Forgotten victims of Mexico drug war's

2015-04-28 12:55

More than 80 000 people have died in Mexico's drug war since late 2006, when then President Felipe Calderon deployed troops to crackdown on drug cartels.

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.


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.

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