Early results from Guatemala's presidential election on Sunday showed right-wing candidate and former general Otto Perez taking a lead in the race amid promises to clamp down on rampant crime in the Central American country.
Former General Otto Perez is widely expected to win Sunday's presidential election in Guatemala. Perez is ahead in the early counting and, if elected, he'll face considerable pressure to crack down on the country's surging crime rates.
Marseille, France’s second largest city and one of the Mediterranean Sea’s most important ports, is suffering a wave of criminality. With less than a year before national elections, the government is keen on acting tough.
At least 51 people were killed at the Casino Royale in Mexico’s northern city Monterrey Thursday after gunmen attacked the building, setting it afire. Several casino patrons were still trapped inside as firemen fought to control the blaze.
In the US, we profile a heated competition between two Republican candidates in the race for the White House. Next to Argentina, where a strong performance in a landmark primary leaves Cristina Kirchner flying high. Finally, local authorities are trying to make the favelas of Rio de Janeiro safer ahead of the World Cup and the Olympic Games.
A Texas inmate who killed two men during a shooting spree in late 2001 was executed by lethal injection on Wednesday. Mark Stroman said the killings were in retaliation for the September 11 attacks, though all victims were from South Asia.
The UK government backed the Labour Party’s motion Wednesday for Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation to withdraw its bid to take full control of satellite channel BSkyB, a spokesman for Prime Minister David Cameron said Tuesday.