South America

Incredible images of forgotten tribe

Photographer Pete Oxford has captured how the Huaorani people of the Ecuadorean Amazon continue to live as their ancestors did through a series of stunning photographs. Picture: Pete Oxford/mediadrumworld.com THESE incredible images reveal how a remote tribe in the Ecuadorean rainforest has learned to hunt monkeys by climbing trees and …

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Gunship kills Mexican cartel leader

Mexican marines patrol the area after a gun battle in which a suspect identified by authorities as the leader of the Beltran Leyva cartel, Juan Francisco Patron Sanchez, and several accomplices died in the exchange, in Tepic, Nayarit state, Mexico. Picture: AP ONCE this was the realm of action movies. …

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The nation of broke millionaires

A street coffee vendor shows a new 500-bolivar note. Picture: Juan Barreto/AFP VENEZUELA may now be the country in the world with the most millionaires. There is, however, a caveat. That money isn’t worth much anywhere else in the world. Amid rampant inflation, widespread shortages of everything from toilet paper …

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Cancer kids ‘given water, not chemo’

Fault Lines travels to the troubled Mexican state of Michoacan to find out what happens when vigilante groups take on powerful drug cartels. Veracruz´ governor Miguel Yunez (right) and Mexican General Attorney Raul Cervantes (left) during a press conference about Veracruz state former governor Javier Duarte’s millionaire embezzlement in Mexico …

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Three inmates beheaded in jail riot

Inmates scale the wall during a prison riot at the Alcacuz Penitentiary near Natal. Picture: AFP THREE prisoners have been beheaded and seven more killed during a riot at a Brazilian jail. The violence at the Alcacuz prison is the latest of several gruesome gang-related massacres in the country’s overcrowded …

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Assassination attempt caught on film

A manhunt is underway after a gunman in Mexico shot a US consular official during an assassination attempt in broad daylight. Courtesy: Consulado General de los Estados Unidos en Guadalajara via Facebook Mexican authorities are on the hunt for a gunman who was disguised as a female nurse when he …

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Another 33 prisoners killed in riot

Relatives cry during the burial of an inmate killed in a prison riot, at the Parque Taruma cemetery, in Manaus, Brazil. Picture: AP BRAZILIAN authorities said at least 33 prisoners have died in a penitentiary in the northern state of Roraima, adding to 60 deaths reported at other prisons. The …

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Inmates beheaded in deadly prison riot

Around 60 people have been killed in a bloody prison riot sparked by a war between rival drug gangs ‘First Capital Command’ and ‘North Family’. Jillian Kitchener reports. Military police officers track for fugitives of the Anisio Jobim Penitentiary Complex after a riot in the prison left at least 60 …

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Tinder date woman’s horrific end

Emmanuel Delani Valdés Bocangegra is accused of murdering his date and trying to dispose of her body in caustic soda and hydrochloric acid. Picture: Handout WHEN Francia Ruth Ibarra Ramirez failed to show up after agreeing to meet her friend at the movies and her mobile phone had been turned …

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Five dead as plane misses takeoff

The plane can be clearly seen failing to take off correctly and smashing through a fence before crashing. Picture: YouTube FIVE people have reportedly been killed in a cargo plane crash in eastern Colombia. The plane operated by Aerosucre crashed into a field outside Puerto Carreno. According to reports the …

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