Latin America

Mexican man gets double arm transplant

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Gabriel Granados Vergara, 52, center, gestures to the press after he received a double arm transplant at the National Institute of Medical Science and Nutrition (INCMN) in Mexico City, Thursday, June 7, 2012.

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A Mexican man whose arms were severely burned by electricity became the first patient in Latin America to receive a double arm transplant, doctors said Thursday...Read Remaining News...

SEVEN dismembered bodies found in Mexico: Discovered with message accusing authorities of working with country's most dangerous drugs lord

Seven dismembered bodies found in Mexico
Mexican drugs war: Authorities found the dismembered bodies of seven men in the western city of Culiacan in the early hours of Tuesday
Mexican police have found seven dismembered bodies in a Pacific coast state where the country's most-wanted man is battling its most aggressive drug cartel...Read Remaining News...

Mexico TV debate team sorry for skimpy dress 'mistake'

Mexico TV debate
Julia Orayen and her white dress only appeared for 24 seconds of the debate

The organisers of Sunday's televised presidential debate in Mexico have apologised because of the revealing dress worn by one of the production assistants...Read Remaining News...

Brazil Cannibal Empanadas: Brazilian Women Murdered, Eaten And Made Into Human Pastries 

Brazilian Cannibal
Brazil Cannibal Empanadas: Brazilian Women Murdered, Eaten And Made Into Human Pastries...Read Remaining News...

Newborn baby found alive in morgue 12 hours after being declared dead 

Newborn baby
A newborn in Argentina was found very much alive in a morgue by her mother 12 hours after hospital staff had declared the baby dead...Read Remaining News...

7.4 magnitude earthquake rattles Mexican resorts, capital

7.4 magnitude earthquake rattles Mexican resorts
People run to safety on the streets of Mexico City after a strong quake hits Mexico
A strong, long 7.4 earthquake with an epicenter in Guerrero state shook central southern Mexico on Tuesday, swaying buildings in Mexico City and sending frightened workers and residents into the streets...Read Remaining News...

Peru cyclists stage naked protest in Lima

Peru cyclists stage naked protest in Lima
Naked Peru Cyclist
Hundreds of scantily clad and nude cyclists took to the streets of Peru's capital, Lima, to call attention to safety conditions on the city's roads...Read Remaining News...

Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman's Head Of Security Captured In Mexican Drug Cartels Battle

MEXICO CITY -- The Mexican army announced Sunday that it had captured the head of security for Sinaloa drug cartel head Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, one of the world's most wanted men...Read Remaining News...

Cuba decided to release 2,900 prisoners as goodwill gesture

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Raul Castro
Cuba says it will release 2,900 prisoners, including some convicted of political crimes, in the next few days...Read Remaining News...

26 bodies found in Guadalajara, Mexico’s second-largest city

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Dead bodies in Mexico
MEXICO CITY — The bound and gagged bodies of 26 men were found early Thursday in abandoned vehicles in Guadalajara, a grim sign of escalating mafia violence among gangsters vying for control of Mexico’s second-largest city...Read Remaining News...

Threatened with death, a member of Rio de Janeiro Brazil leaves for Europe

A member of Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Exile in Europe - at the invitation of Amnesty International - a member of Rio de Janeiro threatened with death by the militias para-police movement causes outrage human rights and tarnished the image of the city, and two years of World Cup to be held in 2014. Marcelo Freixo, left-wing MP of 44 years and Chairman of the Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry into the militia in 2008, was invited "last week by Amnesty to leave Brazil to go to Europe in a country kept secret" after a new wave of threats, said Monday his spokeswoman Paula Mairan...Read Remaining News...

Former Brazilian President Lula with cancer of the larynx

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is a cancer of the larynx, said Saturday, Oct. 29 in a statement the Syrian-Lebanese Hospital in Sao Paulo where he was admitted...Read Remaining News...

"The blond angel of death", Alfredo Astiz, sentenced to life imprisonment

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Alfredo Astiz
REUTERS - Alfredo Astiz, known as the "Blond Angel of Death", and 11 others were sentenced Wednesday to life imprisonment in Argentina at the end of a trial-river on the crimes of the dictatorship in the 1970s. Alfredo Astiz and other members of death squads were tried for crimes committed at the Graduate School of Mechanical Argentine Navy (ESMA), where some 5,000 dissidents were imprisoned and tortured under the dictatorship from 1976 to 1983. Few prisoners were released alive. After this trial of 22 months, during which 79 survivors testified, 12 defendants have been jailed for life while four others were sentenced to terms ranging from 18 to 25 years in prison...Read Remaining News...

Cristina Kirchner re-elected during a tsunami tidal wave election in Argentina.

Cristina Kirchner
Cristina Kirchner
AFP - Argentine President Cristina Kirchner, 58, was re-elected for four years Sunday in the first round of the presidential election during a real tsunami tidal wave election and said she was "impressed" and "grateful" after the result. "These figures impress me and I am infinitely grateful," said the President addressing the Argentines. "If I talked about those numbers there are only two years, we have treated crazy!" She said. Mrs. Kirchner won 53.96% of the vote against 16.87% for his main rival, the Socialist Hermes Binner, and 11.15% in the radical Ricardo Alfonsin, according to official results on 98.25% of polling stations...Read Remaining News...

Jova leaves floodwater in its wake.

Manzanillo, Mexico (CNN) -- Floodwater left behind when Jova thrashed Mexico's Pacific coast began to recede Wednesday, but cleanup had just begun.

Some residents remained on rooftops in Manzanillo, one of the hardest hit areas. At least 1,400 people were in shelters, police said.

City officials said no deaths or injuries had been reported. A 21-year-old woman and a young girl were killed in a mudslide caused by the storm in the neighboring state of Jalisco, the state-run Notimex news agency said.
In Manzanillo, a small stream turned into a raging river and on several main roads, water was at least a meter deep. Military blockades stopped cars from driving down impassable roads.

"The roads are all flooded. Bridges are about to fall down. Cars can't get through anywhere. People's homes are destroyed," Manzanillo resident Seth Berkowitz said. "What came through here has really been a terrible disaster for everybody."...Read Remaining News...