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Mexico Drug War

Cartel Murdered Marine Drug-War Hero's Family In Retaliation

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VILLAHERMOSA, Mexico — Four suspected members of a cartel-aligned hit squad have been arrested in the slaying of the family of a Mexican marine ...

2009 Marked The Beginning Of The End Of Failed Drug War: Top 10 Stories Of The Year

Tony Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tony Newman

2009 will go down as the beginning of the end of the United States drug war. There was more debate and movement toward sensible drug policies this year than in the last nine years combined.

Mexico Suffers 69 Murders In One Day

AP | MARTHA MENDOZA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexico opened the new year with what could be its most dubious distinction yet in the 3-year-old battle against drug trafficking &...

Arturo Beltran Leyva, Top Cartel Kingpin, Killed In Shootout With Mexican Navy

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexican troops acting on information from U.S. officials took out drug kingpin Arturo Beltran Leyva in an assault that provided a ...

Mexico: Tijuana's Drug War Focuses On Police

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

EDITOR'S NOTE: AP reporter Elliot Spagat follows Tijuana's new public safety chief, Julian Leyzaola, for eight months as he launches the city's most a...

Vigilante Justice Spreads Across Mexico

Global Post | Ioan Grillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Ioan Grillo MEXICO CITY, Mexico -- The five teenage boys slump against the wall of a dark house and eye the camcorder nervously. Suddenly, a fis...

Drug War Murder Victims Found Hanging From Mexico Overpass

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

odmsg OR CULIACAN, Mexico — The bound, beaten bodies of two men were found hanging by their necks from a highway overpass in northern Mexico on ...

Pseudoephedrine Crackdown Forces Mexican Meth Cartels To Go Back To Basics

AP | DAVID W. KOOP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexican cartels are increasingly going "old school" to keep supplying America with methamphetamine despite an ingredient squeeze. ...

Gunmen Kill 17 At A Drug Rehab In Mexico

AP | OLIVIA TORRES and ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — Neighbors mopped blood from the sidewalk outside a drug rehabilitation center Thursday, cleaning up the carnage after gu...

Mexico and Argentina Move to Decriminalize Marijuana and Other Drugs

Tony Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tony Newman

In the last week both Mexico and Argentina made international news by passing a law and making a major Supreme Court ruling calling for low-level drug offenders to receive treatment instead of jail.

Mexico Anti-Drug Aid Delayed Due To Human Rights Criticism

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., blocked the release of a favorable State Department report on Mexico's human rights record, The Washingt...

Crystal Meth Goes International And Industrial

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Ioan Grillo | GlobalPost CULIACAN, Mexico -- The colossal water cistern set in a clearing in a hilly, heavily forested area can hold 25,000 liters ...

Mexican Drug Cartels Spread Their Tentacles Into 47 Nations

AP | JUAN CARLOS LLORCA and FRANK BAJAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GUATEMALA CITY — Guatemalan drug boss Juan Jose "Juancho" Leon was summoned by Mexican traffickers for what he was told was business. Instead, d...

Mexico Drug War: Asylum Seekers Increasingly Turned Away By US Immigration Courts

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Todd Bensman | GlobalPost SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Their stories may be heart-rending. Their experiences may seem unimaginable. Their lives may st...

Mexican Army Using Torture To Battle Drug Traffickers, Rights Groups Say

Washington Post | Steve Fainaru and William Booth | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PUERTO LAS OLLAS, Mexico -- The Mexican army has carried out forced disappearances, acts of torture and illegal raids in pursuit of drug traffickers, ...

Mexico Drug War: Reporter Forced To Flee From Army, "The Biggest Cartel Of All"

Mother Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

There is a man driving fast down a dirt road leading to the border. A rooster tail of dust marks his passage. He is very frightened and his 15-year-ol...

Drug War: Obama May Send 1,500 National Guard Volunteers To Mexican Border

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is developing plans to seek up to 1,500 National Guard volunteers to step up the military's counter-drug e...

Drug War: Mexico Crackdown Squeezing Cocaine Dealers In Canada

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

There's a new drug war brewing along the U.S. border -- but this time it's coming from up north. As Mexico cracks down on its warring drug factions, d...

Mexico Drug War: Cartels Lure US Teens As Killers

New York Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

When he was finally caught, Rosalio Reta told detectives here that he had felt a thrill each time he killed. It was like being Superman or James Bond,...

Mexico Election: Drug War Plays Big Public Role For First Time

AP | ALEXANDRA OLSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — When Mario Anguiano successfully ran for mayor of Colima three years ago, no one much cared that his brother and cousin were in pr...

Drug War: Mexico Military FInds One Of Counry's Largest Meth Labs

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BADIRAGUATO, Mexico — The Mexican Navy gave reporters a firsthand look Tuesday at what they described as one of the largest methamphetamine labs...

Juan Manuel Jurado Zarzoza, Gulf Cartel Kingpin, Arrested At Cancun Resort

AP | Sara Miller Llana | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — The Mexican army has captured 25 gunmen in northern Mexico who witnesses say disguised themselves as soldiers. The men were captu...

Mexico Drug War: Drug Lawyer Who Was Tortured Seeks US Asylum

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAN ANTONIO -- Lawyer Ernesto Gutierrez fled Matamoros, Mexico, to the U.S. last year after the much-feared Los Zetas enforcement wing of the Gulf Car...

Mexico: 10,000 Central American Migrants Kidnapped In 6 Months, Study Says

AP | eec-ms | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — A survey by Mexico's National Human Rights Commission shows that thousands of mainly Central American migrants crossing the countr...

Drug War: Mexican Police Standoff With Mexican Federal Agents

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — In a hair-raising standoff that sent motorists scrambling for cover, municipal police pulled their guns on masked federal agents i...