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
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.

Parts of woman body found in Mexico
Mon, 25 Apr 2011 11:32:57 GMT
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.

5 women brutally murdered in Acapulco
Sun, 24 Apr 2011 07:41:47 GMT
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.

37 more bodies found at Mexico grave
Fri, 22 Apr 2011 21:01:08 GMT
The Mexican authorities have confirmed that the police have found 37 more bodies at a mass grave in the northern state of Durango.

Mexican police chief sacked over graves
Mon, 18 Apr 2011 18:08:25 GMT
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.

Mexico arrests mass murder suspect
Sun, 17 Apr 2011 19:51:20 GMT
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.

More bodies found in Mexico pits
Fri, 15 Apr 2011 18:08:13 GMT
Mexican police have uncovered 23 more corpses in a northern border state following reports of swoops on passengers in the area by gunmen.

Mexico fires near US Texas border
Wed, 13 Apr 2011 15:14:03 GMT
Mexican authorities have sent warnings to Washington over two wildfires in one of its northern states that are raging near the Texas border.

Mexico mass graves yield more bodies
Mon, 11 Apr 2011 18:10:28 GMT
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.

28 die in Mexico drug-related violence
Mon, 11 Apr 2011 01:28:01 GMT
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.

2 more mass graves found in Mexico
Sat, 09 Apr 2011 03:23:38 GMT
Mexican authorities say two more mass graves have been found in the town of San Fernando in the country's northern state of Tamaulipas.

Mexico mass graves tied to drug rivalry
Thu, 07 Apr 2011 15:39:49 GMT
Mexican security forces have found nearly 60 bodies in eight mass graves in the country's northern state of Tamaulipas near the US border.

41 Mexicans killed in drug violence
Wed, 06 Apr 2011 13:34:43 GMT
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.

Three killed in Mexico gun battle
Tue, 05 Apr 2011 13:43:44 GMT
Three people have been killed in a gun battle between security forces and gang members in the Mexican resort town of Acapulco.

Over 5,000 missing in Mexico drug war
Sun, 03 Apr 2011 08:34:49 GMT
More than 5,000 people have gone missing in Mexico since Mexican President Felipe Calderon declared war on drug cartels over four years ago.

Gunmen kill 15 people in Mexico
Fri, 01 Apr 2011 22:45:08 GMT
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.

8 killed in Mexico drug gang crackdown
Sat, 12 Mar 2011 03:17:00 GMT
Mexican officials say eight gunmen have been killed by army soldiers in an attack on a drug gang's camp in northeastern Mexico.

18 die in Mexico drug gang shootout
Tue, 08 Mar 2011 10:09:49 GMT
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.

'US allowed gun smuggling into Mexico'
Mon, 07 Mar 2011 18:14:51 GMT
Mexico has called for an explanation from the US on a law enforcement operation that allegedly allowed guns being smuggled across the border.

Mexico's drug violence leaves 6 dead
Mon, 07 Mar 2011 02:27:34 GMT
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.

Mexico to try 13 troops on drug charges
Fri, 04 Mar 2011 19:18:39 GMT
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.

Mass grave, 17 bodies found in Mexico
Wed, 02 Mar 2011 19:40:47 GMT
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.

Dozens killed in Mexico's drug violence
Mon, 28 Feb 2011 02:53:47 GMT
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.

Beheaded bodies left in Mexican plaza
Sun, 27 Feb 2011 16:18:10 GMT
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.

Juarez drug lord killed in north Mexico
Fri, 25 Feb 2011 17:14:01 GMT
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.

Human remains found in Mexico
Tue, 22 Feb 2011 18:00:31 GMT
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.

Mexico faces most violent weekend
Mon, 21 Feb 2011 14:03:44 GMT
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.

Eight killed in Mexico drug violence
Fri, 18 Feb 2011 19:35:42 GMT
Mexican soldiers have shot dead eight suspected members of drug gangs in two separate incidents in the northeastern state of Nuevo Leon.

Mexico shootout kills 7, injures 1
Mon, 14 Feb 2011 01:14:04 GMT
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.

30 killed in Mexico's drug violence
Sun, 13 Feb 2011 04:24:15 GMT
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.

Mexico loses corn crop to cold
Sat, 12 Feb 2011 18:24:56 GMT
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.

Nine killed in Mexico shootout
Fri, 11 Feb 2011 02:51:39 GMT
Nine people have been killed in a shootout involving suspected drug cartel members and security forces in the northern Mexican state of Zacatecas.

Mexico's drug-related violence kills 17
Sun, 06 Feb 2011 21:58:53 GMT
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.

Clinton supports Mexico drug war
Tue, 25 Jan 2011 15:08:10 GMT
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.

Acapulco hit man nabbed in Mexico
Mon, 24 Jan 2011 09:30:01 GMT
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.

Gangland violence kills 11 in Mexico
Sun, 23 Jan 2011 09:11:51 GMT
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.

Mexican police capture Los Zetas leader
Tue, 18 Jan 2011 19:12:04 GMT
A leader and founder of the violent Zetas drug gang, who is one of Mexico's most wanted fugitives, has been arrested, officials say.

Third Mexican mayor slain in a week
Fri, 14 Jan 2011 01:08:59 GMT
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.

Thousands die in Mexico drug war
Thu, 13 Jan 2011 14:14:02 GMT
According to revised government statistics, a total of 34,612 people have died across Mexico in drug-related violence over the past four years.

Prison brawl leaves 11 dead in Mexico
Wed, 12 Jan 2011 16:16:35 GMT
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.

27 slain in Mexico in gangland violence
Sat, 08 Jan 2011 18:46:53 GMT
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.

Mexico pres. reshuffles cabinet
Sat, 08 Jan 2011 10:18:53 GMT
Mexican President Felipe Calderon has reshuffled his cabinet by replacing two ministers in order to improve his country's infrastructure.

'US agent killed Mexican teenager'
Thu, 06 Jan 2011 13:40:08 GMT
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.

Severed head hung from Tijuana bridge
Tue, 04 Jan 2011 14:07:41 GMT
The chopped off head of a young man has been found hanging from a bridge in the Mexican border town of Tijuana.

4 slain in Mexico in gangland violence
Tue, 04 Jan 2011 05:53:49 GMT
Police in Mexico have found four bodies riddled with bullets on a road on the outskirts of Mexican Pacific beach resort of Acapulco.

2010, deadliest year in Mexico drug war
Mon, 03 Jan 2011 03:12:46 GMT
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.

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