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Gang Violence in Paraguay

Sara White April 25, 2017 | http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-39700931 Early on Monday morning, Brazilian police confronted a Paraguayan gang in Ciudad del Este as they attempted to raid a private security firm, Locals explained that the whole city felt like it was under attack with the amount of officers who arrived at the …

Mexican Drug Cartel Boss Sentenced to Life in Prison

-Nick Gvakharia Alfredo Beltran Leyva, a drug cartel kingpin also known as Mochomo, and his cartel are responsible for importing large quantities of cocaine and methamphetamine into the United States. Mochomo was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for his involvement in the drug trade. US Judge Richard Leon handed down the sentence, …

3 more die in the Venezuelan Protests

Ben Fox http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-39691890 The death total raised to 24 in the Venezuelan protests against President Maduro. The recent protests are said to have been in response to the decision by the Supreme Court to take over the powers of the National Assembly. The court has overturned this decision but the protest have …

Huge robbery sparks gun battles in Paraguay and Brazil

Brazilian police that were stationed near the border with Paraguay have exchanged gunfire with members of a gang. To Paraguayan police these gang members have pulled off the robbery of the century. During the clash with police about three gang members were killed while two were injured. Early on Monday …

Robbery Sparks Gun Battle In Paraguay and Brazil

“Huge Robbery Sparks Gun Battle in Paraguay and Brazil.” News, April 25, 2017, sec. Latin America & Caribbean. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-39700931. On Monday about 50 men, believed to be gang members, blew up the front of a private security firm in Ciudad del Ester in Paraguay. Reports say that the men stole over …

Russia Steps Up Its’ Presence in Nicaragua

Russia Steps Up Its’ Presence in Nicaragua By Chris Di Leo                 The Russian Federation has recently stepped up both its military and economic aid to Nicaragua, as has been the trend since the reelection of FSLN leader Daniel Ortega in 2006. They would appear to seek to establish a …

Huge robbery sparks gun battles in Paraguay and Brazil

Sarah Repko Brazilian police, teamed up with Paraguayan police, have opened fire on gang members who have been accused of committing and carrying out the “robbery of the century” in Ciudad de Este. Brazilian police got involved due to the city being located along the border of Brazil and Paraguay. …

Protests in Venezuela At Tipping Point

Maduro and his oppressive regime has sparked a “mother of all marches” in Venezuela due to it’s economic depression. It has caused shortages that have starving Venezuelans grasping at their last straws. The mourning of dead protesters has been going on for the entire time. The currency is out of …

Venezuela slams nations for ‘meddling’ over protest call

(Peter Stanley) The Venezuelan Government criticized eleven South American nations after they send a joint message to Venezuela calling for the government to guarantee the right to peaceful protest. This message comes after six protesters were killed in anti-government protests earlier this month. Right now the country has deep divides on whether …

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