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A Canadian man has been killed in Costa Rica in an apparent home invasion, police there have confirmed. Brad Deering, 42, was shot outside his home in Escazu, near the capital San Jose, Costa Rican police said in a statement on their Facebook page.
The Department of Foreign Affairs has not confirmed the man's identity, only saying in an emailed statement that "our thoughts are with the family and friends of a Canadian citizen who passed away in…Continue
Posted on May 25, 2013 at 7:55pm
In at least five instances over the last number of months, according to the AP, gang members in Honduras have disappeared after being confronted by the national police. Members of the 18th Street Gang are accusing the national police of forming "death squads" of armed men who either kill the gang members or make them…Continue
Posted on May 25, 2013 at 7:45pm
The drug war in Mexico has claimed at least 70,000 lives, but the full death toll may never be known because thousands are searching for relatives who have disappeared.
Along the border some of those missing in Mexico are U.S. citizens.
“It’s individuals that communicated with their loved ones on a daily basis and all of a sudden they disappear,” said Oscar Hagelseib, assistant special agent in charge of Homeland Security’s investigations in El Paso.
The agency helped…Continue
Posted on May 25, 2013 at 7:33pm
The family of a Canadian man who went missing in Mexico two weeks ago fear they are unable to trust the local police who are leading the investigation.
Diego Hernandez, a 22-year-old martial arts instructor from British Columbia, and his American friend Craig Silva, disappeared from the Mexican resort city of Puerto Vallarta on May 8.
The two were in the country to organize a mixed martial arts sporting event. Hernandez and Silva had withdrawn money from Silva's bank account to…Continue
Posted on May 25, 2013 at 7:23pm