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Mexico president's rating hits new low after Trump victory

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MEXICO CITY Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto's approval rating has slumped to a new low since Donald Trump won the U.S. presidency last week, in part due to his invitation of the real estate tycoon to Mexico during the campaign, a poll showed on Sunday.


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Venezuelan first lady's nephews convicted in U.S. drug trial

NEW YORK Two nephews of Venezuela's first lady were found guilty on Friday on U.S. charges that they tried to carry out a multimillion-dollar drug deal to obtain a large amount of cash to help their family stay in power.

World, U.S. Nov 19 2016

Former mayor arrested over massacre in Mexican state of Coahuila

MEXICO CITY A former mayor from the northern Mexican state of Coahuila was arrested on Thursday for allegedly participating in one of the worst massacres perpetrated by the brutal Zetas cartel, the state attorney general's office said.

World, Mexico Nov 17 2016

Deaths by firearms reach record highs in Mexico: study

MEXICO CITY Murder by firearms in Mexico have hit record levels under the government of President Enrique Pena Nieto as the death toll from gang violence worsens, a study showed on Tuesday.

World, Mexico Nov 15 2016

Argentina shifts drug trafficking offensive to private ports

ROSARIO, Argentina Argentina’s government has stepped up security at the ports in its main grain exporting hub of Rosario, counting on cooperation with private terminal operators to keep drug traffickers away from a key industry.

Backs against the wall: Trump victory casts pall over Mexico

MEXICO CITY Mexico was pitched into deep uncertainty by Donald Trump's U.S. election victory on Tuesday after a bitterly divisive campaign, raising the prospect of major clashes over trade, immigration and security.

Venezuelan first lady's nephews' U.S. drug trial gets underway

NEW YORK A U.S. prosecutor on Monday told jurors that two nephews of Venezuela's first lady sought to use a presidential airport hangar to carry out a multimillion-dollar drug deal, charges that defense lawyers said would not stand up at trial.

Nov 07 2016

Dependent on migrant dollars, rural Mexico prays for Trump defeat

MOLCAXAC, Mexico In the small southern market town of Molcaxac, 650 miles (1050 km) from the U.S. border, Alicia Villa is praying to God that Republican candidate Donald Trump does not become the next president of the United States.

Jury selection begins in Venezuelan first lady's nephews' U.S. trial

NEW YORK Jury selection got underway in New York on Wednesday in the trial of two nephews of Venezuela's first lady who are facing U.S. charges that they attempted a multimillion-dollar drug deal for a large amount of cash to help their family stay in power.

World, U.S. Nov 02 2016

Turkish, Syrian men extradited to U.S. to face drug charges

U.S. prosecutors on Thursday said two men from Syria and Turkey have been extradited to face criminal charges that they tried to sell military-grade weapons to purported Mexican drug traffickers to help them ship cocaine to the United States.

World, Mexico, Turkey, Syria Oct 27 2016
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