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  • Three Mexico generals held in investigation of crime ties

     
    Three former or current Mexican generals were detained this week amid a government investigation of possible ties between ranking officers and organized crime....
  • Mexico ex-president calls drug war 'useless'

     
    Former Mexican President Vicente Fox labeled the world's drug strategy "useless" and a failure."...
  • Slight gains for left in Mexico's presidential election campaign

     
    With Mexico's presidential election one month away, the leftist candidate is making modest gains while the incumbent party's contender has slipped, polls show. The polls thus far, however, do not alter the front-runner status of Enrique Peña Nieto of...
  • Another mass prison break in Mexico sees 132 inmates escape

     
    Complicity by guards or other officials is suspected in the escape of 132 inmates from a prison in the northern border state of Coahuila, authorities said Tuesday....
  • Use of torture by authorities has risen in Mexico, groups say

    MEXICO CITY — On the eve of Mexico's Day of the Dead this year, authorities in Veracruz declared triumphantly that they had solved one of the decade's most notorious slayings of a journalist in Mexico. They trotted before reporters a sad-sack...
  • Mexico's crackdown on organized crime is working, Calderon says

    Mexico's crackdown on organized crime is working, Calderon says
    Fresh off this week's capture of a notorious drug lord, Mexican President Felipe Calderon declared Wednesday that his sustained assault on organized crime and efforts to clean up the police were paying off. In the president's annual state of the nation...
  • Successful Tijuana security chief's job at risk

    Successful Tijuana security chief's job at risk
    He is the rare Mexican lawman feared by organized crime. Tijuana's secretary of public security has chased out major drug traffickers, purged his force of corrupt cops, and helped set the stage for the return of investment and tourism. It may not be...
  • Mayor found dead three days after being kidnapped

    Mayor found dead three days after being kidnapped
    Spiraling drug-war violence in Mexico's wealthiest region has claimed the life of a prominent mayor — kidnapped Sunday and found dead Wednesday — and prompted demands from panicked residents for army protection. Edelmiro Cavazos was mayor...
  • Mexico arrests 6 police officers in mayor's slaying

    Mexican authorities on Friday announced the arrest of six police officers as suspects in the slaying this week of the mayor of a wealthy northern city. The suspects include a police agent who served as the mayor's bodyguard. But as Jose Alberto Rodriguez...
  • Mexico cartel kills four in car bombing

    Mexico cartel kills four in car bombing
    Four are killed in what officials call a well-planned trap near a federal police headquarters. It appears to be the first time traffickers have used a car bomb since the start of a military-led offensive against drug cartels. Drug traffickers have...
  • Calderon calls on Mexicans to unite against criminal gangs

    Calderon calls on Mexicans to unite against criminal gangs
    Facing widespread dismay over the assassination of a leading gubernatorial candidate, President Felipe Calderon on Tuesday urged fellow Mexicans to join hands against the forces of organized crime that he said were to blame. The killing of Rodolfo...