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Mexico Violence

Bravery Tapes: Young Courage Amid Mexico's Violence

Jens Erik Gould | Posted 05.27.2013 | World
Jens Erik Gould

Of all the horrors associated with a conflict that has killed tens of thousands of Mexicans, the country's children and adolescents are perhaps the greatest casualty.

PHOTO: 7 Executed And Left On Mexican Roundabout

Posted 03.26.2013 | World

A gruesome photo out of Mexico appears to show the bodies of seven men, propped up in plastic chairs on a busy traffic circle. All appear to have been...

14 Killed In Mexico Drug Violence

AP | Posted 05.24.2013 | World

MORELIA, Mexico -- Authorities say the bodies of seven men were found in plastic chairs placed along the side of a street in the drug-plagued Mexican ...

Shooting Spree At Cancun Bar Kills 7

AP | Posted 05.15.2013 | World

CANCUN, Mexico — Authorities in the Mexican resort city of Cancun say they are investigating a possible link between a taxi drivers union and or...

Why Is Local Media Staying Silent On Mexico's Missing Police Chief?

AP | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 02.23.2013 | World

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico -- In one of Mexico's most violent border cities, no one is saying what happened to Police Chief Roberto Balmori Garza. It's bee...

Mexican Vigilantes Take Justice Into Their Own Hands

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 04.02.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY — Vigilantes who have taken up arms against drug cartel violence and common crime in southern Mexico announced Thursday they will br...

Weird Sex Slavery Cult Busted On U.S. Border

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 03.31.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexican officials broke up a bizarre cult that allegedly ran a sex-slavery ring among its followers on the U.S. border, Mexican im...

Mexican Police Make Gruesome Discovery In Well

AP | PORFIRIO IBARRA | Posted 03.30.2013 | World

MONTERREY, Mexico — The Colombian-style music group was playing at a ranch in northern Mexico when at least 10 gunmen entered the warehouse wher...

Mexican Self-Defense Squads Take Up Arms To Protect Their Families

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 03.23.2013 | World

AYUTLA, Mexico — The young man at the roadside checkpoint wept softly behind the red bandanna that masked his face. At his side was a relic revo...

WATCH: Understanding Mexico's Drug War Violence

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.16.2013 | Latino Voices

Looking for an easy way to understand the dynamics behind Mexico’s catastrophic drug war violence? We’ve got a video for you. “The Violence ...

11 Bodies Found Near Mexico City

AP | Posted 01.15.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY -- Prosecutors say 11 bodies have been found dumped at two different sites near the outskirts of Mexico City. Prosecutors in Mexico State...

54.000 Mexicans Demand U.S. To Tighten Gun Control

AP | Posted 01.14.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY -- More than 54,000 Mexicans have signed a petition calling on the United States to take further steps to combat weapons trafficking. Mex...

Mexican Gun Battle Leaves 12 Dead

Agence France Presse | | Posted 03.04.2013 | World

Mexican soldiers killed at least 12 suspected criminals in a running gun battle across the central state of Zacatecas.The clash erupted on Wednesday w...

Shocking Figures On Kidnappings In Mexico

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 12.21.2012 | Latino Voices

An average of 72 people were kidnapped daily this year in Mexico, often times in incidents unrelated to the country’s drug war, according to a Mexic...

The Newtown-Mexico Connection

John M. Ackerman | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics
John M. Ackerman

The NRA should be applauded for its willingness to "offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again." But the discussion should be guided just as much by the plight of Mexican children as by the fears of suburban mothers.

Mexican Police Find Mutilated Bodies Of 13 People

AP | OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ | Posted 02.07.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY — Police found the mutilated bodies of 13 people inside two vehicles abandoned in separate towns of the northern border state of Tam...

Mexico Finds New Drug Smuggling Tunnel To U.S.

AP | Posted 12.07.2012 | World

TECATE, Mexico -- The Mexican army says it has found a new tunnel dug by drug smugglers under the border with the United States. The army says it fou...

WATCH: Videos Of Alleged Mexican Police Violence Go Viral

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 12.03.2012 | Latino Voices

Mexico’s newly sworn in President Enrique Peña Nieto faced protests across the country as he took office this weekend, with videos of the police re...

Mexicans To Pay A Tax For Chewing 'Chicles'

Voxxi | Phillippe Diederich | Posted 11.28.2012 | Latino Voices

After the deaths of 60,000 people in Mexico’s war on drugs, a presidential election rife with accusations of fraud, abject poverty and a serious eco...

13 Places More Violent Than Mexico

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 11.28.2012 | Latino Voices

Mexican President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto didn't come to Washington just to talk about drug war violence. On his first official visit to the...

Mexico Finds Tortured, Bound Bodies Of 4 Men

AP | Posted 11.26.2012 | World

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico -- The tortured and bound bodies of four men were found Monday in an isolated mountainous region of the northern border state of...

Travel Warning Issued As Majority Of Americans Believe Mexico Is Unsafe

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 11.21.2012 | Latino Voices

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, the U.S. State Department updated its travel warning for Mexico. But the State Department doesn’t want Am...

Gunmen Kill 4, Wound 10 At Mexican Wedding

AP | Posted 11.14.2012 | World

MORELIA, Mexico -- State prosecutors in western Mexico say four people were shot to death and 10 wounded after gunmen burst into a wedding reception a...

7 Killed In Shootout With Mexican Marines

AP | Posted 12.23.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexican authorities say seven people, including two women, have been killed in a shootout with marines in the northern state of Za...

Time to End Impunity in Mexico

Frank Jannuzi | Posted 12.17.2012 | World
Frank Jannuzi

While the Mexican government claims credit for reducing the level of violence and restoring order to major cities, too often progress on one aspect of law and order -- drug cartels -- has come at the expense of another: the government's respect for basic human rights.