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Mexico Drug War

Mexico Drug Violence Has Killed 28,000 Since 2006

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — President Felipe Calderon said he would consider a debate on legalizing drugs Tuesday as his government announced that more than 2...

'Capo' Of Mexico's Most Powerful Drug Gang Killed In Raid

AP | ALEXANDRA OLSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — One of the world's most powerful drug cartels took a major hit when soldiers killed a top kingpin in a gunbattle, and his death wi...

Mexico Drug War Sees First Ever Car Bomb

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL and ALEXANDRA OLSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — The first successful car bombing by a drug cartel brings a new dimension of terror to a Mexican border region already sh...

The Price Mexico Pays for America's 'Insatiable' Demand for Drugs

Deni Carise | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Deni Carise

The US fuels Mexico's drug earnings, which represent a full 10 percent of the country's economy. Each year, a whopping $25 billion in drug proceeds is smuggled into Mexico from the US.

5 Men Killed While Playing Soccer In Mexico

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — Gunmen drove up to a soccer field and shot five men to death as they played early Monday near the Pacific coast resort of Acapulco...

Mexican Gang Leader Nabbed In US Consulate Killings

AP | MORGAN LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — The drug-cartel enforcer told an unsettling story: A woman who worked in the Mexican border's biggest U.S. consulate had helped a ...

21 Killed In Massive Mexican Gang Shootout Near US Border

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) HERMOSILLO, Mexico - A massive gun battle between rival drug and migrant trafficking gangs near the U.S. border Thursday left 21 people dead and ...

Wells Fargo, BofA Admit Financing Mexico Drug Gangs

Bloomberg | Michael Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Wachovia, it turns out, had made a habit of helping move money for Mexican drug smugglers. Wells Fargo & Co., which bought Wachovia in 2008, has admit...

Top Mexican Official: Cartels Turning Attacks On Authorities

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's drug cartels have changed tactics and are turning more attacks on authorities, rather than focusing their fire on rivals ...

The New Cocaine Cowboys

Robert C. Bonner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert C. Bonner

The situation in Mexico today, including the violence, is similar to the one that Colombia faced 20 years ago. Thus, there are several lessons to be drawn from Colombia's successful campaign.

7 Ciudad Juarez Police Ambushed, Murdered

AP | GUSTAVO RUIZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MORELIA, Mexico — Gunmen armed with assault rifles and grenades attacked a convoy carrying the top security official of the western state of Mic...

Mexico Launching Global PR Campaign To Erase Drug War Image

Reuters | Mica Rosenberg and Adriana Barrera | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Felipe Calderon is launching a global public relations campaign to try to improve his country's image and ne...

Ciudad Juarez: Life In Mexico's Murder Capital

McClatchy | Tim Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico -- At the traffic lights in this city, only the killers look at other cars. Everyone else looks straight ahead, afraid of tickin...

Mexico Drug War: At Least 80 Gunment Terrorize Town For Hours, Kill 4

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

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Sinaloa Takes Over Ciudad Juarez

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL and MARK STEVENSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — After a two-year battle that has killed more than 5,000 people, Mexico's most powerful kingpin now controls the coveted ...

6 Bodies Found In cave, 3 with hearts cut out

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CANCUN, Mexico — Police discovered six dead bodies in a cavern near the tourist resort of Cancun on Sunday, three of them cut open and their hea...

Mexican Drug War Out Of Control?

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) REYNOSA, Mexico--In a ratcheting up of tactics in a long, bloody war, drug cartel gunmen made seven especially brazen assaults on Mexican soldier...

Mexico Army Base Attack May Be Related To Drug War, 18 Gunmen Killed

AP | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN and ALEXANDRA OLSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

REYNOSA, Mexico — In a ratcheting up of tactics in a long, bloody war, drug cartel gunmen made seven especially brazen assaults on Mexican soldi...

Mexico Drug War: 10 Young People, Ages 8-21, Shot Dead

CNN.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Ten children, youths and young adults between the ages of 8 and 21 were gunned down, presumably by drug traffickers, in the northern Mexican state of ...

Mexican Police Chief DECAPITATED By Drug Cartel

AP | MARK WALSH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MONTERREY, Mexico — The decapitated body of the police chief of a northern Mexico town and the body of his brother were found inside the chief's...

Double Shame

William von Raab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William von Raab

It, I suppose, is one thing to tolerate a little snorting of cocaine on Fifth Ave. or Wall St., but what civilized man stands by while an old Hollywood mogul ravaged a twelve year old girl in South Beach. Shame!

'King of Heroin' Arrested In Mexico

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — Federal police have arrested Mexico's "King of Heroin," a powerful drug trafficker allegedly responsible for running thousands of ...

Clinton Leads Mexico Drug War Talks

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — A cast of senior U.S. security officials pledged long-term support for Mexico's drug war while acknowledging Tuesday that an insat...

Entire Police Department Of Mexican Town Implicated In Killings, Kidnappings

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — Scores of police officers – including the entire department of one town – have been detained in Mexican probes of kill...

The "Spillover" Myth

Arturo Sarukhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Arturo Sarukhan

The often one-sided reporting from the border distorts the reality of what has happened -- or could happen -- on both sides of the Rio Grande. Spillover violence is an unfounded, alarmist theory.