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  • Border crisis: U.S. targets money launderers to track child smugglers

    Border crisis: U.S. targets money launderers to track child smugglers
    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...
  • Mexico City's 'Barrio Bravo' refuses to be conquered

    Mexico City's 'Barrio Bravo' refuses to be conquered
    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...
  • In Mexico, Tamaulipas state residents rise up against cartel violence

    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...
  • Gunfights kill at least 15 in Mexican border state

    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 relative lull in organized-crime-related violence. Mayor Gustavo Torres said Monday...
  • Monterrey emerging from shadow of drug violence

    Monterrey emerging from shadow of drug violence
    MONTERREY, Mexico — It is one of those small, hopeful signs that this traumatized city may be awakening from the nightmare of Mexico's drug wars: Armando Alanis once again feels safe enough to stop off for a late-night nosh at Tacos Los Quiques, a...
  • More violence plagues Mexico; military supplants police force

    More violence plagues Mexico; military supplants police force
    MEXICO CITY — While millions of Mexicans celebrated the Day of the Dead holiday in peace this weekend, violence erupted in numerous areas of the country as well, including a series of drug cartel-related gunfights Sunday in and around the border...
  • Former Mexican governor indicted by U.S. on drug trafficking charges

    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. Tomas...
  • Canana Options Alfredo Corchado's 'Midnight in Mexico' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Plunging once more into Mexico's heart of darkness - its rampant drug cartel-fuelled extortion, torture, corruption and daily murders which have left 80,000 dead - Mexico and L.A.-based Canana has optioned big-screen rights to Alfredo Corchado's "Midnight...
  • In Mexico's north, second mass shooting in a week leaves four dead

    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. The...
  • Suspected mastermind of Guatemala police massacre arrested in Mexico

    MEXICO CITY — An alleged drug cartel leader suspected of masterminding the June slayings of nine Guatemalan federal policemen was arrested¬†Friday in the southern Mexico border state of Chiapas, officials said. The suspect, Eduardo Francisco...
  • Deportees to Mexico's Tamaulipas preyed upon by gangs

    Deportees to Mexico's Tamaulipas preyed upon by gangs
    MATAMOROS, MEXICO — They stuck together, walking slowly on busted sidewalks, approaching corners warily. They hurried past smoky taco stands and fleabag hotels. Nobody strayed. Deported from Southern California the night before, the 20 men had...