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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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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13 May 2010

“Officials: 3 men kidnapped, murdered in Juárez were US citizens.”

“Chihuahua state police confirmed Tuesday that three of the four bodies found in the back of a pickup in east Juárez on Monday were those of U.S. citizens abducted during a wedding last week… All are from La Mesa, [New Mexico], in Doña Ana County… The Moraleses were kidnapped by

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23 Apr 2010

6 police, 1 civilian dead in Juarez shootout

“A noon shootout left six police officers and a civilian dead on the streets of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Friday, city officials said. Mayor Jose Reyes Ferriz said five of the dead were federal police officers and one was a female city officer, all part of the joint police task force

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22 Apr 2010

Mexico gunmen kidnap at least six in hotel raids

“Armed men have stormed two hotels in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey, abducting four guests and as many as three hotel employees, officials say. Nuevo Leon’s state attorney general said up to 30 gunmen had raided the Holiday Inn and Hotel Mision. The gunmen abducted three businessmen, a female

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02 Apr 2010

Gunmen hit Mexican army bases

“Dozens of gunmen mounted rare and apparently coordinated attacks targeting two army garrisons in northern Mexico, touching off firefights that killed 18 attackers. The attempts to blockade soldiers inside their bases — part of seven near-simultaneous attacks across two northern states — appeared to mark a serious escalation in Mexico’s

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25 Mar 2010

Warning issued to U.S. border officers

“The U.S. consortium that focuses on crimes along the border warns that a violent Mexican prison gang may try to retaliate against U.S. officers, officials say. The El Paso Intelligence Center issued a bulletin urging all U.S. law enforcement officers to wear their protective vests and alert family members about

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14 Mar 2010

Mexico gunmen kill American consulate staff

“Gunmen in the drug war-plagued Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez killed two Americans and a Mexican linked to the local U.S. consulate, an attack U.S. President Barack Obama said ‘outraged’ him. An American woman working at the consulate in Ciudad Juarez, just over the border from El Paso, Texas, and

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