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Tag Results for "Mexico Drug War"

Judge in Mexico Says Alleged Drug Czar Has No Cartel Ties

A judge has thrown out the charges against Noe Ramirez Mandujano, who was accused of being on the payroll of a cartel while serving as Mexico's drug czar in the Calderon administration, judicial officials said. continue reading »

Human Rights Watch Reports 249 Disappearances in Mexico

Human Rights Watch released a report Wednesday that documents 249 disappearances in Mexico since December 2006, when then-President Felipe Calderon launched a war on organized crime that "produced disastrous results." continue reading »

Rice University: No Panaceas for Mexico’s Violent Drug War, but Prohibition has Failed

While Mexico and the United States have ramped up their efforts to control and perhaps defeat Mexico’s increasingly violent drug cartels, the outcome of these efforts remains in doubt and no panaceas are in sight, but pr continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Armed Men Attempt to Rescue the Body of Zeta Leader in Veracruz

According to the report, gunmen fired on officers guarding the premises where the body of the drug lord was being held. A group of gunmen attempted to rescue the body of Enrique continue reading »

Documentary Looks at Mexico’s 25,000 Disappeared, Their Families

The 25,000 missing persons in Mexico's war on organized crime remains "an open wound" for their families that the government must heal, Alicia Calderon, director of a documentary on the subject, said. continue reading »

Narco Blog: Sweet Sixteen Party Ends with One Dead

Hours after an armed group executes a man in a casino where they held a Sweet Sixteen, 10 guests who were injured were discharged from the hospital where they were treated. continue reading »

Blog del Narco:  One Person Killed, Two Injured in Ixtapaluca

One dead, two were wounded by gunfire early this morning when the occupants of a car after being chased through several streets of Colonia Alfredo del Mazo in this county. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Cell of Zeta Cartel Members Arrested in Nuevo Leon

Five members of the Zeta Cartel were arrested by the Highway Patrol and the State Investigation Agency, accused of having participated in the execution of 12 men and 10 women, who were mostly incinerated. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Four Executed in Guerrero- Found in Mass Grave

The bodies of four people, three men and a woman, in various stages of decomposition, were found in three graves located in the suburbs adjoining the city of Iguala on Tuesday. One of the bodies belonged to a person kidnapped last December 5 in Colonia Francisco Villa in the same city. continue reading »

Mexican Newspaper: 60,000 Have Died in President Calderon’s Drug War

Organized crime-related violence has claimed 57,449 lives in Mexico during the presidency of Felipe Calderon, whose six-year term ends on Dec. 1, according to a tally published Thursday by the Milenio daily. continue reading »

‘Caravan for Peace’ Arrives in Washington D.C., Traveling 6,000 Miles from Mexico

The Caravan for Peace arrived in Washington, the last stop on its tour of the United States, during which families of the victims of violence on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border have marked "an end and a beginning" with their condemnation of the war on drugs. continue reading »

By the Numbers: Mexico Saw More Than 27,000 Murders in 2011

Mexico registered 27,199 murders in 2011, or 24 per 100,000 people, the highest number since President Felipe Calderon took office in December 2006, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography, or INEGI, said Monday. continue reading »

Victims of Mexico’s Drug War Prepare “Caravan for Peace” for U.S. Tour

Javier Sicilia and Mexico’s Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity have announced they will lead a caravan across the U.S. this summer to call an end to the ongoing drug war. continue reading »

Decayed Remains Found in Juarez Just Days After 3 Other Sets of Remains Identified from Same Area

A new unit in Mexico organized to focus on female killings discovered a number of victims in the Valley of Juarez Monday. Due to extensive decay, police were unable to identify the bodies foun continue reading »

UPDATE: Carnival Cruise Passengers are Robbed in Mexico and Another Ship Adrift is in Italy

A group of Carnival Cruise passengers are understandably shaken after armed men robbed them while they were heading back to the ship from a nature hike in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. continue reading »

The Death of Mazatlan Thanks to Narcos

In 2011, the once booming tourist site of Mazatlan, Mexico was hit with the news that cruise ships would no longer be stopping there, leaving many local people without jobs. continue reading »

Deadly Statistic:  47,000 Dead from Narco Wars in Mexico

A total of 12,903 people were killed in drug-related violence between January and September 2011 in Mexico, an increase of 11 percent with respect to the same period of 2010, bringing the drug war death toll since December 2006 to 47,515, the government said. continue reading »

Mexico’s Los Zetas Using Encrypted Radio Networking to Conduct Business

Mexico's Los Zetas drug cartel is now said to be using encrypted radio frequencies to covertly control their operations. The drug cartel has been using the encrypted radio network since 2006. It is said to be working in all of Mexico's 31 states as well as in Guatemala. continue reading »

Social Media Aiding in the Tracking of Drug Dealers in Mexico

As Mexico continues its battle with drug cartels, residents are taking to the internet to help authorities find the drug dealers in their neighborhoods. continue reading »

Calderon Calls for Protection of Journalists and Activists in Mexico

Mexican President Felipe Calderon urged civil society and the authorities to join forces in an effort to halt violence against human rights defenders and journalists, as well as candidates in next year's general elections. continue reading »