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17 Arrested for Horrific Attack, Rape at Mexico Summer Camp - Victims Included Children

an authorities have arrested 17 suspects, including two police officers, in a brutal attack on a summer camp in which two young women and three underage girls were raped. continue reading »

Three Federal Police Officers Killed in Mexico City at Benito Juarez Int’l Airport

Several individuals wearing uniforms fired the shots that killed three Federal Police officers at Mexico City's Benito Juarez International Airport on Monday, airport security officials told Efe. continue reading »

Activists and Reporters in Mexico May Soon Be Protected by New Gov’t Decrees

The Mexican government handed down two decrees Friday to draw "immediate attention" to the issue of protecting journalists and defenders of human rights amid the increasing violence against them. 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 »

Mexican Ex-Gov. Yarrington Says Allegations He’s Connected to Drug Cartels Are False

A Mexican former state governor accused of ties to drug cartels denied the allegations and said they were aimed at discrediting his party ahead of the July 1 presidential election. continue reading »

Mexican Attorney General’s Office to Put Up $1.23 Billion to Solve Kidnappings

The Mexican Attorney General's Office said Friday that it is prepared to pay up to 16.5 billion pesos ($1.23 billion) in rewards for information leading to the rescue of 11 kidnapping victims and the arrests of their captors. continue reading »

Mexican News Source Obtains Video of Cartel Murders

The perpetrators shot video and still photos of the torture, murder and dismemberment of four Mexican navy personnel and a female civilian who were found dead last month in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, capital daily Milenio said Wednesday. 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 »

Ciudad Juarez Mayor Says His City is Not the World’s Deadliest

The mayor of this Mexican border metropolis rejected a U.S. official's suggestion that Ciudad Juarez is the world's most dangerous large city. "We're not the world's most dangerous cit continue reading »

Mexican Businessman Caught on Video Beating Employee Now in Jail

Mexican businessman Miguel Sacal has been placed in preventative detention seven months after he was caught on video beating a parking attendant at his luxury apartment building in this capital, police told Efe. continue reading »

Public Safety Group Says Mexico Home of World’s Deadliest Cities

Five of the world's 10 deadliest cities in 2011 are in Mexico, though a Honduran metropolis leads the list, the Citizen Council for Public Safety and Criminal Justice said. continue reading »

U.S. Retirees in Lake Chapala, MX Fearful of Crime Spree

With an estimated American and Canadian population of 15,000 Mexico’s Lake Chapala area provides residents with lake-front homes at a fraction of the cost of similar homes in their native countries, but the recent increase in crime has residents worried the lower cost of living pay have come at the cost of safety. 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 »

Mexican Student Group Says it’s Not Behind the Murders of 5 Bodies Found Buried There

A Mexican students' association in the western city of Guadalajara has denied any involvement in the killings of five people found buried at its headquarters and said it will work with authorities to help them solve the case. "The FEG (Federation of Guadalajara Students), as an institution, has no connection to these crimes," the head of the student group, Israel Mariscal, told a radio station Friday. 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 »

Professor at Hidalgo Polytechnic University Injured by Parcel Bomb

One professor received minor burns from a parcel-bomb sent to Hidalgo Polytechnic University, authorities told Efe Thursday. The incident occurred arou continue reading »

Does Mexico Need the International Criminal Court? MX Officials Furious

As Mexicans struggle with relentless massacres, mass graves and assassinations, a group of activists have turned to an outside power for help — the International Criminal Court. continue reading »

Three Killed in Chihuahua City, Mexico - Unidentified Gunmen Escape

Two men and a woman were killed by gunmen as they drove down an avenue over the weekend in Chihuahua city, the capital of the like-named northern Mexican state, police said. continue reading »

$15.3 Million of Cartel Money Seized by Mexican Army

Army troops seized $15.3 million in cash in Tijuana, a border city in northwestern Mexico, that apparently belonged to the Sinaloa cartel, marking the second-largest seizure of money since President Felipe Calderon took office in 2006 continue reading »

Mexican Federal Prosecutor Killed in Own Home

A federal prosecutor was killed Wednesday at his home in the northern Mexican city of Torreon, the Coahuila state Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »