A federal judge in Mexico was assassinated outside his home on Monday, according to numerous foreign media outlets.Surveillance video of the incident appears to show a lone gunman running up behind Mexican district court judge Vicente Antonio Bermudez Zacarias and firing a single shot into the back of his head. The judge died en route to the hospital. WATCH:Fox News Latino reports Judge Bermudez was appointed to the federal bench in Mexico in 2013, presided over a case involving accused drug lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzman. In that case, Judge Bermudez entered an order blocking El Chapo’s extradition to the United States.Before joining the federal bench, the judge worked in a different court and presided over another case involving another accused major drug kingpin, Abigail Gonzalez Valencia, the leader of Jalisco New Generation Cartel.Mexican authorities have not said whether drug cartels are thought to be … [Read more...] about Mexican Judge Involved in El Chapo Extradition Case Assassinated Outside His Home (Video)
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Amanda Erickson, The Washington Post Published 12:06 pm, Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Latin America is home to just 8 percent of the world's population, but 33 percent of its homicides. In fact, just four countries in the region - Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela - account for a quarter of all the murders on Earth. Of the 20 countries in the world with the highest murder rates, 17 are Latin American, as are 43 of the top 50 cities. Social scientists are still trying to understand all the reasons for the region's endemic homicide problem, but a new report from the Igarapé Institute, a nonpartisan think tank focused on Latin America, teases out some possibilities. To start: It is not that every part of Latin America is violent. There are pockets of the region, like the four countries above, where a disproportionate amount of homicides occur. Even within those countries, violent crime spikes in a handful of places. Researchers call them the "hot places and hot people." … [Read more...] about Latin America is the world’s most violent region. A new report investigates why.
Alex Tanzi, Bloomberg Published 4:53 am PDT, Monday, May 6, 2019 The $1.6 trillion in U.S. student debt may not pose a direct threat to the economy, but it's causing anguish that goes far beyond financial concerns for the people who owe it. One in 15 borrowers has considered suicide due to their school loans, according to a survey of 829 people conducted last month by Student Loan Planner, a debt advisory group. Most student debt is held by people with balances on the lower end of the scale, with only 0.8 percent of the U.S. population owing more than $100,000, according to Deutsche Bank economists. They have labeled the issue as a "micro problem" for individuals, rather than a macro problem for the economy. Yet that still equates to 2.8 million people with around $495 billion in debt as of March, according to Department of Education data. Even more worrying is that it's an increase of almost $61 billion since the end of 2017. Student loans are the second-biggest kind … [Read more...] about The far-reaching burden of America’s student debt
How Should Obama ‘Fix That’?University of Califorina, Irvine, law professor Richard Hasen wrote at Election Law Blog about how he thinks President Barack Obama could make good on his promise to ‘“fix” the problem of outrageously long lines at polling places.“I am thinking that a bipartisan commission should be convened to make recommendations, including draft legislation, to be presented to the president and Congress,” Hasen wrote. “Dealing with the long line problem might take the commission into broader proposals, such as carrots or sticks to get states to adopt early voting or extensive mail-in balloting campaigns, centralization of election databases, requirements for shorter federal ballots if a state like Florida decides it needs to produce a very lengthy ballot containing every word of measures virtually no one would read.”Regardless of what action is taken, Hasen doesn’t think the federal government should wait too … [Read more...] about Around the Blawgosphere: Ideas on Fixing Long Lines at Polling Places; America’s Funniest Lawyer
BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Newsletter Signup World By Shreesha Ghosh @Shreesha_94 03/09/18 AT 1:23 AM “But let me first take a selfie.” Two curious emperor penguins in Antarctica got the hang of this phrase completely when they captured a short selfie video of themselves after coming across an expeditioner’s camera left on the ice.The Australian Antarctic Division posted the 38-second clip to its social media channels on Thursday. The division said one of the group's expeditioners, Eddie Gault, placed the camera on the ground near the Auster Rookery — home to a large emperor penguin colony — while visiting the nearby Mawson research station, about 5,475 kilometers from Hobart in Antarctica."It didn't take long for the naturally curious birds to seize the opportunity for a selfie," the group said.While the video at first showed a handful of penguins from a low vantage point, one … [Read more...] about Watch: Emperor Penguins In Antarctica Find Camera On Ice, Take Selfie Video