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Blog del Narco:  Gunmen Attack Bars in Torreon Mexico, At Least 8 Dead

Blog del Narco:  Gunmen Attack Bars in Torreon Mexico, At Least 8 Dead

At least eight people were killed and four others wounded in attacks by gunmen on two bars in Torreon, a city in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila, the state police said Sunday. continue reading »

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

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

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

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 »

Mexico Sees 10% Rise in Armored Car Sales in 2012

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 »

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

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 »

Ciudad Juarez Murder Rate Drops 75% Over Two Years

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 »

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

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 »

Mexico Exchanging Guns for Computers, Cash, Safety

Mexico Exchanging Guns for Computers, Cash, Safety

Low-income familes in the crime-wracked Mexico City borough of Iztapalapa decided this year to trade in their old rifles, handguns and shotguns for laptop computers, bicycle continue reading »

2012 Was Another Bloody Year For Puerto Rico

2012 Was Another Bloody Year For Puerto Rico

Though the number of homicides won't match last year's record total of 1,122, violent crime remains the most pressing issue as Puerto Rico prepares to bid farewell to 2012. continue reading »