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.
The government insists casinos as part of "integrated resorts" will create jobs and attract tourists. Opponents say they will encourage gambling addiction and strengthen underworld gangs. Julian Ryall reports.
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.'
Jesus Alfredo Guzman, a son of the jailed drug lord "El Chapo" has been kidnapped, raising fears of a war between narcotics gangs. Guzman's father is the boss of the powerful Sinaloa cartel.
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