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  • Former Mexican governor indicted by U.S. on drug trafficking charges

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Drug cartel boss pleads guilty to murder in U.S. agent's death

    Drug cartel boss pleads guilty to murder in U.S. agent's death
    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....
  • Mexican cartels splinter, branch out as drug war rages

     
    The news just gets grimmer in Mexico as the drug war nears the end of its fifth year and claims more and more innocent lives. On Thursday, gunmen burst into a casino in the northern city of Monterrey and set fire to the place, killing more than 50 people,...
  • Texan warns Obama: Mexican cartels 'spilling over' border

     
    Abbott cited a "deadly shootout" involving "cartel operatives" last weekend in the town of Elsa, about 250 miles south of San Antonio, in which a Hidalgo County sheriff's deputy was shot three times. Sheriff's officials have said the deputy was wearing...
  • Prison battle in Mexico leaves at least 31 inmates dead

     
    At least 31 inmates were killed and another dozen injured in pitched fighting inside a prison in Mexico's cartel-dominated Tamaulipas state, authorities said....
  • Mexico authorities say bodies of 14 men dumped in Nuevo Laredo

     
    Authorities in the northern Mexico city of Nuevo Laredo report discovering the remains of 14 men in a vehicle near City Hall....
  • Mexico political party suspends former official in drug-money scandal

     
    MEXICO CITY -- The political party expected to win Mexico's upcoming presidential election sought Wednesday to distance itself from a former high-ranking official embroiled in a drug-trafficking and money-laundering scandal. Tomas Yarrington, a former...