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MEXICO CITY — A riot and foiled prison break late Tuesday in the drug gang-infested state of Durango left at least 23 people dead, including 14 inmates and nine guards, after prisoners attacked their captors with rocks and then firearms. The...
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MEXICO CITY -- The Mexican government on Wednesday enacted a controversial law aimed at giving recognition and recourse to tens of thousands of victims of the drug-related violence that has raged across the nation for the last six years. In a ceremony...
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MEXICO CITY -- At least 140 people reportedly have been killed in recent weeks in a suspected drug-cartel struggle over the north-central region of Mexico known as La Laguna. Attacks and counterattacks are suspected between the Sinaloa and Zeta...
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World NowFourteen officers in Mexico’s federal police force have been formally charged with the attempted murder of a pair of American CIA operatives who were attacked in their armored SUV in August on a road south of the capital here, federal prosecutors...
World NowA drug capo described by Mexican officials as "one of the most important lieutenants" for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the fugitive leader of the Sinaloa cartel, has been captured, the defense ministry announced Sunday. Jesus Alfredo Salazar Ramirez,...
World NowPresident Felipe Calderon presided over a spectacular patriotic cermony at Mexico's central military college to kick off the Independence Day festivities of September 16. The "Thoughts on the Homeland" ceremony at the Heroic Military College in southern...
World NowMEXICO CITY -- Two politicians from the soon-to-be-ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, have been slain within two days of each other, sending a chilling reminder of the violent Mexico that awaits the new administration. One of the killings,...
World NowComplicity by guards or other officials is suspected in the escape of 132 inmates from a prison in the northern border state of Coahuila, authorities said Tuesday....
World NowMEXICO CITY -- Mexico's lower house of Congress has passed a major labor-reform law -- the first changes in employment regulations in Mexico since 1970 -- that would alter the way bosses and employees interact before, during and after a job. For organized...
World NowMEXICO CITY -- Six Mexican police have been assassinated in two separate incidents in the drug-battleground states of Durango and Tamaulipas, government officials reported Thursday....
World NowMexico's government has declared a 93,477-acre territory on Cozumel island off the Yucatan peninsula a protected natural reserve, meant to limit development within the zone and protect wildlife....
World NowThree years ago, when the armed gang showed up at Cieneguillas prison, they managed to free 53 inmates -- including killers, kidnappers and drug cartel gunmen. Not a shot was fired, and the warden was arrested on suspicion that it was an inside job....
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