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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01 Nov 2010

Three Americans killed in Mexico

“Three Americans were fatally shot over the weekend in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico’s notorious murder capital and a focal point of its brutal drug violence, US officials say. US State Department spokesman Philip Crowley said it was not clear if the three Americans were killed in deliberate attacks or if they

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28 Oct 2010

6 young men killed in shooting in Mexican capital

“Gunmen killed six young men Thursday in a gritty neighborhood of the Mexican capital, an alarming attack in a city that has largely been spared the kind of mass shootings common in drug trafficking hot spots. Mexico City Attorney General Miguel Angel Mancera said he did not know if drug

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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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24 Oct 2010

Death toll rises in Mexican border city shooting

“The death toll from a shooting at a house party in the violence-plagued Mexican border city of Juarez has climbed to 14, state media reported Sunday. Chihuahua State Attorney General Carlos Manuel Salas told reporters that another 14 people were injured when gunmen attacked the gathering of young people at

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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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