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Mexico Drug War

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...

Mexico Seizes 229 Tons Of Meth Chemicals

AP | ms | Posted 02.23.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY -- Mexico said Friday that it seized 229 metric tons of precursor chemicals used to make methamphetamine, the third such huge seizure this...

Zetas Infiltrated Veracruz City Policy

AP | By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 02.21.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY -- It has come to this: firing an entire police force in a major Mexican port city. Police in Veracruz-Boca del Rio had become so infiltr...

Mexico Disbands City's Entire Police Force

AP | Posted 02.20.2012 | World

VERACRUZ, Mexico — The entire police force in the major Gulf coast port city of Veracruz was dissolved on Wednesday, and Mexican officials sent ...

Suspect In Immigration Agent Killing Held In U.S.

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 02.20.2012 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON — An alleged Mexican drug cartel member was arraigned in U.S. federal court Wednesday on murder charges from the roadside ambush of t...

Shootout Near Texas Border Kills 11 Gunmen

AP | Posted 02.11.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexican marines captured a founding member of the brutal Zetas drug cartel Monday, the navy announced. Marines arrested Raul Luci...

Five Years Into Mexico's Drug War


VERACRUZ, Mexico — Brighitte Cuesta Sanchez answered the telephone the same day a local newspaper ran a front-page story that she was dead. It ...

Mexico's Drug War: Cartels Profit From U.S. Guns And Money-Laundering Help

Posted 12.08.2011 | Latino Voices

Latin American leaders have long maintained that the United States' voracious appetite for illicit drugs weakens their efforts to stem the narcotics t...

Gunmen Ambush Ambulance, Slay Driver And Patients

AP | Posted 02.07.2012 | World

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — Gunmen attacked an ambulance in this border city Wednesday, killing the driver, two patients and a fourth person in the ...

Drug Violence Drives Residents Out Of Border Town

AP | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 02.05.2012 | World

CIUDAD MIER, Mexico (AP) -- Schoolchildren once again chatter and scamper across the town plaza where drug gang gunmen last year torched the police st...

Mexican Drug War: U.S. Accused Of Laundering Drug Cartel Money

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Lerner | Posted 12.06.2011 | Latino Voices

In the beginning there was Fast and Furious, a botched operation carried by the Phoenix office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosi...

Horses Are Not Going to Keep Drugs Out Of U.S.

Tony Newman | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics
Tony Newman

No disrespect to the horses efforts, but it's is time for the U.S. and Mexico to find an exit strategy from this unwinnable war.

Mexico Drug War Casualty: Citizenry Suffers Post-Traumatic Stress

The Christian Science Monitor | Sara Miller Lana | Posted 02.04.2012 | World

It was not a stifling evening, so Carolina Gomez, a pretty and petite kindergarten teacher in this Gulf coast city, turned off her air-conditioning un...

Families Flee Bloodshed In Mexico's Drug War

AP | ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON | Posted 02.03.2012 | World

VERACRUZ, Mexico — Rafael Echevarria had a steady factory job, a modest home of his own, and enough cash to occasionally take his family to McDo...

Drug War Sends Emotionally Troubled Kids To Texas

AP | By JUAN CARLOS LLORCA | Posted 11.28.2011 | Latino Voices

EL PASO, Texas -- The classroom falls silent as the teacher explains that victims of violence go through specific psychological stages in the aftermat...

Police Find 13 Burned Bodies In Back Of Pickup Truck

AP | MARTIN DURAN | Posted 01.23.2012 | World

CULIACAN, Mexico — Attacks in the home state of Mexico's most powerful drug cartel left 24 people dead and 17 of the victims' bodies were found ...

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...

Mexican Drug Dealer Arrested

AP | Posted 11.15.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY -- Mexican officials say they have arrested a drug dealer who controlled smuggling routes and ran a campaign of murder and intimidation fo...

Drug Cartels Have Growing Stake In Mexican Politics

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 01.12.2012 | World

MORELIA, Mexico — Three major political parties are campaigning in the Mexican president's home state, but it's the groups that aren't on Sunday...

Report: Torture, Forced Disappearances And Extra-Judicial Killings In Mexico's Drug War

AP | KATHERINE CORCORAN | Posted 01.09.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — Israel Arzate Melendez said soldiers snatched him off the street, gave him electric shocks, asphyxiated him and threatened that hi...

Mexico Catches Key Figure In Tijuana Drug Cartel

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 01.07.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — One of the main operators in a drug cartel war that devastated the border city of Tijuana was captured by federal troops after he ...

Video Threatens To Expose Zetas After 'Anonymous' Hacker Kidnapping

AP | Posted 12.31.2011 | World

VERACRUZ, Mexico — An Internet video is threatening Mexico's Zetas drug cartel with exposure of its allies in the local police and news media th...

Every Day Is 'Day Of The Dead' In Mexico Drug War

AP | By MARJORIE MILLER | Posted 12.29.2011 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY -- Nearly two decades after I had left Mexico, I arrived back on Day of the Dead, a colorfully macabre celebration harkening back to the A...

U.S. Agencies Infiltrating Drug Cartels Across Mexico

New York Times | Ginger Thompson | Posted 12.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- American law enforcement agencies have significantly built up networks of Mexican informants that have allowed them to secretly infiltra...

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox Passionately Calls On U.S. to Stop Bloodshed by Legalizing Drugs

Tony Newman | Posted 12.21.2011 | World
Tony Newman

President Fox is part of a growing choir of world leaders speaking out against the drug war.