught in Caracas

year 2000 Top ^

May.24   Chile Pinochet's immunity ends



  Paraguay congress set on fire amid presidential controversy Map of Congress Asuncion Paraguay




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Mar.31   Paraguay
  Demonstrators in Paraguay have set fire to the country's Congress amid violent protests against a bill that would let the president seek re-election




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2014 Oct.1  Mexico  Mexico arrests drug lord Hector Beltran Leyva 2010 Jul.29  Mexico  Military 'kills' drug lord Ignacio Coronel May.24   Jamaica Police storm stronghold of drugs lord   Jamaican security forces hunting for alleged drugs lord Christopher 'Dudus' Coke have stormed his Kingston stronghold 2009 Oct.22  Guatemala  Officials seize cocaine submarine



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2017 Wed.   Brazil Brazilian leader denies hush money claim
Feb.12   Peru Peru asks Trump to consider deporting ex-President Alejandro Toledo 2016 Sep.12  Brazil  Brazil's ex-Speaker Cunha expelled from Congress Mar.4   Sao Paulo Brazil Petrobras scandal: Former president Lula questioned
  Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been questioned by police and his house raided as part of a major fraud inquiry into the state oil company Petrobras 2007 Oct.4   Chile Pinochet family arrested 2001 Jun.24  Venezuela  Montesinos caught in Caracas



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2017 Mar.12   Haiti Bus fleeing fatal accident strikes crowd, kills at least 34




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2013 Apr.30  Venezuela  Venezuela MPs in punch-up over poll



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2003 Feb.7   Colombia Club blast kills 33
2002 Mar.20  Peru  Car bombs kill 8 near US embassy



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2017 May. 4  Brazil  Brazil jails eight militants over Rio Olympic plot Jan.30  Rio de Janeiro  Brazil's former richest man Eike Batista sent to prison 2015 Sep.10  Venezuela  Venezuela opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez sentenced 2013 May.10   Guatemala Guatemala's Rios Montt found guilty of genocide   A court in Guatemala has found former military leader Efrain Rios Montt guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity 2012 May.5   Guantanamo Key 9/11 suspects appear in court
2010 Feb.4   Haiti U.S. missionaries charged with kidnapping 2008 Dec.8  Guantanamo  Top 9/11 suspects to plead guilty Oct.7   Guantanamo Chinese Muslims ordered freed from Gitmo Aug.6   Guantanamo Bin Laden ex-driver found guilty Jun.5   Guantanamo 9/11 suspects on trial 2007 Dec.11   Peru   Fujimori gets 6 years in prison  A Peruvian Supreme Court judge convicted former President of abuse of authority. Fujimori faces human rights and corruption charges Sep.21   Chile   Chile court extradites Fujimori   Supreme Court has approved the extradition of Peru's former President. He is to be sent back to Peru Jun.4  Guantanamo  Charges dropped for two detainees Mar.26  Guantanamo  Australian admits terror charge 2005 Nov.24   Chile   Pinochet charged over dissidents  Former military ruler has been ordered to stay under house arrest 2004 Dec.13  Chile  Judge charges Pinochet 2001 Jul.9  Chile  Court rules Pinochet unfit for trial 2000 May.24   Chile Pinochet's immunity ends



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2017 Feb.28  Nicaragua  Nicaragua woman burnt on a fire in exorcism ritual Jan.6  Brazil  Drugs gang 'kills 33 inmates' in Brazilian jail 2016 Dec.31  Rio de Janeiro  Greek ambassador killed by wife's lover Nov.24  Mexico  Severed heads and 32 bodies found in Mexican cartel mass graves Aug.18  Mexico  Mexico commission finds police executed 22 in Michoacan 2015 Sep.26  Mexico  Thousands march to remember Mexico's missing students May.22   Mexico Mexico gang shoot-out leaves 40 dead
2014 Dec.11  Rio de Janeiro  Brazil killer alleges 42 victims Nov.19   Honduras Honduran beauty queen found dead   María José Alvarado Muñoz and her sister were found dead Wednesday, and the sister's boyfriend and another man have been arrested Nov.7   Mexico   Missing students apparently killed, burned, dumped into river Map of Cocula Mexico
  The 43 students disappeared in September were abducted by police on order of a local mayor
 Suspected Mexican gang members have confessed to killing more than 40 students. The students are believed to have been turned over to a gang that killed them and burned their bodies
Jan.8   Venezuela Venezuelan beauty queen slain
Map of Carabobo Venezuela  Monica Spear and her ex-husbandy, were driving when their car broke down, officials said. Armed robbers opened fire, killing both of them 2013 Nov.26  Mexico  Count of bodies in Mexico mass graves rises to 48 2011 Sep.21   Mexico 35 bodies found in roadway May.15   Guatemala 27 headless bodies found in drug region 2010 Aug.3  Mexico  Drug war toll since 2006 exceeds 28,000 Jun.7  Mexico  55 bodies found in mass grave 2009 Aug.11   Amazon TV host 'ordered killings' 2006 Oct.27   Mexico Shootouts kill journalist May.14   Sao Paulo Gang attacks leave 52 dead
  A powerful criminal gang launched a wave of attacks against police stations and uprisings in jails across the state 2004 Dec.24   Honduras Gang linked to massacre



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2014 Nov.30   Colombia Colombian rebels free captured general
Oct.8   Mexico   Mexico missing students: Nationwide protests held Map of Iguala Mexico  Thousands of people have held protests in cities across Mexico against the disappearance of students in the southern town of Iguala last month 2011 Nov.10   Venezuela Baseball star abducted in Venezuela 2008 Dec.9   Rio de Janeiro Protesters: 9,000 disappeared in 2 years Jul.2   Colombia   Betancourt rescued from FARC
  In a secret operation the Colombian military infiltrated rebel group and deceived its members into giving up 15 hostages
 Along with French-Colombian politician, 3 American contractors and 11 other hostages who were Colombian police were rescued. Appearing healthy after being held for 6 years in the jungle, Betancourt walked down from a military jet in Bogota and hugged her mother and husband




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2008 Apr.8  Haiti  Rioters storm presidential palace



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2013 Dec.4   Mexico Radioactive truck 'stolen in Mexico'   A truck carrying medical radioactive material has been stolen in Mexico, the UN's nuclear watchdog says



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2017 May. 10   Brazil Brazil's ex-President Lula questioned over corruption
2016 Aug.18   Rio de Janeiro   Olympics: US swimmers not robbed - police chief
  Four US swimmers who said they had been robbed in Rio de Janeiro were not victims of crime, the head of the city's civil police has insisted
2015 Jan.19   Argentina   Prosecutor in Jewish center bombing found dead Map of Puerto Madero Buenos Aires Argentina  Alberto Nisman became a controversial figure when he accused Argentina's President and foreign minister of covering up Iran's involvement 2007 Mar.22   Jamaica Woolmer was strangled, police say   A pathology report indicated that Pakistani cricket coach died of 'manual strangulation'



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2017 Sun.   Sao Paulo Brazil police raid Sao Paulo 'Crackland' and make arrests   Police have arrested nearly 40 people for drug trafficking in central Sao Paulo where crack cocaine has been sold and consumed freely for ye... 2016 Dec.6  Bolivia  Chapecoense plane crash: Bolivia arrests LaMia airline boss Aug.18  Rio de Janeiro  US swimmers stopped at Rio airport 2014 Oct.22  Mexico  Missing students: Iguala mayor arrest ordered Aug.27  Sao Paulo  Brazil pursues Amazon 'destroyers' 2012 Dec.5   Guatemala John McAfee arrested in Guatemala
Sep.18  Venezuela  Top Colombian drug baron captured 2011 Jun.21  Mexico  Top cartel leader captured 2010 Jun.22   Jamaica Alleged drug kingpin arrested Map of Kingston Jamaica
  Christopher 'Dudus' Coke, 41, was arrested outside Kingston.    He was detained at a roadblock accompanied by a Christian pastor...
Jun.3   Chile Van der Sloot arrested in Chile   He's the suspect in a young woman's slaying in Peru and previously considered a suspect in the disappearance of U.S. Natalee Holloway in Ar... 2005 Nov.6   Chile Fujimori under arrest



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2016 Aug.25  Bolivia  Bolivia minister killed by protesting miners 2009 Dec.22  Colombia  Kidnapped governor found dead



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2017 Apr.19  Venezuela  Teenager and woman shot dead at anti-government protests 2016 Nov.19  Rio de Janeiro  Brazil: Four dead after police helicopter 'shot down by gang' Oct.26  Venezuela  Violence at Venezuela protests against President Maduro



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2013 Feb.26  Mexico  Mexico's 'most powerful woman' held



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2015 Jul.12   Mexico Drug lord Joaquin Guzman used tunnel for prison break   Guzman, known as El Chapo or 'Shorty', used an elaborate tunnel to break out of a maximum security prison, officials say 2014 Aug.24  Brazil  Deadly riot in southern Brazil jail 2005 Jun.3  Guantanamo  Detainees, not soldiers, flushed Quran 2002 Jan.11   Guantanamo Afghan captives start detention  The first group of 20 prisoners are now in a detention camp at a military base at Guantanamo



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2001 Dec.6  Brazil  Pirates kill America's Cup skipper



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2007 Mar.14   Guantanamo Mohammed says responsible for 9/11
2002 Aug.7   Colombia Blasts kill 17 as Uribe takes office



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2003 Sep.24  Guantanamo  Guantanamo Bay spy probe expanded



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2013 Feb.5   Mexico Hooded gunmen rape 6 tourists in Mexico Map of Acapulco Mexico  A pack of masked and hooded gunmen broke into a beach bungalow and raped six women spanish tourists after tying up a group of men