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Mexico City, an oasis tarnished by mass kidnap

In this file photo composite of images taken from flyers made by relatives showing 10 of at least 12 young people who were kidnapped in broad daylight from an after hours bar in Mexico City on May 26, 2013. AP

In recent years, Mexico City has shined as an oasis from the murderous mayhem plaguing parts of the country, a relatively safe place spared by drug cartels.

Posted: August 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Mass kidnap, killing shakes image of Mexico City

Mexican authorities leave Rancho la Negra where a mass grave was found in Tlalmanalco, Mexico, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. Mexican authorities said Thursday that they have found a mass grave east of Mexico City and are testing to determine if it holds some of the 12 people who vanished from a bar in an upscale area of the capital nearly three months ago. AP

The bodies were headless and covered in lime and asbestos, hidden under a thick concrete slab — young men and women not seen since they went out partying in an upscale area of Mexico’s capital nearly three months ago.

Posted: August 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Drug ‘Queen of the Pacific’ returns to Mexico

This Sept. 28, 2007 file photo released by the Mexican Attorney General's Office (PGR) shows Sandra Avila Beltran after she was arrested by federal agents outside a restaurant in Mexico City. A Mexican official says on Aug. 20, 2013 that accused drug trafficker Sandra Avila has returned to Mexico from the U.S. and has been handed over to Mexican authorities. She was sentenced to 70 months in prison in Miami federal court in July 2013 and released for time served in Mexico. Avila’s lawyer says she faces a money-laundering charge in Guadalajara, Mexico. AP Photo/PGR

A Mexican woman known as the “Queen of the Pacific” for her links to drug trafficking returned home Tuesday to face money laundering charges after the United States deported her.

Posted: August 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

7 workers die inside Mexico brewery tank


Seven workers died while cleaning a tank at a Grupo Modelo brewery in Mexico City, authorities here said.

Posted: April 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Mexico City suburbs step up patrols after killings


Authorities in the state that surrounds Mexico City are vowing to step up security patrols after dismembered bodies began turning up there this month.

Posted: January 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »