The newly-appointed head of national police, Jose David Aguilar Moran allowed a truck of drugs to avoid a bust by calling off the officers in charge.
Mexican police said it uncovered a massive drugs haul that included the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl as well as cocaine and heroin.
Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzmán was extradited to the US in January last year and now faces trial in New York.
The dead body of a British graduate, David Minn, has been found beside a hiking trail to a glacier in Argentina.
300 dead sharks were found off a road in Mexico, gutted and with their fins removed. It's believed thieves stole the truck that was carrying the legally fished sharks.
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has suggested the UK could have a 'Norway-plus' Brexit deal, though he has warned that the UK cannot cherry-pick EU benefits.
Three men in Canada have held up a financial institution in Ottawa for Bitcoin. A 19-year-old has been arrested and police are still hunting for the remaining two suspects.
Cristina Amaral, 44, from Camaçari, in the State of Bahia, was found decayed and buried in a shallow grave in her back garden alongside her husband.
Drug kingpin used submarines to smuggle cocaine outside Colombia and into Puerto Rico en route to the US.
Maduro's socialist-backed Constituent Assembly calls for snap polls in April 2018 allowing Maduro to cement power against a fragmented opposition.
The British Columbia native was found guilty of murdering six women but later confessed that his record was much closer to 50.
Mexican police are on the hunt for Cesar Lopez Arciniega, the prime suspect of a gruesome murder case in Taxco that involved cooking human body parts.
Pope Francis jokes that gossiping nuns are 'terrorists' during visit to the Church of the Nazarenas in Lima, Peru.
Emanuel Zayas suffered fro rare bone disorder polyostotic fibrous dysplasia. He died after treatment at Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Lenin Moreno appears to be losing patience with Wikileaks founder who has been holed up in London embassy since 2012.
The woman, who has not been identified yet, plunged "several decks below", Carnival Cruise Line spokesman Vance Gulliksen said.
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A major police operation is underway in St James parish following a spate of murders. British tourists have been urged to remain in their hotels.
Hundreds of Haitian immigrants marched on New York on Friday to against comments allegedly made by President Trump in which he referred to their homeland as a "s**thole".