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A Rising Drug Cartel Just Shot Down One Of Mexico's Military Helicopters

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.08.2015 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's ba...

Jesus Malverde: Not Just a Narcosaint

R. Andrew Chesnut | Posted 03.11.2014 | Religion
R. Andrew Chesnut

While many Americans are now familiar with Santa Muerte, her less known paisano or compatriot, fellow Mexican folk saint Jesús Malverde is increasingly visible on both sides of the border. Some might have seen him in AMC's Breaking Bad.

Drug Cartel Attack Leaves 11 Mexican Towns Without Electricity

Agence France Presse | | Posted 12.27.2013 | World

Unidentified assailants armed with guns and Molotov cocktails attacked power stations in a violence-torn western Mexican state Sunday, leaving 11 town...

Drug Cartel Approves Of Mexican Band's Songs About Them

Posted 12.21.2011 | Home

By GALIA GARCIA-PALAFOX, The Associated Press NAUCALPAN, Mexico — Trumpets and trombones blast across a rodeo ring where women in miniskirts danc...

Mexico Drug Smugglers Devise New Tactic For Border Transport

Posted 09.06.2011 | World

Mexico smugglers have reportedly devised a new tactic for transporting marijuana and other drugs across the U.S-Mexico border: by stashing it in the c...

WATCH: Al-Jazeera Looks At The Hidden War Behind Mexico's Drug Violence

Posted 08.23.2011 | World

Mexico's grisly drug violence may dominate global headlines, but for many locals, a lesser-known, lower intensity war is also being waged. In the ...

WATCH: Al-Jazeera Takes In-Depth Look At Mexico's Murder Capital

Posted 08.17.2011 | World

El Paso reportedly has one of the lowest crime rates in the United States. Yet Ciudad Juarez, known among some as the "Murder Capital of the World," l...

Acapulco's Tourist Haven Turns Deadly In Mexico's Drug Wars

Posted 08.05.2011 | World

Last week's discovery of a buried cache of weapons, including 154 rifles and shotguns and more than 92,000 rounds of ammunition, was the latest grisly...

Mexico's Youth Turn To Kidnapping

Posted 08.02.2011 | World

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (Reuters) - School dropout Toby was just 15 when he and his friends started kidnapping businessmen, truck drivers and lawyers fo...

Body Count From Mexico Mass Graves Nears 300

Reuters | Posted 06.27.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The number of murder victims unearthed in mass graves in northern Mexico this month has risen to 279, making it easily the w...

Interesting Facts About Mexico's Infamous Zetas Drug Cartel

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Mexico's highly feared Zetas drug cartel finds itself back in the international headlines once again, after an alleged regional head was arrested in c...

'Drug Queen' Given Botox Injection In Jail

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

She might have just been living up to her nickname, but Sandra Avila Beltran's beauty regimen has cost two Santa Martha Actitla Prison officials their...

Mexico's Female Assassins Battle In Drug War

GlobalPost | Ioan Grillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY, Mexico -- The female drug lord sells heroin out of her Ciudad Juarez home, cruises in expensive cars and is behind a series of murders of...

The Week In Review (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

From a devastating volcano eruption in Indonesia to yet another tragic massacre in Mexico's ongoing drug war, the last week in October proved to be ev...

How A U.S. Student Became A Mexico Drug Kingpin | JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr. And ELISABETH MALKIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Few people who knew Edgar Valdez Villarreal back when he was a square-jawed football star at United High School here would have pegged him as likely t...

'The Barbie': I Worked Alone In Mexico Drug Trade

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

US-born alleged drug kingpin Edgar "Barbie" Valdez has admitted to being involved in the drugs trade, but has insisted he worked alone. In a video of ...

U.S. Efforts Fail To Stem Flow Of Mexican Drug Money | William Booth and Nick Miroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LAREDO, TEX. - Stashing cash in spare tires, engine transmissions and truckloads of baby diapers, couriers for Mexican drug cartels are moving tens of...

Mexico Murder Capital Claims One-Fifth Of Drug War Deaths

GlobalPost | Ioan Grillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico -- If Dante had ever been to Juarez he would have placed it squarely in the seventh circle of hell, the one housing "violence" a...

What You Don't Know About Mexico

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Maggie Van Ostrand

It's been a while since the U.S. media has said anything about Mexico except giving the low-down on drug cartels, illegal immigration, and kidnappings. Negativity sells, but there must be another side to the story.

Mexican Police Official Assassinated As Drug War Escalates

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MEXICO CITY — Gunmen killed a top federal police official and his bodyguard Thursday as they ate lunch in Mexico City, the latest attack against aut...