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John Sevigny

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Mexican journalist dies from two gunshot wounds

Taxco - In the latest attack on Mexican journalists, Francisco Pacheco Beltrán, correspondent for the daily Sol de Acapulco, was found dead of gunshot wounds outside his home in Guerrero State.

Drought parches El Salvador

San Salvador - Citing lack of rain, the Salvadoran government has declared a drought emergency as rivers and lakes have dropped to record levels and many are going days without running water.

Mexico to push to legalize weed

Washington - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto told the United Nations Tuesday he hopes the country will legalize medical marijuana and raise the amount people can possess for personal use.

Man facing 20 years for candy theft rejects offer to serve four

New Orleans - A repeat offender in New Orleans facing a minimum of 20 years in prison for allegedly stealing candy has turned down an offer from prosecutors that would have allowed him to serve just four years behind bars.

California sex offender sought new victims in Cambodia

San Francisco - Being a registered sex offender didn't stop a San Francisco-area man from flying to Cambodia to have sex with girls as young as eight and preferably weighing less than 70 pounds, according to the U.S. Justice Department.

As crime continues, El Salvador weighs limiting citizens' rights

San Salvador - Following the March killings of 11 people, including eight workers at an electric plant, the Salvadoran government is considering severe limits on the rights of the nation's six million citizens in an effort to get the country back under control.

Members of Iron Maiden visit slain bishop's tomb

In a city frequently called the homicide capital of the world, a legendary heavy metal band famous for singing about demons, murder, prostitutes and the violence of history visited the tomb of a martyred bishop who championed peace through Catholicism.

Fire, power outage shut down part of Toronto's transit service

Toronto - A power outage sparked by a fire early Tuesday wreaked havoc on Toronto's transit lines, turning the morning commute into a slow crawl.

Gangster and guards partied with strippers in Salvadoran prison

A video showing naked women bumping and grinding to Latin dance music for gang members and a guard at a Salvadoran prison has sparked an investigation into perks gangs may have received for cooperating with a short-lived, government-backed truce.

Nicaraguan accused of 'massacre' of five awaits his fate

A Nicaraguan man who allegedly killed a U.S. citizen, his wife, and their three children in a stabbing rampage at their home in Costa Rica, is in custody in his country but it is not clear if he will face charges.

Wigged bank robber wanted in Toronto

Toronto - He carries a gun, wears prescription glasses, and caps his head in a ratty, brown wig. But it's not the fashion police who are looking for the so-called "wig-wearing bandit," a man Canadian cops say has robbed four banks in just 15 days.

Former Mexican presidents compare Trump to Hitler

Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon says Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is a "racist" who is fanning anti-American sentiment around the world.

Julian Assange: The $15 million man

Keeping an eye on Wikileaks founder Julian Assange - who is holed up inside the Ecuadoran embassy in London - has cost British law enforcement over $15 million dollars, or $10 million British pounds.

Mexican man arrested with cocaine inside his body

San Salvador - A Mexican man was arrested at El Salvador's main airport with liquid cocaine hidden in his digestive tract, news organizations reported.

Five Latin American countries lead the world in homicides

Honduras continues to have the world's highest homicide rate, according to a recent United Nations report, followed by four other countries in Latin America.

Members of Salvadoran gang freed from jail only to be gunned down

San Salvador - Three alleged members of a notorious Central American gang - along with a taxi driver who had picked them up at a local lockup - were gunned down moments after being released from jail in El Salvador Monday.

Powdered booze, overlooked by feds, gets banned

New York - A powder that turns water into booze has been banned from distribution and sale after initially being approved "in error" by federal regulators.

Mexican army frees dozens of kidnapped immigrants

Ciudad Victoria - Soldiers freed 60 immigrants of various nationalities who were being held in a warehouse in Northeastern Mexico by an organized crime group, according to the news agency Proceso.

Soldier Field evacuated because of storms

Chicago - Facing the threat of looming thunderstorms, fans were evacuated from Chicago's Soldier Field for nearly two hours Sunday.

Bill Gates passes Mexico's Carlos Slim as world's richest man

For 20 straight years Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has been the richest man in America and at moments, the world's wealthiest man. He has now again surpassed telecom billionaire Carlos Slim to become the richest person on the planet.
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