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Mexico Violence

Police: Mexican Teens Killed For Mocking Drug Kingpin's Son

AP | Posted 09.02.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY — Authorities in western Mexico say two teenagers were killed for making fun of the son of a drug kingpin who was their classmate. ...

Leftist Party Leader Found Slain In Mexico

AP | MARTIN DURAN | Posted 08.28.2013 | World

CULIACAN, Mexico — Two candidates in a local election in the state of Sinaloa, home to Mexico's most powerful drug cartel, have dropped out of t...

Body Of Mexican Mayoral Candidate Found By Police

AP | Posted 06.13.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY -- Mexican authorities say police have found the body of a man running for mayor of a northern Mexico town known for drug trafficking. He ...

Brutal Mob Killing Caught On Tape

AP | Posted 08.12.2013 | World

TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico — Police said Wednesday they are investigating the recording and sale in local markets of a grisly video that shows a m...

Masked Gunmen Kill 4 In Mexico City Gym

AP | ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON | Posted 08.07.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY — Two masked gunmen stormed into a gym yelling "everyone hit the floor" and opened fire, killing four people in a tough Mexico City ...

No Clues Yet In Case Of Mexico City's Missing 11

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 06.04.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY -- Surveillance video reviewed so far by police hasn't shown a mass abduction of 11 young people who have been missing in Mexico City for ...

Six Executed In Mexican Car Lot

AP | Posted 05.15.2013 | World

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico -- A gang of assailants armed with assault rifles drove up to a northern Mexico car lot and shot to death six men. Authorities ...

Wave Of Killings Over Weekend Shocks Mexico

AP | MARTIN DURAN | Posted 05.06.2013 | World

CULIACAN, Mexico -- Mexico saw a wave of killings over the weekend, despite what the government says is a drop in the number of deaths related to drug...

Sons Of Prominent Mexican Journalists Gunned Down

AP | Posted 07.06.2013 | World

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — Two sons of a well-known journalism couple have been shot to death, authorities in a northern Mexico border state said S...

Molly O'Toole

Another Loser In Gun Reform's Failure: Mexico

HuffingtonPost.com | Molly O'Toole | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics

In the debate over reforming U.S. gun laws, opponents and supporters cite powerful statistics: 26 dead, 20 of them children, in the Sandy Hook Element...

WATCH: Mexico Teacher Protests Result In Four Arrests

AP | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

Mexican prosecutors say four leaders of violent teachers protests have been arrested on charges of sedition, terrorism, rioting and property damage. ...

14 Killed In Clashes Between Mexico Police, Gunmen

AP | Posted 04.11.2013 | World

MORELIA, Mexico -- At least 14 people died Wednesday in a series of clashes between gunmen and federal police in Michoacan state, a western area that ...

Mexico At Odds Over How To Mourn Drug War Victims

AP | ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON | Posted 06.05.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexico, a country suffering the turmoil of a drug war, can't agree on how to honor the victims of a six-year assault on organized ...

American Man Among 4 Killed In Mexican Bar Attack

Agence France Presse | | Posted 06.01.2013 | World

A 45-year-old US man was among four people killed when gunmen opened fire in two bars in Mexico's second biggest city, lobbing a grenade in one of the...

At Least 7 Dead In Bar Shooting In Mexico

Reuters | Posted 05.29.2013 | World

CIUDAD JUAREZ, March 29 (Reuters) - Seven people were killed when a gunman opened fire in the early hours of Friday in a bar in northern Mexico, whi...

Bravery Tapes: Young Courage Amid Mexico's Violence

Jens Erik Gould | Posted 05.27.2013 | World
Jens Erik Gould

Of all the horrors associated with a conflict that has killed tens of thousands of Mexicans, the country's children and adolescents are perhaps the greatest casualty.

PHOTO: 7 Executed And Left On Mexican Roundabout

Posted 03.26.2013 | World

A gruesome photo out of Mexico appears to show the bodies of seven men, propped up in plastic chairs on a busy traffic circle. All appear to have been...

14 Killed In Mexico Drug Violence

AP | Posted 05.24.2013 | World

MORELIA, Mexico -- Authorities say the bodies of seven men were found in plastic chairs placed along the side of a street in the drug-plagued Mexican ...

Shooting Spree At Cancun Bar Kills 7

AP | Posted 05.15.2013 | World

CANCUN, Mexico — Authorities in the Mexican resort city of Cancun say they are investigating a possible link between a taxi drivers union and or...

Why Is Local Media Staying Silent On Mexico's Missing Police Chief?

AP | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 02.23.2013 | World

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico -- In one of Mexico's most violent border cities, no one is saying what happened to Police Chief Roberto Balmori Garza. It's bee...

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...

Weird Sex Slavery Cult Busted On U.S. Border

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 03.31.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexican officials broke up a bizarre cult that allegedly ran a sex-slavery ring among its followers on the U.S. border, Mexican im...

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...

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...

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 ...