ARTICLES RELATING TO MEXICO DRUG WAR

Mexico arrests Juarez drug cartel leader

2014-10-10 12:36

Mexican police have arrested Juarez drug cartel boss Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, catching a man known as 'El Viceroy' whose gang's turf wars with enemies were blamed for thousands of deaths.

Mexican vigilantes search caves for cartel leader

2014-04-25 08:53

Vigilantes are searching an extensive cave system in the hunt for the last fugitive boss of the Knights Templar drug cartel, a "self-defence" group leader in western Mexico says.

Mexican marines kill Templar cartel's leader

2014-04-01 09:07

Mexican officials say a leader of the Knights Templar drug cartel has been killed in a clash with marines in the central state of Queretaro.

Mexico: 2 000 protest for drug lord's release

2014-02-27 08:03

Some 2 000 people have demonstrated in support of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in his home state, chanting "release him" following his weekend arrest.

4 severed heads found in Mexico

2014-02-07 11:09

A chilling note has been found alongside the severed heads and dismembered bodies of four people in the Mexican state of Michoacan where vigilantes are battling a drug cartel.

Mexico troops nab Knights Templar leader

2014-01-28 08:23

Mexican troops have seized a high-ranking leader of the Knights Templar drug cartel, blamed for much of the crime in troubled Michoacan state, prosecutors say.

Mexico govt faces vigilante monster it created

2014-01-16 14:58

Vigilantes who have challenged the government's authority in lawless Michoacan state held onto their guns as federal authorities struggled to rein in a monster they helped create.

Mexico towns lose power in cartel sabotage

2013-10-28 15:05

Unidentified assailants armed with guns and Molotov cocktails have attacked power stations in a violence-torn western Mexican state, causing blackouts in 11 towns.

Police link to mass killing a blow for Mexico City

2013-09-25 12:01

The alleged involvement of police in the 'Heaven Bar' mass kidnapping and killing of 12 people, is a blow for Mexico City's image.

22 Mexico gunmen, police dead in clashes

2013-07-24 07:51

Clashes across the violence-plagued Mexican state of Michoacan have killed at least 20 gunmen and two federal police officers, says the government.

Mexico's 1st gay mayor elected

2013-07-19 09:01

Mexico's first openly gay elected mayor is set to take office in a rough part of Zacatecas state known for cowboy boots, embossed belts and drug gang shootouts.

7 severed heads found in Mexico state

2013-07-04 11:01

Police have found seven heads and several other severed body parts in plastic bags in the Mexican state of Jalisco, plagued by drug-related violence, prosecutors say.

Mexico in new anti-drug military operation

2013-05-22 11:01

Mexico's government has pledged to keep thousands of troops in the western state of Michoacan until peace is restored in this region tormented by violent drug cartels.

Rebel teachers challenge Mexico's leader

2013-04-29 15:18

Thousands of teachers rebelling against Pena Nieto's signature education reforms have been on strike in Guerrero, one of Mexico's poorest states.

7 bodies found in Cancun courtyard

2013-04-15 11:04

Seven bodies have been found stacked on top of each other, blindfolded, in a courtyard in the Mexican beach resort of Cancun, says a top state police official.

Troops kill 10 suspects in Mexico shootout

2013-03-20 11:00

Mexican soldiers and police have killed 10 suspected criminals in a shootout in a mountainous region outside Mexico City, with the gunmen lobbing a grenade at the authorities, officials say.

Mexico vigilantes challenge government

2013-02-22 13:00

Fed up with the police's failure to curb crime, armed vigilante groups have spread to at least four Mexican states, manning checkpoints, patrolling streets and in one case killing a "suspect".

Mexico vigilantes kill criminal - claim

2013-02-21 13:00

Armed vigilantes in Mexico have engaged in a shootout with a group of men they described as criminals, killing one in what appeared to be the first death related to the "self-defence" movement.

6 held in tourist rapes at Mexico resort

2013-02-14 10:00

Six men have been arrested after the rapes of six Spanish women tourists near the popular resort city of Acapulco, says Mexico's top law enforcement official.

Mexico gang rapes 6 Spanish tourists

2013-02-06 08:02

Six Spanish tourists have been raped by a gang of armed, masked men in the Mexican resort of Acapulco, the latest chapter of violence that has tarnished the once-glamorous Pacific coast resort.

12 bodies pulled from Mexico well

2013-01-29 10:00

The fate of a Colombian-style music band missing in Mexico has grown clearer and grimmer after authorities pulled four of their bodies from a well and tried to identify eight more.

Mexico environmental activist gunned down

2012-11-30 12:00

A band of at least 30 gunmen have killed an environmental activist who had received death threats for standing up to drug gangs and had a police guard when she was ambushed, authorities say.

Mexico beauty queen was 'human shield'

2012-11-28 10:01

A 22-year-old Mexican beauty queen killed during a gunfight between a suspected drug gang and soldiers appears to have been used as a human shield, an official says.

Mexico: Armed men snatch drug lord's body

2012-10-10 09:08

Armed men have snatched the body of the leader of the brutal Zetas drug gang from a funeral parlour where he had been taken after being killed in a gunfight with the Mexican navy.

US-led 'war on drugs' questioned at UN

2012-09-27 12:04

The presidents of Mexico, Colombia and Guatemala have all called for a global debate of anti-narcotics laws at the UN, raising new questions about the wisdom of the, US-led "war on drugs".

 

Mexican drug lord makes waves new videos

2014-09-23 09:28

Servando Gomez is believed to be hiding deep in the mountains of the western state of Michoacan, yet he is the most visible drug lord in all of Mexico.

California man confesses to 40 killings

2014-04-10 10:27

A suspected contract killer charged with killing nine people has confessed to investigators that he carried out up to 40 slayings in a career spanning decades, a prosecutor says.

Mexico police, soldiers kill 10 kidnappers

2014-03-28 08:40

Authorities in Mexico's Gulf coast state of Veracruz say state police and soldiers engaged in a gunbattle with suspected kidnappers, killing nine men and a woman.

Arrest of legendary Mexico drug lord emerges

2014-02-24 14:08

After fruitlessly pursuing one of the world's top drug lords for years, authorities have finally drawn close to Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman using a cellphone found at a drug house.

Mexico to legalise vigilantes

2014-01-29 07:14

After months of co-operation with vigilantes trying to drive out a vicious drug cartel, the Mexico government is making plans to legalise the movement and bring it under army control.

Mexico security forces capture cartel leader

2014-01-20 09:20

Mexican security forces have arrested 38 people in Michoacan, including a leading figure of the notorious Knights Templar drug cartel, a senior public safety official says.

Govt forces to depose vigilantes in Mexico

2014-01-14 08:56

Federal forces will take over security in a large swath of a Mexico state where fire fights between vigilantes and drug traffickers have erupted, a Mexican official has announced.

Mexico arrests man linked to 79 killings

2013-10-25 09:36

Mexican authorities have arrested a 20-year-old man suspected of at least 79 killings in a city ravaged by drug cartel violence, officials say.

Mexicans fight red tape to find missing

2013-08-28 11:05

Families of the 'Heaven Bar' kidnap victims frustrated with the investigations' progress have had to barge into press conferences when they feel they are being neglected.

5 charred bodies found in northeast Mexico

2013-07-19 14:00

Police have found five charred bodies inside a pickup truck abandoned and set ablaze on a northern Mexico highway.

Mexico captures Zetas cartel leader

2013-07-16 10:01

Mexican marines have detained the head of the brutal Zetas drug cartel, giving the government its biggest catch as it strives to reduce violence, officials say.

Mexicans turn to social media in drug war

2013-06-26 09:04

Mexicans have started tweeting and blogging about street gunfights and murders, keeping people informed about gangland crimes which local newspapers are too afraid to report on.

Besieged Mexicans cheer soldiers' arrival

2013-05-21 12:01

Residents of a western Mexico area who have endured months besieged by a drug cartel have cheered the arrival of hundreds of Mexican soldiers.

Mexican news photographer 'hacked-up'

2013-04-26 12:01

The hacked-up bodies of a photojournalist and another young man have been found in the northern Mexico City of Saltillo, authorities say.

14 killed in clashes with Mexican police

2013-04-11 11:06

At least 14 people have died in a series of clashes between gunmen and federal police in Michoacan state, a western area that has seen a surge of violence.

Mexico: Spread of vigilantes sparks debate

2013-02-27 13:48

The rapid spread of vigilante-style community "self-defence" groups is drawing debate in Mexico after a group popped up with suspiciously sophisticated weapons.

Guatemala probes Mexico kingpin's 'death'

2013-02-22 09:02

Guatemalan authorities are investigating whether Mexican drug cartel kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been killed in an armed clash near the border with Mexico.

Mexico slammed over 'disappearances'

2013-02-21 09:01

Human Rights Watch has charged that Mexican security forces were not properly investigated over at least 249 "disappearances" that occurred during President Felipe Calderon's government.

Mexico finds new drug tunnel at US border

2013-02-06 11:01

A Mexican official says soldiers have found a new tunnel that was being dug under the border with the United States.

Pemex blast caused by gas build-up

2013-02-05 09:00

The explosion that killed 37 people at the headquarters of Mexico's state-owned oil firm was caused by a gas build-up, officials have said, ruling out a bomb attack.

Bodies in well could be missing band

2013-01-28 11:01

At least eight bodies have been pulled from a well in northern Mexico near the site where 20 people went missing late last week, including members of a Colombian-style band, says an official.

Mexico minister denies taking drug money

2012-11-29 15:04

Mexican security minister Genaro Garcia Luna has denied taking bribes from an alleged top drug trafficker who said in a letter to a newspaper that he had paid off the official since 2002.

1 of FBI's most wanted held in Mexico

2012-11-24 09:02

One of the FBI's 10 Most Wanted Fugitives has been arrested in Mexico and returned to Los Angeles to face charges of murder, kidnapping and rape.

Zetas drug lord 'may have been killed'

2012-10-09 09:11

Mexican marines may have killed the leader of the brutal Zetas drug gang, Heriberto Lazcano, in a gun battle in northern Mexico, says the government.

Mexico captures high-ranking Zetas leader

2012-09-27 09:01

The Mexican navy says it has captured one of the leaders of the notoriously brutal Zetas drug cartel, delivering a boost to the government's efforts to bring the gangs to heel.

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