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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...

Mexican Artists Respond To Violence With New Work

AP | OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ | Posted 08.31.2011 | Arts

MEXICO CITY — Dozens of plastic foam heads rain onto the stage. Four drug traffickers in fringed jackets and sparkly pink cowboy hats bat them i...

In the ATF "Fast and Furious" Controversy, Congress Needs to Question Its Own Behavior

Paul Helmke | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

It is time for Washington's politicians to look out for average people who do not deserve to have unethical gun dealers -- and the gun lobby that shields them -- pushing illegal guns into their neighborhoods.

Shocking Details Of La Familia Extortion Practices Emerge

AP | NACHA CATTAN | Posted 08.27.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's cult-like La Familia drug cartel conducts widespread extortion rackets aimed at farmers, miners and even bullfight organi...

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 ...

Mexican Teen Girls Being Trained As Assassins

Posted 08.18.2011 | World

Recent arrests in Mexico call attention to a disturbing trend in the country's war on drugs: that teen girls are being trained as drug cartel assassin...

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...

Mexico's 'El Brad Pitt' Arrested

AP | ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON | Posted 08.16.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — Federal authorities detained a former police officer accused of leading the armed wing of the violent Juarez Cartel in northern Me...

Governor's Bodyguards Found Mutilated In Mexico

AP | Posted 08.16.2011 | World

MONTERREY, Mexico — Police on Wednesday found the dismembered bodies of two bodyguards who worked for the governor of the Mexican state of Nuevo...

American Found Among Mass Grave Victims In Mexico

AP | ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON | Posted 08.15.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — An American was found among the 193 corpses recovered in April in mass graves in Mexico near the U.S. border, a U.S. official said...

Report: 70 Percent Of Guns Seized in Mexico Originate In U.S.

AP | By MARK STEVENSON | Posted 08.14.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY -- About 70 percent of the guns seized in Mexico and submitted to a U.S. gun-tracing program came from the United States, according to a r...

U.S. Can't Justify Billions In Drug War Spending: Report

The Los Angeles Times | Brian Bennett | Posted 08.09.2011 | Politics

As drug cartels wreak murderous havoc from Mexico to Panama, the Obama administration is unable to show that the billions of dollars spent in the war ...

Teen Survives Being Shot, Tortured And Dangled From Bridge

AP | By PORFIRIO IBARRA RAMIREZ | Posted 08.08.2011 | World

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) -- A kicking, screaming teenager with a gunshot wound, was found dangling from a rope over a busy highway Wednesday in the nort...

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...

More Than 150 Weapons Seized From Mexico Cartel

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 08.03.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexican soldiers found a buried cache of weapons apparently stockpiled by a drug cartel, including 154 rifles and shotguns and mor...

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 lawyer...

Mexican Teacher Honored For Protecting Students From Drug War Violence

AP | By PORFIRIO IBARRA | Posted 08.01.2011 | Education

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) -- A kindergarten teacher in northern Mexico was honored Monday for her courage after a video showed her calmly instructing chi...

Mexico Detains Nearly 50 Members Of Drug Cartels

AP | By GUSTAVO RUIZ | Posted 07.28.2011 | World

MORELIA, Mexico -- Mexico's federal police detained nearly 50 members of two major drug cartels, including suspects in the recent armed attack on a po...

28 Dead, 700 Flee Gang Battles In West Mexico

AP | GUSTAVO RUIZ | Posted 07.26.2011 | World

MORELIA, Mexico — A gunbattle between rival drug gangs in western Mexico left 29 bodies in fake military uniforms heaped across a roadway and in...

Nearly 200 Corpses Discovered in Mexican Mass Grave

AP | ALEXANDRA OLSON | Posted 07.13.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — The bodies of eight decapitated men were dumped Thursday along roads in Durango, a drug-gang-plagued northern Mexican state alread...

Pancho Villa Relative Is Mexico's New Top Cop

AP | By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 07.04.2011 | World

CHETUMAL, Mexico -- Much like his great uncle, revolutionary leader Pancho Villa, retired Mexican army Gen. Carlos Bibiano Villa Castillo isn't easily...

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 t...

Obama's Mexicogate?

Laura Carlsen | Posted 06.26.2011 | World
Laura Carlsen

A secret operation to run guns across the border to Mexican drug cartels -- overseen by U.S. government agents -- threatens to become a major scandal for the Obama administration.

Thousands Across Mexico Call for New Strategy in Drug War

Lisa Haugaard | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics
Lisa Haugaard

While frustration with the Mexican government's failure to stem the violence has been building for some time, Mexican author Javier Sicilia's grief proved to be a catalyst for unified action.

Mexico Battles New 'Drug Language' To Describe Horrifying Violence

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 06.14.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — There are a half dozen words for drug cartel informants, and double that for drug war dead. "Narco" has become a general prefix. T...