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Mexico's drug war

Colombia urgently crafting law to allow crime gangs to surrender

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BOGOTA Colombia's government is urgently working with Congress on a law that would lay out terms of surrender for crime gangs such as the Gulf Clan, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Thursday, after the gang declared a unilateral ceasefire.


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Two-thirds of Mexicans reject amnesty for gang members: poll

MEXICO CITY Two-thirds of Mexicans reject offering an amnesty to members of criminal gangs as a way of reducing violence in the country, a poll showed on Monday, days after a top leftist presidential candidate floated the idea of exploring the step.

World, Mexico Dec 11 2017

Mexican army hit by execution finding as Senate mulls new military powers

MEXICO CITY Mexican soldiers arbitrarily executed two people after an illegal raid last year, a national rights body said on Tuesday, releasing its findings as protests disrupted a debate in the Senate over a contentious bill to give the military more powers.

World, United Nations, Mexico Dec 06 2017

U.N. rights team warns Mexico of 'crisis' in journalists' safety

MEXICO CITY The United Nations said on Monday the Mexican government is struggling to keep journalists safe and prosecute their oppressors, after officials toured regions of the country that are among the most dangerous in the world for reporters.

World, United Nations, Mexico Dec 04 2017

Mexican leftist presidential candidate vows financial crime crackdown

MEXICO CITY Mexican leftist presidential frontrunner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has pledged in his manifesto to clamp down on financial crime, and tighten money laundering, banking and tax regulations if elected next July.

World, Mexico Nov 21 2017

Mexico suffers deadliest month on record, 2017 set to be worst year

MEXICO CITY There were more murders in October in Mexico than in any month over at least 20 years, according to official data, in the latest grim milestone in 2017, a year on course to register the highest homicide tally since modern records began.

World, Mexico Nov 21 2017

Mexico report flags shortcomings in fight against corruption

MEXICO CITY The Mexican government has noted serious shortcomings in its fight against corruption in a classified report seen by Reuters, which was prepared ahead of an international evaluation of the country's efforts to combat money laundering.

World, Mexico, Davos Nov 04 2017

Mexicans dismayed by rise of Trump's border wall

TIJUANA, Mexico U.S. President Donald Trump's wall is far from built but towering concrete and steel prototypes in San Diego are making Mexicans living just south of the border feel his campaign pledge has turned them into "pariahs."

World, Mexico Nov 01 2017

Canada's Trudeau calls treatment of women in Mexico 'unacceptable'

MEXICO CITY Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday urged Mexican lawmakers to improve women's rights, delivering a sharp rebuke to a key trading partner that has struggled to curb years of femicide, drug violence and rights abuses.

World, United Nations, Mexico Oct 13 2017

At least 13 killed during prison fight in northern Mexico

MONTERREY, Mexico At least 13 people were killed when a fight broke out in a prison in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon and security troops were sent in to quell the violence, a state security official said on Tuesday.

World, Mexico Oct 11 2017

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