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  1. News - World - MEXICO

    Mexico Michoacan state recruits vigilante police to fight drug cartel

    Posted May 12th 2014, 03:12am by AFP

    ... which spread to 30 towns and chased out many cartel members, brought fears that it could turn into a dangerous paramilitary force. The violence in Michoacan turned into one of the biggest ...

  2. News - World - MEXICO

    Mexico's PRI ruling party-elect rocked by double slaying

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Mexico City Ruling party-elect rocked by double assassination Two politicians from the soon-to-be-ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, have been slain within two days of each other, sending a chilling reminder of the viol ...

  3. News - World - MEXICO

    Mexico to legalise vigilantes fighting Knights Templar drug cartel

    Posted May 10th 2014, 12:31pm by AP

    ... security. We don’t need anyone bringing it from outside.” With Saturday’s ceremony, a federal commissioner now in charge of the violence-plagued state hopes to end the 'wild west' chapter ...

  4. News - World - MEXICO

    Hundreds march in support of jailed Mexican drug lord

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 04:52pm by Reuters in Culiacan

    ... cartel for thousands of killings in the gang violence that has rocked Mexico over the past decade, Guzman’s outfit were seen by many as less of a threat to the public than their bloodiest rivals. ... off work. “It is true what they say; there is no violence and no extortion.” Still, the festive scene soured after city police waded into the crowd. As officers were surrounded by jeering ...

  5. News - World - MEXICO

    Vigilantes seize Mexican town from drugs cartel

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 11:42pm by AFP

    ... militias gained new ground in their struggle against the gang in a violence-plagued region. Hundreds of armed civilians riding in more than 100 pick-up trucks rolled into the Michoacan state town ... thousands of troops and federal police to the state in May, but the reinforcements have failed to contain the violence. Interior Minister Miguel Osorio Chong has said the self-defence units were ...

  6. News - World - MEXICO

    Civilians forced to take sides in Mexico's drug war

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 06:16am by AFP

    ... called Tierra Caliente, the epicentre of violence between the vigilantes and the cartel, which engages in kidnapping, extortion and other crimes besides drug trafficking. Sick of the years ... of federal police and army troops sent in by President Enrique Pena Nieto to try to pacify the region. Like many other parts of Mexico, it has been plagued by drug-related violence for years, ...

  7. News - World - MEXICO

    World's most feared drug lord, Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman caught

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 06:09am by AP

    ... authorities in the United States several times since 1996. The charges include allegations that he and others conspired to smuggle “multi-ton quantities” of cocaine into the US and used violence ... operations. An estimated 70,000 people have been killed in drug violence since former President Calderon deployed thousands of soldiers to drug hotspots upon taking office on Dec. 1, 2006. The current ...

  8. News - World - MEXICO

    Mexico confectionery factory blast kills 1, injures 40

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 09:08pm by AFP

    ... has been a manufacturing hub for years, although it has become more famous for drug cartel violence recently. Officials said the sweets manufactured by Blueberry were produced for the export ...

  9. News - World - MEXICO

    Mexico's professional clowns deny drug-lord killer was one of them

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 08:51pm by AP

    ... at the International Clown Meeting and held a 15-minute laugh-a-thon "to demonstrate their opposition to the generalised violence that prevails in our country". ...

  10. News - World - MEXICO

    Bodies of missing Mexican band members found in well

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:19pm by Reuters in Monterrey

    ... will extend the search as far as conditions allow it,” he told a press conference. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has vowed to reduce criminal violence that spiraled after his predecessor, Felipe Calderon, launched an assault on drug cartels in December 2006. Some 70,000 people have been killed in drug-related violence in Mexico since then.   ...




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