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Tag Results for "Cartel Violence"

Violence in Mexico Escalates, 22 Die this Weekend

At least 22 people, including six women, died in violent incidents across Mexico this weekend, officials said. The bodies of four women were found in Morelos, a state in central Mexico, state prosecutors said. continue reading »

Murders Down 7 Percent in Mexico, Claims Calderon

The number of murders committed in Mexico fell "some 7 percent in the first half of this year," compared to the same period in 2011, and a downward trend is being seen "for the first time in several years," President Felipe Calderon said Thursday. continue reading »

U.S. Filmmaker Oliver Stone Blames Mexican President For Drug-war Tensions

U.S. filmmaker Oliver Stone said in presenting his new film "Savages," in which he takes on the realities of the drug trade between Mexico and the United States, that Mexican President Felipe Calderon is responsible for the "nightmare" his country is going through. continue reading »

Narco News: 10 Murdered in Acapulco Over Weekend in Cartel Violence

At least 10 people were murdered over the weekend in the Pacific resort city of Acapulco, Mexican prosecutors said. The bodies of nine men and a woman were found in different sections of the port city between Saturday night and noon on Sunday, spokesmen for the Guerrero state Attorney General's Office told Efe. continue reading »

Is There a Serial Killer in Juarez? Multiple Remains Found Were Girls, Women - Only Half Identified

Authorities have discovered that the bodies of 12 people found in troubled Ciudad Juarez over the last few months are those of girls and women, leading many to worry that young females are being specifically targeted. continue reading »

Protesters Demand Justice for Slain Mexican Activist Marisela Escobedo

Dozens of people held a demonstration in this violence-plagued Mexican border city to demand justice for slain rights activist Marisela Escobedo. On the one-year anniversary of her death, the protesters on Friday walked a route that Escobedo had covered while seeking justice for the August 2008 murder of her 16-year-old daughter. continue reading »

Drug war claims 14 more lives in Mexican Gulf coast state

The drug-war death toll in the Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz has risen by 14 over the past 48 hours, authorities said. continue reading »

Good Idea? “Gun Lounge” to Open in State Bordering Cartel-Filled Mexico

Like most things in Las Vegas, a new lounge is rather “out there”. Being billed as the first luxury shooting range and lounge, Machine Guns Vegas is getting ready to open its doors to the gun-loving people living in or traveling through Las Vegas. continue reading »

Southern California Iraqi Criminals Have Connections to Mexican Drug War

An investigation into an Iraqi social club in California has uncovered evidence leading law enforcement officials to believe Iraqis are working with one of Mexico’s most dangerous drug cartels. continue reading »

Narco Blog: Routine Army Patrol Ends Up in Chaos in Chilpancingo

A fire fight broke out between a group of gunmen and the Mexican Army, Sunday morning on the Boulevard to Petaquillas in Chilpancingo, Guerrero. The danger caused panic among people in the area. continue reading »

Narco Blog:15 La Familia Michoacana Cartel Members Killed by Federal Police

Last Friday a confrontation occurred at the border of Jalisco and Michoacan. 36 gunmen were arrested and 11 gunmen were killed, all belonging to the Cartel La Familia Michoacana. continue reading »

Charlie Sheen: Drug Cartel’s Pitchman?

Charlie Sheen may have become the best pitchman for international drug cartels, that, I venture, would gladly pay him the added million a week he demands to continue acting on the cancelled Three and a Half Men television sitcom from the better than $30 billion the cartels rake in annually from U.S. users. He can be their poster child luring legions of fans into the world of drug consumption. continue reading »

Guess How Many Gun Stores in Mexico?  Only ONE - Surprised??

If one were to guess how many gun stores are in Mexico, it can almost be guaranteed that that guess would be wrong, because despite the highly publicized violence and number of guns the cartels are using, continue reading »