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A gunman in Michoacán state, Mexico, lies dead after a shootout with security forces. Michoacán is where the militarised crackdown on the cartels began six years ago. Photograph: Reuters
Mexico drug war continues to rage in region where president fired first salvo
Calderón's crackdown was supposed to wipe out the cartels, but six years on one gang pervades everyday life in Tierra Caliente [caption id="attachment_68551" align="alignright" width="460"] A gunman in Michoacán state, Mexico, ...
Million-Liter Fuel Find in Zetas Territory Highlights Oil Theft in Mexico
Mexico's military discovered over 1.5 million liters of stolen oil in Veracruz state, a region dominated by the Zetas, pointing to the growing importance of oil theft to the country's ...
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14 dead in Mexico border town
[caption id="attachment_52157" align="alignright" width="300" caption="(Photo: Reuters)"][/caption] The dismembered remains of 14 men were found yesterday stuffed inside a minivan left near the town hall of a Mexican city on the US ...
Soldiers put final touches on a giant 'No More Weapons' billboard made with crushed firearms placed near the U.S. border in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico on Friday Feb. 17, 2012. President Felipe Calderon unveiled the billboard Thursday and urged the United States to stop the flow of weapons into Mexico. (AP Photo/Raymundo Ruiz)
14 mutilated bodies found in Mexican border city
MEXICO CITY—Authorities say police found the mutilated bodies of 14 men in a minivan abandoned in the downtown area of the border city of Nuevo Laredo. [caption id="attachment_52090" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Soldiers ...
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Pope arrives in Mexico pledging to fight drugs ‘evil’
Pope Benedict XVI has arrived in Mexico promising to "unmask the evil" of drug trafficking in a country ravaged by gang violence that has killed 50,000 people in the past ...
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Mexico’s Gulf Cartel increasingly relies on women
In the midst of a years-long fight against the Zetas for control of prized sections of borderland territory, the Gulf Cartel is increasingly relying on a previously untapped resource: women. As ...
Arsenal seized in Cuernavaca
[slideshow id=5 w=400] The Mexican Army reported the seizure of multiple weapons and tactical equipment Friday night in the municipality of Cuernavaca, Morelos. The city is located south of Mexico City ...
President Felipe Calderon has deployed some 45,000 troops to fight the cartels
Zetas Mexico’s ‘biggest cartel’
[caption id="attachment_22114" align="alignright" width="300" caption="President Felipe Calderon has deployed some 45,000 troops to fight the cartels"][/caption] The Zetas cartel has become the biggest drug gang in Mexico, overtaking its bitter rival, ...
4th Person Killed in Nuevo Laredo for Online Posts
4th Person Killed in Nuevo Laredo for Online Posts
Another person has been killed and decapitated in the border city of Nuevo Laredo Wednesday. This makes it the 4th person in the last 3 months. The body was dumped ...

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