April 16, 2014
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  • 05/10/2011 | Argentina

    After Sobrero fiasco, judge removes Federal Police, enlists SI in arson investigation

    San Martín Federal Judge Manuel Yalj decided to remove the Federal Police from the investigation of the burning of several trains in the Sarmiento line after mentioning several “errors” in the investigation.

  • 21/10/2011 | Argentina

    Three dead after train and truck collide in Bolívar

    Three men died and another was badly injured, after a train and truck collided in the Greater Buenos Aires area of Bolívar, police sources informed.

  • 11/12/2010 | Argentina

    Police questions fourth death in Villa Soldati, says 'no body found'

    Federal Police authorities questioned the death of another protester during the violent clash between residents in the Villa Soldati area and the squatters residing in the Indoamericano Park nearby since "no body was found in the premises or taken to any hospital in the city."

  • 05/11/2011 | Argentina

    Man commits suicide in Lanús after killing his two daughters, brothers

    A man committed suicide last night, after killing his two young daughters and his two brothers, in an apartment in Southern Greater Buenos Aires district of Lanús, police sources stated.

  • 15/11/2011 | Argentina

    Burzaco to leave Metropolitan Police in December

    Sources within the City Government assured that, after two years in office, the head of the Metropolitan Police, Eugenio Burzaco, will leave his post on December 10th in order to work on the PRO party’s National Board and its plans for 2015.

  • 21/11/2011 | Argentina

    Angry mob hits Miramar City Hall, after boy murdered

    After a 12-year-old boy was choked to death by robbers who had broken into his house in the coastal town of Miramar, an angry mob showed up in front of City Hall and a police station and began hurling stones towards the buildings’ windows, severely damaging them. Minutes before, hundreds of local residents had called for justice.

  • 05/12/2011 | Argentina

    Injured police officer dies after surgery

    A police officer died after being shot in the head during a shootout that started after he tried to stop three robbers that were trying to escape in a vehicle in the City neighbourhood of Flores.

  • 07/12/2011 | Argentina

    Garré rules out transfer of Federal Police to the City

    Security Minister Nilda Garré assured that regarding drug-trafficking, this year there was a “record of confiscation,” and announced the “reinforcement” in several zones to continue with the fight against drugs. She also ruled out the transferring the Federal Police to Buenos Aires City.

  • 14/12/2011 | Argentina

    BA Province Police lift protest after 10-hour stand-off

    The Buenos Aires police officers that were staging a confined protest in their barracks  decided to call off their protest at least until the Internal Affairs department analyzes whether six of them were responsible of violently hitting activists during Daniel Scioli’s inauguration ceremony.

  • 28/11/2011 | Argentina

    Train derails in Chascomús

    A train carrying more than 100 passengers that was coming from Mar del Plata City to Constitución train station in Buenos Aires City derailed near Chascomús city in Buenos Aires province.

  • 19/01/2012 | Argentina

    Securing City hospitals 'is up to the Met Police,' Garré

    Security Minister Nilda Garré assured that protecting and securing the City is a task that is “definitely up to the City Government’s Metropolitan Police.”

  • 26/01/2012 | Argentina

    Two arrested after robbery, hostage situation in Palermo

    Two thieves were detained at the Villa Urquiza neighbourhood after robbing a real state agency in Palermo and taking a woman hostage. Police sources reported that she was released unharmed after a quick chase.

  • 10/02/2012 | Argentina

    Catamarca mining district in distress: police clash with protesters

    Heavy clashes between police and protesters saw a violent start to the day in Catamarca province this morning, where Infantry officers were attempting to clear the demonstration being carried out along route 40, close to Tinogasta, in the province’s mining district.

  • 10/02/2012 | Argentina

    Garré fires police officers involved in dead model's photographs leak

    Security Ministry Nilda Garré fired the police officers that were involved in the leaking of the photographs of model Jazmin De Grazia’s corpse, which were published in a newspaper on Friday.

  • 10/01/2012 | Argentina

    Catriel's mayor had $50,000 pesos when found, police says

    Santa Cruz's police unveiled that Catriel Mayor Carlos Johnston was carrying $50,000 pesos when he was found at the Los Antiguos locality, after being lost for three days.

  • 14/02/2012 | Argentina

    Missing girl found dead in Balcarce

    An 18-year-old girl was found dead today after being reported missing for the period of three days in Balcarce, Buenos Aires province.  Police reported the girl’s murdered body was found in the Mechongué neighbourhood and that one man -said to be her boyfriend- was arrested after telling judicial officials that he committed the crime.

  • 14/02/2012 | Argentina

    CGT condemns police 'repression' on former soldiers

    In a written statement signed by CGT labour confederation leader Hugo Moyano, the organization condemned the police “repression” against former soldiers who were asking to be recognized as veterans of the Malvinas War, and wondered “whether something is changing in Argentina.” 

  • 23/02/2012 | Argentina

    Misiones police officers reject Govt's proposal, strike continues

    Over a thousand police officers who continue to take over the Comando Radioeléctrico building in Misiones rejected the provincial Government’s 40 percent wage hike offer. Negotiations between Maurice Closs’ administration continued to negotiate in order to solve the dispute.

  • 24/02/2012 | Argentina

    Incidents at Once train station central hall

    Protesters demonstrated at the Once train station after a body was found 55 hours after the train crash. Families and friends of Lucas Menghini Rey called the protesters to calm down. The police has already evacuated the station.

  • 25/03/2012 | Argentina

    Carjacker killed by police after high-speed chase

    A carjacker was killed and another was arrested after stealing a car in the San Miguel area and being chased down by the police to the Los Polvorines neighbourhood, police sources said.

  • 26/03/2012 | Argentina

    Met Police officer killed in Avellaneda

    A 35-year-old Metropolitan Police officer Leandro Rojas when he was parking his car at his house’s garage in Southern Greater Buenos Aires district of Avellaneda.

  • 28/03/2012 | Argentina

    Police arrest two after high-speed chase, shootout in San Telmo

    Two suspects were arrested in San Telmo after a high-speed chase and a shootout that started in the city of Avellaneda and ended at the heart of the traditional downtown neighbourhood, police sources indicated.

  • 02/04/2012 | Argentina

    Police, Quebracho members clash outside British embassy

    Members of the extreme left-wing organization Quebracho clashed with police officials on Monday afternoon during a protest in front of the British embassy, in the City neighbourhood of Recoleta.

  • 04/04/2012 | Argentina

    Gendarmerie raids Vice-President Boudou's apartment

    Gendarmerie officials raided Amado Boudou’s apartment in Puerto Madero on Wednesday, in connection to the case investigating accusations of embezzlement against the Vice-President.

  • 28/04/2012 | Argentina

    Three-month-old baby found dead in Córdoba

    A three-month-old baby was found dead today inside a rubbish container in the city of Córdoba, reported missing since yesterday. Police arrested the mother of the child, who is a main suspect in the child’s murder.  

  • 30/04/2012 | Argentina

    Former policeman detained accused of Quilmes triple crime

    A former policeman was detained accused of the homicide of three friends who were shot dead in a house in the locality of Bernal, Quilmes district. He was arrested as he was trying to escape and triggered a shooting at Barracas neighbourhood, in Buenos Aires City.

  • 01/05/2012 | Argentina

    Explosion occurs outside EU branch in Buenos Aires

    Explosive materials were set off outside the door of the European Union’s branch in Argentina, located in Barrio Norte neighbourhood. Early police reports said the explosion only caused superficial damage and that there were no injuries.

  • 10/05/2012 | Argentina

    Judge rejects City Gov't appeal to keep Federal Police officers patrolling subway stations

    Judge Rita Ailán rejected an appeal filed by the City Government which aimed to avoid that Federal Police officers stop patrolling subway stations

  • 12/05/2012 | Argentina

    11-year-old girl found dead in a river, Mendoza province

    An 11-year-old girl was found dead last night, in the area of Tunuyán, Mendoza Province, after drowning in a river. Police said the girls body showed signs of rape and that two family members were arrested in connection to the murder.

  • 15/05/2012 | Argentina

    19-year-old accused of burning her boyfriend to death, arrested

    A 19-year-old woman accused of scalding and burning her boyfriend to death with boiling water, was arrested by police this morning in the Buenos Aires Province area of Pilar.

  • 23/05/2012 | Argentina

    Oyarbide slams Federal Police over bomb misinformation

    Federal judge Norberto Oyarbide said he was “very sad” for the way the police had handled the case involving the discovery of an explosive device targeting former Colombian president Álvaro Uribe and warned that “there are strange things going on.”

  • 17/06/2012 | Argentina

    Two killed in car accident in Avellaneda

    Two men were killed in a car accident in the Greater Buenos Aires district of Avellaneda, police officials said.

  • 26/06/2012 | Argentina

    Pueyrredón bridge blocked off on 10th anniversary of Kosteki and Santillán murders

    Pueyrredón bridge was blocked off this morning by social movements, to mark the tenth anniversary since activists Maximiliano Kosteki and Darío Santillán were killed by the Buenos Aires province police. Cabinet Chief Juan Abal Medina led the ceremony that commemorated the deaths.

  • 16/07/2012 | Argentina

    Peralta requests for Federal Forces to take over Santa Cruz security

    As the institutional crisis in the Santa Cruz police forces continues, governor Daniel Peralta officially signed a request asking the Federal Forces to step up and protect the citizens and provide order to the province.

  • 17/07/2012 | Argentina

    Garré orders deployment of 240 security forces members to Santa Cruz

    Security Minister Nilda Garré ordered the deployment of 240 armed forces members including border guards, prefecture officers and Federal Police officers to Santa Cruz province, following Governor Daniel Peralta’s request to guarantee security due to the provincial police strike, which is on its consecutive 15th day.

  • 21/07/2012 | Argentina

    Santa Cruz Police to lift strike after 19 days

    Santa Cruz police officers accepted the wage hike offered by the province’s Government and will lift the strike they hold, which entered its 19th day and that prompted the Security Ministry to deploy border guards to guarantee security.

  • 21/07/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't says BA City is 'one of the safest cities in South America'

    National Security secretary Sergio Berni assured that Buenos Aires City "is one of the safest cities in South America" and stated that it is "a responsibility area" of the Ministry headed by Nilda Garré.

  • 09/08/2012 | Argentina

    Former police officer murdered outside Pol-ka production company

    A retired police officer died after he was shot as he resisted a robbery attempt after he returned from running errands in a bank to production company Pol-ka, in the City neighbourhood of Colegiales, where he worked as a security guard.

  • 07/07/2012 | Argentina

    Wives of Cañuelas murder victims speak out

    Beatriz Rincón and Fernanda Inacio, both widowed after their husbands, Marcelo and Leonardo Massa, were brutally murdered in Cañuelas last weekend, spoke out today and asked for those responsible for the crime “rot in prison and never be let out.”

  • 17/08/2012 | Argentina

    Concrete shop canopy collapses downtown, kills one

    A concrete canopy collapsed in the City neighbourhood of San Nicolás killing one person, who was identified as 33 year- old Octavio Galimberti, a lawyer.

  • 06/09/2012 | Argentina

    Federal Police deals severe blow to illegal currency exchange ring

    The Federal Police carried out a series of raids in six illegal currency exchange outlets in Palermo and in the exclusive Nordelta gated community, in the Greater Buenos Aires area of Tigre.

  • 11/09/2012 | Argentina

    Three more arrested in Santa Fe bank robbery investigation

    Three more people were arrested in the Macro bank robbery investigation, a Santa Fe police chief said today after on Sunday it was discovered that 77 safety deposit boxes had been ransacked.

  • 18/09/2012 | Argentina

    Police officer gunned down in José C. Paz

    A Buenos Aires Province Police officer, the second within the last 24 hours, was shot dead in Western Greater BA district of José C. Paz, during a confrontation with criminals, police sources informed today.

  • 29/09/2012 | Argentina

    'We cannot allow rotten apples in the basket,' says Garré on police corruption

    National Security Minister Nilda Garré underlined today that she would get to the bottom of the reports of corruption amongst Federal Police chiefs in order to avoid that “rotten apples remain in the basket; otherwise they’ll rot all the others.”

  • 23/10/2012 | Argentina

    Chaco police find body suspected of being missing 33-year-old woman

    Chaco police authorities found the body of a woman suspected of being 33-year-old Tatiana Kolodziezse, who remained missing since last Saturday after she hopped on a remise outside her home and was never heard from again.

  • 01/11/2012 | Argentina

    Anti, pro abortion protesters clash in Plaza de Mayo square

    Protesters against and in favour of abortion clashed in front of the city Cathedral in Plaza de Mayo square. As tension mounted, the police was able to intervene and separate both groups.

  • 03/11/2012 | Argentina

    Three men arrested in connection to attack on British tourist

    Three men were arrested at the request of the courts in Jujuy province investigating the sexual abuse reported by a 25-year-old British tourist last Thursday in the city of Tilcara.

  • 12/10/2012 | Argentina

    Police officer shot in Almirante Brown dies

    A Buenos Aires province police officer died today after being gunned down yesterday in a faceoff with delinquent youths who were trying to rob a butchers in Almirante Brown, police officials informed.

  • 17/10/2012 | Argentina

    Jujuy: At least 70 injured after police, neighbours clash

    At least 70 people were injured and other 70 detained during a brutal clash between the police and neighbours that were protesting against the settlement of an energy plant in Jujuy.

  • 13/12/2012 | Argentina

    Five injured in a shootout in downtown BA

    Five people were injured today in Buenos Aires city centre in a shootout between police and delinquents in broad daylight.

  • 22/12/2012 | Argentina

    Looting: Nearly 500 arrested in Greater BA

    Close to 500 people were arrested in connection to the looting attacks carried out on various supermarkets in Greater Buenos Aires, particularly in the area that was hardest-hit on Friday; San Fernando.

  • 26/04/2013 | Argentina

    Violent clashes between Borda hospital workers and police: at least 5 arrested, 30 injured

    Workers of the Borda mental health hospital today clashed with around 300 Metropolitan police officers, who began to tear down the so called "protected workshops." At least five workers were arrested and around 30 people were injured, among them, medics, journalists and police officers.

  • 07/12/2013 | Argentina

    Catamarca conflict settled, police granted salary hike

    The Catamarca province administration has reached a deal with the Police after a day of violence that saw around 200 striking officers trying to enter the government palace yesterday and left several injured by rubber bullets.

  • 07/12/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't 'monitors' provincial conflicts, Capitanich

    The cabinet chief referred to the salary dispute involving provincial security forces and ratified the government’s position –as he had wanred when looting spread in De la Sota’s Córdoba- that public security "is an strictly provincial."

  • 07/12/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't deploys military police, coast guard in Santa Fe

    The federal government will be deploying 1,500 gendarmes and 250 coast guard officers in the province of Santa Fe following a request by Governor Antonio Bonfatti that aims at strengthening security forces control in the face of police protests that struck Córdoba and Catamarca over the past days.

  • 09/12/2013 | Argentina

    Concordia: one dead in lootings amid police protest

    The Governor of Entre Ríos Sergio Urribarri today confirmed one person died during lootings reported last night in the city of Concordia amid a protest staged by the provincial police force on wage hikes demands.

  • 09/12/2013 | Argentina

    Police crisis: Capitanich says 'Judiciary must do something,' talks about 'extortion'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich came on stage today to speak about the police crisis which has spread to several provinces. He assured the Government is “monitoring the situation with each provincial government and with each one in charge to generate mechanisms of social and civic protection.”

  • 09/12/2013 | Argentina

    Government of Río Negro strikes wage deal with police

    After long discussions held between government officials and police representatives, a wage deal was reached today ending a conflict which prompted protests during the weekend.

  • 09/12/2013 | Argentina

    Police crisis, protests spread to other provinces

    The police crisis which prompted protests and further lootings in several provinces last week and during the weekend spread today to other districts, with deaths reported in Jujuy and Entre Rios.

  • 09/12/2013 | Argentina

    BA decree increases police pay, some officers continue protest

    The governor of Buenos Aires province Daniel Scioli today passed by decree an increased minimum wage for new police officers, as well as other benefits. Some officials, however, kept up a vocal protest in the provincial capital La Plata.

  • 10/12/2013 | Argentina

    Looting, clashes in Chaco claim 4 dead

    At least four people have been reported dead in Chaco while provincial authorities raced against the clock to set a salary increase for striking police officers. Base salaries will be now of 8,000 pesos in the home province of Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich.

  • 10/12/2013 | Argentina

    Entre Ríos gov't settles police conflict

    With the Córdoba crisis spreading to other provinces, government of Entre Ríos managed to reach a salary agreement with the Concordia City police after a round of tense negotiations that lasted till last night.

  • 10/12/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich, De la Sota condemn police protests

    The cabinet chief and Córdoba governor held a joint press conference at the government house this morning both repudiating the wave of looting and violence that have spread across the country’s central region following a salary protest by provincial security forces over the past days.

  • 11/12/2013 | Argentina

    'Public calm, peace' in looting-struck provinces

    The cabinet chief pointed out the role played by national security forces in assisting provincial administrations during these days’ violent lootings and incidents; a contribution, Jorge Capitanich describes as a “superhuman physical effort.”

  • 13/12/2013 | Argentina

    Police conflict settled with La Pampa, Salta accords

    The La Pampa and Salta police agreed on a salary proposal by local governments pouring finally cold water on a conflict that has seen provincial security forces barracking in several provinces across the country to demand a wage increase, leaving thousands of Argentineans to their safe.

  • 16/12/2013 | Argentina

    Berni assures 'coordination' against future looting

    Security Secretary Sergio Berni has asserted that there is a strong coordination between law enforcement authorities in the province and city of Buenos Aires, which according to the politician will allow a "greater operating capacity" in the face of further looting or acts of vandalism.

  • 24/12/2013 | Argentina

    Flores: protester shot dead by police officer

    A 40-year taxi driver who was protesting late last night against the blackouts in the city and blocking a street in Flores locality, was shot by a police officer and died later in a hospital.

  • 14/08/2013 | Argentina

    San Luis: police chief resigns after central police station take-over

    Around 200 police officers from the province of San Luis took over the central police station in the capital city, after 51 of them were punished last Monday for having barricaded to demand a salary raise and better working conditions.

  • 24/10/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't to deploy more than 90,000 officers on Sunday's vote

    With legislative elections just around the corner, the Defence Minister has announced that more than 90,000 security officers will be deployed across the country to watch over Sunday’s polling day.

  • 26/10/2013 | Argentina

    Ballot boxes distributed, Argentines ready for parliamentary vote

    Only a day is left for Argentines to choose their congressional representatives. Ballot boxes are being delivered across the country. 7,300 boxes have been allocated only for the city of Buenos Aires.

  • 15/03/2013 | Argentina

    BA province gov't removes Junín police leadership

    BA province government removed the Junín’s police leadership following the second crime in less than a week and ordered the immediate transfer of the provincial police leadership to the city.

  • 04/12/2013 | Argentina

    Berni cancels deployment of gendarmes in Córdoba

    Berni had confirmed a special anti-turmoil team of military police was already on its way to the province but cancelled the deployment after a deal was reached with the provincial police forces over a wage hike.

  • 16/01/2014 | Argentina

    Policemen detained in Córdoba after leading December strike

    A local tribunal from Cordoba’s province ordered the detention of 16 policemen after the salary dispute that took place in December and was followed by lootings and riots in that region.

  • 30/01/2014 | Argentina

    Police warn 40 ‘arbolitos’ to stop illegal dollar trade

    The Federal Police has warned 40 “arbolito” sellers to stop illegal dollar trade at Florida Street, in an operation authorised by the Security Ministry to prevent the contravention of foreign currency exchange laws.

  • 28/02/2014 | Argentina

    Granados confirms withdrawal of gendarmes in BA province

    Buenos Aires province Security Minister Alejandro Granados confirmed the withdrawal of gendarmes in the district commanded by Governor Daniel Scioli, to be replaced now by police officers who had been deployed to coastal cities during the summer.

  • 03/03/2014 | Argentina

    Another land takeover in Villa Lugano prompts clashes, arrested

    Around 20 families today grabbed another patch of land in the city neighbourhood of Villa Lugano, near another piece of land which last week was occupied by groups of people who claim the land as their own.

  • 25/03/2014 | Argentina

    One dead after shootout in City downtown

    A thief was shot dead by the police at Diagonal Sur and Perú, near Plaza de Mayo, when an officer of the Federal Police approached a group of men who were suspected to be planning a robbery against a couple making a bank deposit.

  • 14/04/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't urges provinces to reform local police forces

    Security Secretary Sergio Berni has “welcomed” the measures to fight crime announced last week by BA Governor Daniel Scioli, although he warned the problem will not be solved “with these decisions only.”

  • 16/12/2010 | Argentina

    Tension in Villa Lugano evacuation as squatters resist police enforcement

    Fierce security measures have been taken as police forces have been deployed out to evacuate the occupied land owned by the Club Albariño, which has been taken over by squatters families in the Villa Lugano neighbourhood.

  • 18/12/2010 | Argentina

    Police 'to enforce eviction of Club Albariño' site if court order approved, city gov't warns

    If the pending court order disputing the land occupied in Villa Lugano, on the sport club grounds, is approved, "the Federal Police is to take action to clear out the premises", stated the City government.

  • 23/12/2010 | Argentina

    National government 'is responsible for city's safety,' Mayor Macri says

    Following recent incidents in Indo-Americano Park, city mayor Mauricio Macri mentioned that the security of the city is “the National Government’s responsibility”. These comments were made in response to the recent land occupations and the various transport cuts in recent days.

  • 23/12/2010 | Argentina

    Tension in Constitución train station after 8-hour strike

    Passengers from the ex Roca railway line caused serious incidents at the Constitución train station as a result of the protest that was being carried out by a group of outsourced employees.

  • 28/12/2010 | Argentina

    Squatters evicted from Albariño club after 16 days

    Squatters who had illegally occupied the football club Albariño’s ground located in Villa Lugano neighbourhood were evicted after sixteen days, sources confirmed. Meanwhile, Justice ordered to detain other nine men involved in the seizure.

  • 13/01/2011 | Argentina

    Macri inaugurates first Metropolitan police station

    In the crackdown on crime, city mayor Mauricio Macri, inaugurated the first police station of the Metropolitan Police in Saavedra neighbourhood. The station will have 400 officers working and will count with more than 20 vehicles.

  • 18/01/2011 | Argentina

    Family attacked while driving in Luján, thirteen-year-old dies

    The incident occurred early this morning when a family were driving through the western part of the Buenos Aires Province, police informed. They were attacked by three delinquents, and one of the children in the car lost his life, and the other badly injured.

  • 25/01/2011 | Argentina

    Armed men rob Recoleta restaurant, shoot patron

    Three armed men entered a Recoleta restaurant an hour after midnight, emptied the cash register and shot a patron as they were escaping, authorities reported.

  • 26/01/2011 | Argentina

    Supermarket attack in Quilmes, guard shot dead

    Police officials announced that a supermarket guard was killed by young delinquents in the Quilmes neighbourhood. The youths entered the Chinese-run supermarket and shot down the man guarding the store yesterday evening.

  • 07/01/2011 | Argentina

    Armed robbery inside Once bank branch

    Five young thieves entered and commited a robbery in a HSBC bank branch in the Once neighbourhood, along Rivadavia at 2470. The youths attacked a civil policeman who was in a queue for the cashier desk inside the building.

  • 03/02/2011 | Argentina

    City gov't calls for Timerman's resignation after controversial 'torture' comments

    City Cabinet Chief Horario Rodríguez Larreta once again came out in defense of the decision to send Metropolitan Police officers to El Salvador to take part in an Anti-terrorism course, and asked President Fernández de Kirchner to demand Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman’s resignation after he said they were being trained in “repressive techniques.”

  • 03/02/2011 | Argentina

    One dead after failed plunder of derailed train in José Léon Suárez

    At least one person was killed and several others were injured after a gang tried to plunder a derailed freight train and clashed with the police in the José León Suárez district, Buenos Aires province. Unrest is beginning to grow in the area, as residents protest in front of the local police station.

  • 04/02/2011 | Argentina

    Investigation to find Julio López in Pereyra Iraola Park ends

    The search being conducted by forensics and Federal Police firemen in the Pereyra Iraola Park for Julio López has concluded after four days. His son, Rubén López, was in charge of announcing it to the press and assured that Prosecutors and investigators have “done a good work.”

  • 04/02/2011 | Argentina

    Casal: freight train derailment in José León Suárez 'was planned'

    Provincial Security Minister Ricardo Casal acknowledged that, “an armed group” was responsible for the “intentional derailment” of the freight train incident that occurred in José León Suárez yesterday.

  • 04/02/2011 | Argentina

    Shoot-out with police, one dead, another injured in Parque Avellaneda area

    A man has been killed, and another severely injured, when a shoot-out began between criminals and police, as a robbery attempt on a Fiat car garage was being followed up, after a 911 call was made in the Parque Avellaneda neighbourhood.

  • 04/02/2011 | Argentina

    Firemen put out fire in Ecological Reserve

    Eight teams of firemen and four of the Naval Patrol managed to put out a fire at the Ecological Reserve located in the area of Puerto Madero, Federal Police officials reported that no one was injured.

  • 07/02/2011 | Argentina

    BA province Gov’t places José León Suárez police station under trusteeship

    Buenos Aires province Justice and Security Minister Ricardo Casal ordered to place Police Station N.4 in José León Suárez under government trusteeship after last week’s episode of violence that confronted several officers with residents from a nearby shantytown that were trying to ransack a derailed train.

  • 08/02/2011 | Argentina

    Kidnapped Tania, rescued by authorities was 'unharmed'

    Tania Tatta, the young girl in her twenties who was kidnapped late last night by three delinquents in the area of San Isidro, Buenos Aires province, has been rescued and returned to safety. She has been said to have been 'unharmed', but shaken up due to the incident.

  • 09/02/2011 | Argentina

    Metropolitan Police are often 'put down and insulted', Eugenio Burzaco

    In response to recent claims made by Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman, Chief of Metropolitan Police Eugenio Burzaco mentioned that “occasionally people wish to insult and put down the work of the Met Police”, and said that, “the service is for Buenos Aires residents, and does not belong to Mauricio Macri”.

  • 18/02/2011 | Argentina

    BA police heads reshuffle due to 'operational changes, not massive purge,' Scioli

    Buenos Aires province governor Daniel Scioli said that several Buenos Aires police chiefs would be asked for their resignation, but assured that this reshuffle is not part of a “massive purge” but rather mere “operational changes.”

  • 19/02/2011 | Argentina

    Three balconies collapse from building in Lanús

    At least three balconies from a new building still under construction fell to the ground this morning in the western part of Lanús. Local firemen are at the scene checking for victims under the rubble.

  • 21/02/2011 | Argentina

    Protesters clash outside José C. Paz police station over three teenagers killed by train

    A young man was hurt after a fight broke out outside of the José C. Paz police station between relatives of the three teenagers that were ran over by a train early Sunday morning in the area.

  • 10/03/2011 | Argentina

    One policeman hurt after clash between squatters, Met Police

    As the fourth day since the squatters illegally broke into the Avellaneda Park homes comes to an end, a sudden clash between them and several Metropolitan Police officers left one official injured, sources confirmed.

  • 11/03/2011 | Argentina

    City, National gov’t clashes continue over land grabs in Avellaneda Park

    The City government again questioned National government leaders, for the continuing land grab situation in the Bajo Flores neighbourhood, as squatters remain. They stated that the national administration “is not following the court order set by the judge.”

  • 15/03/2011 | Argentina

    City Hall, National Gov't continue Avellaneda Park dispute

    Members of both City and National governments made statements against one another today over the decisions being made to do with the occupation of houses built by City Hall in the southern neighbourhood of Parque Avellaneda.

  • 16/03/2011 | Argentina

    Tension mounts in protest against Coastal Highway in Vicente López

    Protestors clashed with provincial police in Vicente López as they were evacuated from the area of the Coastal Highway construction site were they were camped. They were blocking an area of over a kilometre and a half along the riverside, where the highway is being built.

  • 16/03/2011 | Argentina

    Garré fires Federal Police Superintendent over Mariano Ferreyra's murder

    Security Minister Nilda Garré fired the head of Federal Police Metropolitan Superintendence Hugo Lompizano, for the disappearance of film footage of Worker’s party member Mariano Ferreyra, who was murdered last October.

  • 29/03/2011 | Argentina

    Barreda granted conditional release from home arrest

    Dentist Ricardo Barreda, who was charged with quadruple homicide, after killing his wife, two daughters and mother-in-law in 1992, was granted conditional release from his home arrest, court sources informed.

  • 30/03/2011 | Argentina

    Federal Police: 36 officers removed from posts

    Thirty-six police chiefs in charge of 53 different police stations in Buenos Aires city were removed from their posts by Security Minister Nilda Garré and the Federal Police administrative body.

  • 04/04/2011 | Argentina

    City public buildings to lose Federal Police guard, City Gov't considers pressing charges

    The City's public buildings will no longer be guarded by Federal Police agents. Security Minister Nilda Garré said that the aim of the measure is to "reinforce the presence of policemen in the streets." City Cabinet Chief Horacio Rodríguez Larreta said that the City administration "is considering pressing charges against the Government."

  • 05/04/2011 | Argentina

    Security Ministry ends Federal Police presence in City public sites; City Gov't outraged

    The National Government ratified its decision to cancel the contracts of all Federal Police officers working on their free time guarding City public sites and deploy them back in the streets. The government of BA City Mayor Macri administration harshly attacked the decision after the announcement that the measure would be enacted after Wednesday's midnight.

  • 09/04/2011 | Argentina

    City Hospital strike still prominent

    A general 24-hour strike across 33 hospitals and health centre’s across the city of Buenos Aires was held as doctors and medical staff pleaded for better security measures, following the dispute between the city and national governments over police patrols.

  • 11/04/2011 | Argentina

    Gov't blasts Macri over lack of Met Police presence outside City's public buildings

    Labour Minister Carlos Tomada and Senator Daniel Filmus harshly criticized the Macri administration for “failing to replace all posts previously assigned to Federal Police officers with members of the Metropolitan Police.” They both urged Macri to deploy Metropolitan Police officers in the city’s hospitals.

  • 14/04/2011 | Argentina

    Tensions mounts during two squatter evacuations by police

    The Federal Police and other officials were dispatched to the to the Villa 31 slum in Retiro, and to the abandoned ex-Bodegas Giol site in Palermo, to carry out the clearing of occupied streets and holdings, despite having experienced resistence.

  • 23/04/2011 | Argentina

    Scioli announces 'intensification of crime prevention' for BA province

    Buenos Aires province Governor Daniel Scioli announced the decision to add two thousand civilians to police stations to take over administrative tasks, forming part of “a comprehensive plan to intensify crime prevention,” thus allowing more police to patrol the streets.

  • 26/04/2011 | Argentina

    Seven police officers summoned to testify in Mariano Ferreyra's murder case

    Judge Susana Wilma López summoned seven Federal Police officers to testify within the probe into Worker’s Party member Mariano Ferreyra’s murder in October 20th, 2010. Railway Union head José Pedraza is accused of planning the murder.

  • 27/04/2011 | Argentina

    Man arrested for paragliding in BA city centre

    A man was arrested in Puerto Madero this morning, after having managed to paraglide around the city centre for a number of minutes, attracting the attention those pacing the streets, Naval Command officials reported (PNA).

  • 12/02/2011 | Argentina

    Lorry crash causes one dead, two injured near Ciudadela

    Police informed that a person has been killed and two others severely injured following the collision of two large lorries this morning along the Western motorway, close to the provincial area of Ciudadela.

  • 15/02/2011 | Argentina

    Garré confirms arrest of BAPRO robbers

    Security Minister Nilda Garré confirmed that six people have been arrested in connection to the New Year’s Eve robbery on the Belgrano branch of the Banco Provincia. During the police raids, officials seized objects which were allegedly stolen during the robbery, including the safety deposit boxes themselves.

  • 30/05/2011 | Argentina

    Garré praises joint police operation for 'successful' eviction in Bajo Flores

    Security Minister Nilda Garré praised the “successful eviction operation” carried out by the Federal and Metropolitan police forces in the social housing complex in the Bajo Flores area.

  • 14/06/2011 | Argentina

    Police raids Pablo Schoklender’s offices

    Officers in the Federal Investigations Division of Criminal Organizations (DIFOC), led by Police Chief Néstor Roncaglia, raided one of Pablo Schoklender’s offices in the Congreso area this afternoon, in connection to alleged accusations of money laundering activities in the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo organization.

  • 17/06/2011 | Argentina

    Garré assures 'more police officers will patrol the streets'

    Security Minister Nilda Garré disclosed yesterday that the Security Forces are to have “more civil staff working in the administrative sector, to enable greater amounts of police officers to concentrate their time on patrolling the streets.”

  • 24/06/2011 | Argentina

    Activists, police clash during Santa Cruz Teachers' protest

    A group of activists that showed up in support of the Santa Cruz teachers demanding higher salaries in Buenos Aires City, broke off from the demonstration they were leading and began hurling stones to several police officers who were standing guard outside the Government House in Plaza de Mayo. 

  • 20/07/2011 | Argentina

    Bystander killed by police bullet

    A police chase turned to tragedy yesterday afternoon in the City neighbourhood of San Telmo when a bystander was killed by a policeman in what was described as a freak accident.

  • 21/07/2011 | Argentina

    Garré acknowledges possible 'police negligence' over San Telmo death

    Security Minister Nilda Garré spoke out this morning over the case of the young man who was killed yesterday in San Telmo by a Federal Police officer, and acknowledged that “at the very least, this was a case of negligence” by way of the police. The incident has been described as a freak accident, and the police officer responsible remains in custody.  

  • 22/07/2011 | Argentina

    Policeman responsible for San Telmo death released on parole

    Federal Police officer, Ariel Marcelo Mendoza was released on parole after being questioned over the death of 22-year old Ariel Domínguez, who was killed after a shot fired by the policeman’s gun hit him in the neck on Wednesday afternoon, in the city neighbourhood of San Telmo.

  • 28/07/2011 | Argentina

    Four dead, more than 60 injured after shootout at a land eviction in Jujuy

    A shootout between police and civilians in Jujuy left one officer and at least three protesters dead, after clashes occurred during the eviction of more than four hundred families from a land site. The incident also left more than 60 injured, and took place close to National Route 34, in the area of Libertador San Martín, informed police officials. Jujuy Governor Walter Barrionuevo announced he has fired the responsible for the police raid that led to the violent eviction.

  • 31/07/2011 | Argentina

    Salta police search local area for killer of French tourists

    Police in Salta province conducted a wide search today across the local area of San Lorenzo for the killer of the two French tourists whose bodies were found on Friday, police officials reported.

  • 03/08/2011 | Argentina

    Jujuy: CCC assures already 2,000 families took over lands

    Tension continues in Jujuy province after the conflict generated after the eviction in which squatters clashed with the police last Thursday. Social organizations leaders assured that the number of families that currently take over the lands is increasing and affirmed that the measures applied by the local government are not enough.

  • 05/08/2011 | Argentina

    Violent land evacuation of 200 families in Tucumán

    Tucumán police conducted a mass land eviction, concerning more than 200 families who were squatting on a site in the suburbs of the Tucumán capital. In resistance of the evacuation, squatters threw rocks, sticks, and used machetes against the officials on the fringe of the site.

  • 10/08/2011 | Argentina

    Salta police confirm confiscated gun used in double-murder

    Police investigating the double-murder case of the French tourists in Salta, confirmed today that the gun confiscated last Saturday from the six people arrested in connection with the crime, was the weapon used to kill the young French women, a Salta court spokesperson said.

  • 17/08/2011 | Argentina

    Cannabis field found under General Paz motorway

    A secret cannabis field was uncovered this morning beneath the General Paz motorway, after a fire broke out destroying a cardboard deposit, police said. 

  • 31/08/2011 | Argentina

    After 9 days missing, 11-year old Candela Rodríguez is found dead

    The mother of missing 11-year old Candela Rodríguez, Carola Labrador, identified her daughter’s body, which was found inside a plastic bag on the side of the Oeste Highway, in Morón. “They killed my daughter!” she said after seeing her body, and suffered a nervous breakdown. Buenos Aires Governor Daniel Scioli was also at the site, accompanying her.

  • 01/09/2011 | Argentina

    Incidents occur during Candela march in Hurlingham

    Hurlingham residents who were clamoring for justice in the Candela Rodríguez’s murder case and marched towards the local town square clashed with Deputy Police Chief Hugo Matzkin as he tried to address the crowd. People were seen hurling eggs and stones at the windows of the Police Station, before Infantry officials were deployed in front of it.

  • 02/09/2011 | Argentina

    'Public security policies are a complete failure,' De Narváez

    The Social Development Union’s (UDESO) candidate for Buenos Aires governor, Francisco De Narváez deemed public security policies to be “a complete failure” in the area of Buenos Aires province, whilst harshly criticising incumbent province Governor Daniel Scioli, for the way he handled the crime investigation into the whereabouts of Candela Rodríguez.

  • 06/09/2011 | Argentina

    Judge ratifies arrests of five suspects in Candela case

    The judge handling Candela Rodríguez’s case ratified the detention of five people involved in the kidnap and murder of the 11-year-old girl.

  • 06/09/2011 | World

    At least two dead in Nevada mass shooting

    A gunman opened fire at an IHOP restaurant in Carson City, Nevada today, killing one person and wounding some 10 others before taking his own life, authorities said.

  • 10/09/2011 | World

    Uneasiness invades New York on eve of 9/11

    By Adrián Royo Caldiz -From NYC-
    On the eve of the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, New York has become a police stronghold in which anyone is a suspect.

  • 14/09/2011 | World

    New York life slowly going back to normal

    By Adrián Royo Caldiz, from NYC.-
    New Yorkers gave a sigh of relief as many of the checkpoints put in place by the police in order to check for suspicious vehicles had been lifted. As the high threat level slowly moves away, security measures were gradually scaled back and would continue to decrease.

  • 16/09/2011 | World

    UK police want paper to reveal phone-hacking sources

    British police are seeking an "unprecedented" court order to force the newspaper that led the coverage of a phone-hacking scandal engulfing Rupert Murdoch's News Corp empire to reveal its sources, the paper said.

  • 02/10/2011 | World

    Anti-Wall Street protesters vow to keep up fight

    Anti-Wall Street protesters vowed to keep up their fight despite the arrests of more than 700 people the previous day for blocking traffic lanes on the Brooklyn Bridge in an unauthorized protest.

  • 02/09/2011 | World

    Police find bomb at IKEA store in Prague

    Czech police defused an explosive package at an IKEA furniture store in Prague, in the latest in a series of attempted attacks on the Swedish group's outlets around Europe.

  • 05/09/2011 | World

    Scuffles disrupt Mubarak trial as police testify

    Police officers testifying at the trial of Hosni Mubarak said they were not aware of orders to shoot at protesters, as scuffles erupted inside and outside the courtroom between supporters and opponents of the ousted Egyptian president.

  • 07/07/2011 | World

    Suspect arrested in California Picasso theft

    Police have recovered a Picasso drawing stolen from a San Francisco art gallery and arrested the man suspected of taking the valuable sketch, authorities said.

  • 16/07/2011 | World

    Tunisian police fire in air to disperse rioters

    Tunisian police fired in the air and used teargas early on Sunday to disperse a crowd of about 200 people who had set fire to a police station in a suburb of the capital.

  • 17/07/2011 | World

    Britain's top policeman quits over hacking scandal

    Britain's top police chief resigned and the former head of Rupert Murdoch's UK newspaper business was arrested  over a phone-hacking scandal that is lapping at Prime Minister David Cameron's door.

  • 06/08/2011 | World

    Crowds attack police, burn cars after UK protest

    Crowds attacked riot police and set two squad cars alight in north London following a protest at the fatal shooting of a man by armed officers earlier in the week.

  • 10/03/2011 | World

    Teen in US charged for death of family hamster

    A US teenager has been charged with a felony, and could face a two-year prison sentence if convicted, for killing her family's pet hamster, authorities said.

  • 10/03/2011 | World

    Saudi protest dispersed by police, shots heard

    Saudi police dispersed a protest by a Shi'ite minority in the OPEC member's oil-producing Eastern province with one to four people wounded as shots were heard, witnesses said.

  • 05/02/2011 | World

    Two dead after Tunisian police fire at protesters

    At least two people were killed and 17 others were wounded in northern Tunisia after police opened fire to quell protesters who threw fire bombs and stones at a police station, an interior ministry source said.

  • 05/02/2011 | World

    Police avert clashes at anti-Islamist rally

    About 1,500 far-right protesters marched through the centre of Luton to rally against "militant Islam," requiring a heavy police presence to avert clashes with 1,000 anti-fascist demonstrators.

  • 29/01/2011 | World

    Egyptians spurned Mubarak speech and stepped up protest

    President Hosni Mubarak clung to power, replacing his cabinet in an effort to appease angry Egyptians who demonstrated in their tens of thousands to demand an end to his 30-year rule.

  • 07/01/2011 | World

    Terrorism threat level unchanged, London police

    Britain has not raised its national terrorism threat level nor a separate threat gauge for airports and railway terminals, police said after reports that security had been stepped up at transport hubs.

  • 28/02/2014 | World

    1,000 detained in China over baby trafficking

    Chinese police have detained 1,094 people and rescued 382 infants in a nationwide crackdown on four online baby trafficking rings, state media has said, as criminals prey on citizens yearning to escape strict population curbs.

  • 18/10/2013 | World

    Thousands march for Morsi across Egypt; policeman killed in Sinai

    Thousands of supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi protested across Egypt, shouting slogans against army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who ousted him on July 3.

  • 25/02/2014 | World

    Turkish police fire tear gas to break up protest

    Turkish riot police fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse several hundred people protesting against the government at an Ankara university today ahead of the opening of a highway in the city.

  • 12/04/2013 | World

    Two wounded in shooting at Virginia community college: police

    Two women were wounded in a shooting at a campus of New River Community College in Christiansburg, in southwestern Virginia, and the suspected shooter is in custody, police said.

  • 11/11/2013 | World

    Four dead, one wounded in Brooklyn shooting

    A man shot dead three people and wounded a fourth before killing himself in a shooting spree in Brooklyn, New York police said today.

  • 30/11/2013 | World

    At least 1 killed, victims trapped as police helicopter crashes into Scotland pub

    At least one person was killed and 32 injured when a police helicopter crashed into the roof of a packed Glasgow pub, trapping many inside in choking dust and debris.

  • 27/12/2013 | World

    Clashes across Egypt leave four dead

    Muslim Brotherhood supporters and police clashed across Egypt today, leaving at least four dead in protests after the army-backed government declared the group a terrorist organization.

  • 07/05/2013 | World

    Authorities tried earlier to visit house where Ohio women found

    As three Cleveland women reunited with their families after vanishing for about a decade in their own neighborhood, police scoured the house they escaped from for clues on how they could be held captive for so long with no one noticing.

  • 08/05/2013 | World

    Ariel Castro charged in Cleveland kidnapping and raping

    Cleveland resident Ariel Castro was charged with kidnapping and raping three women who were rescued from his house on Monday after nearly a decade in captivity.

  • 31/05/2013 | World

    Turkish anti-government protesters clash with police

    Anti-government protesters in central Istanbul were occupying a park today and clashed with the police who fired tear gas and water cannon.

  • 07/06/2013 | World

    Putin orders crackdown on Islamists, police detain 300

    Russian police rounded up 300 people at a Muslim prayer room in Moscow after President Vladimir Putin ordered a crackdown on radical Islamists ahead of next year's Winter Olympics in Sochi.

  • 12/06/2013 | World

    Turkish ruling party orders protesters to leave Istanbul park

    Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party ordered protesters out of an Istanbul park, while making a limited concession in the form of an offer to hold a referendum on redevelopment plans that caused nearly two weeks of riots.

  • 12/06/2013 | World

    Turkish protesters party in square despite ruling party call

    Hundreds of anti-government demonstrators chanted and sang in Istanbul's Taksim Square early, defying an order to end almost two weeks of protests against Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan.

  • 16/06/2013 | World

    Turkish unions call one-day national strike

    Two Turkish union federations said they would stage a one-day nationwide strike on Monday in protest at the forced eviction by riot police of hundreds of anti-government demonstrators from an Istanbul park.

  • 08/07/2013 | World

    Turkish police use water cannon to disperse protest in Istanbul

    Turkish police used water cannon to disperse protesters who tried to defy a closure order and enter an Istanbul park that was the centre of protests against Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan last month.

  • 09/07/2013 | World

    Police open criminal probe into Canadian blast, say terrorism unlikely

    Canadian police said they had opened a criminal probe into Saturday's fatal fuel train blast in the town of Lac-Megantic, an explosion they said was unlikely to have been caused by terrorism.

  • 13/07/2013 | World

    32 police injured, 20 arrests in Northern Ireland Orange clashes

    More than 32 police officers were injured and over 20 people arrested during overnight violence around traditional Orange Day parades in Northern Ireland, authorities said.

  • 16/07/2013 | World

    Turkish police arrest 30 over anti-government protests

    Turkish police arrested about 30 people in Istanbul today after briefly detaining more than 1,000 in a widening crackdown after weeks of violent anti-government protests, lawyers and local media reports said.

  • 19/07/2013 | World

    Police focus on cooking oil container in Indian mass poisoning case

    Indian police suspect that India's worst outbreak of mass food poisoning in years was caused by cooking oil that had been kept in a container previously used to store pesticide, the magistrate overseeing the investigation said.

  • 08/02/2013 | World

    Car bombs in Shi'ite areas of Iraq kill 31

    Four car bombs killed at least 31 people at street markets in Iraq today, police and medics said, as sectarian violence grows ahead of provincial elections in April.

  • 11/02/2013 | World

    LA Police chase 600 clues in hunt for ex-cop wanted in murders

    Detectives in Los Angeles were following up on some 600 clues to the whereabouts of an ex-police officer suspected of killing three people, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesman said, the day after a $1 million reward was posted for information regarding the fugitive's whereabouts.

  • 19/02/2013 | World

    Robbers pull off huge diamond heist at Brussels airport

    Robbers dressed as police and armed with machineguns have stolen 120 parcels of diamonds worth millions of dollars from the runway of Brussels Airport in one of the biggest heists the industry has seen.

  • 04/03/2013 | World

    Holy smokes! 'Batman' nabs suspect for British police

    A mystery man dressed as Batman demonstrated the same crime-fighting skills as the caped crusader when he handed over a suspect wanted for burglary in Britain.

  • 10/01/2013 | World

    Car explodes in Tel Aviv, several injured

    A car exploded near a bus in Tel Aviv today, injuring several people. Police suspect it was an attempt to kill an alleged criminal kingpin.

  • 14/12/2012 | World

    Adam Lanza, the alleged shooter

    A 20-year-old gunned man entered to an elementary school in Connecticut, killing at least 27 people, including 20 children, according to the State Police.

  • 15/12/2012 | World

    Thousands protest against Putin rule in Moscow

    Russian riot police detained four opposition leaders and broke up a crowd of about 2,000 people who went ahead with a banned rally today to demand an end to Vladimir Putin's 13-year rule.

  • 22/01/2013 | World

    Three injured in shooting at Texas college, police says

    Three people were injured at a college near Houston, Texas after shooting broke out between two people on the campus, police said.

  • 06/12/2012 | World

    Greek police clash with youths over 2008 shooting

    Greek police fired tear gas at youths hurling petrol bombs and stones in Athens today after a peaceful march to mark the 2008 police killing of a teenager that sparked the country's worst riots in decades.

  • 13/10/2012 | World

    S.Africa police and protesters clash near mine shaft

    South African police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters hurling petrol bombs after a march on an Anglo American Platinum mine turned violent overnight, the latest sign of festering labour unrest.

  • 05/11/2012 | World

    Police seize assets in Italy fashion group tax probe

    Italian police have seized assets worth 65 million euros ($83.5 million) in a tax probe involving the 5.3 billion euro sale of fashion houses Hugo Boss and Valentino in 2007.

  • 11/11/2012 | World

    Polish police clash with protesters on national holiday

    Riot police in the Polish capital used truncheons and rubber bullets today to break up a crowd of right-wing extremists who pelted them with firecrackers and lumps of concrete at a parade to mark the national holiday.

  • 28/11/2012 | World

    Violent crime takes a holiday in New York City

    New York City passed a day without a single report of a person being shot, stabbed or subject to other sorts of violent crime for the first time in recent memory, police said on Wednesday.

  • 04/10/2012 | World

    Greek police clash with protesting shipyard workers

    Greek police clashed with protesting shipyard workers who stormed the Defence Ministry complex in Athens demanding back pay that they said they were owed.

  • 28/06/2012 | World

    WikiLeaks' Assange defiant over UK police request

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said it was almost certain he would not leave his embassy refuge on Friday to enter a British police station as part of his extradition process to be questioned in Sweden about sex-crime allegations.

  • 25/09/2012 | World

    Protesters clash with police in Madrid

    Protesters clashed with police in Spain's capital as the government prepares a new round of unpopular austerity measures for the 2013 budget that will be announced on Thursday.

  • 15/09/2012 | World

    Afghan policeman kills two NATO soldiers

    An Afghan policeman killed two soldiers from the NATO-led force in southern Afghanistan on Saturday before he was himself shot dead, security and coalition officials said.

  • 08/09/2012 | World

    Police start searching house of Britons shot dead in French Alps

    French and British police began searching the house today of a British man shot dead in the French Alps with his wife and another woman and a state prosecutor said the man's brother would be officially questioned as part of the investigations.

  • 03/09/2012 | World

    Nine police hurt in more N.Ireland sectarian riots

    Police in Northern Ireland fired plastic bullets and water cannon on rioters in a second night of sectarian clashes between Catholics and Protestants that left nine police officers injured.

  • 05/09/2012 | World

    N.Irish leaders hold crisis talks to halt rioting

    Northern Ireland's first and deputy first ministers held crisis talks with politicians and leaders of the pro-British Orange Order in a bid to stop the sectarian violence which has engulfed Belfast over the last three days.

  • 11/07/2012 | World

    Spanish police clash with protesting miners

    Police fired rubber bullets at protesting miners, injuring several people, during a demonstration against slashes in coal subsidies aimed at trimming the budget deficit of the euro zone's fourth largest economy.

  • 14/08/2012 | World

    French youths fire on police in overnight clashes

    About 100 French youths clashed with police overnight, shooting at police, torching cars, a leisure centre and a nursery school in the northern city of Amiens, a government official said.

  • 16/08/2012 | World

    Breivik report forces Norway police chief to quit

    Norway's police chief resigned, days after an independent commission found that police could have prevented all or part of a bombing and shooting spree by far-right militant Anders Behring Breivik that killed 77 people.

  • 03/06/2012 | World

    Toronto police say they know who mall shooter is

    Toronto police said on Sunday they think they know the identity of the shooter who killed one person and wounded six others on Saturday in a rare outburst of major violence at the city's main downtown mall.

  • 06/06/2012 | World

    Italy holds suspect for school bombing

    Italian police took into custody a 68-year-old man for last month's bombing in front of a school that killed a 16-year-old girl and wounded 10 others.

  • 20/05/2012 | World

    Police, protesters clash in Chicago as NATO summit opens

    Baton-swinging police officers clashed with anti-war protesters at the start of the NATO summit, beating some and dragging others away.

  • 02/05/2012 | World

    Egypt clashes over army rule leave up to 11 dead

    Eleven people were killed in Cairo, medics said, when armed men attacked protesters demanding an end to army rule, prompting several candidates to suspend presidential campaigns and heightening doubts on the transition to democracy.

  • 04/04/2012 | World

    Ex-student charged with murder in California shooting rampage

    A former nursing student was charged with murder and attempted murder over a shooting rampage that left seven people dead and three others wounded this week at a small, Christian college in California that had expelled him.

  • 21/04/2012 | World

    Two trains crash head-on in Amsterdam, 125 injured

    Almost 125 people were injured, many seriously, when two Dutch commuter trains crashed head-on in Amsterdam on Saturday, police said.

  • 27/04/2012 | World

    Man arrested after siege, hostage situation in Central London

    Police reported that a man has been arrested following what is thought to have been a hostage situation on Tottenham Court Road, Central London.

  • 03/04/2012 | World

    Accused Oakland gunman targeted administrator, classmates

    A former student suspected of opening fire at a small Christian college in California, killing seven people and wounding three, was targeting a school administrator and former classmates who he felt had treated him unfairly, police said.

  • 31/03/2012 | World

    Bombs kill 9, wound at least 70 in Thai Muslim south

    Nine people died and at least 70 were injured in a series of bomb explosions today in Thailand's Muslim south, the latest in a wave of violence blamed on separatists in a region bordering Malaysia, police and officials said.

  • 02/04/2012 | World

    Gunman kills at least 7 at Oakland college, other wounded

    A gunman opened fire at a private Christian college in Oakland, California on Monday, killing at least seven people and wounding three others before a suspect, reportedly a former student, was taken into custody, authorities said.

  • 05/12/2011 | World

    Thousands protest against Putin after Russia vote

    Several thousand protesters took to the streets to demand an end to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's 12-year rule after voters cut his party's parliamentary majority in an election that was condemned as unfair by European monitors.

  • 19/03/2012 | World

    New York City police tighten security at Jewish sites

    New York police ramped up security at synagogues and other Jewish institutions citywide following the deadly attack on a Jewish school in Toulouse, France.

  • 22/02/2012 | World

    Greece pores over bailout laws amid protests

    Trade unionists, communists and pensioners angry at punishing spending cuts in Greece marched through central Athens as lawmakers set to work on legislation needed to secure payment of a second bailout for the debt-laden country.

  • 13/01/2012 | World

    Egyptians, military police clash at nuclear power site

    Over a dozen people were wounded when military police tried to disperse hundreds of Egyptian protesters demanding the relocation of a state nuclear power project.

  • 29/01/2012 | World

    Arrests in Oakland protests rise to more than 400

    More than 400 anti-Wall Street protesters were arrested in Oakland during a night of skirmishes in which police fired tear gas and bean bag projectiles, the city said on Sunday, marking one of the biggest mass arrests since nationwide economic protests began last year.

  • 05/02/2012 | World

    US police clear DC Occupy site, protesters look to a new day

    US police officers cleared tents from an "Occupy" protest site in downtown Washington, but demonstrators said even without the camp they would continue to fight for economic equality and other issues.

  • 30/11/2011 | World

    Police take down Occupy LA camp, arrest nearly 300

    Police in riot gear and biohazard suits removed anti-Wall Street activists from their camp around Los Angeles City Hall, arresting nearly 300 people and fencing off the area.

  • 26/12/2011 | World

    Teen stabbed to death on London's packed Oxford St

    An 18-year-old was stabbed to death in front of horrified shoppers during a fight between two groups of youths on London's Oxford Street, one of Europe's busiest retail districts which was packed with thousands of bargain hunters.

  • 02/01/2012 | World

    Hackers target emails of UK's Gordon Brown

    British police have found evidence that private investigators working for newspapers hacked into the email account of former Prime Minister Gordon Brown while he was finance minister, The Independent newspaper reported.

  • 04/01/2012 | World

    Bonnie and Clyde's guns up for auction in Missouri

    A Tommy gun and a shotgun seized in a police shootout with gangsters Bonnie and Clyde in 1933 are headed for the auction block.

  • 18/12/2011 | World

    Security forces, protesters clash again in Cairo

    Protesters and security forces fought in Cairo today, the third day of clashes that have killed 10 people and exposed rifts over the army's role as it manages Egypt's promised transition from military to civilian rule.

  • 06/12/2011 | World

    Russian police crack down on anti-Putin protests

    Hundreds of people demanded an end to Vladimir Putin's 12-year rule in protests in Russia's two largest cities, despite a crackdown by riot police and spoiling tactics by pro-Kremlin youth.

  • 07/12/2011 | World

    San Francisco police dismantle protest camp

    Police dismantled a tent city of Occupy protesters in downtown San Francisco, arresting more than 50 people as they shut down the largest remaining Occupy encampment on the West Coast.

  • 07/12/2011 | World

    Russian police block new anti-Putin rally

    Plans for big new protests against Vladimir Putin fizzled after a show of force by Russian police who have detained more than 1,000 people in a crackdown since a parliamentary election dismissed by Kremlin foes as a fraud.

  • 23/11/2011 | World

    Police clear Occupy Toronto with few detentions

    City workers dismantled tents and cleared debris from a downtown park as part of a restrained, daylong operation by police to peacefully end a five-week encampment by Occupy Toronto protesters.

  • 19/11/2011 | World

    Four police officers stabbed in London

    Four police officers were stabbed as they tried to detain a man after a disturbance in north London, Scotland Yard said on Saturday.

  • 05/11/2011 | World

    Northeast Nigeria militant attacks kill at least 65

    At least 65 people were killed in the northeast Nigerian city of Damaturu, an aid agency said today, after Islamist insurgents bombed churches, mosques and police stations and fought hours of gun battles with police.

  • 14/11/2011 | World

    Police close down Occupy Oakland protest camp

    Police moved in and cleared out anti-Wall Street protesters from Oakland's City Hall plaza, arresting 32 people but avoiding the sort of clashes that marked a previous attempt to shut down the Occupy Oakland camp.

  • 15/12/2010 | World

    Greek protesters hurl firebombs, clash with police

    Greek police fired teargas at protesters who threw petrol bombs at two luxury hotels in the central Syntagma square outside parliament, setting the balcony of one hotel on fire.

  • 25/10/2011 | World

    Police arrest 85 in Oakland, break-up protest camp

    Police arrested at least 85 people and cleared a camp used by anti-Wall Street protesters near the Oakland, California, city hall, a city spokeswoman said.

  • 27/10/2011 | World

    Rain, raid fears raise tension at NY Occupy Wall St

    Cold, wind, rain and fear of a police raid put New York's Occupy Wall Street protesters on edge, sparking conflicts at the 6-week-old camp over even the most mundane points of park life.

  • 25/11/2011 | Latin America

    Peru police break up protest at Newmont mine

    Peruvian police fired tear gas to break up a protest at Newmont Mining Corp's proposed $4.8 billion Conga gold mine as the government tried to mediate a bitter environmental dispute over the project.

  • 03/12/2011 | Latin America

    Brazil: 36 dead and 11 injured after two trucks and bus crash in Bahía

    Thirty-six people died today and eleven were injured after a two trucks and a bus crashed in the Brazilian city of Milagres, in Bahía province, Brazil’s Federal Transport Police informed. The bus was carrying illegal workers, which was making it harder for officials to identify bodies.

  • 09/02/2012 | Latin America

    Striking police vacate protest site in Bahia

    Hundreds of striking police officers ended their 10-day occupation of a state assembly house in Brazil's third-biggest city, easing tensions in a walkout that unleashed a bloody crime wave and threatened upcoming carnival celebrations.

  • 10/02/2012 | Latin America

    Brazil police strike spreads to Rio before carnival

    Brazil stood ready to deploy troops on the streets of Rio de Janeiro on Friday, as a strike by the state's police force threatened to disrupt upcoming carnival festivities and raised new questions about security before the 2014 World Cup.

  • 11/02/2012 | Latin America

    Mexico picks first female chief of federal police

    Mexico has for the first time appointed a woman to head the federal police, which is under pressure to bring the country's powerful drug cartels to heel.

  • 26/03/2012 | Latin America

    Colombian troops kill 35 rebels in new blow to FARC

    Colombian troops killed 35 leftist FARC rebels in a remote jungle region, President Juan Manuel Santos said, the second blow to the drug-funded group in less than a week.

  • 29/03/2012 | Latin America

    Thirteen killed in Honduras prison fight

    At least 13 people were killed in a prison fight in northern Honduras, spotlighting the country's dysfunctional prison system just weeks after a fire in a different jail killed more than 300 inmates.

  • 27/06/2012 | Latin America

    Bolivian police end rebellion after pay deal reached

    Bolivia's police ended a violent mutiny and went back to work today after reaching an accord with government ministers and the police leadership on pay and disciplinary rules, satisfying lower-ranking officers who had rejected a previous deal.


  • 24/06/2012 | Latin America

    Evo Morales rules out troops as Bolivian police rebel

    Bolivia's left-wing president, Evo Morales, accused political rivals of being behind a violent three-day uprising by police over wages but said he would not deploy troops to restore order.

  • 19/08/2012 | Latin America

    Mexico replaces all police at capital airport after shooting

    Mexico's federal police agency has replaced all 348 officers at the capital's international airport almost two months after police there shot dead three of their fellow officers in an alleged drug related killing.

  • 10/09/2012 | Latin America

    Mexican police find 16 bodies dumped in vehicle

    Police found the bodies of 16 men dumped in a vehicle in the southwestern Mexican state of Guerrero, one of the areas worst hit by feuding between drug gangs.

  • 24/09/2012 | Latin America

    Mexico arrests 35 police for suspected links to drug gang

    The Mexican navy has arrested 35 members of the federal police force on suspicion of working for one of the country's most notorious drug gangs, the Zetas.

  • 04/12/2012 | Latin America

    Rio arrests 63 police in corruption crackdown

    Investigators in Rio de Janeiro arrested 63 police officers and 11 alleged drug traffickers today after a year-long bribery probe and ongoing efforts to stamp out police corruption ahead of the World Cup in 2014 and Summer Olympics in 2016.

  • 22/10/2012 | Latin America

    Brazil police arrest ex-chief of bankrupt Cruzeiro do Sul bank

    Police in Sao Paulo said they had arrested the former head of bankrupt Brazilian lender Banco Cruzeiro do Sul on charges of money laundering and crimes against the country's financial system and capital markets.

  • 17/12/2012 | Latin America

    Mexico's new president outlines nuanced fight against violence

    Mexico's new president today unveiled his strategy to curb drug-related violence that blighted the rule of his predecessor, announcing special units to combat kidnapping and extortion and promising to focus more on crime prevention.

  • 12/12/2012 | Latin America

    Honduras ousts high court judges after ruling on police purge

    Honduran lawmakers dismissed four Supreme Court judges who had declared unconstitutional a law designed to purge the country's police of corruption, deepening a conflict between the ruling party and the court.

  • 02/02/2013 | Latin America

    Colombia's FARC to free 3 kidnapped members of security forces

    Colombia's FARC rebels today admitted to holding two police patrolmen and a soldier it seized last week and pledged to free them in an apparent goodwill gesture at the end of a tense week of peace negotiations with the government.

  • 02/10/2013 | Latin America

    Brazilian police stop Indigenous People from storming Congress

    Brazilian police used pepper spray to stop hundreds of protesting Indigenous People from storming Congress, clamping down on the second day of indigenous rights marches.

  • 30/03/2014 | Latin America

    Brazilian police, soldiers occupy Rio favela

    Brazilian police backed by troops occupied a massive favela next to Rio de Janeiro's international airport without firing a shot to secure one of the city's most violent neighborhoods long run by drug dealers.

  • 23/03/2014 | Latin America

    Venezuela prosecutor sees police 'excesses' in protest crackdown

    Venezuela's top state prosecutor has affirmed that security forces had committed "excesses" in breaking up nearly two months of opposition protests against the government of President Nicolas Maduro that have left at least 34 dead.

  • 11/02/2011 | Latin America

    Brazil arrests 35 in swoop on Río police corruption

    At least 35 people, mostly Río de Janeiro police officers, were arrested on suspicion of colluding with drug gangs as the Brazilian city attempts to clean itself up before hosting the 2014 World Cup and the Olympic Games two years later.

  • 25/06/2011 | Latin America

    Peru protesters shut airport after deadly clash

    Thousands of protesters opposed to mining and energy projects in southern Peru took over a commercial airport, officials said, as the government struggled to restore calm a day after five died in a clash with police.

  • 15/02/2011 | Latin America

    Río police chief quits amid corruption scandal

    The head of Río de Janeiro's state's civil police quit, becoming the latest victim of a drugs and corruption scandal that has convulsed the police in Brazil's second city.

  • 10/04/2014 | Latin America

    Venezuela unrest death toll up to 40

    Underlying the gravity of the crisis in Venezuela, authorities said today that a policeman was shot dead in western Barquisimeto city while dispersing a demonstration.

  • 02/07/2011 | Latin America

    Puerto Rico's police chief resigns as crime soars

    Puerto Rico's top police official resigned as the US Caribbean territory battles a crime wave with killings on pace to set a record this year.

  • 27/09/2011 | Latin America

    Bolivia defence minister quits over police raid

    Bolivia's defence minister resigned to protest a police crackdown on anti-highway demonstrators, heaping pressure on President Evo Morales over his handling of the unrest.

  • 27/09/2011 | Latin America

    Bolivia gov't minister quits over police crack down

    Bolivia's interior minister resigned as leftist President Evo Morales tries to limit political damage from a police crackdown on protesters opposed to the construction of a road through the Amazon.

  • 27/06/2011 | Sports

    Police investigates River Plate stadium after yesterday's incidents

    One day after River Plate’s relegation and its subsequent riots, the Federal Police conducted an investigation at the Monumental stadium. District Attorney Gustavo Galante ratified his decision to shut it down as a preventive measure and in order to run an investigation and collect evidence that might help identify those involved in the incidents. 

  • 23/06/2011 | Sports

    Fans allowed at River-Belgrano playoff

    Authorities allowed the presence of fans for Sunday’s playoff second leg between River Plate and Belgrano to be held at the Monumental Stadium, and there will be 2,500 policemen to watch over the area.

  • 20/01/2013 | Sports

    Rosario derby suspended after hooligans clash with police

    The derby between Rosario Central and Newell’s Old Boys, originally scheduled for 8 pm in Rosario, was suspended by the provincial Ministry of Security after hooligans clashed with the police, leaving an officer seriously injured.

  • 12/12/2012 | Sports

    Incidents after Boca fans' march

    Boca Juniors fans clashed with the police in front of the Obelisk, in Buenos Aires City, at the end of the celebration of the team's "Global Fan Day."

  • 13/12/2012 | Sports

    Violence mars World Cup hosts Brazil's image

    As soon as the referee blows the final whistle he is surrounded by riot police on the pitch who stop players, coaches and even reporters from getting close enough to question or criticise his performance.

  • 19/04/2012 | Sports

    Unrest simmers ahead of Bahrain Grand Prix

    Bahrain riot police fired tear gas and stun grenades at anti-government activists and members of the Force India race team were caught up in a petrol bomb incident as unrest simmered ahead of this weekend's Formula One Grand Prix.

  • 14/05/2012 | Sports

    Scandal: Caruso detained after fight with Madelón's ex assistant

    San Lorenzo's coach Ricardo Caruso Lombardi was attacked by Fabián García, assistant of the former coach of the team Leonardo Madelón, who was enraged after the critics he received during a radio show.

  • 12/05/2012 | Sports

    Bahrain protesters clash with police outside capital

    Pro-democracy protesters burned tyres and clashed with police in Bahrain today to demand the release of opposition leaders and rights activists, one of whom has been on a three-month hunger strike, residents said.

  • 19/12/2011 | Sports

    Italy police arrest 17 over soccer match fixing

    Seventeen people, including former Atalanta captain and Italy midfielder Cristiano Doni, were arrested in connection with a match fixing and betting scandal, police said.

  • 13/02/2012 | Arts and Media

    'Houston found underwater, unconscious in tub'

    Pop star Whitney Houston was found "underwater and apparently unconscious" when she was discovered in a Beverly Hills hotel room bathtub, police said.

  • 26/03/2012 | Arts and Media

    Bobby Brown arrested for driving under the influence

    Singer Bobby Brown, the ex-husband of late singer Whitney Houston, was arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of driving under the influence, police said.

  • 28/01/2013 | Arts and Media

    Chris Brown to be questioned over alleged punch

    R&B singer Chris Brown will be questioned as part of an investigation into allegations that he punched a man during a fight over a parking space in West Hollywood, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

  • 11/03/2013 | Arts and Media

    Police failings over BBC's Savile exposed in UK report

    British police made numerous mistakes that let the late BBC TV presenter Jimmy Savile get away with unprecedented numbers of sex attacks over six decades, and such failings could be repeated, a report by inspectors said today.

  • 05/12/2012 | Arts and Media

    BBC presenter charged with indecent assaults

    A veteran BBC TV and radio presenter was charged with three counts of indecent assault by British police, the latest high-profile figure to be questioned since a sex scandal erupted at Britain's publicly funded broadcaster.

  • 16/06/2011 | Arts and Media

    NY police to investigate Tupac robbery confession

    New York police are investigating an online posting from a man who claims to have shot the late rapper Tupac Shakur during a robbery attempt in 1994, a police spokesman said.

  • 05/04/2011 | Arts and Media

    Police drummer and Monty Python comic turn to opera

    Police drummer Stewart Copeland and Monty Python star Terry Jones are the unlikely pair in a new operatic double bill which opens in London on Friday.

  • 11/01/2011 | Arts and Media

    Homeless man with ‘golden voice’ questioned by police

    A homeless former radio announcer who became a YouTube sensation for his "golden voice" has been questioned by police after a disturbance at his Hollywood hotel.

  • 01/02/2014 | Arts and Media

    Justin Bieber released after drug scandal

    Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber has been allowed re-entry into the United States after a brief detention during which US Customs officials used drug-sniffing dogs to search his private jet, according to a US law enforcement source briefed on the incident.

  • 25/01/2014 | Arts and Media

    US police officers suspended for escorting Justin Bieber

    Three Florida police officers have been suspended for giving Justin Bieber an unauthorized escort from a Miami area airport, days before his arrest for drunk driving after he was caught drag racing.

  • 14/01/2014 | Arts and Media

    Police raid Justin Bieber's home in LA

    Police searched teen pop star Justin Bieber's California home in a vandalism investigation, and while the Canadian singer was neither arrested nor exonerated, a man at the house was arrested for drug possession, the Los Angeles County Sheriff said.

  • 04/12/2013 | Multimedia

    Violence in Córdoba's supermarkets: video

    The Córdoba crisis has led so far to one dead, at least 60 injured -including 13 people who received gunshots-, and more than 50 arrested, following the looting that spread after the provincial police launched a sit-in at the Preventive Action Command headquarters in demand for salary hikes.

  • 04/04/2014 | Multimedia

    Foreign journalists shot by Afghanistan police: one killed

    A veteran Associated Press photographer who had covered wars around the world was shot dead and another reporter was wounded when an Afghan policeman opened fire on them in eastern Afghanistan, the news agency said.

  • 04/02/2011 | Editorial English

    Hectic twits

    Regardless of the accuracy (or not) of Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman’s charges that City Mayor Mauricio Macri’s new Metropolitan Police is being trained in torture techniques...

  • 29/04/2011 | In Depth - The Royal Wedding

    UK police make 55 arrests around royal wedding

    British police arrested 55 people in London for a range of mostly minor offences as the force mounted one of the biggest security operations ever seen in the capital around the royal wedding.

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