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* Latin America: A new study from Mexican think-tank Seguridad, Justicia y Paz concluded that forty of the world’s top fifty most murderous cities are located in Latin America and that “homicides in (the region) are well above the world average.”
* Colombia: Colombian authorities blamed the FARC for a bombing yesterday that left at least one person dead though a spokesman for the rebels denied that the guerillas were behind the attack.
* Chile: Chilean government officials denied accusations of environmental and archeological damage caused by the Dakar Rally that has been held in South America since 2009.
* U.S.: The American Civil Liberties Union has called for a federal investigation into allegedly abusive practices by the U.S. Border Patrol at checkpoints in Arizona near the U.S.-Mexico border.
Video Source – Channel 4 via YouTube (For the third straight year Mexican think-tank Seguridad, Justicia y Paz found that the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula is the murder capital of the world.)
Online Sources- Fox News Latino; The Guardian; NBC News; Miami Herald