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Mexico's drug war

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

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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.


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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

Mexican official fired over bodies stored in truck says he's a scapegoat

MEXICO CITY Mexican authorities fired a forensic official on Tuesday after an outcry over the storage of some 150 bodies in a refrigerated container truck that roamed towns in Jalisco state, where morgues are filled with victims of the country's drug war. | Video

World, Mexico Sep 19 2018

Mobile morgue angers Mexicans as drug war corpses overwhelm authorities

MEXICO CITY Authorities in western Mexico swamped by mounting murders from the country's drug war have resorted to storing dozens of corpses in a refrigerated container truck that in recent days has been parked in several towns, angering residents.

World, Mexico Sep 17 2018

Five deaths in mariachi plaza shootout pose test for Mexico's new government

MEXICO CITY Five people died after a dramatic shootout at a famed Mexico City mariachi plaza, officials said on Saturday, the latest in a recent string of crimes in the capital that will soon put to the test the incoming government's new tactics to fight violence. | Video

World, Mexico Sep 15 2018

Three shot dead in Mexico City tourist hotspot, 'mariachi' gunmen flee

MEXICO CITY Gunmen with rifles and pistols killed three people on Friday and injured at least seven in a tourist plaza in downtown Mexico City, police said, adding that they were chasing three men dressed as mariachi musicians who fled on motorbikes. | Video

World, Mexico Sep 15 2018

Former Nigerian leader Obasanjo urges West African governments to decriminalize drugs

DAKAR West African governments should overhaul their drug laws to decriminalize personal use and prioritize treatment as a response to rising substance abuse in the region, former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo said on Tuesday.

Wife of top Mexican drug lord released on bail: media

MEXICO CITY Mexican authorities have released on bail the wife of one of the country's most wanted drug lords, Nemesio Oseguera, boss of the powerful Jalisco New Generation Cartel, local media reported late on Friday.

World, Mexico Sep 08 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