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US Targets Cartel Leader's Sons

AP | Posted 07.08.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY -- The U.S. Treasury Department announced sanctions Tuesday against two sons of Sinaloa cartel drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. The U...

Gunmen Execute 8 Taxi Drivers

AP | Posted 06.11.2012 | World

MONTERREY, Mexico -- Gunmen killed eight cab drivers Tuesday in two attacks in the city of Monterrey in northern Mexico, officials said. Three people ...

Drug Gangs Use Children As 'Mules'

AP | OMAR MILLAN | Posted 05.14.2012 | World

TIJUANA, Mexico — Luis Alberto is only 14 but has the wizened gaze of a grown-up hardened by life. He never met his father, worked as a child, w...

Popular Mexican Band Banned For Songs About Drugs

AP | Posted 03.13.2012 | Home

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico -- The capital of Mexico's Chihuahua state has indefinitely banned the famous norteno group Los Tigres del Norte from playing in...

Mexico Makes Historic Meth Bust

AP | By MARK STEVENSON and ARTURO PEREZ | Posted 04.10.2012 | World

GUADALAJARA, Mexico -- The historic seizure of 15 tons of pure methamphetamine in western Mexico, equal to half of all meth seizures worldwide in 2009...

Mexican General, 29 Soldiers On Trial For Homicide And Drug Trafficking

AP | OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ | Posted 04.01.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — A Mexican army general and 29 soldiers under his command in a town on the border with Texas are being tried on charges of torture,...

Mexico Investigates 3 Former Governors

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 04.01.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexican federal prosecutors said Tuesday they have launched an investigation of former officials from the violence-wracked norther...

Mexican Drought Claims Unexpected Victim

AP | Posted 03.31.2012 | World

CULIACAN, Mexico -- The drought in northern Mexico is so bad that it has hurt even illicit drug growers and their normally well-tended crops of mariju...

5 Severed Heads Found In Northern Mexican City

Reuters | Posted 03.08.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Mexican police in the northern city of Torreon found the severed heads of five people killed in a suspected outbreak ...

U.S. Meth Supplier Expands Operations To Guatemala

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and SONIA PEREZ | Posted 03.01.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's powerful Sinaloa drug cartel appears to be extending its massive production of methamphetamine into neighboring Guatemala...

Mexico and Its Public Diplomacy

Philip Seib | Posted 01.29.2012 | World
Philip Seib

As Mexico's economy grows, so too will its role in the world, and if it wants to be a leader in the global community it will need to assert itself on global issues such as climate change.

Justice Department Investigation Bush Program Similar To 'Fast And Furious'

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A second Bush administration gun-trafficking investigation has surfaced using the same controversial tactic for which congressional...

Mexican President Sends Federal Troops To Violence-Torn State

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 11.28.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexican President Felipe Calderon's administration said Wednesday it is sending troops and federal police to a Gulf coast state wh...

Mexico Investigates Video That Calls To Exterminate Cartel

AP | By MARK STEVENSON | Posted 11.27.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY -- The Mexican government said it is investigating videos posted on the Internet in which a gang of masked men vow to exterminate the viol...

Colombia Seizes $230 Million Of Mexican Kingpin's Assets

AP | Posted 11.21.2011 | World

BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombian police have seized 301 properties, including houses, vehicles and estates, that belonged to alleged front men for J...

After Horrifying Violence In Mexican Casino, President Vows To Fight Drug Cartels

AP | KATHERINE CORCORAN | Posted 11.02.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — In a state-of-the nation speech overshadowed by the death of 52 people in a casino fire, Mexican President Felipe Calderon said Fr...

Mexico Seizes 1000 Tons Of Meth Ingredients

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.20.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY -- The Mexican army has seized a cache of over 926 tons (840 metric tons) of precursor chemicals used to make methamphetamines, one of the...

Mexico's Last Stand

David Perez | Posted 06.05.2011 | World
David Perez

Mexico will elect a new president in 2012. Facing mounting pressure to change course, Calderon's successor may choose scale back the anti-drug offensive return the country to its pre-2006 days. But that would be a mistake.

Clinton: Drug Cartels Resembling An Insurgency

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — The third Mexican mayor in a month was slain by suspected drug gang hitmen on the same day the U.S. secretary of state raised hack...

Mexico Fires 3,200 Federal Police Officers

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) MEXICO CITY - Mexico's federal police agency has fired nearly 10 percent of its force this year for failing checks designed to detect possible co...

The Only Thing Drug Gangs and Cartels Fear Is Legalization

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

If you believe the way to deal with the human appetite for intoxication is to criminalize and militarize, then blood is on your hands. How many people have to die before we take the drugs trade back from murderous criminal gangs?

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 ...

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...

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 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...