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Brazilian cops: 24-hour strike in World Cup cities could be just the beginning

Brazilian police demanding better conditions and more pay went on strike Wednesday, just 37 days before the country hosts the World Cup, threatening to do so again during the football extravaganza. Federal police walked off the job in several cities hosting World Cup games and in Rio, which hosts seven…

Mexican security forces seize cartel stronghold in Michoacan

Mexican federal security forces took control Tuesday of a city considered a drug cartel stronghold after heavily armed vigilantes threatened to seize the town. More than 200 soldiers and federal police swept into Apatzingan and disarmed the municipal police as part of a new effort to pacify the troubled western…