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1,400 killed in Mexico drug war in April
Mon, 02 May 2011 00:23:25 GMT
The death toll of Mexico's drug war in April has risen to 1,400, the highest number of monthly killings since the beginning of the government's anti-drug campaign.
Mexico police find secret home arsenal
Mexican drug lord extradited to US
279 bodies found in Mexico mass graves
Mexico mass graves yield more bodies
Mexico police find secret home arsenal
Sun, 01 May 2011 15:54:47 GMT
Mexican police have found a hidden stockpile of weapons in an upscale neighborhood of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, a city notorious for drug violence and kidnappings.
Mexican drug lord extradited to US
Fri, 29 Apr 2011 18:19:35 GMT
Mexican prosecutors say they have extradited the leader of the Tijuana drug cartel, Benjamin Arellano Felix, to the United States to stand trial.
279 bodies found in Mexico mass graves
Wed, 27 Apr 2011 20:32:05 GMT
The number of bodies discovered in a series of mass graves in northern Mexico this month has reached 279 and officials expect the number to continue rising.
Mexico police free kidnapped workers
Tue, 26 Apr 2011 18:13:41 GMT
Mexican police have rescued 51 migrant workers who were kidnapped in the north-eastern state of Tamaulipas.
Mon, 25 Apr 2011 11:32:57 GMT
Parts of woman body found in Mexico
Mexican authorities say the scattered body parts of a woman recently located in a district in the capital may be linked to a series of drug-gang murders.
Sun, 24 Apr 2011 07:41:47 GMT
5 women brutally murdered in Acapulco
Five female bodies, including one of a 14-year-old girl, were found brutally murdered in the Mexican beach resort in Acapulco on Saturday morning, Mexican police have said.
Fri, 22 Apr 2011 21:01:08 GMT
37 more bodies found at Mexico grave
The Mexican authorities have confirmed that the police have found 37 more bodies at a mass grave in the northern state of Durango.
Mon, 18 Apr 2011 18:08:25 GMT
Mexican police chief sacked over graves
The head of security in the state of Tamaulipas in Mexico has been replaced following the discovery of 145 bodies in mass graves earlier this month.
Sun, 17 Apr 2011 19:51:20 GMT
Mexico arrests mass murder suspect
Mexican troops have arrested a cartel leader for allegedly masterminding the murders of 145 people whose bodies were found recently in a group of mass graves in northeastern Mexico.
Fri, 15 Apr 2011 18:08:13 GMT
More bodies found in Mexico pits
Mexican police have uncovered 23 more corpses in a northern border state following reports of swoops on passengers in the area by gunmen.
Wed, 13 Apr 2011 15:14:03 GMT
Mexico fires near US Texas border
Mexican authorities have sent warnings to Washington over two wildfires in one of its northern states that are raging near the Texas border.
Mon, 11 Apr 2011 18:10:28 GMT
Mexico mass graves yield more bodies
Mexican authorities have recovered a total of 88 bodies, who are said to have been killed in drug-related violence, in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas in the past weeks.
Mon, 11 Apr 2011 01:28:01 GMT
28 die in Mexico drug-related violence
At least 28 people have been killed in the latest spate of attacks related to organized crime in northern Mexico amid failing efforts to stem drug violence in the country.
Sat, 09 Apr 2011 03:23:38 GMT
2 more mass graves found in Mexico
Mexican authorities say two more mass graves have been found in the town of San Fernando in the country's northern state of Tamaulipas.
Thu, 07 Apr 2011 15:39:49 GMT
Mexico mass graves tied to drug rivalry
Mexican security forces have found nearly 60 bodies in eight mass graves in the country's northern state of Tamaulipas near the US border.
Wed, 06 Apr 2011 13:34:43 GMT
41 Mexicans killed in drug violence
Forty-one people, including a 10-year old boy, have been killed during a four-day bloody murder spree in the Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez.
Tue, 05 Apr 2011 13:43:44 GMT
Three killed in Mexico gun battle
Three people have been killed in a gun battle between security forces and gang members in the Mexican resort town of Acapulco.
Sun, 03 Apr 2011 08:34:49 GMT
Over 5,000 missing in Mexico drug war
More than 5,000 people have gone missing in Mexico since Mexican President Felipe Calderon declared war on drug cartels over four years ago.
Fri, 01 Apr 2011 22:45:08 GMT
Gunmen kill 15 people in Mexico
Gunmen have killed 15 people, including a ten-year-old child, in two separate attacks in the northern Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez, officials say.
Sat, 12 Mar 2011 03:17:00 GMT
8 killed in Mexico drug gang crackdown
Mexican officials say eight gunmen have been killed by army soldiers in an attack on a drug gang's camp in northeastern Mexico.
Tue, 08 Mar 2011 10:09:49 GMT
18 die in Mexico drug gang shootout
At least 18 Mexico people have been killed in an exchange of gunfire between drug-dealing rival gangs, as the North American nation is inundated with lethal narcotics-related crime.
Mon, 07 Mar 2011 18:14:51 GMT
'US allowed gun smuggling into Mexico'
Mexico has called for an explanation from the US on a law enforcement operation that allegedly allowed guns being smuggled across the border.
Mon, 07 Mar 2011 02:27:34 GMT
Mexico's drug violence leaves 6 dead
At least six people have been killed in separate drug-related attacks in northern Mexico, including three at a bar near the US consulate in Ciudad Juarez, officials say.
Fri, 04 Mar 2011 19:18:39 GMT
Mexico to try 13 troops on drug charges
Thirteen members of the Mexican army are awaiting court-martial on charges of drug trafficking and organized crime, as the country struggles to tackle narcotics-related violence.
Wed, 02 Mar 2011 19:40:47 GMT
Mass grave, 17 bodies found in Mexico
Soldiers in Mexico's Pacific coast state of Guerrero have discovered at least 17 bodies believed to be victims of drug violence in a single mass grave.
Mon, 28 Feb 2011 02:53:47 GMT
Dozens killed in Mexico's drug violence
Dozens of people have been killed in separate attacks in Mexico, as the government of President Felipe Calderon struggles to stamp out drug-related violence.
Sun, 27 Feb 2011 16:18:10 GMT
Beheaded bodies left in Mexican plaza
Four decapitated bodies have been dumped in the central square of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, in the latest in a series of drug related violence in Mexico.
Fri, 25 Feb 2011 17:14:01 GMT
Juarez drug lord killed in north Mexico
One of Mexico's most wanted drug lords has been killed in a gun battle with federal police officers in the northern city of Chihuahua.
Tue, 22 Feb 2011 18:00:31 GMT
Human remains found in Mexico
Prosecutors in Mexico have unearthed what appears to be drug cartel victims' human remains, once used by a man known as the "stew-maker," in the border city of Tijuana.
Mon, 21 Feb 2011 14:03:44 GMT
Mexico faces most violent weekend
At least 40 people have been killed in gang violence in Mexico's Ciudad Juarez since Friday, making it by far the most violent weekend in the notorious city.
Fri, 18 Feb 2011 19:35:42 GMT
Eight killed in Mexico drug violence
Mexican soldiers have shot dead eight suspected members of drug gangs in two separate incidents in the northeastern state of Nuevo Leon.
Mon, 14 Feb 2011 01:14:04 GMT
Mexico shootout kills 7, injures 1
At least seven people have been killed and one injured in a street shootout between local drug gangs in suburban Mexico City, security officials say.
Sun, 13 Feb 2011 04:24:15 GMT
30 killed in Mexico's drug violence
At least 30 people have been killed in drug-related violence in Mexican cities of Monterrey and Guadalajara and the northern state of Chihuahua, police say.
Sat, 12 Feb 2011 18:24:56 GMT
Mexico loses corn crop to cold
Unusually cold weather has seriously damaged Mexico's corn crop in the northern state of Sinaloa, with an estimated loss of more than four million tons of corn.
Fri, 11 Feb 2011 02:51:39 GMT
Nine killed in Mexico shootout
Nine people have been killed in a shootout involving suspected drug cartel members and security forces in the northern Mexican state of Zacatecas.
Sun, 06 Feb 2011 21:58:53 GMT
Mexico's drug-related violence kills 17
Drug-related violence has once again broken out in northern Mexico, killing at least 17 people, including nine in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, officials say.
Tue, 25 Jan 2011 15:08:10 GMT
Clinton supports Mexico drug war
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has voiced full support for the Mexican president's efforts in fighting drug gangs that left more than 15,000 people dead last year.
Mon, 24 Jan 2011 09:30:01 GMT
Acapulco hit man nabbed in Mexico
Mexican police have detained seven members of an Acapulco drug cartel, including the man said to be behind the slaying of some 20 people in the resort city this month.
Sun, 23 Jan 2011 09:11:51 GMT
Gangland violence kills 11 in Mexico
Eleven people, including a police officer and ten alleged drug cartel members, have been killed across Mexico as part of a wave of drug violence that is sweeping through the country.
Tue, 18 Jan 2011 19:12:04 GMT
Mexican police capture Los Zetas leader
A leader and founder of the violent Zetas drug gang, who is one of Mexico's most wanted fugitives, has been arrested, officials say.
Fri, 14 Jan 2011 01:08:59 GMT
Third Mexican mayor slain in a week
The mayor of an indigenous community in southern Oaxaca state of Mexico has been shot dead, the third killing of a mayor in a week.
Thu, 13 Jan 2011 14:14:02 GMT
Thousands die in Mexico drug war
According to revised government statistics, a total of 34,612 people have died across Mexico in drug-related violence over the past four years.
Wed, 12 Jan 2011 16:16:35 GMT
Prison brawl leaves 11 dead in Mexico
The public safety ministry in Mexico's state of Durango has announced the death of eleven inmates who appear to have died of stab wounds in a prison fight.
Sat, 08 Jan 2011 18:46:53 GMT
27 slain in Mexico in gangland violence
Twenty seven bodies have been found in the Mexican beach resort of Acapulco as part of a wave of drug violence that is sweeping through the country.
Sat, 08 Jan 2011 10:18:53 GMT
Mexico pres. reshuffles cabinet
Mexican President Felipe Calderon has reshuffled his cabinet by replacing two ministers in order to improve his country's infrastructure.
Thu, 06 Jan 2011 13:40:08 GMT
'US agent killed Mexican teenager'
Mexico's Sonora state police say a US Border Patrol agent was involved in a shooting that resulted in the death of a 17-year-old Mexican boy on the Arizona border on Wednesday.
Tue, 04 Jan 2011 14:07:41 GMT
Severed head hung from Tijuana bridge
The chopped off head of a young man has been found hanging from a bridge in the Mexican border town of Tijuana.
Tue, 04 Jan 2011 05:53:49 GMT
4 slain in Mexico in gangland violence
Police in Mexico have found four bodies riddled with bullets on a road on the outskirts of Mexican Pacific beach resort of Acapulco.
Mon, 03 Jan 2011 03:12:46 GMT
2010, deadliest year in Mexico drug war
Mexico's criminal gangs and drug cartels have killed more than 15,000 people in 2010, making it the deadliest year despite government's crackdown on organized crime.
Sat, 01 Jan 2011 09:03:42 GMT
Drug-related crimes on rise in Mexico
Drug-related crimes are on the rise in Mexico despite President Felipe Calderon's ongoing military offensive against narcotics cartels.
Fri, 31 Dec 2010 03:00:04 GMT
Five killed in N Mexico attacks
Four police officers and a doctor have been killed in separate attacks in and around the northern Mexican city of Monterrey, authorities said.
Wed, 29 Dec 2010 15:56:28 GMT
'Prison break' guards on trial in Mexico
Some 41 guards have been charged with helping 153 prisoners escape from a prison in the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo in Tamaulipas state.
Tue, 28 Dec 2010 17:50:51 GMT
Mexican border city left with no police
The Mexican border town of Guadalupe has been left without police since its last officer was kidnapped by gunmen.
Mon, 27 Dec 2010 04:13:38 GMT
Mexico's drug violence claims 6 lives
Six members of a family have been discovered dead in a ditch in Mexico's most violent state of Chihuahua as authorities associate the killings to drug-related violence.
Sun, 26 Dec 2010 16:35:38 GMT
Mexico army admits murdering American
Mexican authorities have admitted that three army soldiers have been involved in the murder of a US man in a quiet Mexican beach town near Acapulco back in August.
Sun, 26 Dec 2010 08:27:14 GMT
13 killed in Mexico's bloody Xmas
More than a dozen people have been gunned down in separate drug-related shootouts in the Mexican city of Juarez as the country scrambles to snuff out drug trafficking.
Thu, 23 Dec 2010 16:08:03 GMT
Mystery surrounds Mexico kidnappings
El Salvador's vice minister for Salvadorans abroad says about 50 Central American immigrants were kidnapped by gunmen last week from a train in Mexico.
Wed, 22 Dec 2010 16:31:06 GMT
Mexico pipeline blast toll at 29
Death toll from a massive blast which hit a pipeline operated by Mexico's state-owned oil company has reached 29, local officials say.
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 02:05:41 GMT
Kidnappers free Mexican politico
Former Mexican presidential candidate Diego Fernandez de Cevallos has been freed by his kidnappers and is safe at home, seven months after being kidnapped.
Sun, 19 Dec 2010 19:36:26 GMT
Pipeline blast kills 22 in Mexico
A massive blast on a pipeline operated by Mexico's state-owned oil company has killed 22 people, injuring 32 others in the central state of Puebla.
Sun, 19 Dec 2010 19:25:26 GMT
Mexican drug cartels target activists
Mexican cartel members have taken hostage a friend of an activist who was gunned down last week for demanding justice for the murder of her daughter.
Sat, 18 Dec 2010 08:00:59 GMT
Inmates break out of Mexican jail
Over 140 prisoners have gone missing from a Mexican jail near a US bordering state, making it the second prison break in recent months.
Fri, 17 Dec 2010 08:29:53 GMT
Mexico violence kills 30,000 since 2006
Drug-related violence has killed more than 30,000 people in Mexico since President Felipe Calderon began a campaign fighting drug cartels in 2006.
Wed, 15 Dec 2010 18:15:59 GMT
Juarez homicide rate hits record high
The recorded homicide rate in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, the hardest hit by Mexico's drug violence, rose to 3,000 after two men were shot dead on Tuesday.
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