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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

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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

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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 »

Officials: Wild dogs kill 4 in Mexico City park

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Authorities have confirmed that four people whose mutilated bodies were found in a hilly park on the eastern edge of Mexico City over the past two weeks were killed by wild dogs.

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

Official: Men shoot 12, kill 1 at party in Mexico

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A Mexican official says armed men stormed into a “quinceanera” party in the northern Mexico city of Monterrey and killed a man and injured 11 guests.

Posted: December 31st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Mexico City offers exchange of cash, toys for guns

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Mexico City is sponsoring a program offering cash, toys and computer equipment in exchange for guns in a rough neighborhood where a 10-year-old boy was killed by a stray bullet as he sat inside a movie theater.

Posted: December 25th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

In Mexico, inmates often rule prisons

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The mass escape of 131 prisoners last week has thrown a spotlight on lawlessness inside Mexico’s prisons—violent places often controlled by gangs that use them as recruiting grounds.

Posted: September 26th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Strong 6.2 quake hits off Mexico coast–USGS

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A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the west coast of central Mexico on Tuesday, US seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Posted: September 26th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Shortage sparks egg hunt in Mexico

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A drastic shortage has sparked a desperate egg hunt in Mexico, after a bird flu outbreak forced farmers to cull some 11 million hens, a disaster in the world’s leading per capita egg consumer.

Posted: September 5th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Mexico says 67 journalists killed since 2006

Mexican journalists take part in a protest for the murders of colleagues in Mexico, on May 4, 2012. Mexican security forces Thursday found the dismembered bodies of missing news photographers Guillermo Luna Varela and Gabriel Huge and two other people in bags dumped in a canal in the eastern state of Veracruz. AFP/RONALDO SCHEMIDT

Mexico’s special prosecutor for crimes against journalists says 67 journalists have been killed and 14 have disappeared in the country since 2006.

Posted: July 18th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Mexican army: Border city killings down 42 percent

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In this April 10, 2009 file photo, a soldier stands guard on the top of a hill as faithful commemorate Good Friday during Holy Week in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Killings by criminal gangs in the drug violence-wracked border city of Ciudad Juarez fell by 42 percent in the first six months of this year from the same period of 2011, Mexicoís army said Wednesday July 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Killings by criminal gangs in the drug violence-wracked border city of Ciudad Juarez fell by 42 percent in the first six months of this year from the same period of 2011, Mexico’s army said Wednesday.

Posted: July 12th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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