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Tag Results for "Mexico Violence"

FX’s “The Bridge” Highlights Woes at the U.S.-Mexico Border

One of the aims of "The Bridge," a new television series on the U.S. cable network FX, is to make viewers think about the woes of the U.S.-Mexico border region, the show's co-star said here. continue reading »

Mexico City Catholic Church Collecting Guns to Help Reduce Violence

In the first five months of 2013, Mexico City authorities , have collected nearly 5,500 firearms. Though the number is small in comparison to the weapons that are illegally on the streets of Mexico City, it is in fact more weapons (5,433) that have been collected in the four previous years. continue reading »

Four Mexican Zeta Narcos Plead Guilty to Murder, Attempted Murder of U.S. Agents

Four Mexican cartel members of the vicious Los Zetas have pleaded guilty in U.S. Court to the murder and attempted murder of U.S. federal agents working in Mexico. continue reading »

MEXICO: Children’s Bulletproof Vests and Backpacks Now Available

Bulletproof vests and backpacks for children will be sold beginning this week in Mexico, where drug-related violence has claimed tens of thousands of lives over the past six years. continue reading »

MEXICO: 10 Killed in Mountain Shootout

Ten suspected drug-cartel enforcers were killed in a battle with police and soldiers in central Mexico, authorities said. The confrontation occurred during a joint patrol by police and army troops in the 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 »

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 »

Mexico Sees 10% Rise in Armored Car Sales in 2012

A total of 3,102 automobiles were fitted with armor in 2012, up 10 percent from the previous year, due to the drug-related violence plaguing Mexico, the Mexican Automotive Armor Association, or AMBA, said. continue reading »

Ciudad Juarez Murder Rate Drops 75% Over Two Years

Ciudad Juarez, a border city in northern Mexico that was considered one of the most dangerous places in the world until recently, has seen its murder rate drop by 75 percent continue reading »

Shoutouts in Mexico Leave 16 Dead

Army troops killed 16 suspected criminals in three shootouts in the Mexican states of Veracruz and Tamaulipas over the weekend, the Defense Secretariat said. The first shootout occurred Saturday night in Panuco, a city in the eastern state of Veracruz, where s continue reading »

Video Evidence of Mexican Mayor Making Deal with Drug Traffickers (VIDEO)

A video allegedly shows the new mayor of Teloloapan, a town in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, cutting a deal with the La Familia Michoacana dr continue reading »

MEXICO: Bodies Found in Cancun’s Hotel District Near Waterpark

Police found the bodies of two men near the entrance to a water park in the hotel district in Cancun, Mexico's leading Caribbean tourist destination, officials said. The bodies of the men, who had been tortured, continue reading »

10 Days After Mexican Prison Break, 123 Inmates Still Loose

All but eight of the 131 inmates who escaped 10 days ago from a prison in the northern border city of Piedras Negras remain on the loose, Mexican authorities said. continue reading »

MEXICO: Clash Between Troops and Outlaws Results in 11 Deaths

Eleven people, one of them a soldier, died early Wednesday in a shootout between army troops and outlaws in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, authorities said. continue reading »

60% of Mexican Prisons Under Gang Control: Report

After the release of a report from Mexico’s National Commission on Human Rights (CNDH) regarding prisons there is little wonder how so many have been able to escape Mexico’s prisons in recent years. continue reading »

Soon-to-Be Former Pres. Calderon Says Mexico is “Better Neighborhood”

Felipe Calderon, due to step down as president of Mexico on Nov. 30, said here Monday that he will be leaving behind "a stronger nation and a better neighbor." The outgoing head of state addresse continue reading »

What Does Juarez’s Lower Murder Rate Really Mean?

For too long, the mere mention of Juarez elicited comments about murder and an overall lack of safety, but things in the murderous Mexican city may finally be changing. According to El Diario 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 »

Accused of 1993 Murder in Mexico, Man Deported After Being Found in California

A Mexican national, murder suspect captured in northern California last month was turned over to Mexican law enforcement personnel Friday at the San Ysidro border crossing by officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations. continue reading »

Mexico Deploys 400 Additional Officers to Michoacan

An additional 400 Federal Police officers have been deployed in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, bringing to 600 the number of officers sent to the area to fight drug traffickers, airport officials said. continue reading »