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  • 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...
  • Mexican army says Zetas behind killing of 49 in northern Mexico

     
    Mexican officials said top leaders of the Zetas gang ordered the killings of 49 people whose mutilated bodies were dumped in northern Mexico last weekend....
  • Dismembered bodies of 14 reported dumped in northern Mexico

     
    The dismembered remains of 14 people were found Thursday in the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, home to a bloody turf war between drug traffickers....
  • Two killed in car bomb in Mexico; second such attack in a week

     
    A car bomb exploded early Tuesday outside the home of the top security official in the state of Tamaulipas, a region that borders Texas and has been a violent battleground for drug cartels. Two police agents were killed and seven police and civilians...
  • Mexico's Monterrey still ranks as top city, despite violence

     
    How can Mexico’s “most modern” and “most prosperous” city also be one of its most dangerous? That is the contradiction that often plays out in this country of great wealth and crippling poverty, of record tourism and...
  • Quebec separatist party riding wave of voter dissatisfaction

     
    Global Focus: When the separatist Parti Quebecois burst on the political scene 40 years ago, financial institutions and global corporate headquarters fled Montreal for neighboring Ontario in fear of the economic disaster predicted if Quebec were to secede...
  • A reputed top leader of Gulf Cartel is captured in Mexico

     
    Mexico's U.S.-backed naval special forces have captured a man believed to be one of the two top leaders of the Gulf Cartel, a drug-trafficking organization that once dominated the northeast border region but has recently weathered devastating battle...
  • Egypt president to Syria's Assad: Step down before it's too late

     
    In his first speech to the League of Arab Nations, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi told Syrian leader Bashar Assad to learn from recent history and step down immediately before “it’s too late.”...
  • Strong earthquake jolts Costa Rica; no early reports of deaths

     
    A powerful earthquake jolted northwestern Costa Rica and much of Central America Wednesday morning, with early reports of scattered damage but no deaths (link in Spanish)....
  • Marines in Mexico detain 35 Veracruz police officers

     
    MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's marines on Monday said they detained 35 Veracruz state police officers who were allegedly working for the Zetas drug cartel. In a short statement, authorities said the police officers were detained Saturday in two groups, 16 at the...
  • Two PRI politicians killed within days in Mexico

     
    MEXICO 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,...