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An assistant Miami city attorney and current judicial candidate steered city jobs to her fiancé’s law firm through a third party and failed to disclose her ties, according to a newly closed ethics investigation. In 2012 and 2013, Veronica Adriana Diaz hired the Horvat Law Firm to conduct complicated real estate and title work for …

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MIAMI — The donations kept pouring in: hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions to President Obama and more than a dozen members of Congress, carefully routed through the families of two wealthy brothers in Florida. They had good reason to be generous. The two men, Roberto and William Isaias, are fugitives from Ecuador, …

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At least three people have been arrested in southwest Miami-Dade County as part of a federal investigation into possible Miami links to a transnational drug-trafficking organization. According to a criminal complaint obtained by el Nuevo Herald on Monday, the suspects were picked up Feb. 20 at a residence near the junction of Southwest Eighth Street …

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Courts have ordered Mexican drug baron Joaquin Guzman – known as El Chapo, or Shorty – to remain in prison awaiting trial on new organised crime charges. Mexico’s ‘Shorty’ Guzman faces new organised crime charges Following his arrest, marines took Guzman to a navy base in the capital, Mexico City. Man and myth: ‘Shorty’ Guzman …

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Tragedy struck one family in Queens, N.Y. earlier this year and the NYPD could have done more to prevent the murders. In Jan. 18, Deisy Garcia was fatally stabbed by her husband, who then went on to murder their two daughters as well. Yet, she had made others aware of her fears and the danger …

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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — It’s hard to find toilet paper or flour in Venezuela these days and the country has some of the highest inflation and murder rates in the world. Clashes between protesters and security forces loyal to the president have left 16 dead, and a telegenic opposition leader has been thrown in jail. …

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Pineiro, a 44-year veteran and the city’s top-ranking Latino cop, will even see his role expanded, despite having lobbied hard for Bratton’s job before Mayor de Blasio filled the post The city’s highest-ranking Latino cop gets to keep his day job. First Deputy Police Commissioner Rafael Pineiro, who pushed hard last year to become the …

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LOS ANGELES – Aimee Garcia has broken free of Hollywood’s stereotypes of Hispanics with her portrayal of a scientist in “RoboCop,” saying she won the role through sheer determination even though it was initially intended for an Asian actress. “The role was not for a Latina initially,” Garcia told Efe in an interview. “But I …

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HAMMOND, Ind. (STMW) – U.S. District Judge Rudy Lozano admitted the task before him Thursday was difficult. He was sentencing Latin Kings leader Alexander Vargas, who had ordered two murders and been involved in drug trafficking, while taking into account his cooperation with the government, which aided in the conviction and guilty pleas of several other …

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With crime rates soaring and distrust in the state’s ability to tackle it, people have taken to social media to boost security In Latin America, where violent crime rates are six times higher than in any other region, and where most residents have reported distrust in the state’s ability to fight crime, several communities have …

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