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El Chapo promises not to kill jurors in New York trial

Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzman has promised not to kill any of the jurors presiding over his federal trial in New York, his defence lawyer has said. The drug kingpin, who was extradited to the United States from Mexico last year, faces federal charges for his alleged role running a drug...
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Oil spill off China coast now the size of Paris

An oil spill from an Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea is now the size of Paris. The slick covers an area of 101 square kilometers (39 square miles), after almost doubling in size from the start of the week, according to figures released Wednesday by the Chinese State...
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Venezuela Opposition Leader Killed in Government Security Operation

A prominent opposition figure Venezuela was killed after a high-powered firefight with security forces, making him perhaps the highest-profile individual slain in government security operations that critics say are used to target political dissidents rather than crime. On January 15, security forces in Venezuela killed Óscar Pérez, a former intelligence police officer and...
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Ponzi Scheme Used Offshore Hideaways To Shuffle Investors’ Money

Francisco Illarramendi often called on Moris Beracha when he needed an infusion of cash. The Venezuelan-born Illarramendi was a manager of a Connecticut-based investment advisory firm. Beracha was a Venezuelan financier close to the Hugo Chavez government who, a lawsuit against him claims, could produce multi-million-dollar advances of cash with...
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InSight Crime’s 2017 Homicide Round-Up

Record highs, all-time lows, and a few surprises: 2017 proved a remarkable year in terms of homicide rates for many countries across Latin America and the Caribbean. Once again, InSight Crime presents its annual homicide round-up to give a snapshot of murder rates around the region. Venezuela: 89 per 100,000...
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The 727 Fuselage Home

Our phoenix is the most exclusive hotel suite in Costa Rica. We have refurbished a vintage 1965 Boeing 727 airframe, which, in its prior life, shuttled globetrotters on South Africa Air and Avianca Airlines (Colombia). This fully outfitted, meticulously detailed, two bedroom, Boeing 727 fuselage suite jets out from the...
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GameChangers 2017: Is Colombia’s FARC Really Gone?

Has Colombia’s FARC really left the country’s criminal scene? Yes, and absolutely not. The rebel army is gone, and has become a political party. But the FARC Mafia is just coming into being. In November 2016, a peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia – FARC) was...
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Body found in suitcase near Medellin’s party hotspot Parque Lleras

This morning, first responders in Medellin confirmed the discovery of a suitcase containing the remains of a person. The suspicious suitcase was found a block away from Parque Lleras, a party hotspot located in the Poblado district of Medellin. Around 9.30 AM, a passer-by found a large suitcase outside the door of...
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