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  • Mexico still waiting for answers on Fast and Furious gun program

    Mexico still waiting for answers on Fast and Furious gun program
    Last fall's slaying of Mario Gonzalez, the brother of a Mexican state prosecutor, shocked people on both sides of the border. Sensational news reports revealed that cartel hit men had tortured Gonzalez, and forced him to make a videotaped "confession"...
  • Mexican priest alleges mass kidnapping of Central American migrants

    A Roman Catholic priest who has long championed the cause of migrant workers denounced on Monday what he said was another mass kidnapping of undocumented Central Americans, purportedly yanked from a train by masked gunmen in southern Mexico. Father...
  • Markups by 'body shops' inflate the public's cost

    Markups by 'body shops' inflate the public's cost
    The Los Angeles Community College District had launched a $5.7-billion campaign to modernize its nine campuses, and district leaders wanted the world to know. They hired marketing consultant Joan Marshall to help spread the word. She worked closely...
  • Mexico drug war displaces families in Sinaloa highlands

    Mexico drug war displaces families in Sinaloa highlands
    CULIACAN, Mexico — For generations, the extended Hernandez family tended fields of marijuana high in Sinaloa's western Sierra Madre highlands. They sold their crops to representatives of the Sinaloa cartel for a fraction of what the drug would...
  • Mexican president wants to do away with local police

    Mexican president wants to do away with local police
    Amid a bloody war against drug cartels, Mexican President Felipe Calderon said Wednesday that he was sending Congress a plan to overhaul the country's police system by doing away with local forces, long a weak link in law enforcement. The proposed...
  • Mexican mayor killed in a town threatened by drug traffickers

    Mexican mayor killed in a town threatened by drug traffickers
    A mayor who took the job when every other official in his town quit out of fear of drug traffickers was reported slain Monday, the fifth Mexican mayor killed in six weeks. Authorities said Gustavo Sanchez, mayor of the town of Tancitaro in Michoacan...
  • Mexico's crackdown on organized crime is working, Calderon says

    Mexico's crackdown on organized crime is working, Calderon says
    Fresh off this week's capture of a notorious drug lord, Mexican President Felipe Calderon declared Wednesday that his sustained assault on organized crime and efforts to clean up the police were paying off. In the president's annual state of the nation...
  • Successful Tijuana security chief's job at risk

    Successful Tijuana security chief's job at risk
    He is the rare Mexican lawman feared by organized crime. Tijuana's secretary of public security has chased out major drug traffickers, purged his force of corrupt cops, and helped set the stage for the return of investment and tourism. It may not be...
  • Mayor found dead three days after being kidnapped

    Mayor found dead three days after being kidnapped
    Spiraling drug-war violence in Mexico's wealthiest region has claimed the life of a prominent mayor — kidnapped Sunday and found dead Wednesday — and prompted demands from panicked residents for army protection. Edelmiro Cavazos was mayor...
  • Mexico arrests 6 police officers in mayor's slaying

    Mexican authorities on Friday announced the arrest of six police officers as suspects in the slaying this week of the mayor of a wealthy northern city. The suspects include a police agent who served as the mayor's bodyguard. But as Jose Alberto Rodriguez...
  • Mexico violence claims another member of peace movement

     
    Mexico Violence Peace Activist: Another member of a Mexican peace movement has been slain, the second such incident in less than two weeks. Also, Mexican President Felipe Calderon used a televised interview to defend himself against a lawsuit brought by a...