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Night of Terror: Mexican Police and Heavily Armed Cartels Face Off in Acapulco

The violence began when armed men attacked a hotel that was housing federal police officers sent to reinforce security in the latest of many special law enforcement offensives that have failed to bring peace to the once-glamorous resort city.


Mexican Soldiers and a Federal Agent Caught on Tape Torturing a Woman

The video appears to back allegations of widespread torture in the context of Mexico’s drug wars, and the prominent role given to the army within them.


Belgian Police Release New Footage Of Airport Bombing Suspect, Still Don't Know Who He Is

The mysterious "man in the hat" is seen fleeing the airport, leaving behind an unexploded bomb. Then, cameras lose track of him.


Mexico's Efforts to Tackle Police Corruption Keep Failing

A government police reform proposed in the wake of police involvement in the disappearance of 43 students in 2014 seeks to eliminate municipal forces, but the problem of extreme corruption goes much deeper.


In Photos: The Safe House Where the Navy Caught Up With El Chapo

The drug lord is back in a maximum-security prison after six months on the run. His dramatic recapture began with a shootout in a safe house and ended in a love motel.


Allegations of Major Human Rights Abuses Keep Piling up for the Mexican Government

The US-based group Human Rights Watch has highlighted evidence it has gathered suggesting unarmed civilians were killed by federal police in two separate incidents in which a total of 50 people died.


Gun Battle in Mexico Leaves At Least 39 Dead, in Significant Single Toll in Drug War Violence

The one-sided nature of the initial death toll and photos that appear to show several unarmed victims raised speculation on social media that Friday's incident was not a conventional shootout.


‘It Was the Feds’: How Mexico’s Federal Police Slaughtered At Least 16 Civilians in Michoacan

Former rural police officers were protesting their disbanding and lack of pay when Mexican federal police stormed their encampment and proceeded to execute at least 16 people, according to this special report.


Mexican Federal Police Clash with Protesters Before Concert for Missing Students

Federal officers attempted to prevent the Ayotzinapa students from setting up for a solidarity concert on Sunday, sparking clashes that left 22 people injured, including two parents of the missing.


Someone Dies Violently Every 10 Minutes in Brazil — and Police Are Part of the Problem

Brazilian police officers have killed more civilians than their American counterparts in the last 30 years, despite the United States having roughly 115 million more people.


Brazilian Police Bust 'Darknet' Child Pornography Ring

The Brazilian federal police went undercover as online pedophiles in order to infiltrate the illicit file-sharing networks, which were operating on the “deep web.”


Brazilian Police Strike Again and Might Walk Out During the World Cup

Officers are demanding pay rises in line with inflation, and a police strike during the World Cup could have disastrous effects.