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jueves, mayo 24, 2018

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

New Orleans Louisiana

There is no city in the world like New Orleans. Influences from Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa and indigenous peoples have made it the ultimate melting pot. And that diversity expresses itself in a multitude of ways that define New Orleans in the American imagination: music, food, language, and...

“Vivir en Piedad”, the book of the son of Piedad Córdoba

Juan Luis Castro tells in the book he called "Vivir en Piedad", the afflictions of all kinds that the family lived, when the black woman began her political career in Antioquia and Chocó, next to her parents and grandparents. Juan Luis Castro, narrates for example, when the black woman is...
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