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Ivan Pierre Aguirre for The Texas Tribune
A United States Border Patrol helicopter flies over the Paso del Norte International Bridge between El Paso and Ciudad Juárez.

The Texas Tribune: Mexico’s New Approach to Curbing Drug Violence

Under policies announced by Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexico’s new president, the focus will be on street gangs and criminals employed by cartels rather than eliminating drug trafficking bosses.

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Mexico’s Knights Templar Seeking Less Violence, Offer to Lay Down Arms

A drug-trafficking organization active in the western state of Michoacan offered to lay down its guns if Mexico’s new president, Enrique Peña Nieto, takes effective action to curb violent crime in the state.

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I want to live, but to live in silence is just another way to die
A year and nine months ago I’d never have believed that I’d be here today. Every morning I’m surprised by life and open my eyes on a burnt out country ...
Blog del Narco: 5 Executed in Ecatepec by Gulf Drug Cartel
Blog del Narco: 5 Executed in Ecatepec by Gulf Drug Cartel
[caption id="attachment_68072" align="alignright" width="300"] Blog del Narco: 5 Executed in Ecatepec by Gulf Drug Cartel[/caption]Five people were found dead inside an abandoned car in the capital suburb of Ecatepec, Mexican ...
Blog del Narco: 12 Die in Violence in Sinaloa in Past 24 Hours
A total of 12 people died in violent incidents in two northern Mexican states, with groups involved in drug trafficking suspected of being behind the killings, officials said Monday. Eight young ...
Treasury Dept. designates MS-13 an international criminal organization
The United States Treasury Department on Friday announced that officials have designated the violent and powerful gang MS-13 as a “transnational criminal organization.” MS-13, or Mara Salvatrucha, originated in El ...
Fast and Furious
‘Fast and Furious’ defendant gets prison for buying guns
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="580"] Photo: U.S. Atty. Laura Duffy holds a picture of slain Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in July. Credit: Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press[/caption] The first of 20 individuals ...
Shoutouts in Mexico Leave 16 Dead
Army troops killed 16 suspected criminals in three shootouts in the Mexican states of Veracruz and Tamaulipas over the weekend, the Defense Secretariat said. The first shootout occurred Saturday night in ...
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U.S. Jury Convicts Mexico’s Gulf Cartel Plaza Boss
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Juan Roberto Rincon-Rincon, a high-ranking member of the Gulf Cartel, has been convicted on all counts as charged in a large drug trafficking conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Kenneth ...
37 Mexican cops busted for links to drug cartel
37 Mexican cops busted for links to drug cartel
The Mexican government confirmed that on Monday 37 police officers were arrested in eastern Mexico for allegedly cooperating and working with the deadly and powerful Los Zetas drug cartel, according ...

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