South America

‘Cocaine’ Cassie’s fate to be decided

Accused drug smuggler Cassie Sainsbury has reportedly reached a plea deal with Columbian authorities. Cassie Sainsbury has struck a plea deal with Colombian prosecutors. Picture: Supplied CASSIE Sainsbury has struck a plea deal with Colombian prosecutors over her attempt to smuggle 5.8kg of cocaine out of Bogota, in an agreement …

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‘Cocaine Cassie’ opts for plea deal

Accused drug smuggler Cassie Sainsbury has reportedly been offered a plea deal to name drug suppliers. Accused drug smuggler Cassie Sainsbury. ACCUSED drug smuggler Cassie Sainsbury may serve as little as three years in jail after entering a plea bargain with Colombian police. Details of Ms Sainsbury’s deal are due …

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‘Human chain’ rescues desperate family

A riptide swept away a family from a beach in Panama City, then beachgoers formed a human chain to rescue them. Video: WJHG-TV The human chain extends from the Panama City beach to rescue nine swimmer struggling in a rip. WHEN a sudden rip dragged a family away from a …

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Jailbreak as inmates set prison on fire

Inmates set a prison compound in Georgetown, Guyana on fire. Picture: AFP/People’s Progressive Party Civic ONE prison officer has been killed and seven others injured during a jailbreak in South America’s Guyana that saw inmates set fire to the facility and four prisoners escape, authorities said. Chaos broke out at …

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Worst ‘Despacito’ remix yet

A violinist who has become one of the best-known faces of protests against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was injured on Saturday in violent clashes in Caracas. Singers Luis Fonsi, left, and Daddy Yankee. Picture: Lynne Sladky/AP THERE’S a new take on the hit Latin pop song “Despacito.” And this one …

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Drug raid ‘Santa’ video goes viral

The undercover policeman dressed as Santa collars a suspected drug dealer in the Peruvian capital of Lima. Picture: Supplied. VIDEO of an undercover police officer carrying out a drug raid disguised as Santa Claus has gone viral. The drug cop, who works for police in the Peruvian capital of Lima, …

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Cop killed in anti-bullfight protest

A homemade bomb exploded near the Santamaria bull ring in Bogota, Colombia. Picture: AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan A HOMEMADE bomb has exploded near Bogota’s bullring, killing a police officer and injuring at least 30 people ahead of anti-bullfighting protests in Colombia’s capital. Details of the cause of Sunday’s blast near were …

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Assange’s Ecuador asylum appears safe

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange could soon be booted from the Ecuadorean embassy in London. Picture: AFP/Ben Stansall THE immediate future of Australian citizen Julian Assange appeared to be safe in Ecuador where the hand-picked candidate of socialist President Rafael Correa was headed to victory in the opening round of Ecuador’s …

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Trump’s war on anonymous sources

President Donald Trump, pictured in the Oval Office of the White House on February 24, said the wall between Mexico and the US will be built ‘soon’ way ahead of schedule’. Picture: Pablo Martinez Monsivais US PRESIDENT Donald Trump has unloaded on the news media for using anonymous sources — …

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Pele’s son given lengthy jail time

Edson Cholbi do Nascimento (yellow jersey), the son former soccer star Pele, will spend 12 years behind bars for money laundering. Picture: AP/Nelson Antoine THE son of football legend Pele turned himself in late Friday after being ordered by a Brazilian court to begin serving a nearly 13-year prison sentence …

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