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Knights Templar Hit Man Killed In Shootout

AP | KATHERINE CORCORAN | Posted 03.02.2014 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican official says a leader of hit men working for the Knights Templar drug cartel in a region ravaged by drug violence has ...

Jesus Malverde: Not Just a Narcosaint

R. Andrew Chesnut | Posted 03.11.2014 | Religion
R. Andrew Chesnut

While many Americans are now familiar with Santa Muerte, her less known paisano or compatriot, fellow Mexican folk saint Jesús Malverde is increasingly visible on both sides of the border. Some might have seen him in AMC's Breaking Bad.

Philippines Wants To know How Mexican Drug Cartel Entered

AP | Posted 12.27.2013 | Latino Voices

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government says it is closely investigating how a Mexican drug cartel has entered the country after police...

Drug Cartel Attack Leaves 11 Mexican Towns Without Electricity

Agence France Presse | | Posted 12.27.2013 | World

Unidentified assailants armed with guns and Molotov cocktails attacked power stations in a violence-torn western Mexican state Sunday, leaving 11 town...

Families Of Zetas Victims Find No Peace

AP | ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON and SONIA PEREZ D. | Posted 07.26.2013 | Latino Voices

SANTA MARIA ACUITLAPILCO, Mexico -- A black ribbon has hung above the front door of Pablo Cote's family home ever since his body was pulled from a mas...

Druglord's Hometown Tense After Historic Arrest

AP | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 07.17.2013 | World

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico -- The capture of the homegrown boss of Mexico's most feared drug cartel wasn't discussed publicly by residents of this northern ...

Drug Lord Charged For Digging Massive Cross-Border Tunnels

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 10.03.2012 | Los Angeles

SAN DIEGO -- A man identified by prosecutors as an operative for Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel was charged with building two major cross-border drug tu...

Google Enters The Drug War

AP | MARTHA MENDOZA | Posted 07.19.2012 | Technology

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. -- Google, so far, has won the search engine wars. Now it wants to target international crime, including Mexico's powerful dr...

Gangs Torch Mexico Snack Company.. Again

AP | Posted 08.01.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — Assailants in western Mexico burned another delivery truck of a PepsiCo-owned Mexican snack company, shortly after a drug cartel c...

Drug Cartel Approves Of Mexican Band's Songs About Them

Posted 12.21.2011 | Home

By GALIA GARCIA-PALAFOX, The Associated Press NAUCALPAN, Mexico — Trumpets and trombones blast across a rodeo ring where women in miniskirts danc...

Marines Seize 4 Tons Of Marijuana, Kill 11 Cartel Members

AP | Posted 12.10.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY -- Mexican marines say they seized more than 4 tons of marijuana, arrested 36 cartel members and killed 11 others during five days of raid...

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...

Mexico Horror: Gunmen Dump 35 Bodies During Rush Hour

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 11.21.2011 | World

VERACRUZ, Mexico — A gang known to be aligned with Mexico's most-wanted drug lord appears to be making a violent challenge to the dominant Zetas...

U.S. Man Arrested For Smuggling Grenades To Mexican Drug Cartel

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 11.06.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — Police have arrested a U.S. man for smuggling American grenade parts into Mexico for use by the Sinaloa cartel, and a U.S. officia...

Alleged 14-Year Old Assassin's Trial Begins In Mexico

AP | Posted 09.18.2011 | World

MIACATLAN, Mexico -- A Mexican court has begun the trial of a 14-year-old U.S. citizen accused of working as a hitman for a drug cartel. The defendan...

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...

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 ...

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...

'Narco Polo': Mexico's Drug Lords Opt For Designer Ripoffs

AP | By MARK STEVENSON | Posted 08.13.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY -- "Narco Polo" is the new fashion trend sweeping lower-class neighborhoods in Mexico, inspired by seven high-ranking drug traffickers who...

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...