Category: Mexico

Violence in Mexican Town Of Zitacuaro, Michoacán, Leaves 27 Dead; President Calderón Defends Anti-Drug Efforts

Today in Latin America Top Story — A surge of violence swept through Mexico Monday and left 27 people dead, including 10 federal police officers. In the western town of […] Read More >

Mayor of Cancún Arrested; Charged With Drug-Trafficking, Money Laundering and Connections to Cartels

Today in Latin America Top Story — The mayor of the Mexican resort town of Cancún was arrested and charged Tuesday with drug-trafficking, money laundering and having connections to organized […] Read More >

Obama To Send 1,200 National Guard Troops To Mexican Border

More than a thousand troops will soon travel to the Southwest, assigned to bolster border protection. President Barack Obama’s pledge to move 1,200 National Guard troops comes after criticism of […] Read More >

Obama and Calderón Meet at White House to Discuss Immigration and Drug War

Today in Latin America Top Story — Mexican President Felipe Calderón met with President Barack Obama Wednesday at the White House to discuss bilateral issues such as illegal immigration in […] Read More >

Mexican Police Intensify Search for Missing Politician Diego Fernández de Cevallos

Today in Latin America Top Story — Mexican police say they have intensified the search for missing politician and former presidential candidate Diego Fernández de Cevallos, who was kidnapped last […] Read More >

Mexican Drug Cartel May Have Ties To Police, Leaked Documents Indicate

Today in Latin America Top Story — Documents recovered from Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán’s drug trafficking ring in Mexico indicate that the organization has ties to the country’s police, fueling […] Read More >

Arizona Immigration Law Worries Mexican Government

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Mexican Foreign Ministry protested on Wednesday against a proposed Arizona law that would allow police greater authority to detain suspected undocumented immigrants […] Read More >

Mexico’s Drug War May Have Caused More Deaths Than Previously Thought, New Report Shows

Today in Latin America Top Story — The death toll from Mexico’s war on drug cartels may be much higher than reported by the Mexican media, according to a new, […] Read More >

Children of Mexico’s Disappeared Seek Justice

NEW YORK — Aleida Gallangos is not easily deterred. Over five years ago, when she realized that the only way to find her long-lost brother in the United States was […] Read More >

Immigration: Border Patrol And Mexican Police Make History At Mexican Border

NOGALES, ARIZ. — In a politically sensitive operation at the Arizona-Mexico border, U.S. Border Patrol agents and Mexican federal police officers are training together, sharing intelligence and coordinating patrols for […] Read More >