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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14 Mar 2010

In Mexico, 13 killed in Acapulco area, 11 others elsewhere in Guerrero

“At least 13 people were killed Saturday, some of them beheaded, around the popular beach resort of Acapulco, just as foreign visitors have begun arriving for spring break. Elsewhere in the Guerrero state where Acapulco is located, 11 other people, including soldiers and suspected traffickers, were killed, authorities said. The

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23 Feb 2010

U.S. renews travel alert to Mexico

“The United States has renewed a travel alert to Mexico, citing increased violence in the country. The alert, issued Sunday by the State Department, is in effect until August 20 and supersedes an alert issued August 20, 2009. ‘Recent violent attacks have caused the U.S. Embassy to urge U.S. citizens

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03 Feb 2010

8 killed during Mexico kidnap attempt

“A kidnapping attempt in northern Mexico led to a highway car chase and gun battle that left seven gunmen and a federal police officer dead, Mexican authorities said. The federal Public Safety Ministry said two kidnapping victims were freed after the late-Monday shootout with gunmen believed to belong to the

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31 Jan 2010

13 dead, 13 injured in Juarez shooting, Mexican police say

“As many as 15 gunmen stormed into a house party in Juarez, Mexico, in the early hours of Sunday morning and opened fire, killing at least 13 people and injuring 13 others in one of the deadliest attacks the city has seen this year, a police official said. The shooting

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31 Dec 2009

DEA Warns Mexico of Possible Cartel Attacks

“The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration warned the Mexican government that this country’s powerful drug cartels may launch attacks around the New Year’s holiday, capital daily El Universal said Wednesday. Citing what it said was a confidential DEA report, the newspaper said Mexican officials were told the cartels could strike both

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16 Dec 2009

Drug-related killings surge in Tijuana

“More than 45 people have been killed in Tijuana since Saturday in grisly drug violence that appears to signal the end of a nearly yearlong truce between rival crime bosses, according to Mexican authorities. At some crime scenes, attackers left behind threatening narco-messages, recalling the type of terror tactics used

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