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Tamaulipas, Cradle of Mexico's Drug War, Erupts

Michael Deibert | Posted 08.26.2014 | World
Michael Deibert

The Mexican state of Tamaulipas, birthplace of the country's oldest criminal organization, the Gulf Cartel, is again awash in blood.

7 Dead In Prison Riot

AP | Posted 10.28.2013 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY -- MEXICO CITY (AP) — State security officials say seven inmates have died in a prison riot in Mexico's Gulf coast state of Tamaulipas b...

Bomb Explodes Outside Home Of Top Mexican Police Official

AP | Posted 09.02.2012 | World

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico — A powerful car bomb exploded outside the home of the top police official of the northern Mexico border state of Tamaul...

Former Governor Denies 'Malicious' Drug Allegations

AP | Posted 06.09.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY -- The former governor of the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas on Friday denied that he took money from drug cartels and channeled it th...

About 20 Dead In Mexico Prison Riot

AP | PORFIRIO IBARRA RAMIREZ | Posted 04.20.2012 | Latino Voices

MONTERREY, Mexico — An inmate riot that may have been staged to cover a breakout killed 44 prisoners Sunday, and the jail's director and all gua...

Police Detain 13 Over Deadly Prison Riot

AP | ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON | Posted 03.06.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexican authorities have detained 20 inmates for alleged involvement in a prison riot that killed 31 in a state bordering Texas an...

13 Bodies Found In Mexican Drug Cartels Battle

AP | Posted 02.24.2012 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY — The Mexican army announced Sunday that it had captured the head of security for Sinaloa drug cartel head Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman...

Human Remains Found In Northern Mexico Pit

AP | OSCAR VILLALBA | Posted 01.21.2012 | World

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Mexico — Assailants kidnapped and killed three police officers in the Mexican border city of Acuna, authorities said Monday. Ac...

Report: Many Mexican Police Still Paid Low Wages

AP | Posted 11.25.2011 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY — A government report released Sunday shows many Mexican police officers still earn $350 per month or less, despite reform efforts a...

88 Bodies Now Revealed In Mexico Mass Grave Complex

AP | Posted 06.11.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY -- A suspect in the kidnapping and killing of bus passengers near the U.S. border led Mexican soldiers to another set of clandestine grave...

Mexico Sets Big Reward For Suspects Of Brutal Massacre

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexican prosecutors are offering 8 million pesos ($658,000) for information leading to the capture of two suspects in the massacre...

Mexican Soldiers Kill 25 Drug Cartel Members In Troubled Border State

AP | MARK WALSH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MONTERREY, Mexico — Mexican soldiers killed at least 30 suspected cartel members in two shootouts near the U.S. border in a region that has beco...

Governor: Mexico Border Areas Paralyzed By Violence

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — Some areas of Mexico along the U.S. border have been paralyzed economically by drug violence, and the governor of the border state...

Brother To Replace Slain Candidate In Mexico Election

AP | OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico — The brother of a gubernatorial candidate assassinated in northern Mexico was named Wednesday to run as his replacement...

Hurricane Alex 2010 Drenches Mexico, Churns Oil In Gulf, Starts Tornados In Texas

AP | By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SAN FERNANDO, Mexico -- Hurricane Alex killed three people, including a 5-year-old child, as it made landfall in northern Mexico on Wednesday night. ...

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...