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Central America

Dozens of protesting Mexican farm workers injured in clashes with police amid violent crackdown
Hundreds of Mexican farm workers protesting low pay clashed with police in San Quintin, Baja California, resulting in 30 to 70 injuries, according to various reports. The workers accuse the state of “violent repression” after mass police raids.

11.05.2015 07:32

Mafia meltdown: FBI busts drug-trafficking mobsters operating out of NYC pizzeria
Italians, pizza, and the mob. It may sound like a clichéd movie plot, but those are the details surrounding an FBI mafia bust. The mobsters were operating a drug trafficking ring on both sides of the Atlantic, using a New York pizzeria as their HQ.

07.05.2015 17:08

​‘They threaten to kill me, kidnap me’: Sharp rise in environmental activists being killed
Environmental activists are being killed in record numbers, with at least 116 deaths reported last year, according to a report.

20.04.2015 14:28

NSA surveillance blueprint: DEA tracked US phone calls years before 9/11
Almost 10 years before the September 11 attacks, the US government had been tracking nearly every call made from America to a number of foreign countries – an effort that eventually laid the groundwork for the National Security Agency’s own surveillance.

07.04.2015 23:18

'Bad govt' fail: Mexican parents ask gang leader to help find sons
Parents of the 43 college students, who have been missing in southern Mexico for over six months, have lost all hope of locating their loved ones. Some of them turned to the leader of a drug gang for help, saying the official investigation has failed.

02.04.2015 06:40

Cuban tourism skyrockets in wake of US push to rekindle ties
People have long thought of Cuba as a last bastion resisting the clutches of Coca Cola, McDonald’s and rampant capitalism. But now the US is moving in, tourists are flocking to the island republic to experience it before the rot sets in.

23.03.2015 09:03

Mexican volcano spews ash 29,000 ft in the air (VIDEO)
​A huge ash column exploded into the sky from one of Central America’s most dangerous volcanoes on Wednesday, reaching airplane-level heights of the atmosphere.

21.01.2015 22:40

Mexico’s disappeared students: Police arrest gang hit man
Police in gang-ravaged Mexico have arrested an alleged hit man for a local drug cartel in the case of the 43 abducted college students. The September disappearance and subsequent events saw the entire country erupt in protest over a corrupt government.

17.01.2015 10:25

​China to boost investment in Latin America to $250bn within decade
The Chinese government will invest $250 billion in Latin American and Caribbean countries over the next 10 years in an attempt to strengthen its presence in a region dominated by the US.

08.01.2015 08:36

‘Nicaragua Canal - potential threat to the US and Western powers’
The Nicaragua Canal can become an alternative route through Central America for China and Russia, as well as an alternative route for potential military use right in America’s backyard, international consultant and author Adrian Salbuchi told RT.

26.12.2014 08:53

Nicaragua starts work on $50bn canal between two oceans
The Nicaraguan alternative to the Panama Canal will be a waterway connecting the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans and is to be the most ambitious construction project in Latin America.

23.12.2014 07:53

Pennsylvania judge rules Obama’s immigration action unconstitutional
A Pennsylvania federal court judge ruled in a deportation case that President Barack Obama exceeded his executive powers when he announced his executive order on immigration policy.

17.12.2014 00:12