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A husband-and-wife pair of South Florida cops was sentenced to prison Thursday for illegally dealing in stolen guns and filing false tax returns U.S. Judge Donald Middlebrooks sentenced ex-Golden Beach Officer Tammy Valdes to 3 1/2 years of federal prison. Her husband, former Hialeah Officer Rafael Valdes, got five years prison. A federal jury convicted …

Guatemala City (CNN) — Guatemala’s new anti-impunity commissioner, Ivan Velasquez, arrived to the Central American nation in October with an ambitious agenda, promising to probe links between drug traffickers and political parties. “We’re going to investigate if organized crime has permeated political campaigns with their financing,” he told CNN en Español in an exclusive interview. The …

Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president and an enduring icon of the struggle against racial oppression, died on Thursday, the government announced, leaving the nation without its moral center at a time of growing dissatisfaction with the country’s leaders. “Our nation has lost its greatest son,” President Jacob Zuma said in a televised address …

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 …

Rap star “Fat Joe” reported to federal prison in Florida to serve a 4-month sentence for tax evasion. The performer, whose real name is Joseph Cartagena, surrendered Monday at a federal detention center in Miami on Monday, his attorney said. The Puerto Rican/Cuban rapper, under a plea deal reached last December, admitted to failing to …