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Mexico arrests alleged mastermind of massacre of Mormon women and children

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MEXICO CITY Mexico captured a gang leader accused of being the mastermind behind the massacre of nine women and children of U.S.-Mexican origin, authorities confirmed on Wednesday, a move that Washington hailed as a victory for bilateral cooperation.


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Journalist killings in Mexico worst in a decade, government says

MEXICO CITY This has been the most violent year for journalists in Mexico in at least a decade, with 19 murdered, a senior official said on Wednesday, the latest sign the government is struggling to get a grip on chronic violence.

World, Mexico Nov 25 2020

Mexico denies deal made to nab capo in return for ex-defense minister

MEXICO CITY Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Monday denied that Mexico had agreed to capture a cartel leader for the United States in order to secure the return of ex-defense minister Salvador Cienfuegos from U.S. custody.

World, Mexico Nov 23 2020

Exclusive: Mexico agreed with U.S. Attorney General Barr to arrest drug capo in deal for general - source

MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON Mexico has committed to the arrest of a high-level cartel leader under a deal with U.S. Attorney General William Barr to drop U.S. drug trafficking charges against a former Mexican defense minister, a senior Mexican source told Reuters.

United States, World, Mexico Nov 21 2020

Mexico's president: we didn't threaten to expel U.S. drug agents over General Cienfuegos arrest

MEXICO CITY Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday said his government did not threaten to expel U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents from Mexico in retaliation for former defense minister Salvador Cienfuegos' arrest on American soil.

World, Mexico Nov 19 2020

U.S. drug charges against former Mexican defense minister are dropped

NEW YORK/MEXICO CITY A federal judge on Wednesday granted a U.S. government request to drop drug charges against former Mexican Defense Minister Salvador Cienfuegos and return him to Mexico, a move Mexico said would restore trust in the countries' severely strained security ties.

United States, World Nov 18 2020

In shock move, U.S. abandons drugs case against ex-Mexican defense minister

MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON U.S. prosecutors will drop drug charges against ex-Mexican Defense Minister Salvador Cienfuegos and turn over the investigation to Mexico, saying "sensitive" foreign policy considerations outweighed the interest in pressing the case.

United States, World, Mexico Nov 18 2020

Mexican lawmakers take up sweeping pot legalization bill

MEXICO CITY Mexican senators on Friday began weighing a sweeping initiative to legalize recreational use and sale of marijuana, a proposal that could create the world's largest weed market in a country battered by a violent war against drug gangs.

World, Mexico Nov 13 2020

Children of Mexican former drug lord El Chapo build makeshift school for the poor

CULIACAN, Mexico The children of former drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman helped build a makeshift school near the Mexican city of Culiacan for families who have no access to online classes during the coronavirus pandemic, residents said.

World, Mexico Nov 13 2020

Migrant smugglers see boost from U.S. pandemic border policy

MONTERREY, Mexico These days, Martin Salgado’s migrant shelter in the city of San Luis Rio Colorado on Mexico’s border with the United States feels more like an hourly hotel. His guests, many of them from Central America, often don't even bother to spend the night.

World, Mexico Nov 12 2020

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