| Dec 22, 2014
| 5:20 AM
MATAMOROS, Mexico Take an imperious mayor. Throw in a rogue police unit. Find dead bodies dumped in a remote location.
It's a fatal pattern in Mexico.
It happened in Iguala in Guerrero state along the Pacific Coast, where a crooked mayor allegedly...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 5:05 AM
HUIMANGUILLO, Mexico The big-time gasoline thieves had already come and gone during the wee hours, filling their tanker trucks with stolen fuel and then fleeing.
Then dawn broke, and word spread that a crime gang had again tapped into a gasoline...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 5:11 PM
The top leader of Mexico's notorious Gulf cartel has been arrested while shopping in south Texas, U.S. officials said Tuesday.
Juan Francisco Saenz-Tamez, 23, of Camargo, in Tamaulipas state, was indicted by a U.S. grand jury in September 2013 on...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 6:27 AM
Alfonso Hernandez stands before a mural of Jesus Christ being ferried on a lion-drawn carriage, trailed by Catholic bishops and priests. Behind them, scores of men in crisp suits — some smiling, some somber, one in dark shades — kneel as...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The increasingly costly and divisive border crisis is pushing federal investigators to crack down on money-laundering schemes they say are being used to smuggle thousands of Central American children into the United States.
Agents from the Department of...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 2:01 PM
MEXICO CITY -- At least 15 people were killed in brazen shootouts over the weekend in the large coastal city of Tampico, in a border state that had been experiencing a relativeálull in organized-crime-related violence.
Mayor Gustavo Torres said Monday...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Arsonists torched four restaurants, bars and an auto dealership. A bomb threat evacuated a hospital. Bodies turned up, including a headless one at someone's door and a man snatched from the Wal-Mart store and dumped in a field. Gun battles raged within...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 6:02 PM
MEXICO CITY — The leader of the Gulf cartel, one of Mexico's oldest drug-running groups, has been captured, Mexican officials said Saturday.
Mario Armando RamÝrez Trevi˝o was apprehended by the Mexican army Saturday morning, according to a...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 3:32 PM
MEXICO CITY -- He allegedly raked in millions of dollars to give drug traffickers easy access to the United States. The cocaine flowed north, prosecutors say, and the money in his pocket bought him elegant houses and a couple of private jets.
| Sep 26, 2013
| 3:24 PM
MEXICO CITY — Four men were killed and five people seriously injured early Thursday at a bar outside the northern city of Monterrey when assailants burst in and opened fire on patrons, officials with the state government of Nuevo Leon said.
| May 23, 2013
| 5:00 PM
WASHINGTON — A Mexican drug cartel commander pleaded guilty Thursday to murder and attempted murder in a 2011 ambush south of the border that left one American agent dead and a second injured, and which sharply strained U.S.-Mexico relations....