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Mexican police grab latest Zetas leader in wealthy suburb

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican police and soldiers on Wednesday captured Omar Trevino Morales, widely considered to be the most important leader... Full Story

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  • Mexican police grab latest Zetas leader in wealthy suburb
    Mexican police grab latest Zetas leader in wealthy suburb

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican police and soldiers on Wednesday captured Omar Trevino Morales, widely considered to be the most important leader of the Zetas drug cartel that once carved a path of brutal bloodshed along the country's northern border with the U.S.

  • Former chief of Bolivia drug police under investigation

    LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The retired police general who reorganized Bolivia's counter-narcotics force after President Evo Morales expelled U.S. drug agents is under investigation for illicit enrichment and drug trafficking ties.

  • Brazil police say woman helped US sect leader avoid arrest

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Minnesota religious leader sought by the U.S. on sex charges was able to elude a manhunt because of the support of a local woman, a longtime friend who travelled with him and supported him, the Brazilian lead investigator in the case said Wednesday.

  • Appeal of case returns focus to Argentine president
    Appeal of case returns focus to Argentine president

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — An Argentine prosecutor on Wednesday appealed a judge's decision to throw out an investigation that accused President Cristina Fernandez of a cover-up deal with Iran, the latest twist in a case that has rocked the South American country in an election year.

  • Report: Killings continue in Colombia city at alarming rate

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Criminal gangs continue to operate freely in the port city of Buenaventura, carrying out murders and dismembering victims at an alarming rate one year after Colombia created a special task force to curb violence there, Human Rights Watch says in a new report released Wednesdy.

  • Cuba looks north to US farmers for help with food crisis
    Cuba looks north to US farmers for help with food crisis

    GUIRA DE MELENA, Cuba (AP) — The rust-red fields stretched for miles in the Cuban sun, garlic shoots and beetroot leaves waving gently in the spring breeze.

  • Mexico raided migrant train 153 times in last year
    Mexico raided migrant train 153 times in last year

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities said Tuesday they staged 153 raids over the last year on a train known as "La Bestia" that rolled toward the U.S. border crowded with hundreds of Central American migrants.

  • Brazil: Inquiry sought for politicians in graft scandal
    Brazil: Inquiry sought for politicians in graft scandal

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's attorney general on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court for permission to investigate 54 people, the majority top political figures, for alleged involvement in what prosecutors say is the country's largest corruption scandal yet uncovered.

  • US pushes back on Venezuela's order to slash embassy staff
    US pushes back on Venezuela's order to slash embassy staff

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The United States on Tuesday pushed back against Venezuela's demand for a dramatic cut in the American diplomatic mission in Caracas.

  • Mexican president's appointments to posts raise questions
    Mexican president's appointments to posts raise questions

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Enrique Pena faced new pressure Tuesday, this time for his choices for attorney general and to fill a vacant seat on Mexico's highest court.

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