Former Miss Venezuela slain in highway robbery

/ Jan 8, 2014

Former Miss Venezuela slain in highway robbery

A former Miss Venezuela and her ex-husband were shot and killed and their 5-year-old daughter wounded when they resisted robbers by locking themselves inside their car after tire punctures disabled it on an isolated stretch of highway, police said Tuesday. The slaying of Monica Spear, ...

Brazilians wary over renewed mass beach robberies

/ Nov 25, 2013

Brazilians wary over renewed mass beach robberies

Rio de Janeiro AP With the tropical sun blazing from a near cloudless sky and waves lapping at golden sand, it seemed like a perfect day at the beach in Rio de Janeiro. Then dozens of marauding youths descended en masse, snatching beach bags and cellphones, ripping ...