Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Favela Residents Protest Against Disappearance of New Victim

On August 14, 2013 Globo reported that due to the disappearance and confirmed death of a 17 year old in a Penha favela in Rio de Janeiro, members of the community responded with violence. Accusing the Police Pacification Unit to be responsible for the teenager’s death, residents forced roads to close, set three buses on fire as well as attacked a police car. The police report no involvement of any fellow officer in this crime and are investigating the possibility of homicide although no signs of violence were found on the body. Read Article

No CommentsPermalink

São Paulo, Brazil: Egyptian Suspected of Killing Private Driver

Globo reported on June 17, 2013 that an Egyptian man was arrested on Sunday (16) in the north zone of São Paulo, accused of killing a private driver and turning the victim’s car into a taxi. The suspect confessed to killing the victim; Adriano Lopes da Fonseca, to use his car to make money as […]

No CommentsRead this post »

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Business Reopens After Traffickers Order Shutdown

jcnet.com.br reported on June 10, 2013, that business in Providência; in the central area of Rio de Janeiro, reopened on Sunday (9) after traffickers ordered the closure of businesses to mourn death of drug dealer Diogo de Oliveira Santos who was killed by police. This is the second occurrence in the last 2 weeks in […]

No CommentsRead this post »

Dynamite, Gun, and Drug Possession Arrest in Itapoã, Brazil

On May 17, 2013, Globo reported that at least four suspects were arrested Friday morning for dynamite, gun, and drug possession in Itapoã, Espírito Santo. Suspects are assumed to be involved in drug trafficking and homicides. Upon arrest, police seized one kg of cocaine, marijuana, R$7,000 in cash, and other objects. In addition, the discovered […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Pará, Brazil: 14-Year Old Boy Detained for Killing Teen Girlfriend

Globo reported on May 14, 2013, that a 14-year old boy was detained for stabbing to death his 13-year old girlfriend in New Repartimento, Pará. The murder was due to jealously and the victim was stabbed 15 times. The suspect denied the charge although police claim strong evidence directly leads to his involvement. Read Article

Comments OffRead this post »

Man dies after attempting to smuggle drugs into Colombian prison

A 41-year-old man died after attempting to smuggle drugs into the La Modelo prison in Bogota, Colombia. He had swallowed the drugs, leading him to display signs of physical discomfort, El Tiempo reports. He died shortly after, due to cardiopulmonary arrest brought on by decomposition of the drug. The man and the type of drug […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Guayaquil, Ecuador: Man Found Dead in Hotel Manhattan

According to ElUniverso.com a man was found at 1 a.m. on Tuesday, August 16th dead in a room at the Hotel Manhattan. Police say the man is Davis Torres Sano who checked into the room on Sunday night without identification and asked not to be disturbed until 10 a.m. on Monday. A hotel manager found […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Colombian – Ecuadorian Border: Shootout Leaves Young Ecuadorian Dead, Soldier Wounded

According to ElComercio.com a young Ecuadorian was willed and an Ecuadorian soldier wounded during a confrontation between the Ecuadorian military and a group of FARC guerillas located on the Colombian side of the San Miguel River. Officials say the confrontation occurred last Thursday, August 11th while a military patrol was performing control operations along the […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Cuenca, Ecuador: More Deaths Due to Altered Alcohol

ElComercio.com reports six people from the Cuencan parishes of Octavio Cordero, Banos and Victoria del Portete have died during the weekend and today, Monday August 15th from what officials believe is ingesting altered alcohol. Officials say the alcohol was purchased in Cuenca. Four of the deceased are from the same family and are believed to […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Lamas, Peru: French Tourist Dies from Consuming Ayahuasca Herb

According to Peru21.pe the Lamas police announced that a French tourist, Celine Rene Margarite Briset, 43, died after consuming the hallucinogenic herb, ayahuasca, during a shamanism session at a tourist resort in San Martin in the province of Lamas. Authorities say Briset died due to excessive consumption of the herb, suffering a cardiac arrest, dying […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Puno, Peru: 48 Children Die of Pneumonia Due to Low Temperatures

According to RPP.com.pe young children, under the age of 5 are dying due to low temperatures in the Puno region. The director of the Office of Epidemiology of the Regional Health Office in Puno says in the 30th week they have recorded 48 deaths of children 5 years old and younger. Reportedly, Juliaca has the […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Peruvian Figures Show 27 Tourists Die Due to Cold, Snow Conditions

According to Peru21.pe from 2010 until the present 27 tourists have died and 21 have been wounded in Peru when participating in alpine activities in mountainous areas. The chief of the Rescue Unit of the High Mountain Division of National Police, Marco Carrera Torres says the most resent cases in 2011 were that of the […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Santa Maria, Peru: Young Brazilian Drowned In Peruvian Ocean

According to Peru21.pe a Brazilian seminarian, Joao Carlos Junior, 17 years old drowned in ocean off Santa Maria beach this past Friday, July 29th. Junior was part of a group of seminaries from the Order of the Sodality of Apostolic Life who were vacationing in Peru and planning to go to Cusco. Peruvian police say […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Peru: Accident on Pan-American Highway Leaves 1 Chilean Dead, 8 Injured

According to RPP.com.pe an accident occurred on Monday, August 1st leaving one Chilean tourist dead and another eight Chileans injured. Authorities say the accident occurred at the 1,331 kilometer mark on the Pan-American Highway near the border complex of Santa Rosa in the Tacna region. Authorities add, the accident is suspected to have occurred due […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Sucumbios, Ecuador: Seven People Die in Landslide

According to EcuaVisa.com seven people have died in a landslide that occurred in the province of Sucumbios bordering Colombia on Monday July 25th. Local medical officials report two girls, 12 and 2 years old are included in the report of seven people killed. Officials’ report the landslide occurred in the town of Fama at 8:45 […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Dengue takes 29 lives in Paraguay

In a news conference this morning the Institute of Social Welfare (IPS) reported that there have been 11,103 confirmed cases of dengue fever in Paraguay so far this year, per abc.com.py. They also reported that the illness has caused 29 deaths. Of those that presented with dengue, 54% visited the doctor due to respiratory infections […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Argentina: Fourth death confirmed in Jujuy land clash

A fourth death was confirmed this morning after a land eviction operation that went awry yesterday in Libertador General San Martin, Jujuy, reports infobae.com. Police in Jujuy were under court order to evict some 700 families from their land located on territory owned by Ledesma Sociedad Anónima Agrícola Industrial, Argentina’s largest sugar producer. When families […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Rio Napo, Ecuador: Soldier Dies, Authorities Investigating

According to EcuadorInMediato.com the Ecuadorian military announced the death of the Corporal Ivan Marcelo Gadbay Naranjo of the Special Operations Battalion and commander of the Panacocha Unit on Thursday July 21st. Army officials say Naranjo was located between the provinces of Sucumbios and Orellana. Authorities are investigating the incident, which due to preliminary investigations has […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Shootout in South of Quito, Ecuador Leaves One Dead, Three Wounded

ElComercio.com reports around 6 p.m. on Monday, July 25th, five men and a woman tried to rob an armored car that was transferring money from a bank located in a mall in the south of Quito. Witnesses say the security personal were attacked at the entrance of the bank as they were leaving with the […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Storm leaves 1 dead, 15 injured in Buenos Aires, Argentina

A powerful storm that produced heavy rain, hail and strong winds yesterday in Buenos Aires left one dead and at least 15 injured, according to abc.com.py. The storm came with warnings from the National Weather Service, and left the city and surrounding suburbs with severe damage. Trees and billboards were knocked down, which were what […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Mine Collapse Causes 2 Deaths, Colombia

•The collapse of a mine in Socotá, Colombia caused the deaths of two miners. •As revealed by elespectador.com, the two miners, Darío Villlalba and Luis Corredor, died Wednesday morning in Polacos mine, and two other miners were rescued. •So far in 2011, 29 people have died in mining accidents, and in 2010, 84 accidents claimed […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Ecuador: 25 People Dead From Altered Alcohol

ElUniverso.com reports the Minister of Public Health announced on Tuesday, July 19th 25 people are dead from drinking altered alcohol, containing methanol in Ecuador. The vice-Minister of Health says the one of the latest deaths occurred in Milagro. He adds that blood tests are being administered to determine the amount of methanol in each person. […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Ayacucho, Peru: Two Military Officers Die in Shootout with Terrorists

Peru21.pe reports that two soldiers were killed this morning, Tuesday July 19th, in a shootout with terrorists in Llochegua in the Ayacucho province. Officials say the attack occurred during a patrol of Llochegua, where two soldiers were wounded as well. The military patrol belonged to the Base Against Terrorism, “Mantaro Union. Officers of the Joint […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Chile, Former President Allende’s death confirmed a suicide

The director of Forensic Medical Services in Chile confirmed theories today that the death of former president Salvador Allende on September 11, 1973 was a suicide, according to abc.com.py. The former president’s remains were unearthed this past May and the autopsy showed that Allende used an AK-47 automatic weapon which shot two bullets, one of […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Man killed in front of family during armed robbery in Buenos Aires, Argentina

A 71-year-old man is dead after burglars broke into his brother-in-law’s Buenos Aires home looking for large sums of money that had recently been withdrawn from the bank, according to mdzol.com. The thieves first stole 1,800 pesos from the brother-in-law’s home but said they had information that 7 thousand pesos were withdrawn from his bank […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Prison fight in Asunción, Paraguay results in death

A fight that occurred earlier this morning in the infamous Tacumbú prison in Asunción, Paraguay resulted in the death of an inmate, according to abc.com.py. Police are investigating the situation, but have still not identified who participated in the fight and who actually killed the other inmate. Read Article

Comments OffRead this post »

ALERT: Ecuadorian Health Ministry Bans Consumption of Alcohol, 72 Hours

According to ElComercio.com the Ecuadorian Ministry of Health issued a Dry Law, no alcohol consumption, for 72 hours via Twitter. The Ministry issued the decree at 6 p.m. on Sunday July 17th, effective for the entire country. The Ministry says the time-period allows for investigators to inspect alcohol for suspected contamination. Authorities say 21 people […]

Comments OffRead this post »

French Paraglider’s Body to Be Repatriated

ElComercio.pe reports that the body of French tourist Xavier Murillo, 55 was transported to Lima on Sunday July 10th to be sent back to France. Murillo disappeared while paragliding over Huascaran at around 5,500 meters in the Caraz Valley. Officials say that Murillo had come to Peru to participate in the activities of la Semana […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Cuba awaits its fate in wake of Chavez illness

President of Venezuela Hugo Chavez’s struggle with cancer has severely shaken Cuban society, according to terra.com. A long-lasting friendship between Chavez and Fidel Castro, now carried on with Raul Castro, has been the glue to a strong economic relationship between the 2 nations that has greatly boosted the economy and overall standard of living in […]

Comments OffRead this post »

H1N1 victim dies in Mendoza, Argentina

A 29-year-old woman died today in Mendoza, Argentina of the H1N1 virus, making her the second fatality of the flu this year in the province, according to lavoz.com.ar. The woman was admitted to the Diego Paroissien Hospital in Maipú, Mendoza on June 10th for pneumonia symptoms; she was pregnant at the time. It was later […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Bus crash in Buenos Aires, Argentina leaves 1 dead, 4 injured

A head-on collision between a bus and a truck early this morning left one man dead and four others injured, according to losandes.com.ar. The bus was traveling to Chacabuco, Buenos Aires and the accident occurred on Route 7 near Pullman. The man who died was 60-years-old and the remaining victims were brought to the city […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Holiday Weekend Still Leaves 4 Dead and 35 Injured in 29 Traffic Accidents, Colombia

•According to Rodolfo Palomino, director of Transit and Transport of the Colombian National Police traffic incidents have left 4 people dead and 35 others injured during the holiday weekend of Corpus Christi per RCN Radio. •In relation to last year’s holiday weekend, traffic accident have deacreased by 52% and deaths by 83%. • There have […]

Comments OffRead this post »

Mexico: Four Deaths in Acapulco Caused by Tropical Storm Beatrice

From RPP News: • Tropical Storm Beatrice has caused massive flooding and claimed four victims in Acapulco • Emergency aid has been deployed to the region due to the severity of flooding and landslides • More than 30 automobiles were carried away by flooding, including two dragged into the ocean • More than 150 dwellings […]

Comments OffRead this post »

13 People Dead after Bus Accident in Cesar, Colombia

•On the road from Bosconia to El Copey, an accident involving a bus and a tractor truck occurred at 4:30 p.m. leaving 13 deaths and other injuries per semana.com. •According to Eduardo Molina, head of press of the Policeia de Carreteras, the bus crossed into the opposing lane, and all of the victims were passengers […]

Comments OffRead this post »