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The officers were charged with protecting a criminal gang suspected of murdering dozens of people and dumping their bodies in farmland about 90 miles south of the Texas border.
The front-runner in Peru’s presidential election, Ollanta Humala, would promote economic stability and would not follow the path of left-wing leaders, his adviser said.
By IAN AUSTEN
Political fallout over spending on Canada’s hosting of two meetings of world leaders threatens to undermine Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s re-election campaign. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Mexican investigators have found a total of 116 bodies in pits near the border with the United States, 28 more than previously reported, Attorney General Marisela Morales said.
By SIMON ROMERO
Despite the recently surging candidacy of Ollanta Humala, a nationalist, preliminary projections on Monday suggested that none of the candidates received the majority necessary to win.
Recent Features on the Americas
By RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD and DAMIEN CAVE Aggressive crackdowns on criminal organizations in Mexico and Colombia have increasingly brought the powerful drug syndicates into Central America. News Analysis By ALEXEI BARRIONUEVO and JACKIE CALMES In a visit to one of the most racially diverse countries in the Americas, President Obama once again seemed to sidestep mentioning his own racial background. Port-Au-Prince Journal By RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD Michel Martelly, who built a music career on his ability to shock, is now rallying big crowds as a candidate in Sunday’s presidential election. By GINGER THOMPSON and MARK MAZZETTI The Obama administration has begun sending drones deep into Mexico to gather intelligence on trafficking.
By SIMON ROMERO
Seizing on the surge in gold prices, combatants from multiple sides of the conflict in Colombia are shifting into gold mining.
By DAMIEN CAVE
The Roman Catholic Church in Mexico has been trying to confront its historic ties to drug traffickers and their gifts. The Saturday Profile By ELISABETH MALKIN José Antonio Zúñiga has been exonerated after a murder conviction, but he fears the repercussions of a documentary film that tells his story. Caracas Journal
By SIMON ROMERO and MARÍA EUGENIA DÍAZ
An unfinished skyscraper occupied by squatters is a symbol of Venezuela’s financial crisis in the 1990s, state control of the economy and a housing shortage.
: Squatters on the Skyline The Saturday Profile By ALEXEI BARRIONUEVO After a rocky start, Patricia Amorim, the first woman to lead the Flamengo sports club, has won over some of the country’s hard-to-please soccer fans. Port-au-Prince Journal
By DAMIEN CAVE
Three surviving murals at the Episcopal Trinity Cathedral are being restored as part of a painstaking 18-month project.
By DAMIEN CAVE
Drug violence and recession in Ciudad Juárez have changed the city’s character and demographics, leaving more multigenerational families led by women. By ALEXEI BARRIONUEVO Private economists say that the official 10.9 percent annual rate understates inflation, and that the poor are already feeling the pinch. The Saturday Profile
By SIMON ROMERO
Eva Golinger, a New Yorker, seems to be expounding everywhere these days on the threats to this country’s so-called “Bolivarian revolution.”
By VICTORIA BURNETT
Hoping to resuscitate Cuba’s crippled economy, President Raúl Castro has opened the door to a new, if limited, generation of entrepreneurs. By RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD The government says that the pace of murders has declined, but more people are worried for their safety.
By SIMON ROMERO
Bolivia’s situation reflects those faced by governments in energy-rich countries: the drain fuel subsidies put on public finances, and the political risks involved in curtailing them. By GINGER THOMPSON Since Jean-Claude Duvalier’s return, few of the tens of thousands who may have been abused during his dictatorship have come forward. By ELISABETH MALKIN A plan created six years ago has reached its target, at least on paper. The big question is whether everyone actually gets the care that’s promised. By GINGER THOMPSON Some say Jean-Claude Duvalier returned to Haiti to get around a new law that will make it harder for him to access millions frozen in Switzerland. Caracas Journal
By SIMON ROMERO
The idyll of the Caracas Country Club seems intact, but beneath the veneer of tranquility, there is a fear that the government will expropriate the premises. More News January 20, 2011 January 19, 2011 January 18, 2011
After a police and military operation to reclaim the dangerous Complexo do Alemão slum in Rio de Janeiro from drug gangs, residents are viewing the security presence through cautious eyes.
Photographs Aggressive crackdowns on criminal organizations in Mexico and Colombia has brought the drug scourge deeper into small Central American countries incapable of combating it.
Haitians living in the United States but convicted of misdemeanors and drug offenses are now being deported to Haiti again after a one-year moratorium.
The idealistic mayor of Jalapa, a small town in southern Mexico, is hoping to turn around an outgunned, notoriously corrupt police force by hiring foreign experts.
Local police forces in Mexico have lagged in training and professionalism. Both on the state and local level, the authorities are trying to improve their readiness for law enforcement and for local emergencies. 10:42 PM ET 6:29 PM ET 6:04 PM ET 5:48 PM ET
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