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Blog del Narco:  12 Bodies Found in SUV in Sinaloa

Blog del Narco:  12 Bodies Found in SUV in Sinaloa

Police found 12 bodies early Monday inside an SUV abandoned in San Ignacio, a town in the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa, officials said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Clandestine Grave Containing 13 Bodies Discovered in Southern Mexico

Blog del Narco: Clandestine Grave Containing 13 Bodies Discovered in Southern Mexico

Investigators found the bodies of at least 13 people in five clandestine graves outside Zumpango, a community in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, officials said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Mexican Police Arrest Suspect Linked to Slain Cartel Boss

Blog del Narco: Mexican Police Arrest Suspect Linked to Slain Cartel Boss

Authorities in the western Mexican state of Michoacan arrested a suspect accused of carrying out the orders of late Caballeros Templarios (Knights Templar) cartel boss Nazario Moreno. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: 5 Gunmen Die in Shootout with Mexican Security Forces

Five men were killed in a shootout with federal security forces in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas, Mexican authorities said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Second Police Officer Dies in As Many Days in El Salvador

Blog del Narco: Second Police Officer Dies in As Many Days in El Salvador

A Salvadoran police officer was gunned down Thursday by gang members, the second such killing in two days, the Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Body of Kidnapped Journalist Found in Mexico

Blog del Narco: Body of Kidnapped Journalist Found in Mexico

The body of a kidnapped journalist who held a post with the Acapulco city government was found in a clandestine grave in a town outside the Mexican Pacific resort, officials said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Top Gulf Cartel Leader Arrested

Blog del Narco: Top Gulf Cartel Leader Arrested

A Gulf cartel leader in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas was captured by marines, National Security Commissioner Monte Alejandro Rubido said. Juan Manuel Rodriguez Garcia was on the list of top criminal targets identified by the federal government earlier this month as part of the new law enforcement strategy for Tamaulipas, the security official said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: President Announces Expansion of Citizen Patrols

Blog del Narco: President Announces Expansion of Citizen Patrols

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced plans for a new citizens patrol to bolster public safety in the troubled western state of Michoacan, where existing rural militias were recently absorbed into a force under army control. "We have established coordination with the state government to make a citizen force, another level of force, precisely to further strengthen the capacity of the security institutions in the state of Michoacan," he said during an official visit to the region. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: 35 People Rescued after Being Kidnapped and Ransomed for Months

Blog del Narco: 35 People Rescued after Being Kidnapped and Ransomed for Months

Five people were arrested in an operation to free 35 captives in the southern state of Guerrero, a Mexican federal official said. The rescue was carried out May 13 near the village of Huasquial, anti-kidnapping task force coordinator Renato Sales said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Los Zetas Drug Cartel Leader Captured

Blog del Narco: Los Zetas Drug Cartel Leader Captured

A top drug trafficker was captured in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, where additional security forces units were deployed to deal with a wave of drug-related violence, a high-level federal official said. Francisco Ramirez Rivero, who also goes by the name Juan Fernando Alvarez Cortes, was arrested last Saturday at a tollbooth on the highway that links the northern cities of Monterrey and Nuevo Laredo, National Security Commissioner Monte Alejandro Rubido said. continue reading »