Brazil: Protests against transport fare hike turns violent in Sao Paulo

A protest against an increase in public transportation fares in Brazils largest city turned violent on 8 January, as demonstrators broke bus windows and torched objects to block traffic. Police fired tear gas and hit protesters with batons to disperse the crowd of approximately 2,000 people in business capital Sao Paulo. Jan 9, 2016

Police present recaptured Mexican drug lord El Chapo to media

Mexico recaptured the worlds top drug lord Joaquin El Chapo Guzman with US help after a pre-dawn shootout on 8 January, six months after he humiliated the government with his second jaw-dropping escape from a maximum security prison. Guzman, head of the powerful Sinaloa Cartel, was presented to the media and bundled into a Marines helicopter in the evening, to be flown to the same prison from which he escaped. Jan 9, 2016