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Mexico's drug war

In blustery call, Trump pressured Mexico on border wall payment

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WASHINGTON President Donald Trump pressured the Mexican president to stop voicing opposition in public to his plan to have Mexico pay for a border wall, according to transcripts of phone calls published on Thursday that gave an insight into Trump's attempts to influence foreign leaders in his first days in office.


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Factbox: Highlights of Trump's calls with leaders of Mexico, Australia

WASHINGTON Shortly after his inauguration, U.S. President Donald Trump urged Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto to stop saying Mexico would not pay for a border wall, according to a transcript of a call between the two leaders published by the Washington Post on Thursday.

Alien Donald Trump appears on Mexico City billboard

MEXICO CITY A massive image of U.S. President Donald Trump as an alien intruder now towers above one of the busiest roads in Mexico City urging motorists to "Make America Great Again."

Mexico must pay police much more to end violence: presidential candidate

MEXICO CITY Mexico must significantly improve police pay and conditions to end chronic drug gang violence plaguing the country, said a former foreign minister now running for the presidency.

World, Mexico Jul 27 2017

Five killed in Mexico City shootings

MEXICO CITY Five people were killed and nearly a dozen injured in separate shootings in Mexico City on Sunday, authorities said, adding to a growing death toll in the capital which has largely been spared the criminal violence plaguing the country.

World, Mexico Jul 23 2017

Mexico City spike in crime, violence sparks fears of cartel warfare

MEXICO CITY The sight of vehicles set ablaze by cartels has mostly been confined to lawless stretches of Mexico's provinces, so the appearance of burning buses in Mexico City this week has stoked fears that the drug gangs' violence is spreading to the capital. | Video

World, Mexico Jul 22 2017

Mexico, U.S. vow to bolster joint fight against drug cartels

MEXICO CITY Mexico and the United States are seeking to forge closer ties to fight arms trafficking and organized crime, Mexico's interior minister said on Friday, as he and U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly vowed to redouble efforts to battle drug cartels.

World, Mexico Jul 07 2017

At least 28 killed in bloody Mexican prison fight

ACAPULCO, Mexico At least 28 inmates were killed when a brutal fight broke out in a prison in the Mexican Pacific resort of Acapulco on Thursday, one of the worst outbreaks of violence in the country's troubled penal system in recent years.

Jul 07 2017

At least 26 dead, hospitalized in Mexico shootout: government

MEXICO CITY At least 26 people were dead or hospitalized after a shootout in the northern Mexican border state of Chihuahua on Wednesday, the state attorney general's office said, as drug violence surges in one of Mexico's bloodiest years on record.

World, Mexico Jul 05 2017

Nineteen dead after shootouts with police in Mexico's Sinaloa state

MEXICO CITY Nineteen people were killed in Mexico's northwestern state of Sinaloa late on Friday in a run of related shootouts between police and gunmen, state authorities said.

World, Mexico Jul 01 2017
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