Rafael Castillo

americas

El Salvador Journalists Fear for Their Lives After Accusing Police of a Massacre

Three investigative reporters have received death threats after claiming that El Salvador’s National Civil Police shot eight people in an extrajudicial killing.
Rafael Castillo
8.25.15
americas

Murdered in Mexico State: The Silent Epidemic of Women Killings in Mexico

Every official in Mexico who bears any responsibility for the scores of cases of missing or murdered women in the core of the country simply refuse to acknowledge the crisis of femicides in Edomex.
Rafael Castillo
6.22.15
americas

Parents of Missing Students Injured in Clashes With Soldiers at Mexican Military Base

Two parents of two missing Ayotzinapa students, plus two others, were struck by stones thrown allegedly by military police during clashes on Monday at a base in Iguala, Guerrero, where the September police attacks took place.
Rafael Castillo
1.13.15
americas

Hunger, Looting, and Violence Follow Hurricane Odile's Path Across Baja California

Armed looters reportedly entered and sacked resorts and stores as Mexico once again struggles to respond to a major storm
Rafael Castillo
9.19.14
americas

Torture in Mexico is 'Out of Control' According to Amnesty International

Fueled by the drug war, reports of torture at the hands of Mexican security forces have reportedly increased six-fold in the last decade.
Rafael Castillo
9.9.14
americas

In Photos: A Massive Oil Spill Is Threatening Mexico's Third Largest City's Water Supply

This catastrophe comes in the wake of several other environmental disasters in the northern part of Mexico.
Rafael Castillo
9.2.14
americas

Missing Colombian Pilot Might Be a Victim of Venezuela's War On Drugs

Mario Nocove's family last heard from him on May 26. Two days later, Venezuela shot down a plane in a well-known drug smuggling corridor.
Rafael Castillo
8.20.14
americas

Mexico Topples Oil Theft Ring, But Cartel Threat Lingers Over State Petroleum Company

Five people were arrested in connection with a criminal cell accused of stealing oil from pipelines owned by the state oil monopoly Pemex.
Rafael Castillo
8.8.14
americas

Child's Death After Violent Protest Brings Calls to Repeal Mexico's 'Bullet Law'

A 13-year-old in Puebla was fatally hit with what many say was police projectile. Now the governor is calling to repeal a controversial law.
Rafael Castillo
7.23.14
Crime & Drugs

Dismembered Body Found in Mexico Is Missing US Traveler Harry Devert

Devert had quit his job to ride a motorcycle from the US to the World Cup in Brazil. But he disappeared in a dangerous region of Mexico.
Rafael Castillo
7.18.14
Crime & Drugs

Mexico’s Government Doesn’t Want to Talk About a Shootout That Left 22 Dead

“Our policy is we don’t refer to criminal groups by name,” an Interior Ministry spokesman said. “They are just criminal groups.”
Rafael Castillo
7.2.14
americas

Dissident Militia Leader Arrested With Drugs in Mexico, Authorities Say

Dr. Jose Manuel Mireles, the symbolic leader of the vigilante movement in Michoacan, faces drugs and weapons charges after his arrest.
Rafael Castillo
7.1.14
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