Tales of the disappeared in a Mexico drug state
Crime
115 views
Crime
115 views

Tales of the disappeared in a Mexico drug state

Sofia Miselem | AFP - December 24, 2015

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico – They were doing everyday things when they were kidnapped, never to be seen again: A woman working at her frozen fruit business. Another waiting…

Alleged Mexican drug lord pleads not guilty in US court
Crime
83 views1
Crime
83 views1

Alleged Mexican drug lord pleads not guilty in US court

Mariano Andrade | AFP - December 18, 2015

NEW YORK – Alleged Mexican drug lord Tirso Martínez Sánchez pleaded not guilty to drug trafficking charges Friday, one day after he was extradited to face the charges in…

Mexico’s Peña Nieto wants expert debate on marijuana legalization
Business
78 views
Business
78 views

Mexico’s Peña Nieto wants expert debate on marijuana legalization

AFP - November 10, 2015

MEXICO CITY – Mexico's president indicated on Monday that his administration could drop its opposition to legalizing marijuana based on results of a debate of experts on the…

Italian mafia ‘interested’ in drug trafficking in Costa Rica, says Interpol
Crime
127 views
Crime
127 views

Italian mafia ‘interested’ in drug trafficking in Costa Rica, says Interpol

Zach Dyer - October 16, 2015

Days after Costa Rican authorities arrested seven suspects in connection to an Italian cocaine-smuggling ring, Interpol says that mafia groups like the 'ndrangheta are looking to enter…

Costa Rica takes down more suspects in cocaine trafficking network run by Italian mafia
Business
110 views1
Business
110 views1

Costa Rica takes down more suspects in cocaine trafficking network run by Italian mafia

Álvaro Sánchez - October 14, 2015

PITAL DE SAN CARLOS, Alajuela – A cassava packing company in the northern Costa Rican community of La Tabla de Pital de San Carlos and a pineapple processor in Chilamate…

Costa Rica’s ‘Macho Coca’: A fishmonger accused of being a drug lord
Business
107 views
Business
107 views

Costa Rica’s ‘Macho Coca’: A fishmonger accused of being a drug lord

Lindsay Fendt - October 14, 2015

In the early 1990s Gilbert Bell was known in the Caribbean province of Limón for his successful fishing business. Bell ran a fish dock where boats could…

Mexico missing students case file shows contradictions
Crime
66 views
Crime
66 views

Mexico missing students case file shows contradictions

Laurent Thomet | AFP - October 13, 2015

MEXICO CITY – While Mexican prosecutors declared last year that 43 missing students were incinerated at a landfill, official documents show one gang suspect testified that at least…

Arts and Culture
50 views

Sting slams ‘epidemic’ of disappearances in Mexico

AFP - October 13, 2015

https://twitter.com/AmnestyOnline/status/653635870499696640 MEXICO CITY – British rock legend Sting urged Mexico's government on Monday to do more to end the "epidemic" of disappearances after meeting with families of some…

Costa Rica takes down suspected drug trafficker ‘Macho Coca,’ on the DEA’s radar for years
Crime
133 views2
Crime
133 views2

Costa Rica takes down suspected drug trafficker ‘Macho Coca,’ on the DEA’s radar for years

Álvaro Sánchez - October 8, 2015

LIMÓN – The name “Macho Coca” is well-known in Costa Rica’s Caribbean port city of Limón. His real surname is Bell, and for many years locals quietly…

Parents of 43 missing students in Mexico wage hunger strike
Crime
90 views
Crime
90 views

Parents of 43 missing students in Mexico wage hunger strike

Sofia Miselem | AFP - September 24, 2015

MEXICO CITY – Parents of 43 students who disappeared last year began a 43-hour hunger strike on Wednesday, a day before meeting with President Enrique Peña Nieto ahead…