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Murder spotlights cartel penetration at Mexico university

Murder spotlights cartel penetration at Mexico university

By Seth Robbins InSight Crime The execution-style murder of an employee at a public university in Mexico has shed light on the extortion of staff and students by the notorious Zetas cartel, indicating the group’s willingness to go to extreme lengths in its search for new revenue streams. According to Proceso, Gregorio Serna was shot


Colombian newspapers loan paper to Venezuelan colleagues critical of government

By Victoria McKenzie Colombia Reports Colombia’s Press Association is lending 52 tons of paper to three national Venezuelan newspapers on the verge of shutting down due to insufficient supplies to non state-owned dailies. Nora Sanin, executive director of Colombian Association of Newspaper Editors and Media (Andidiarios), said ”It is not enough to express solidarity with

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Guatemala builds country´s first self-sufficient house

By Anna-Claire Bevan LatinaLista “I was searching on the internet for alternative houses – aside from block, cement and metal,” says Amilcar Cachoy. “I´ve always wanted an ecological house like this […] but I didn´t have the opportunity because the materials and resources were out of my reach. Sometimes things seem impossible but I think


Paraguay replaces drugs with recreation

By Celeste Zarza The National Anti-Drug Secretariat’s Community Prevention Program features summer camps, community centers and schools for parents. ASUNCIÓN, Paraguay – Recreation and healthy activities are the latest allies in the fight against drug addiction among children and minors in Paraguay. The National Anti-Drug Secretariat’s (SENAD) Demand Reduction Department, together with municipalities and

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Latin American Start-up Competition — Silicon Wasi: The startup battle begins in Peru

By Hannah Vickers Peru This Week The competition aims to increase innovation and encourage startups in Latin America. Silicon Wasi is back for another startup wars this March. Startups from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru will be battling it out in Universities across Lima March 25-29. Silicon Wasi is a Latin American startup competition