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Mexico's drug war

U.S. offers $10 million for information leading to Mexican drug lord's arrest

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WASHINGTON The United States on Tuesday announced a $10 million reward for information leading to the arrest of a man accused of leading Mexico's powerful Jalisco New Generation Cartel, which the Justice Department considers to be one of the five most dangerous criminal organizations in the world.


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Mexican president-elect pressures drugmakers to contain prices

MEXICO CITY Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Saturday urged pharmaceutical companies in the country to keep prices down or face losing out on government business to competitors abroad.

World, Mexico Oct 06 2018

Mexico defense chief says legalizing opium 'way out' of violence

ACAPULCO, Mexico Mexico's defense minister said on Friday legalizing opium for medicinal use could contain violence caused by drug gangs fighting over poppy fields and trafficking routes in the country's southwest.

World, Mexico Oct 06 2018

Mexico prosecutor blasts courts after ex-governor plea deal

MEXICO CITY A top Mexican prosecutor on Wednesday said judges were pushing defendants' rights too far, pointing to a recent case where prosecutors had to accept a plea deal from a disgraced former governor or risk losing in court.

World, Mexico Oct 03 2018

Mexican president-elect, Trump agree economic development can stem illegal migration

MEXICO CITY Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he and U.S. President Donald Trump spoke by telephone on Wednesday about boosting economic development in Mexico and Central America in order to stem illegal migration.

World, Mexico Oct 03 2018

In Mexico's shale patch, cartel violence scares off drillers

REYNOSA, Mexico The oil and gas fracking boom has lured scores of drillers to the Eagle Ford region of South Texas, the second largest U.S. oil patch, as new production technology opened access to billions more barrels.

Sep 26 2018

Regulate: ex-world leaders' solution to 'failed' drug war

MEXICO CITY More governments should turn away from a repressive war on drugs that has "failed" and look to proven strategies to implement regulated markets for risky substances, a group of former presidents and leaders said in a report published Monday.

Health, World Sep 24 2018

Mexican journalist murdered while leaving his home

MEXICO CITY A Mexican journalist was murdered in the southern state of Chiapas on Friday, authorities and his employer said, the latest attack against the press in one of the world's most dangerous countries for media workers.

World, Mexico Sep 21 2018

In Colombia, victims of sexual abuse speak out after peace deal

SOACHA, Colombia Yeimy sobbed with her head in her hands as she described how her husband was tied to a pole, gagged and made to watch as she was raped by four fighters from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) 12 years ago.

Sep 20 2018

Rights group accuses Mexican armed forces of unlawful killings

MEXICO CITY Mexican troops and police committed two extrajudicial killings while confronting presumed fuel thieves in the central state of Puebla in May 2017, a Mexican human rights group said on Wednesday, adding to allegations of abuse against the military.

World, Mexico Sep 19 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