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Soldiers Disband Kidnapping Operations in Mexico, Free 11 Migrants

Mexican army soldiers freed 11 abducted Central American migrants and seized an arsenal in two separate operations in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas, military officials said. continue reading »

Mexican Author Lydia Cacho Believes Death Threats Came From Cartel-linked Police

Mexican muckraking author and journalist Lydia Cacho said it is becoming increasingly clear that death threats leveled against her came from police linked to the once-powerful Gulf drug cartel. continue reading »

Gulf Cartel Boss Apprehended, 6 Killed in Northern Mexico

A Gulf drug cartel boss was arrested and six people died in drug-related violence in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, a state security council official told Efe. continue reading »

Organized Crime Members Clash with Army Troops, 10 Killed

Ten people were killed Wednesday in a shootout between army troops and outlaws in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, authorities said. continue reading »

Peña Nieto Appoints Colombian General to Direct LatAm Citizenship Institute

Retired Colombian Gen. Oscar Naranjo will combine his function as security adviser to Mexican President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto with that of director of the Latin American Citizenship Institute, which seeks to "wipe out the culture of illegality." continue reading »

Mexican Police Apprehend Suspect with Close Ties to American-born Drug Kingpin “La Barbie”

Mexican police have arrested a suspect linked to notorious American-born drug kingpin Edgar Valdez Villarreal, alias "La Barbie," who was captured in 2010, the federal Public Safety Secretariat said. continue reading »

PBS To Broadcast Film That Exposes the Aftermath of Mexico’s Drug Wars

El Velador (The Night Watchman), an Official Selection of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival Directors’ Fortnight and New Directors/New Films Festival, has its national broadcast premiere on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at 10 p.m., during the 25th anniversary season of POV on PBS. (Check local listings.) It will stream on POV’s website, www.pbs.org.pov/, from Sept. 28 – Dec. 20. continue reading »

Police Nab 12 Suspected La Resistencia Gang Members in Western Mexico

Mexican authorities announced the arrests of 12 suspected members of the La Resistencia criminal gang, which operates in the western state of Jalisco. Four of the detainees were the organization's main operators in Jalisco and "received orders" from the group's reputed leader and founder, Ramiro Pozos Gonzalez, alias "El Molca," state Attorney General Tomas Coronado Olmos said Friday. continue reading »

7 Bodies Discovered at Mexican Roadside Murder

Seven people were found dead on a road in northeastern Mexico in a suspected incident of gangland violence, officials said. continue reading »

4 Mexican Taxi Drivers, Passerby Killed in Monterrey

Four taxi drivers and a female passerby were killed in two separate attacks by suspected organized crime elements in Monterrey, state authorities said. continue reading »

“Caravan for Peace” Leader To Take A Break After U.S. Tour

Mexican poet Javier Sicilia, who just wrapped up a tour of the United States with other members of his Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity, said he will take a break for a couple of months to return to his academic pursuits and privately mourn the violent death of his son in 2011. continue reading »

Mexican Muralists Paint to Depict Crime-Ridden Neighborhoods

Around 100 inhabitants of a crime-ridden neighborhood of this metropolis in western Mexico have painted murals as a plea for greater security for their families. continue reading »

Families Still Waiting for Justice a Year After Deadly Attack on Casino Royale

Grieving family members continue to await justice a year after their loved ones were killed in a shocking daytime attack on a casino in the northern Mexican industrial city of Monterrey. continue reading »

Disturbances Return to Small Religious Community in Mexico

Outbreaks of violence have been reported once again in La Nueva Jerusalen, a religious community in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, leading the governor to threaten to use force to restore order. continue reading »

Mexican Teen Implicated in Multiple Rapes and Robberies in Camp Ground

A minor was arrested in connection with the assaults and rapes last month at a campground in Mexico state, which surrounds the Federal District and forms part of the Mexico City metropolitan area, police said. continue reading »

Violence in Mexico Escalates, 22 Die this Weekend

At least 22 people, including six women, died in violent incidents across Mexico this weekend, officials said. The bodies of four women were found in Morelos, a state in central Mexico, state prosecutors said. continue reading »

Suspects Confess to Killing 36, Including Mexican Journalists

Information provided by several individuals arrested recently helped clear up the killings of 36 people, including five reporters, in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz, a high-level state official said. continue reading »

Mexican Police Liberate 10 Kidnap Victims, Arrest 5 Zeta Members

Mexican federal police rescued 10 kidnap victims in the northern city of Saltillo and arrested five suspected members of a cell of the notorious Los Zetas drug cartel, including a minor, officials said. continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Find 2 Bodies Hanging from Monterrey Bridge

Mexican authorities found the bodies of two men hanging from a footbridge that spans an avenue in the industrial city of Monterrey, capital of the northern state of Nuevo Leon, officials told Efe. continue reading »

17 Alleged Murderers Arrested in Northern Mexico

Security forces arrested 17 people accused of committing 25 murders in three towns in the metropolitan area of Monterrey, in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, the state government announced Wednesday. continue reading »