Category: <span>Latin America</span>

Haiti earthquake: Death toll reaches nearly 2,000
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Haiti earthquake: Death toll reaches nearly 2,000

At least 1,941 people are known to have died in Haiti in Saturday’s powerful earthquake – a rise of more than 500 on the previous figure, officials say. Rescue workers have managed to pull 34 people alive from the rubble but many are still missing after the 7.2-magnitude quake. The search for survivors has been...

Mexican cartel threatens to kill TV news anchor over ‘unfair’ coverage
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Mexican cartel threatens to kill TV news anchor over ‘unfair’ coverage

Masked men claiming to represent Mexico’s most powerful drug cartel have taken the unusual step of circulating a video threatening to kill a national television news anchor for what they viewed as unfair coverage. The video circulated Monday showed masked and heavily armed men surrounding a man seated at a small desk who delivered a message...

Colombian top general Mario Montoya faces murder charges in ‘false positives’ scandal
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Colombian top general Mario Montoya faces murder charges in ‘false positives’ scandal

Gen Mario Montoya was the star soldier who oversaw the defeat of Latin America’s most powerful insurgency, a US-trained professional hailed for turning around a demoralized army and masterminding a string of brutal strikes against Colombia’s leftist guerrillas. After taking command of the South American country’s army in 2006, he regularly appeared on television news,...

Migrants turned away at border under Biden face shocking abuse in Mexico
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Migrants turned away at border under Biden face shocking abuse in Mexico

Nearly 3,300 migrants stranded in Mexico since January due to a US border policy have been kidnapped, raped, trafficked or assaulted, according to a new report by the campaigning group Human Rights First. The report documents cases of migrants and asylum seekers stuck in Mexico since Joe Biden took office on 20 January. The number of cases has jumped...

Canadian soldier faces mutiny charges for trying to block vaccine distribution
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Canadian soldier faces mutiny charges for trying to block vaccine distribution

A Canadian soldier is facing rare mutiny charges after allegedly urging fellow members of the armed forces not to help with the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines. The Department of National Defence has announced charges against officer cadet Ladislas Kenderesi, a reservist in Ontario. Kenderesi has been charged with “endeavoring to persuade another person to join...