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Mexico's drug war

Mexico to review report of kidnapped Cubans at northern border

MEXICO CITY Mexico's government said on Thursday that it would look into a report that Cuban migrants had been kidnapped by an organized crime group just south of the U.S. border, adding to existing probes into disappearances of migrants in the area.


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U.S. expands return of asylum seekers to Mexico to new ports of entry

WASHINGTON The United States is expanding its program to send asylum seekers back to Mexico to wait out their U.S. court proceedings and so far has returned 240 people since starting the program in January, U.S. officials told reporters on Tuesday.

U.S., World, Mexico Mar 12 2019

At least 15 killed in a nightclub shooting in violent Mexico state

MEXICO CITY At least 15 people were killed and another seven wounded in a shooting at a nightclub early on Saturday in Mexico's violence-wracked Guanajuato state, according to the local prosecutor's office. | Video

World, Mexico Mar 10 2019

U.S. charges Maduro's industry minister with sanctions violations

NEW YORK The U.S. government on Friday announced criminal charges against a top official in Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government for violating sanctions imposed two years ago, when the official was accused of drug trafficking.

Mar 08 2019

Mexico government apologizes for deaths of youths taken by police

MEXICO CITY Mexican government officials apologized on Monday to families of five youths killed after police kidnapped them and turned them over to a brutal drug gang, a rare instance of officials admitting the state's culpability in such crimes.

Mar 04 2019

Mexican president to help 'El Chapo' sisters, mother visit him in U.S.

MEXICO CITY Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday he had told Mexican authorities to help two sisters and the mother of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman visit the drug lord in the United States following his conviction for narcotics trafficking.

World, Mexico Feb 22 2019

U.S., Central America launch plan to crack down on people smugglers

SAN SALVADOR The United States and three Central American nations on Wednesday announced an effort to combat trafficking of people to the U.S.-Mexico border, days after U.S. President Donald Trump declared a national emergency, citing large-scale unlawful immigration.

World, Mexico Feb 20 2019

Mexico's ruling party lawmakers urge capping drug prices

MEXICO CITY Lawmakers from Mexico's ruling party plan to send a bill to Congress that would set maximum drug prices, aiming to improve accessibility for poor patients and bring costs in line with cheaper countries in the region.

World, Mexico Feb 18 2019

Mexican president visits 'El Chapo's' home turf seeking reconciliation

BADIRAGUATO, Mexico Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador visited the birthplace of the country's most infamous drug trafficker, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, on Friday, calling for peace and reconciliation days after a U.S. jury convicted the kingpin.

World, Mexico Feb 15 2019

'This hurts': On El Chapo's home turf, some lament Mexican drug lord's conviction

CULIACAN, Mexico News of the conviction of Mexico's legendary crime boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman traveled quickly on Tuesday to his rugged home state, where people said they felt pain for a man some described as a fallen folk hero and community benefactor. | Video

Mexico, U.S., World Feb 13 2019

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