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Police Chief in Juarez Survives Assassination Attempt

A Juarez police chief is relatively safe after an assassination attempt against him failed. Thursday, Lt. Colonel Julian Leyzaola was on patrol when in a neighborhood near downtown Juar continue reading »

Mexico Launches Ads in U.S. in Hopes of Increasing Tourism

Hoping to turn around their image as a drug- and violence-filled country, Mexico has launched an ad campaign to highlight the country’s assets, as it tries to increase tourism as the summer months quickly approach. continue reading »

Lawmen in the Dominican Republic Abandoning the Law, Helping Cartels

In the Dominican Republic, it seems that more and more police officers, soldiers, and other lawmen are turning their backs on the law, and joining the drug traffickers and engaging in illegal activity. continue reading »

Security Industry Booming in Mexico, Latin America

An interesting, yet not surprising industry in Mexico is doing very well not despite the violence, but as a result of it. No, it’s not the drug trade, but the security garment industry. continue reading »

Tijuana Police Officers Released For Lack of Evidence

On July 29th, 62 active and former Tijuana police officers and Baja California agents were targeted for allegedly having ties to organized crime. Now, 8 months later, the case against most of them has fallen apart due to lack of evidence. continue reading »

As the Drug Violence Continues, Mexico’s Language is Changing

"Encobijados", "Encajuelados", "Encintados", all are names given to those killed in drug-related violence in Mexico, and each is a slang given to the dead to describe how they were found. continue reading »

NARCO BLOG: Town Pleads for Help as Two Cartels Battle- 20 Dead

This week there was a clash between rival groups of drug cartels in the town of Abasolo, Tamaulipas. Authorities report that members of both the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas, battled and have confirmed that 18 gunmen were killed in the shootout. continue reading »

Mexican Drug Lord ‘The Condor” Shot Dead (VIDEO)

Mexican security forces have shot dead a top figure within the Juarez cartel in the northern state of Chihuahua in an important strike for President Felipe Calderon's drug war. continue reading »

3 Americans Murdered in 3 Weeks in Quiet Mexican Town Popular with Retirees

San Miguel de Allende is believed to be home to one of the largest collections of ex-Pat American citizens in Mexico. On Jan. 19, the first murder was uncovered when an 85-year-old man was found dead in his home, a plastic bag over his head and at least 15 stab wounds to various parts of his body. Peter C. Mudge was a retired interior designer and director of the Biblioteca House and Gardens tours. continue reading »

Arizona Gun Raids Highlight Mexico’s Drug Cartel Exploitation of U.S. Gun Laws

Federal officials are saying that the recent gun raids in Arizona show how well drug cartels are exploiting the U.S.’s gun laws to obtain large numbers of firearms, the firearms being used to fight their drug war in Mexico. continue reading »

Scarred for Life: Twice Ambushed Mayor of Tiquicheo, Mexico, Maria Santos Shows her Scars (EXPLICIT)

"One man scorned and covered with scars still strove with his last ounce of courage to reach the unreachable stars; and the world will be better for this." Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote continue reading »

Mexican Criminals Now Cook Their Victims

Mexican authorities have found three industrial oil drums with human remains in them in a country house located in the municipality of Vicario, close to Cancún. continue reading »

NARCO BLOG:  Authorities in Morelos Protected Narco-Vehicles

Army officials are still present in the state of Morelos, where soldiers arrested community representative Enrique Pineda Figueroa, earlier today. continue reading »

NARCO BLOG Authorities in Morelos Protected Narco-Vehicles

Army officials are still present in the state of Morelos, where soldiers arrested community representative Enrique Pineda Figueroa, earlier today. continue reading »

Another ‘La Familia Michoacana” Leader Captured

Officers from the Manzanillo Municipal Preventive Police have captured Juan Carlos Cruz Estrada, also documented as Nabor Pérez and better known as 'El 16.' continue reading »

NARCO BLOG: The Mexican Attorney General’s Office Ups the Reward for the Country’s Most Wanted List

The Mexican Attorney General's office has given a second wind to its rewards campaign; with a budget of more than a thousand million pesos, it plans to locate almost 100 fugitives. continue reading »

NARCO BLOG Police in Morelos Capture Six Men From Arturo Beltrán Leyva’s Organization.

Army elements received anonymous tips warning that in several areas of Zacatepec, Morelos some of Beltrán Leyva's men were performing strange operations. continue reading »

2010 Deadliest Year in Mexico

Since Mexican President Felipe Calderon began in 2006 his offensive on the drug cartels that have long plagued the country, 2010 will go down as the deadliest year with 15,000 murders. continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS: Kidnappers Free Politician Diego Fernández de Cevallos in Mexico, After 7 Months

Former Mexican presidential candidate Diego Fernández de Cevallos was freed Today after 7 months of captivity. He is healthy though a little weak after surviving the longest kidnapping in the history of México. continue reading »

Bandits Arrested in Yesterday’s Gun Battle in Morelia Connect “El Ponchis” to 3 More Murders (VIDEO)

Three gunmen from the South Pacific drug cartel, the same outfit that allegedly employed 14-year-old Edgar Jimenez Lugo have implicated "El Ponchis" in the murders of three more men. Once arrested, they lead officers to the bodies, buried in clandestine graves near a highway south of the capital. continue reading »