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Canada must not succumb to the belief that our current laws are inadequate and our freedoms too generous to offset the spectre of the lone wolf terrorist.

Juan Francisco Sáenz-Tamez, the 23-year-old head of Mexico’s Gulf Cartel, has made his first court appearance.

The attack in Ottawa has shown that terrorism, or the threat of it, is not just something we read about in other parts of the world.

Yesterday, hundreds of demonstrators protested at the Palacio de Gobierno (Government Palace) in Chilpancingo, in the Mexican state of Guerrero, demanding that the government take further action to locate the remaining 43 students that went missing on September 26.

President Obama has requested Canada’s participation in the developing coalition against terrorism in Syria and Iraq. What will be the role of Canada?

This week’s likely top stories: Canadian businessman Cy Tokmakjian is sentenced to 15 years in Cuba; Mexico searches for 58 missing students; Venezuela’s bolivar hits a new low; Peru arrests two suspects in the murder of Indigenous activists; Colombian peace negotiator Humberto de la Calle says his e-mail was hacked.

Chilean police arrested three people early yesterday morning in connection to a bomb attack carried out in a Santiago metro station last week.

An explosion at a fast food restaurant in Santiago, Chile on Monday injured 14 people and has led Chilean authorities to investigate a potential terrorist attack.

The number of reported cases of torture and ill-treatment perpetrated by Mexican security forces has skyrocketed by 600 percent in the last decade.

General Rudy Israel Ortiz Ruiz was one of five military officials involved in a helicopter crash Wednesday morning. 

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