01 Sep 2010

Cancun, Mexico, bar bombed; 8 dead

“Eight people died early Tuesday after attackers hurled several Molotov cocktails into a Cancun, Mexico, bar, the state attorney general said. Six women and two men, all Mexican nationals and employees of the tavern, were killed in the 1:30 a.m. strike, now under investigation by judicial police, according to a

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05 Aug 2010

Mexico drug gangs seeking to replace state

“Mexican President Felipe Calderon has warned that drug gangs are seeking to replace the state and impose their own law in parts of the country. The traffickers were intimidating and extorting communities, he said. But Mr Calderon, speaking at the end of a three-day anti-crime conference, said the fight against

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16 Jul 2010

First drug gang car bomb kills police in Mexico border city

Suspected drug gang members launched a car bomb attack on police in Mexico’s border city of Ciudad Juarez for the first time, killing two police and two medics, a general said Friday. The attack marked an escalation in Mexico’s brutal drug violence, which has left some 7,000 people dead so

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02 Jul 2010

21 dead after shootout near border in Mexico

“A shootout near the U.S.-Mexico border between rival groups with ties to organized crime left 21 people dead Thursday, Mexican police officials said. Two groups authorities believe were involved in drug and human trafficking clashed in a deserted area about 12 miles south of the border, Sonora State Police spokesman

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21 Jun 2010

Gangs suspected of killing 14 in El Salvador attack

“El Salvador’s police arrested seven suspected gang members on Monday accused of setting a city bus on fire and killing 14 people, one of the worst attacks on civilians by violent street gangs.”

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14 Jun 2010

Mexico: At least 10 federal police officers killed in shootouts

“Armed attacks on Mexican federal police Monday in violent Michoacan state sparked shootouts that killed at least 10 officers and an unknown number of gunmen, authorities said. The twin ambushes in the city of Zitacuaro underscored anew the brazenness with which criminal groups have taken on Mexican security forces.

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12 Jun 2010

Mexico Had 85 Organized-Crime Deaths Yesterday

“Mexico had 85 deaths related to organized crime yesterday, the highest toll since President Felipe Calderon took office in December 2006, the Mexico City newspaper El Universal reported. The last bloodiest day was on Nov. 3, 2008, with a death toll of 58 people, El Universal reported, using its own

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03 Jun 2010

Agents feared Mexican drug cartel attack on border dam

“An alleged plot by a Mexican drug cartel to blow up a dam along the Texas border — and unleash billions of gallons of water into a region with millions of civilians — sent American police, federal agents and disaster officials secretly scrambling last month to thwart such an attack,

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