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U.S. and Mexico to set up joint team to fight drug cartels

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CHICAGO U.S. and Mexican law enforcement authorities will set up a joint team based in Chicago targeting the leaders and finances of drug cartels that ship opioids into the United States, aiming to stanch a spike in overdose deaths, officials said on Wednesday. | Video


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Police choppers thump over Mexico City as drug crime rises

MEXICO CITY Masked police officers pointed semi-automatic rifles from a helicopter that flew low over Mexico City last week as security forces employ unprecedented heavy-handed tactics to combat a rise in levels of drug violence rarely seen in the capital.  | Video

World, Mexico Aug 10 2018

Brazil suffers record murder tally in 2017, ahead of election

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil had a record number of murders last year, with homicides rising 3.7 percent from 2016 to 63,880 according to a study released on Thursday, just months before a presidential election in which violence has become a key issue.

World, Brazil Aug 09 2018

Mexican president-elect asks Ciudad Juarez violence victims to forgive

CIUDAD JUAREZ Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's launched his first "peace forum" on Tuesday in the northern border town of Ciudad Juarez, aiming to convince victims of the region's entrenched drug war violence to embrace forgiveness.

World, Mexico Aug 07 2018

Incoming Mexican president to review U.S. security cooperation: aide

MEXICO CITY Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will review security agreements with the United States, including the $2.9 billion Merida Initiative, and wants to refocus aid to social and economic projects, a senior security aide said on Friday.

World, Mexico Aug 03 2018

Journalist gunned down in Mexican resort town

MEXICO CITY A journalist was fatally shot in the Mexican beach resort town of Playa del Carmen, state prosecutors said on Tuesday, less than a month after he complained of being beaten and threatened by local police.

World, Mexico Jul 24 2018

Pompeo meets next Mexican president, says Trump wants better ties

MEXICO CITY U.S. President Donald Trump wants to strengthen and improve ties with Mexico after "bumps in the road," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Mexico's next leader on Friday, following the leftist's landslide victory this month. | Video

World, Mexico Jul 13 2018

Mexican president-elect to launch public peace forums in August

MEXICO CITY Mexico's president-elect, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, will begin a series of "popular consultations" next month for people to discuss his proposals to fight drug crime through negotiation and amnesties, the program coordinator said.

World, Mexico Jul 12 2018

Mexico's president-elect will cancel planned U.S. helicopter order

MEXICO CITY Mexico's president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he would cancel the planned purchase of eight military helicopters from the United States as part of cost-cutting measures.

World, Mexico Jul 11 2018

Incoming Mexican president to seek negotiated peace in drug war

MEXICO CITY Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's transition team unveiled a plan on Friday to shake up the fight against crime, including reduced jail time but stiffer controls on weapons, as the country reels from a militarized drug war.

World, United Nations, Mexico Jul 07 2018

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