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January 2013 Archives

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 »