Colombia and ELN guerrillas agree to six-month ceasefire

Bogota, Colombia CNN  —  The Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) – one of the oldest and largest guerrilla groups still operating in the country – have agreed to implement a bilateral, six-month ceasefire starting on August 3. The agreement comes after months of private negotiations in Cuba, Mexico, and Venezuela, and was […]

Mexico investigates army personnel caught on video appearing to beat and kill suspected cartel members

CNN  —  An investigation has been launched into what Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has described as an “execution,” after a video circulating on local media appeared to show Mexican army personnel dragging men in civilian clothing out of a car, beating them, and then engaging in a shootout. “Apparently, there was an execution, […]

At least 42 dead and 85 injured in Haiti after flooding

CNN  —  Thousands of homes in Haiti have been flooded following heavy rains over the weekend, leaving at least 42 people dead and 85 injured, according to a statement released by the country’s Civil Protection Agency on Monday. The intense rainfall caused several rivers throughout Haiti to overflow, which in turn sparked flash floods, flooding, […]

Mexico police found 45 bags containing body parts “matching characteristics” of missing call center staff

CNN  —  Forty-five bags containing human remains with characteristics matching seven missing call center staff has been discovered in a ravine in a suburb of Guadalajara, according to the state prosecutor’s office in Jalisco. The Jalisco State Prosecutor’s Office investigating the deaths said it has preliminary information that the body parts “match the physical characteristics […]