A women’s jail in Colombia is giving inmates the chance to work as chefs and waitresses at an on-site restaurant. For the prisoners, it’s an opportunity to turn their lives around. For every day they work, a day is shaved off their sentence.
Mexican authorities have arrested Zetas drug lord Jose Maria Guizar Valencia. Under his command, the Zetas killed "an untold number of Guatemalan civilians," according to US officials.
Colombia's government and the FARC rebel group have signed a historic peace accord to end a five-decade war that has killed around 220,000 people. President Santos hailed the agreement as a 'new dawn for Colombia.'
Colombia teems with birds, but until recently fighting between the government and guerilla groups scared visitors away. Now, former war zones are fast becoming bird-watching hotspots. And that could help preserve them.
Speaking in Ostia, a suburb of Rome, Francis urged residents to stop the silence that has terrorized the community. The town is home to the infamous Spada crime family.
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