Mexico's drug war

Lack of immigration reform slows U.S.-Mexico economic growth: Mexican official

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SACRAMENTO Calif. - The growing network of cross-border ties with Mexico, including trade equaling $1 million every minute, is threatened by the lack of progress toward immigration reform in the United States, Mexico's foreign secretary said on Wednesday.


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Central America leaders to ask Obama for plan to stem child exodus

TEGUCIGALPA - Central American leaders will ask U.S. President Barack Obama to support a regional development and security plan to stem the tide of illegal child migrants to the United States at a meeting next week, a Honduran minister said on Saturday.

Politics, World 19 Jul 2014

Honduras wants 'mini-Marshall plan' for U.S. aid on migrants

TEGUCIGALPA - Honduran officials on Wednesday called for U.S. aid to Central America to reduce violence that has fueled a surge of child migration to the United States, with the foreign minister calling for a "mini-Marshall plan" to attack the broader underlying problems.

Politics, World 16 Jul 2014

Honduras wants 'mini-Marshall plan' for U.S. aid on migrants

TEGUCIGALPA - Honduran officials on Wednesday called for U.S. aid to Central America to reduce violence that has fueled a surge of child migration to the United States, with the foreign minister calling for a "mini-Marshall plan" to attack the broader underlying problems.

16 Jul 2014

Honduras president blames U.S. drug policy for migrant surge: paper

MEXICO CITY - Honduran President Juan Hernandez blamed U.S. drug policy for sparking violence in Central American countries and driving a surge of migration to the United States, according to an interview published on Monday.

14 Jul 2014

Mexico police detain alleged serial child killer

MEXICO CITY - Mexican police have detained a man who allegedly murdered four children and a woman in a small town in the center of the country, authorites said on Saturday, as statistics show a marked increased in the number of women being murdered.

World, Mexico 08 Jul 2014

World Cup police cooperation nabs Argentine 'dirty war' torturer

BRASILIA - Enhanced international police cooperation during the World Cup has led to the arrest of a fugitive wanted for torture and murder during Argentina's "dirty war" against leftists four decades ago, Brazilian authorities said on Thursday.

World, Argentina, Brazil 03 Jul 2014

Mexico arrests vigilante leader in state torn by violence

MEXICO CITY - Mexican authorities detained one of the most well-known leaders of vigilante groups that have been battling drug gangs in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, a federal official said on Friday.

Crime-ridden state poses acid test for Mexican oil reform

TAMPICO Mexico - During Mexico's first oil boom, Tampico was such a magnet for foreign capital that it became the biggest oil-exporting port in the Americas and home to grandiose architecture that inspired comparisons to Venice and New Orleans.

World, Mexico Election 25 Jun 2014

Honduran kids flee terror at home, hope for opportunity in U.S.

IXTEPEC Mexico - Driven from home by threats of gang violence and extortion and drawn to the U.S. by hopes of education and opportunity, Carlos, a 15-year-old from San Pedro Sula, Honduras, is stuck in southern Mexico, living in a shelter and trying to figure out how to get to California.

World, Mexico 25 Jun 2014
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