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Blog del Narco: Mexican Authorities Arrest 2 Crime Bosses

Blog del Narco: Mexican Authorities Arrest 2 Crime Bosses

Two "priority objectives" were among five organized crime figures apprehended in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas, the head of Mexico's National Security Commission said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Mexican Police Discover 31 Bodies in Clandestine Grave

Blog del Narco: Mexican Police Discover 31 Bodies in Clandestine Grave

Investigators have found 31 bodies in a clandestine grave in the southern part of the Mexican Gulf state of Veracruz, military spokesmen said. The grave was found Tuesday at the El Diamante ranch in the Tres Valles region, which is on the border with Oaxaca state. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Dismembered Body of Politician Found in Mexico

Blog del Narco: Dismembered Body of Politician Found in Mexico

The dismembered body of an Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, leader in San Miguel Totolapan, a city in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, has been found, state prosecutors said. continue reading »

Mexican Narco Wanted by U.S. Arrested Enroute to World Cup in Brazil

Mexican Narco Wanted by U.S. Arrested Enroute to World Cup in Brazil

A Mexican man wanted in the United States for drug trafficking was detained as he prepared to board a flight to the northeastern city of Fortaleza for Tuesday's World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Mexico, Brazilian authorities said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Guatemalan Authorities Seize Cocaine Worth $15.6 Million

Blog del Narco: Guatemalan Authorities Seize Cocaine Worth $15.6 Million

Authorities confiscated 1,224 kilos (2,696 lbs.) of cocaine that arrived in Guatemala aboard a ship from Ecuador, police said Friday. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Guatemalan Police Arrest 3 Drug Traffickers Along Mexican Border

Blog del Narco: Guatemalan Police Arrest 3 Drug Traffickers Along Mexican Border

A Guatemalan man thought to have headed a ring that trafficked in drugs and people and two of his alleged accomplices, one of whom is a police officer, were arrested by authorities near the border with Mexico on Wednesday. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Authorities Find 18 Bodies in Northern Mexico

Blog del Narco: Authorities Find 18 Bodies in Northern Mexico

The bodies of three people were found in a highland area of the northwestern Mexican municipality of San Ignacio, bringing to 18 the number of murder victims discovered this week in Sinaloa state, officials said. continue reading »

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 »