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Gunfights Rock Mexican City On U.S. Border After Cartel Leader Arrested

AP | Posted 06.18.2015 | World

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) -- Gunfights and blockades of burning vehicles broke out Friday in the border city of Reynosa, across from McAllen, Texas...

Mexico: Drug Cartel Forced Members To Eat Human Hearts

Reuters | Posted 03.08.2015 | World

By Gabriel Stargardter MEXICO CITY, Jan 6 (Reuters) - A vicious Mexican drug gang forced some members to eat the hearts of murder vict...

Mexico Begins Transformation Of Vigilante Movement

AP | ALBERTO ARCE | Posted 05.13.2014 | Latino Voices

TEPALCATEPEC, Mexico (AP) — Mexico's government on Saturday began demobilizing a vigilante movement of assault-rifle-wielding ranchers and farmers t...

Mexico Vigilantes Kill 5 Suspected Drug Cartel Supporters

AP | GUSTAVO RUIZ | Posted 04.29.2014 | Latino Voices

MORELIA, Mexico (AP) — Five suspected drug cartel supporters are dead after vigilantes fighting the Knights Templar cartel in western Mexico engaged...

Things Aren't Going That Well For Mexico's Vigilante Movement

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 03.12.2014 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's vigilante "self-defense" groups have been riven by internal disputes after driving the vicious Knights Templar drug cart...

Mexico Takes Risk By Legalizing Vigilantes

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 01.29.2014 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY (AP) — After months of tacit cooperation with rural vigilantes trying to drive out a cult-like drug cartel, the Mexican government is se...

Mexican Government Now Faces With Vigilantes

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 01.25.2014 | Latino Voices

APATZINGAN, Mexico (AP) — Armed vigilantes who have taken control of territory in lawless Michoacan state could turn into the very sort of organized...

2 Dead After Mexico Vigilantes Take Over Another Town

AP | Posted 11.17.2013 | Latino Voices

MORELIA, Mexico (AP) — Vigilantes belonging to a "self-defense" movement took over another town in the Mexican state of Michoacan Saturday amid conf...

Same Old Drug War For Mexico's New Government

AP | KATHERINE CORCORAN | Posted 10.18.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY — With the capture of two top drug lords in little more than a month, the new government of President Enrique Pena Nieto is followin...

Mexican Army Finds More Than 150 Kidnapped Migrants In Border House

AP | Posted 08.06.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexican soldiers have rescued 165 people kidnapped by a drug cartel and held for as long as three weeks in a one-story home alongs...

In Mexico Far Fewer People Disappeared Than Feared

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 05.25.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's top security official said Friday that far fewer people disappeared during Mexico's drug war than were feared when the governm...

In Tense Mexican State, Vigilantes Refuse To Disarm

Agence France Presse | Leticia Pineda | Posted 07.23.2013 | World

Farmers wearing bulletproof vests and toting assault rifles ride in pick-up trucks emblazoned with the word "self-defense" to protect this rural Mexic...

Mexican Police Make Gruesome Discovery In Well

AP | PORFIRIO IBARRA | Posted 03.30.2013 | World

MONTERREY, Mexico — The Colombian-style music group was playing at a ranch in northern Mexico when at least 10 gunmen entered the warehouse wher...

Mexican Gunmen Try To Rob Drug Boss' Body

AP | Posted 02.28.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexican marines have slain four gunmen who apparently were trying to steal the body of a Zetas cartel chieftain killed by the mili...

Mexico Says More Cartels At Work Than Previously Believed

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 02.17.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's new attorney general said Tuesday that as many as 80 small and medium-size drug cartels are operating in the country, a n...

Mexican Police Find Mutilated Bodies Of 13 People

AP | OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ | Posted 02.07.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY — Police found the mutilated bodies of 13 people inside two vehicles abandoned in separate towns of the northern border state of Tam...

Mexico Finds Tortured, Bound Bodies Of 4 Men

AP | Posted 11.26.2012 | World

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico -- The tortured and bound bodies of four men were found Monday in an isolated mountainous region of the northern border state of...

6 Years After Start Of Drug War, Quasi-Religious Drug Cartel Rules Mexican State

AP | MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN | Posted 11.02.2012 | World

APATZINGAN, Mexico -- Forest-camouflaged pickups roared to life as the Mexican soldiers pulled on their black masks and hoisted their Heckler & Koch G...

Mexico Detains 23 Officers For Alleged Drug Links

AP | Posted 11.02.2012 | World

TOLUCA, Mexico -- Authorities in a Mexican state adjoining Mexico City say they are questioning 23 police officers who worked in the capital's suburbs...

'They Beat You, Kidnap You, Rob You'

AP | MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN | Posted 12.20.2012 | World

MORELIA, Mexico -- On a cool September evening, about a half hour after the sun set on the rose-colored Baroque cathedral of this colonial city in wes...

Mexico Says The Drug War Is Working, But Is It?

Reuters | Posted 12.15.2012 | World

By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Mexico is making progress in its fight against powerful drug cartels and they are becoming ...

Grisly Find Near Waterpark In Mexico

AP | OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ | Posted 08.11.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY -- Police found eight decomposing bodies Friday inside a car abandoned by a waterpark in northern Mexico, a day after authorities in a nei...

Smuggling Cartel May Be Behind Burned Bodies Found In Desert

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 08.04.2012 | Crime

PHOENIX — In the desert within 35 miles of one of the nation's largest cities and about 70 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, Arizona author...

Mexico Front-Runner: Central Theme Is 'Diminishing Violence'

AP | By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY -- Shortly after sunrise last month in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, police found 14 butchered bodies in a van outside city hall, a sal...

Drug Cartel Launches Brutal Attack Near U.S. Border

AP | Posted 07.24.2012 | World

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico -- Suspected drug cartel gunmen opened fire on a hotel being used as a police barracks then attacked it with a car bomb Thursd...