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Mexico's drug war

Mexico's lower house of Congress votes to strip politicians of immunity

MEXICO CITY Mexico's lower house of Congress on Thursday approved changes to the constitution to eliminate immunity from prosecution for all public servants, including lawmakers and the president, a move meant to tackle deeply entrenched corruption.


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'We are watching you': Political killings shake Mexico election

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico Magda Rubio had just launched her campaign for mayor of a small city in northern Mexico, when a chilling voice came through her cell phone. "Drop out," the caller warned, "or be killed."

World, Mexico Apr 18 2018

Potential jurors needed for El Chapo trial. Maybe 1,000

NEW YORK A U.S. federal judge said Tuesday he planned to call 800 to 1,000 potential jurors for the trial of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, in a sign of how complex it will be to try drug the Mexican drug lord on trafficking and conspiracy charges.

World, Mexico Apr 17 2018

Mexico election front-runner blames country's graft for Trump's negative view

MEXICO CITY Mexico's left-wing presidential front-runner said on Sunday that corrupt governments in the country were to blame for U.S. President Donald Trump's bad impression of Mexicans, promising to change Trump's perception if elected.

World, Mexico Apr 15 2018

Veteran Mexican drug lord added to FBI's most wanted list

WASHINGTON A veteran Mexican drug lord drug, who is accused of murdering a federal agent in 1985, was added to the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list on Thursday after a newly unsealed indictment charged him for his continued criminal drug activities.

World, U.S., Mexico Apr 12 2018

Mexican states should start legalizing marijuana: tourism minister

MEXICO CITY Taking a lead from the United States, Mexico should allow states to begin legalizing marijuana while broader efforts are in limbo, a senior government official said, as the country seeks ways to tackle record gang violence.

World, Mexico Apr 12 2018

Former Mexican President Fox calls for opium poppy legalization

MEXICO CITY Former Mexican President Vicente Fox proposed on Wednesday the legalization of opium poppy production as a way to help end bloody turf battles fought by drug cartels in various parts of the country. | Video

World, Mexico Apr 12 2018

Honduran coca raid signals shift to cocaine production, authorities say

TEGUCIGALPA The second seizure of a coca plantation in Honduras within a year shows drug gangs are seeking to cut costs and turn the small Central American state into a producer rather than a transit hub for U.S.-bound cocaine, authorities said on Tuesday.

Apr 10 2018

Mexico puts U.S. ties under review as Trump stirs new tensions

MEXICO CITY Mexico said on Monday it will review all forms of cooperation with the United States, including efforts to combat powerful drug cartels, in a sign of mounting frustration over President Donald Trump's antagonistic attitude toward the country.

Mexico, World Apr 09 2018

'Smile and nod': Latin American leaders brace for tense Trump visit

WASHINGTON/LIMA U.S. President Donald Trump, who has disparaged Latin American countries over immigration, narcotics and trade, heads to the region this week for a summit that diplomats say is likely to be awkward and tense.

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