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Mexico's drug war

'They took him': Mexican marines accused of kidnapping, murder

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MEXICO CITY In March, Daniel Trejo, a 41-year-old car mechanic in the Mexican northern border city of Nuevo Laredo, was violently pulled from his home at night by men dressed as Marines. It was the last time his wife saw him.


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Latin America must think about legalizing drugs, U.N. agency says

Latin America must give serious thought to legalizing drugs in order to reduce the human cost of prohibition, the head of a United Nations agency for the region said on Monday.

World, United Nations May 29 2018

Mexico detains wife of drug baron blamed for U.S. heroin scourge

MEXICO CITY Mexico's government said on Sunday it had arrested the wife of top drug lord Nemesio Oseguera on charges of laundering funds for his powerful cartel that is blamed for driving heroin shipments to the United States.

World, Mexico May 27 2018

Kidnap charge spotlights justice divide in Mexican election

MEXICO CITY An ex-member of an informal police force running for Mexico's Senate is battling attacks labeling her a "kidnapper," drawing attention to radical proposals by her ally, presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, to end the drug war.

World, Mexico May 26 2018

Grupo Mexico eyes Wednesday re-opening of blocked train route after derailment

MEXICO CITY Mexican miner and infrastructure firm Grupo Mexico said on Monday it aims to resume rail transport between key commercial port of Veracruz and central Mexico on Wednesday, following a train derailment suspected to be an act of criminal sabotage.

May 22 2018

Mexican mothers mark their day pining for missing children

CHILAPA DE ALVAREZ, Mexico Three years ago, Julieta Guzman kissed her only son on the forehead as he headed over to his girlfriend's house, just a few blocks away in the town of Chilapa, where drug gangs fighting over heroin production have plunged into a vortex of violence.

May 10 2018

Three soldiers killed in gun battle in opium-growing Mexican state

MEXICO CITY Three soldiers died and three more were wounded in a gun battle with suspected gang members in a southwestern Mexican state mired in drug violence, the army said in a statement on Wednesday.

World, Mexico May 09 2018

Mexico leftist open to international help, truth commission

MEXICO CITY Mexican presidential frontrunner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Tuesday said he was willing to enlist international organizations to help fight drug violence and corruption, countering critics who have said the nationalist candidate might resist working with foreign bodies.

World, United Nations, Mexico May 08 2018

Trickle of 'caravan' migrants seek asylum on U.S. soil

TIJUANA, Mexico U.S. border officials processed a trickle of asylum applications on Tuesday from a caravan of Central American migrants camped at the U.S.-Mexico border, despite criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump of their attempt to enter the country. | Video

World, U.S. May 02 2018

Inter-American Court hears first case on Mexico military abuses

MEXICO CITY The Inter-American Court of Human Rights on Thursday began hearing the first case of alleged state-led human rights violations in Mexico to be brought since the country militarized its battle against violent drug cartels over a decade ago.

World, Mexico Apr 26 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