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Mexico probes police in disappearance of three Italians

MEXICO CITY Mexican authorities said on Monday they are investigating whether police in the western state of Jalisco participated in the disappearance of three Italian citizens there.


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Mexico identifies remains as belonging to missing federal agents

MEXICO CITY The Mexican attorney general's office said on Sunday that human remains found last week belong to two federal agents from its organized crime unit who were last seen in an online video earlier this month that appeared to show their kidnapping.

World, Mexico Feb 18 2018

Mexico finds remains possibly belonging to law enforcement agents

MEXICO CITY The Mexican attorney general's office said on Thursday it found human remains that may belong to two law enforcement agents specializing in organized crime who recently appeared in an online video that seemed to show their kidnapping.

World, Mexico Feb 15 2018

Mexico investigates banner touting drug cartel in capital

MEXICO CITY Mexican officials said on Wednesday they were investigating a banner in Mexico City announcing a powerful drug cartel's arrival in the capital, long regarded as a safe haven from drug violence.

World, Mexico Feb 07 2018

U.S., Peru agree to keep collaborating in drugs trafficking fight

LIMA Peru's foreign minister said on Monday that she and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had agreed to keep working together to fight drug trafficking, days after President Donald Trump had threatened to curb aid to drug hotspots.

Feb 05 2018

Mexico debate swirls over 'opaque' talks with U.S. as Tillerson lands

MEXICO CITY The United States' top diplomat landed in Mexico on Thursday with debate swirling over the government's efforts to win favor with Washington and save the NAFTA pact from collapse, sparking concerns it is ceding sovereignty to its northern neighbor.

World, Mexico Feb 01 2018

Fewer killings in Philippine drug war make U.S. 'cautiously optimistic': official

MANILA The U.S. government is "cautiously optimistic" on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs after it saw a decline in "extrajudicial killings," a U.S. senior narcotics official said.

Jan 31 2018

'Put Trump in his place': nationalism awakens in Mexican presidential race

MEXICO CITY Donald Trump's habit of slapping down Mexico is feeding nationalist sentiment in the country's presidential election campaign, prompting contenders to defy him and strengthening the hand of the frontrunner, who is courting the anti-establishment vote.

World, United Nations Jan 22 2018

Mexico should study Colombia peace process, says Obrador aide

MEXICO CITY The Colombian peace process is a "good reference" for Mexico to follow to try and end years of drug violence, the security advisor of leftist presidential frontrunner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday.

World, Mexico Jan 18 2018

Mexico rights body urges probe into alleged murders by security forces

MEXICO CITY Mexico's human rights commission on Thursday urged authorities to investigate the alleged role of federal security forces in the murder of four people, three of whom were U.S. citizens, in a violent northern border state in 2014.

World, Mexico Jan 18 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