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Blog del Narco: Woman Found Hanging from Bridge from Nuevo Leon

Blog del Narco: Woman Found Hanging from Bridge from Nuevo Leon

After being kidnapped by criminals traveling in two cars, a woman was found hanging from a vehicular bridge that divides the colony Tierra y Libertad. The criminals put a rope around the woman’s neck and hung her from the railing. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Mazatlan and Concordia Mayors Propose Arming Settlers Against Cartels

Blog del Narco: Mazatlan and Concordia Mayors Propose Arming Settlers Against Cartels

The mayors of Mazatlan and Concordia proposed delivering weapons to the residents of the mountainous area of the state, with training from the Mexican Army to defend their communities from cartels linked to drug trafficking. continue reading »

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 »

Blog del Narco: Four Executed in Guerrero- Found in Mass Grave

Blog del Narco: Four Executed in Guerrero- Found in Mass Grave

The bodies of four people, three men and a woman, in various stages of decomposition, were found in three graves located in the suburbs adjoining the city of Iguala on Tuesday. One of the bodies belonged to a person kidnapped last December 5 in Colonia Francisco Villa in the same city. continue reading »

El Centro Sector Border Patrol Successfully Prosecutes and Convicts 14 People

El Centro Sector Border Patrol Successfully Prosecutes and Convicts 14 People

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents’ recent arrests have led to the successful conviction and sentencing of 13 illegal aliens with prior convictions for other crime(s), and one individual for alien smuggling. continue reading »

Arizona Border: Deaths of Undocumented Mar 2012

Arizona Border: Deaths of Undocumented Mar 2012

The violence in neighboring Mexico and the deaths of undocumented immigrants at the hands of U.S. Border Patrol agents once more marred the situation along the Arizona border in 2012. continue reading »