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Shootout in Eastern Mexico Leaves 1 Dead, 9 Arrested

One suspected criminal was killed and nine others, including six Guatemalans, were arrested following a shootout between the security forces and gunmen in Xalapa, the capital of Mexico's Veracruz state, security officials said. continue reading »

Kidnapped Mayor Found Dead in Mexico

A small town mayor kidnapped last weekend in the Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz was found dead Thursday, authorities said. continue reading »

Travel Warning Issued for U.S. Citizens in Mexico Following Arrest of Zeta Chieftan’s Brother

The arrest of Jose Trevino-Morales on money laundering charges on Tuesday, according to the New York Times has resulted in the following travel warning to Mexico. Trevino-Morales is the brother of a Zeta narco chieftan. Trevino-Morales was arrested at his Oklahoma ranch. continue reading »

Zetas’ Money Launderer Apprehended by Mexican Soldiers

Mexican soldiers detained a suspected money launderer for the Los Zetas drug cartel in the Gulf Coast states of Veracruz and Tabasco, the Navy Secretariat said. continue reading »

Mexican Government Authorizes Witness Protection Law

President Felipe Calderon signed into law a measure authorizing benefits - including new identities - for people who find themselves at risk due to their participation in judicial proceedings, Mexico's attorney general said. continue reading »

Illicit Oil Depots Found By Mexican Authorities

Army troops found clandestine oil depots containing 1.5 million liters (396,258 gallons) of stolen fuel in the eastern state of Veracruz, the Mexican Defense Secretariat said. Soldiers from the 29th Military Zone, "in responding to a tip from citizens, carried out land reconaissance in Ejido Tacoteno, city of Minatitlan, Veracruz, where they found two fields with clandestine hydrocarbons deposits," the secretariat said in a statement. continue reading »

3 Dead, 16 Wounded in Mexican Bar Brawl

Three men were gunned down following an argument with a woman at a bar in Ocotepec, a city in the central Mexican state of Morelos, prosecutors said. The woman made a telephone call after the argument and told the people on the other end, "come over here," the Morelos Attorney General's Office said in a statement, citing eyewitness accounts. continue reading »

Six Cartel Gunmen Arrested with Large Collection of Firearms in Mexico

Soldiers arrested six drug-cartel enforcers and seized an arms cache in the western state of Michoacan, Mexican authorities said Friday. continue reading »

Shootout Between Military and Armed Assailants in Northwestern Mexico Leaves 5 Dead

Five people were killed in a clash with army soldiers and state police on a highway in the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa, officials said. continue reading »

Kidnapped Journalist Humberto Millán Salazar Found Dead

Unidentified gunmen ambushed the editor of “A Discusión” and presenter of Radio Fórmula Humberto Millán along with his brother in Sinaloa yesterday. His body has just been found. continue reading »

Thousands March in Mexico to Protest Drug Violence (VIDEO)

Several cities across Mexico are holding marches, after thugs assassinated seven people, one of which was the son of poet Javier Sicilia. continue reading »