Man With Legs Taken by Mexican Drug Cartel Cycles for Asylum
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 11/04/2013 - 10:12

In 2011, a businessman by the name of Carlos Gutiérrez fell victim to a vicious attack by drug cartels in the Mexican state of Chihuahua.

For months Gutiérrez, who lived in the northern state with his wife and two children, was being extorted by the Juárez cartel for up to $10,000 a month. He made the payments continuously, but eventually could not keep up with the high demands of the cartel members.


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Asylum Seekers at US/Mexican Borders Double
Asylum Seekers at US/Mexican Borders Double
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 08/19/2013 - 17:30

Asylum requests in the United States have more than doubled over the last three years, according to The Huffington Post.


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Central Americans Seeking Asylum Has Quadrupled in Past 5 Years
Central Americans Seeking Asylum Has Quadrupled in Past 5 Years
By Amaris Castillo | 07/18/2013 - 11:50

The number of people from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala seeking asylum in the United States has quadrupled in the past five years, Fox News Latino reports. This number comes from internal figures from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which were obtained by The Associated Press.


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Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro
Edward Snowden Files For Asylum In Venezuela
By Fox News Latino | 07/10/2013 - 14:07

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Monday that his government had received a formal asylum request from U.S. former CIA analyst Edward Snowden, who has been staying in the transit zone of Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport since June 23.

"An asylum request letter arrived" from Snowden, Maduro told reporters after meeting with Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli. Snowden, he said, "will have to decide when he will fly here."


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Edward Snowden
Snowden and 6 Other Controversial People Who’ve Found Asylum in Latin America
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/26/2013 - 14:41

Edward J. Snowden, the NSA whistleblower that came forward and confessed to leaking information regarding PRISM – a top-secret program that has direct access to Internet sites such as Google and Facebook – is now seeking asylum in Ecuador. Snowden’s decision to seek asylum in this particular Latin American country seems to stem from the fact that WikiLeaks has been assisting the 29-year-old.


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