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Mexico Drug War

Mexico's Drug War: The Essentials

Council On Foreign Relations | Posted 05.06.2013 | World

Despite Mexico's strengthening democracy and booming economy, the country's security crisis rages on. Fifty thousand people have been killed in the pa...

I'll Kill You for This Column

Mark Morford | Posted 05.05.2013 | Media
Mark Morford

I try, for even a moment, to imagine what that must be like, to write in daily fear of harassment and death over... what? Revealing harsh truths everyone already knows? Exposing realities few in the world seem to care about anymore?

10 Found Shot Dead In Rural Mexico

AP | Posted 03.04.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY -- Officials say 10 people have been found shot to death in a rural area in the Mexican state of Guerrero. The state prosecutor's office ...

26,121 Missing During Mexico's Drug War

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 04.28.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY — An official count shows at least 26,121 people were reported missing during the term of President Felipe Calderon, who launched th...

Mexican Police Find Drug Cannon

AP | Posted 04.28.2013 | World

MEXICALI, Mexico — Police in the border city of Mexicali say they have recovered a powerful improvised cannon used to hurl packets of marijuana ...

List Of Missing People In Mexico Doesn't Exist

AP | Posted 02.24.2013 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY -- A member of former Mexican President Felipe Calderon's administration disputed on Friday that there is a list of 27,000 missing people ...

'The Most Severe Crisis Of Enforced Disappearances In Latin America In Decades'

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 04.22.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY — Human Rights Watch called Mexico's anti-drug offensive "disastrous" in a report Wednesday that cites 249 cases of disappearances t...

Police Chief Of Violent Mexican Border City Missing

AP | Posted 02.19.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY -- The police chief of the violent Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo is missing, authorities said Monday. Tamaulipas state prosecutors ...

Mexico's Vigilante Group Turn Over 11 Detainees

AP | Posted 04.11.2013 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY — The Mexican farmers who took up arms against drug-gang violence and crime in the mountains of southern Mexico have turned over to ...

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...

Radio Silence From Mexico's New President On Drug War

AP | Posted 03.31.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY -- Two months after Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto took office promising to reduce violent crime, the killings linked to drug cartel...

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...

Can Obama's Gun Control Plan Reduce Violence in Mexico?

Laura Carlsen | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics
Laura Carlsen

President Obama's moving speech to unveil his gun control plan is good news for U.S. communities. Another consequence of fixing gun laws has hardly been mentioned though -- the impact it would have south of the border.

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...

Joshua Hersh

Training Commandos In Other Countries Hasn't Always Worked Out So Great | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.19.2013 | World

As the U.S. military seeks to embark on a project to train Mexican commandos to fight the drug war there, security and Latin America experts are point...

Mexico Turned Over Drug Suspect To US Officials

AP | Posted 03.21.2013 | Latino Voices

TUCSON, Ariz. — Authorities say a drug trafficking suspect is in jail in Arizona following his arrest in Mexico. The Pima County Sheriff's Depa...

Mexican Towns Arm Themselves

VOXXI | Phillippe Diederich | Posted 01.17.2013 | Latino Voices

The NRA, conservatives and anti-gun control advocates in the U.S make the claim over and over that they have the right to carry weapons. They point to...

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...

Harvard Slammed For Giving Fellow Mexican Ex-President

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.07.2013 | Latino Voices

Harvard is taking flack for handing a fellowship to former Mexican President Felipe Calderón, who led an assault on organized crime that plunged his ...

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...

Mexico Detains Unlikely Band Of Alleged Drug Traffickers

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

MEXICO CITY -- Mexican marines say they have detained an unlikely band of drug traffickers that includes 12 boys and a woman with a baby who possessed...

Armored Car Sales Boom In Mexico

EFE | Posted 01.02.2013 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY – A total of 3,102 automobiles were fitted with armor in 2012, up 10 percent from the previous year, due to the drug-related violence pl...

What To Watch For In 2013

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 04.07.2013 | World

1. Will Syria's Assad fall? Nearly two years after the start of the conflict in Syria, the regime of president Bashar Assad stands more isolated th...

Mexican Mayor Proposes Arming Public

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 12.31.2012 | Latino Voices

As U.S. politicians like Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne float proposals to arm public school administrators, a small town politician in Mexico is ...