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El Salvador posts highest rate of women murdered in Latin America

Santiago - El Salvador has earned a grim distinction: it is the country with the highest rate of femicide in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2017, with more than 10 killings for every 100,000 women.

Colombia arrests eight soldiers over farmer killing

Apo - Colombian authorities have arrested eight soldiers over the murder of a farmer earlier this year, one of thousands of such cases involving security forces under investigation in the conflict-worn South American country.

Watchdog adjusts Colombian conflict death toll to 260,000

Apo - Colombia's six-decade long conflict has left more than 260,000 people dead, mostly civilians, according to an official government update on Thursday.

Brazilian ex-policeman, ex-fireman detained over activist's murder

Rio De Janeiro - Authorities have arrested two people suspected of involvement in the murder of a high-profile Brazilian politician and black rights activist, Rio de Janeiro police said Tuesday.

Colombian president vows to improve protection of rights activists

Apo - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Tuesday announced new measures to protect human rights activists, a week after the ombudsman revealed shocking murder statistics.

Colombian rights activist killed every three days, says ombudsman

Apo - A human rights activist is killed every three days in Colombia despite the peace accord signed with FARC rebels, the country's ombudsman has said.

Colombia confirms identity of murdered Ecuadoran couple

Pasto - Two bodies found in the thick jungle of southwestern Colombia are those of an Ecuadorian couple kidnapped by a dissident FARC rebel group, officials confirmed Wednesday.

Bodies found in Colombia are journalists from Ecuador

Cali - Colombian prosecutors said Monday that bodies found in a border jungle area were those of three Ecuadoran journalists who were killed after being held hostage.

Colombia recovers bodies believed to be of missing press team

Apo - Colombian authorities have recovered what they believe to be the bodies of a three-man Ecuadoran press team kidnapped and killed on the two countries' border.

Mexico arrests fourth suspect in film students' killing

Guadalajara - Mexican authorities said they arrested a fourth suspect Thursday in the killing of three film students who were abducted, tortured and dissolved in acid, an episode that triggered outrage in a crime-weary nation.

Lynched Canadian killed Peru shaman, prosecutors say

- Peruvian prosecutors probing the lynching of a Canadian man in a remote area in the Amazon jungle said on Thursday they had concluded he was responsible for the fatal shooting of a female shaman.

A month after her murder, Rio remembers Marielle Franco

Rio De Janeiro - A handful of quiet memorials took place in Rio de Janeiro Saturday remembering Marielle Franco, the black councilor gunned down a month ago in a killing that made international headlines but for which no-one has been arrested.

Three Venezuelans killed in suspected rebel attack

Bogota - Three Venezuelans were shot dead in northeastern Colombia Sunday in an attack blamed on the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerilla group, official sources said.

Costa Rica murder rate hits record in 2017

San Jos - Costa Rica recorded its highest-ever annual murder rate in 2017, authorities said Tuesday, blaming score-settling between gangs and drug trafficking for the rise.
 

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