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  • 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...
  • Leader of Zetas drug cartel captured: '40' may be extradited to U.S.

    MEXICO CITY _ Miguel Angel Treviño Morales, top leader of the vicious Zetas drug-and-extortion cartel, was in a cell in Mexico City on Tuesday, awaiting interrogation and possible extradition to the United States. Treviño, known as "40," was transported...
  • After leader of vicious Zetas cartel captured, violence could surge

    After leader of vicious Zetas cartel captured, violence could surge
    MEXICO CITY -- The capture of the top leader of Mexico’s savage Zetas cartel will likely have surprisingly little effect on the trafficking of cocaine and other illicit substances to the United States, or on the violence that has claimed tens of...
  • Captured Zeta cartel lord Treviño infamous for brutality

    Captured Zeta cartel lord Treviño infamous for brutality
    He was notorious for an assassination method known as “the cookout” – stuffing his victim into a barrel, dousing him with gasoline and roasting him alive. Miguel Angel Treviño Morales, the Zeta drug cartel commander arrested Monday...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....