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Mexican Gangs

'El Cris,' Alleged Drug Gang Leader Arrested

AP | Posted 12.18.2011 | World

VERACRUZ, Mexico — Nearly 1,000 police officers were fired to weed out corruption from the violence-ravaged Gulf coast state of Veracruz, Mexica...

White House Talk on Mexican Gun Violence Is Cheap

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

The former mayor of Santiago, Mexico Edelmiro Cavasos, is one of 28,000 Mexicans who have died over the past four years in drug-gang-fueled violence, which has some of its roots in the weak gun laws of the U.S.

Mexican Prison Released Inmates To Carry Out Killings, Prosecutors Say

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — Guards and officials at a prison in northern Mexico allegedly let inmates out, lent them guns and sent them off in official vehicl...

Mexican Gunmen Vow To Kill One Officer Every 48 Hours

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — Ciudad Juarez's police chief stepped down Friday after criminal gangs made a chilling demand: Resign or we will kill mor...

Mexican Drug Gang Fights Leave 21 Dead

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Gun battles between suspected drug gang members and troops have left 21 dead in northern Mexico, police say. The violence started when gunmen drove i...