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At least 26 dead in Mexico drug gang violence

Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto. AP FILE PHOTO

At least 26 people were killed in Mexico in the past 24 hours in apparent drug-related crimes, including six men shot dead whose bodies bear signs of torture, authorities said Saturday.

Posted: January 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Mexico says drug lord taken down by accident

This undated photo released by Mexico's Attorney General's Office shows alleged Zeta drug cartel leader and founder Heriberto Lazcano in an unknown location. Mexico's Navy says fingerprints confirm that cartel leader Lazcano, an army special forces deserter whose brutal paramilitary tactics helped define the devastating six-year war among Mexico's drug gangs and authorities, was killed Sunday, October 7, 2012 in a firefight with marines in the northern state of Coahuila on the border with the Texas. AP/Mexico Attorney General's Office

Mexico’s navy said Wednesday that its personnel had no idea they had killed the leader of the country’s most-feared drug cartel until after his body was stolen from a funeral home in this border town.

Posted: October 11th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Northern Mexico city’s police force quits after attacks

Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez, nicknamed "El Diego" is escorted by police officers as he is presented to the media in Mexico City, Sunday, July 31, 2011. Federal police arrested Acosta Friday, July 29, in the city of Chihuahua. Acosta Hernandez, acknowledged ordering 1,500 killings in violence-ravaged Ciudad Juarez.(AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico— An entire 20-man police force has resigned in a northern Mexico city after a series of attacks killed three officers. Chihuahua state chief prosecutor Carlos Manuel Salas says the officers’ resignation Thursday leaves the 24,000 people of Ascension without local police services. He says state and federal police have moved in to […]

Posted: August 5th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »