Tag Archives: Organized crime

28Sep/17

14 people shot dead at Mexican drug rehab centre

CHIHUAHUA, CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO (SEPTEMBER 26, 2017) (REUTERS) – Fourteen people were shot dead on Tuesday (September 26) night at a drug rehabilitation centre in northern Mexico as part of a territory fight between two criminal gangs, a spokesman for the state attorney general’s office said. Continue reading

15Jan/16
the Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou

Security forces battle Islamist gunmen holding hostages in hotel

Suspected Islamist fighters hold hostages at a hotel used by foreigners in Burkina Faso’s capital, in an attack claimed by Al Qaeda.

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19Oct/15

Trial begins for reputed NY mobster for 1978 ‘Goodfellas’ heist

Trial starts for the Brooklyn man suspected in taking part in the 1978 Lufthansa airlines heist that later inspired the gangster movie “Goodfellas.”
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03Oct/15

File of Medecins Sans Frontieres Kunduz hospital that was hit by an airstrike

An air strike hits a Medecins Sans Frontieres hospital in Kunduz, killing at least 19 people in what the U.S. military called possible “collateral damage” in a battle to oust Taliban insurgents.

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02Sep/15

Las Vegas mafia museum displays FIFA’s ‘rampant corruption’

Las Vegas museum devoted to the mafia opens a display that explores the “rampant corruption” of global soccer’s scandal-rocked governing body, which has drawn comparisons to organized crime.

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03Aug/15

Italy arrests 11 in search for Sicilian mafia boss of bosses

Italy arrests 11 in search for Sicilian mafia boss of bosses Messina Denaro who has been on the run since 1993

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14Jul/15

Mexico fires officials over jailbreak

(REUTERS/ ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE) – Mexico’s offering a reward of nearly $4 million for information leading to the recapture of escaped drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman.
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24Jun/15

Obama says U.S. will not prosecute families for paying hostage ransom

U.S. President Barack Obama says the U.S. government will no longer threaten to prosecute families who try to pay ransom to win the release of American hostages held overseas.

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