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Mexican Government to Disarm Militias in Michoacan

Mexican Government to Disarm Militias in Michoacan

The Mexican government is preparing to disarm the self-defense groups who have been battling the Caballeros Templarios drug cartel in the western state of Michoacan since February 2013, officials said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Gulf Cartel Recruits Children into Ranks

Blog del Narco: Gulf Cartel Recruits Children into Ranks

It has long been known that the Drug Cartels in Mexico recruit very young children. These pictures show young boys carrying machine guns and other weapons. The Gulf Cartel (Spanish: Cártel del Golfo, Golfos, or CDG) is a criminal syndicate and drug trafficking organization in Mexico. continue reading »

Mexican Politician Calls Sex Scandal a Smear Campaign

Mexican Politician Calls Sex Scandal a Smear Campaign

The high-level member of Mexico's governing Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, caught up in a sex scandal said Thursday someone tried to blackmail him and the allegations against him were the product of a "media campaign." continue reading »

Blog del Narco- Young Man asks for Help.. If Anything Happens, Look to my Knights Templar  Mother

Blog del Narco- Young Man asks for Help.. If Anything Happens, Look to my Knights Templar Mother

In Michoacán, with tears of despair, a young man uploaded this video to YouTube, which makes a strong statement. He is saying that his mother is part of the drug cartel Knights Templar and has threatened him. The video was uploaded on March 28. continue reading »

$3.26 Billion in Remittances Sent to Mexico in First Two Months of 2014

$3.26 Billion in Remittances Sent to Mexico in First Two Months of 2014

Remittances sent to Mexico by emigrants totaled $3.26 billion in the first two months of 2014, up 71.5 percent compared to the same period in 2013, the Bank of Mexico said Tuesday. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Cartel Leader Kike Plancarte Kills Violently as “Divine Punishment”

Blog del Narco: Cartel Leader Kike Plancarte Kills Violently as “Divine Punishment”

In Michoacán, during the past two years, Enrique 'Kike' Plancarte has increased his level of violence, in contrast to his speeches about the importance of peace. He claims he often violence to kill as divine punishment. According to information from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Plancarte Solis lives in hiding, using multiple telephones and radios to avoid being located traveling with a very small escort group. continue reading »

19 People Arrested in Connection to Michoacan Mayor’s Murder

19 People Arrested in Connection to Michoacan Mayor’s Murder

A total of 19 people were arrested in connection with the murder earlier this month of a mayor in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, the government said Monday. continue reading »

Tractor-Trailer Bus Crash Leaves 6 Dead in Nuevo Leon Mexico

Tractor-Trailer Bus Crash Leaves 6 Dead in Nuevo Leon Mexico

At least six people died and 14 were injured in a Monday morning crash between a bus and a tractor-trailer in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, officials told Efe. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Woman Found Decapitated in Chihuahua

Blog del Narco: Woman Found Decapitated in Chihuahua

A story out of Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua reports that a woman was beheaded and her body dumped in the street. 30 meters away authorities located her upper limb. The victim is currently unidentified reports the staff of the Attorney General's Office (FGE). continue reading »

Mexico Agrees to Boost Trade, Investment with Argentina

Mexico Agrees to Boost Trade, Investment with Argentina

Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo and Argentine Industry Ministry Debora Giorgi have agreed to promote bilateral trade, especially in the automotive industry, officials said. continue reading »

4 Men Die in Shootout with Mexican Marines

4 Men Die in Shootout with Mexican Marines

At least four gunmen died in a shootout earlier this weekend with marines in Novolato, a city in the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa, officials said. continue reading »

Carlos Slim Loses Mexican Construction Contract to OHL

Carlos Slim Loses Mexican Construction Contract to OHL

The Mexican unit of Spanish construction and civil engineering group Obrascon Huarte Lain has been awarded a contract to build and operate a toll highway in central Mexico, the Communications and Transportation Secretariat said. continue reading »

Mexican Government Spending Up by 19% in 2014

Mexican Government Spending Up by 19% in 2014

Mexican government spending totaled 692.1 billion pesos ($52.9 billion) in the first two months of 2014, up 19 percent from the same period of last year, the Finance Secretariat said. continue reading »

Mexico Responds to Anti-Dumping Complaint Filed by the American Sugar Alliance

Mexico Responds to Anti-Dumping Complaint Filed by the American Sugar Alliance

Mexico's government blasted an anti-dumping complaint filed by U.S. sugar producers against Mexican exporters and said it would defend the rights of its domestic industry. The Agriculture Secretariat said in a statement that the American Sugar Alliance, which represent U.S. sugar beet and sugar cane growers, continue reading »

Amnesty International: 13 Migrants Kidnapped on U.S.-Mexico Border

Amnesty International: 13 Migrants Kidnapped on U.S.-Mexico Border

Thirteen migrants were apparently kidnapped by a gang in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas and their lives may be in danger, Amnesty International said Thursday. continue reading »