Brazil, the largest South American and Portuguese-speaking country, has doubled the murder rate of its young in the past 20 years. Approximately 28 Brazilian children and adolescents are murdered every day.
The man police suspect to have murdered a 19-year-old New York mother and her child in 2010 was arrested Friday, one day after being placed on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list and surrendering to Nicaraguan authorities.
Months prior to her death, Garcia filed a police report explaining to the authorities that she feared for her life; and months later she would make a similar phone call. She reiterated details about her violent home life in her native Spanish, but because the domestic-incident report was never translated to English it was overlooked.
Maybe there's something about success that breeds ruthlessness in some. The elevation into wealth, notability, and all its diamond-encrusted perks may very well turn a certain type of celebrity utterly rotten.
Breaking Bad, one of television’s most critically-acclaimed crime dramas, gained quite the reputation for violence during its five season stint. And, a great deal of that violence was inflicted upon its Latino characters. *SPOILER ALERT*
Twenty-two years ago, a child who was nicknamed "Baby Hope," was found dead in the woods on the upper west side of Manhattan. After all this time, police were able to identify "Baby Hope" as Anjelica Castillo, and they were able to find her murderer.