25 Nov 2010

23 killed in Rio crime crackdown

“At least 23 people have been killed in five days of clashes as Brazilian security forces seek to crush drug gangs and impose law and order in the violent slums of Rio de Janeiro. The gangs are fighting back by opening fire on police stations and setting cars and buses

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14 Nov 2010

As many as 7 dead in Mexico resort explosion

“As many as seven people, including at least one minor, were killed in an explosion at a resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Sunday, police said. Twenty other people were injured, authorities said. Two of them were Americans, according to the U.S. State Department. Notimex, Mexico’s state news agency, reported

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05 Nov 2010

Leader of Mexico Gulf drug cartel killed in shootout

“A leader of Mexico’s powerful Gulf drug cartel, Ezequiel Cardenas Guillen, also known as ‘Tony Tormenta,’ was killed in a shootout with soldiers in northeastern Mexico, officials said. ‘Ezequiel Cardenas Guillen, leader of the Gulf criminal organization, was brought down,’ public security spokesman Alejandro Poire told journalists. Three outlaws and

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05 Nov 2010

Confessions in Mexico tourist deaths posted on YouTube

“Yet another macabre mystery of Mexico’s drug war — the presumed slaughter of 20 tourists in Acapulco — apparently has been solved by thugs who captured the alleged killers, posted their confessions on the Internet, then murdered them and directed police to the crime scene. “ (Source: Confessions in Mexico

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27 Oct 2010

Every cop in town quits after Mexico attack

“The entire police force of a small northern Mexican town quit after gunmen attacked their recently inaugurated headquarters, according to local reports on Wednesday. Los Ramones Mayor Santos Salinas said nobody was injured in Monday night’s attack, during which gunmen fired more than 1,000 bullets at the building’s facade, according

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15 Oct 2010

Mexican assassins headed to Arizona

“Drug smuggling gangs in Mexican have sent well-armed assassins, or ‘sicarios,’ into Arizona to locate and kill bandits who are ambushing and stealing loads of cocaine, marijuana and heroin headed to buyers in the United States, the Department of Homeland Security has warned Arizona law enforcement authorities. In a memo

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14 Oct 2010

Mexico Mining Officials Say Mines A Target Of Organized Crime

“Mexico’s mining sector is becoming a target of organized crime groups, which have carried out kidnappings, robberies and even killings, mining officials said Thursday. ‘The situation is very difficult,’ said Ramon Davila, director of the First Majestic mining company, during a mining forum. ‘There have been threats by organized crime.’

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02 Oct 2010

22 Mexican tourists kidnapped in Acapulco

“Twenty-two Mexican tourists have been kidnapped by an armed gang in Acapulco, the prosecutor’s office said Saturday. The group of tourists, who all work for an auto-mechanic company in Michoacan state, had recently arrived in the Pacific Coast resort, local media and the BBC reported. “ (22 Mexican tourists kidnapped

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28 Sep 2010

Mayor murdered in Mexico is 11th this year

“The mayor of the Mexican town of Tancitaro, in southern Michoacan state, has been murdered, making him the 11th municipal leader slain so far this year, the state prosecutor said. Mayor Gustavo Sanchez, 29, and a colleague, Rafael Equihua Cervantes, 36, were found murdered on a rural road early Monday,

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09 Sep 2010

Mexican mayor gunned down inside own office

“The mayor of El Naranjo, Mexico, in the central state of San Luis Potosi was gunned down and killed inside his office Wednesday, officials said. Witnesses say that four armed and hooded men stepped out of a white truck at city hall, the San Luis Potosi government said in a

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