Mexico's drug war

Maverick Mexican politician threatens status quo in election

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MONTERREY, Mexico - "One dead son, one kidnapped two-year-old daughter and 2,800 bullet holes in my truck" is no typical campaign slogan. Then again, the man who may become the first state governor in modern Mexico without a political party is no typical politician.


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Mexico gunfight kills 43 as government hits gang hard

ZAMORA, Mexico - Government security forces killed 42 suspected drug cartel henchmen and suffered one fatality in a firefight in western Mexico on Friday, an official said, one of the bloodiest shootouts in a decade of gang violence wracking the country. | Video

World, Mexico 23 May 2015

Gunfight in western Mexico kills at least 42: officials

MEXICO CITY - At least 42 people were killed on Friday in western Mexico in a gunfight between suspected gang members and security forces, two government officials said, the latest bloodshed in an area that has been plagued by violent drug gangs.

World, Mexico 22 May 2015

Sinaloa drug cartel leader 'Chino Antrax' pleads guilty

SAN DIEGO - A kingpin from Mexico's Sinaloa drugs cartel whose boasting on social media may have led to his arrest pleaded guilty to conspiracy to import tons of cocaine and marijuana on Wednesday in federal court in San Diego.

World, Mexico 20 May 2015

Gunfight in blood-soaked western Mexican state kills at least eight

MEXICO CITY - At least eight people died in a shootout between Mexican federal police and suspected gang members in the troubled western state of Jalisco, a government official said on Tuesday.

World, Mexico 19 May 2015

Fifteen people missing in Mexican state where 43 students massacred

MEXICO CITY - Fifteen people have disappeared from the violent southwestern Mexican state where 43 trainee teachers were feared massacred last year, the state attorney general's office said on Tuesday.

World, Mexico 19 May 2015

Mexico says to investigate reports of police killings

MEXICO CITY - Mexico's government said on Monday it would investigate reports that federal police killed 16 unarmed people in two attacks in January, the latest allegations to raise the specter of abuses by Mexican security forces.

World, Mexico 20 Apr 2015

Mexico says captures Juarez Cartel leader

MEXICO CITY - Mexican authorities said on Sunday they had captured a leader of the Juarez Cartel wanted by the United States government who took the helm after the organization's long-time chief was nabbed last year.

19 Apr 2015

15 state police killed in ambush in western Mexico

MEXICO CITY - Fifteen state police officers were killed in an ambush by suspected gang members in western Mexico, authorities said on Tuesday, the second major attack on security forces in less than a month in one of the country's most important states.

World, Mexico 07 Apr 2015

Asylum seekers in the West highest since Bosnia war: UNHCR

GENEVA - Wars in Syria and Iraq drove the number of people requesting asylum in industrialized countries to a 22-year high last year, the United Nations said on Thursday, appealing for Western nations to open their doors to more refugees.

World, United Nations, Syria, Iraq 26 Mar 2015
A woman holds her child during a protest in Ciudad Juarez November 1, 2011. Police arrested around 25 protesters as they were trying to put up crosses in a public area in representation of the thousands of victims of the drug war. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Drug warriors fail Ciudad Juarez

Official corruption at all levels has fanned violence in Ciudad Juarez, with local and federal police and soldiers complicit in, or actually committing, many crimes.  Full Article 

BATTLES ON U.S.-MEXICO BORDER

HIGH-TECH WAR

MEXICO DRUG WAR IN PICTURES

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The bodies of Mexico

As the drug war rages, bodies pile up on the streets of Mexico.  Slideshow