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Mexico Drug Gangs

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...

Mexican Locals Take Fight Directly To Drug Gangs.. And Win

AP | KATHERINE CORCORAN | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

TEPALCATEPEC, Mexico — TEPALCATEPEC, Mexico (AP) — For lime grower Hipolito Mora, it was time to organize and pick up arms when a packing comp...

Man Confessed To Killing 45: Officials

Reuters | Posted 12.24.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY, Oct 24 (Reuters) - A 20-year-old man in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey has admitted to killing 45 people, and is being investig...

Mexico Prison Battle Reportedly Leaves 11 Dead

AP | Posted 06.27.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY — A battle between groups of prisoners left 13 inmates dead and another 65 injured on Saturday, according to officials in the centra...

132 Inmates Escape From Mexico Prison

AP | BY OSCAR VILLALBA | Posted 11.17.2012 | World

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Mexico (AP) — More than 130 inmates escaped through a tunnel from a prison in northern Mexico on Monday, setting off a massive searc...

Brutal Assassin Rises In Zetas Cartel

AP | MARK STEVENSON and E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 10.23.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY -- A split in the leadership of Mexico's violent Zetas cartel has led to the rise of Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, a man so feared that on...

Attackers Gun Down 8 In Mexican Bar

AP | Posted 10.14.2012 | World

MONTERREY, Mexico — Gunmen killed eight people in a bar in the northern Mexico city of Monterrey, which has recently seen bloody turf battles be...

Deadliest Days Of Mexican Drug War

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.13.2012 | World

-- Some notable incidents of mass violence Mexico's drug war over past year: _ May 13: Mutilated bodies of 49 people dumped on highway in northern M...

HORROR: 4 Youth Hacked To Pieces

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 05.09.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — The slayings of four youths whose bodies were cut to pieces and left in plastic bags has horrified the central Mexico city of Cuer...

16 Bodies Found In Northern Mexico Graves

AP | Posted 03.08.2012 | World

MONTERREY, Mexico -- Mexican authorities found 16 bodies in three clandestine graves on the outskirts of Monterrey, an industrial city that has seen a...

Mexican Drug Dealer Arrested

AP | Posted 11.15.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY -- Mexican officials say they have arrested a drug dealer who controlled smuggling routes and ran a campaign of murder and intimidation fo...

'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...

Mexico: Drug Gang Kills 32

Posted 12.07.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — A relatively new drug gang is responsible for killing at least 67 people whose bodies were found over the course of a couple of weeks ...

Gunmen Ruin Mexican Independence Day Festivities

AP | Posted 11.16.2011 | World

MORELIA, Mexico -- Authorities in a small town in western Mexico canceled Thursday night's "El Grito" festivities ushering in Independence Day after 4...

Mexico Drug Gangs Suspected Of Kidnapping Parents Of 25 Kids

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — An official says that there is evidence that the parents of 25 children found abandoned in a northern Mexican border city were kid...

Calderon: Mexico Drug Gangs Seeking To Replace Government

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — President Felipe Calderon said Wednesday that Mexico's cartels in many cases have moved beyond drugs as their main money-earner an...

Mexican Drug Cartels Join Forces To Destroy Rival Gang

AP | OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — Three Mexican cartels have joined forces to destroy a gang of hit men that has grown into a feared drug trafficking outfit with re...

Mexico Drug War Beheadings Follow Al Qaeda Playbook

McClatchy | Tim Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CUERNAVACA, Mexico -- The preferred form of cruelty by drug cartel henchmen is to capture enemies and behead them, a once-shocking act that has now be...

Mexico Drug War Causes Crisis Of Confidence

TIME | Ioan Grillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The no-nonsense government ads flash onto prime-time Mexican TV between soccer games and steamy soap operas. Bullet-filled corpses are shown sprawled ...

Pseudoephedrine Crackdown Forces Mexican Meth Cartels To Go Back To Basics

AP | DAVID W. KOOP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexican cartels are increasingly going "old school" to keep supplying America with methamphetamine despite an ingredient squeeze. ...

Mexico Anti-Drug Aid Delayed Due To Human Rights Criticism

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., blocked the release of a favorable State Department report on Mexico's human rights record, The Washingt...

Cartel Warfare: How Mexico Lost Ciudad Juárez PART 2

Federico Manfredi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Federico Manfredi

Ciudad Juárez acquired the dubious reputation of wild border town during the Prohibition years, and has long been a major transshipment point for drugs entering the United States, but bloody struggles among rival cartels here are a relatively new phenomenon that stems from recent domestic and international developments.

Cartel Warfare: How Mexico Lost Ciudad Juárez: PART 1

Federico Manfredi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Federico Manfredi

When I asked him whether he was referring to the agents of the Sinaloa Cartel, who are allegedly attempting to take over the city from the Juárez Cartel, he became nervous and defensive: "Why do you ask me if you already know?"

Mexico Drug War: Reporter Forced To Flee From Army, "The Biggest Cartel Of All"

Mother Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

There is a man driving fast down a dirt road leading to the border. A rooster tail of dust marks his passage. He is very frightened and his 15-year-ol...

Mexico Drug War: Cartels Lure US Teens As Killers

New York Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

When he was finally caught, Rosalio Reta told detectives here that he had felt a thrill each time he killed. It was like being Superman or James Bond,...